Requirements for Enrollment in BUS 697
Course Description: Directed Study – Research in fields of special interest or supervised study covering areas not specifically included in the curriculum may be undertaken under the direction of a faculty member and with the consent of the Director of MBA Program.
- A student must have an average grade of “PS” in all courses taken in order to enroll in BUS 697.
- During the MBA program a student may complete only ONE directed study course for up to 3 credits.
- A student cannot receive financial compensation for work completed as part of BUS 697.
- A student planning to enroll in Bus. 697 must seek the sponsorship of an approved faculty member by submitting to him or her a written proposal describing the intent, purpose and parameters of a proposed project. The proposal should be as in depth as possible so that the faculty member can make a reasonable and justifiable determination of the project’s viability and feasibility.
The sponsoring faculty member indicates approval of the project by signing the agreement form. In sponsoring a directed study, the faculty member assumes responsibility for advising the student on the project and for awarding a grade upon the completion of the project. The development of the topic and the research are the student’s responsibility.
Final approval for enrollment in BUS 697 is granted by the Director of the MBA Program. The student should submit the written proposal only after having obtained the signature of the sponsoring faculty member.
BUS 697 proposals bearing the signatures of a faculty member and the Director of MBA Program will be given to the Business School Registrar. The proposal then becomes a part of the student’s file.
A student wishing to pre-register for BUS 697 must submit the written proposal with the required signatures to the Business School Registrar no later than the day before pre-registration. Otherwise, proposals must be completed and returned by the final day of the drop/add period for that term.
- The content of a 697 project must not duplicate course content existing in the curriculum.
- 697 credit will not be given for internships. However, it is possible to use a summer job experience as background research for a directed study project.
- 697 must have some academic value other than relating an historical, albeit business-related, anecdote.