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BUS 495 Senior Experience

Course Guide for BUS 495

Senior Experience Capstone

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Looking for help?  Schedule an individual OR team meeting with the Business & Economics Librarian 

*Easiest way to schedule is to use Calendly

Download this worksheet link for BUS 495 

Library Workshop & Research Plan

In your cougar courses locate the library resources section. 

Required Research Planning Form complete on or before February 23, 2024

Steps to complete your research plan:

  1. Complete (as a team) your research plan (linked in your course shell

  • You will need to provide the following: email address to team lead, team number, name of the sponsor. 

    • The planner asks you about research related to the following areas: (View questions as a PDF, note submit the form online (see link above)

      • Company

      • Industry 

      • Project Scope - research/methods
Optional Research Consultation with the librarian - 
  1. Use Calendly (librarian's scheduling software) to view a time that works for a research consultation. Librarian will confirm your research appointment and provide a Zoom meeting link. 

  2. Arrive on time for your consultation with the Business & Economics Librarian. Be prepared to discuss the submitted (this was done in step #1) research plan. This time is intended to help you and your team.

  3. If you cannot make your scheduled meeting please request to cancel or reschedule (a professional courtesy).

  4. Students have work/life/school scheduling challenges on occasion, if times in Calendly will not work, please email me directly -  I can schedule a research consultation outside of normal 9 to 5 hours.  



What student's have said

What is in this process for you?


  • "The research plan gets your team up and running on sources needed within the first few weeks of the semester!"
  • "You will be able to apply research (original research, data, scholarship, articles) to a real business problem/need."
  • Why is this important? An outcome of our program is to prepare you for thinking critically and to apply information in the context of solving a business problem is an important outcome.