Master of Business Operational Excellence
Capstone Project

students meeting

Apply what you learn in the classroom to your every day role, bringing direct ROI back to your organization. 

The MBOE Capstone Project is an integral part of the program. Students, in agreement with their sponsor and MBOE faculty, will focus their improvement projects on a specific value stream. Benefits from the project often far exceed the cost of tuition and related expenses. Below are just a few recent examples.

ROI results

The value stream selection will be driven by current performance gaps at the sponsor company and should be aligned with the company’s broader strategic objectives. Leading a team within their own organization, students will complete four, three month improvement cycles over the course of the program. Each student is assigned an experienced industry-leading coach who reviews their progress and mentors the student through regular contact using a variety of technologies.

Progress reviews are accomplished by the constant sharing of A3 "storyboards" and status reports during each in-class module. A final report-out is a major element of the successful improvement project. In most cases, the benefits to the organization that flow from the project far exceed the tuition and related expenses for the program. More importantly, the hands-on project reinforces the classroom learning and provides the student an opportunity to quickly exploit MBOE learning to make a difference within their organizations.

MBOE Capstone Projects at The OSU Knowledge Bank

Search the Knowledge Bank to view past student Capstone Projects including an abstract, their A3, return on investment and other documents.


Aaron Clark
MBOE Admissions

Fisher College of Business
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