A research university provides many opportunities for students to learn in settings that suit a wide variety of learning styles, talents and professional aspirations. Beyond the classroom lie opportunities for individual and collaborative research projects, creative application of theory, internships, and a range of other activities.
The Marshall School offers students several ways to take the classroom learning experience one step further through self-designed independent study.
Independent study courses allow self-motivated, independent students to take advantage of available resources, collaborate, and design learning experiences that inspire them, prompting a profound engagement with a learning environment ideally suited to their individual talents. Independent study courses include a wider array of educational contexts, experiences and opportunities for nontraditional learning than are generally available in the traditional classroom. In many cases they
- are of particular interest to the individual
- may be uniquely challenging,
- may be directly applicable to future goals,
- can be integrated with the real world,
- offer a flexible time commitment,
- include experiential learning opportunities,
- may include an international focus not included in related courses,
- are nontraditional in format, and/or
- are ideally suited to the individual’s talents and skills.
593 – Independent Research in Business (ACCT, BUCO, FBE, GSBA, IOM, MKT, or MOR)
596 – Research Practicum in Business (ACCT, BUCO, FBE, GSBA, IOM, MKT, or MOR)
597 – Consulting Project in . . . (ACCT, BUCO, FBE, GSBA, IOM, MKT, or MOR)
Students who are interested in proposing an independent study project must complete an application that includes a full description of the project, an explanation of why the project could not be accomplished within the context of a scheduled course, and a description of the deliverable that will be assessed when the independent study is completed. (Additional documentation may be required, depending on the nature of the proposal.)
590 Directed Research (M.B.A., M.S.B.A., and M.M.S. students should do 593 instead.)
592 Field Research in Business
593 Independent Research in Business
595 Internship in Business
596 Research Practicum in Business
597 Consulting Project