BUS-G400 Capstone in Economic Consulting
- 16 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-G304
This capstone course intends to develop or sharpen those skills that are associated with a successful consultant. A good economic consultant must be able to ask the right questions, possess a strong analytical background, and be able to communicate findings and recommendations effectively to his or her client. By analytical background, we mean: familiarity with sound economic thinking; ability to create or use financial, econometric, statistical, or other types of modeling; effective command of spreadsheets, statistical software, and databases. In addition to all of the foregoing, a successful consultant must demonstrate a professional attitude, good judgment, the ability to work well both individually and as part of a team, and the ability to work under pressure without compromising on work quality. The student who takes this course is expected to be highly motivated and have basic diagnostic, analytical, and communication skills. A capstone experience signals a highly interactive structure between faculty and students.