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The Integrative Capstone course at Presidio Graduate School provides the platform for students to design, plan, and launch profitable and sustainable ventures.

SUS6145: MBA Integrative Capstone (4 units)

SUS7090: MPA Integrative Capstone (4 units)

MBA Course Description

The mission of this course is to empower student teams to complete and deliver a compelling and transformative business plan which synthesizes the skills and tools acquired throughout the Presidio MBA program. This class is designed to equip you with a mindset and a methodology for creating a convincing business case, whether in the creation of a new enterprise or a new initiative in an existing organization. The Integrative Capstone course provides the platform for students to design, plan, and launch profitable and sustainable ventures.

The course integrates business strategy and strategic management, leadership and decision science, the functional areas of business (such as accounting, finance, marketing and operations), and examines the principles, frameworks and techniques central to understanding markets, competitive positioning, and launching new ventures. Just as important, this course builds on the necessary leadership competencies to support the creation, development and evolution of these ventures within broad social, economic, ecological and political systems.

Within the supportive structure of Capstone, great emphasis will be placed on your leaving the classroom to test your ideas against the world beyond Presidio with your New Venture Plan (NVP). Venture plans are a fantastic tool to help you clarify your thinking, and to create and communicate a strategy for both new and existing organizations. Students are expected to aggressively prototype their product and service offerings, test their hypotheses on potential customers, and seek out the advice of experts and mentors. For some students, the NVP will be a continuation of project work done in prior SUS6145: Integrative Capstone Beau Giannini 4 Credits 2 courses. Others may choose to begin from scratch with a new idea. In all cases, the plans will be developed in teams.


SUS6060: Managerial Marketing


Beau Giannini, MBA


MPA Course Description:

This course aims to integrate and synthesize the material learned throughout the program in sustainable public administration. The objective of the course is for the student to demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the practical skills, knowledge and attributes needed to plan, establish and run a sustainable program, project or policy initiative in the public sector. Students will articulate a systemic understanding of issues as well as explore current and emerging trends in their chosen field/area of specialization. (4 Units)




Steve Hill, MBA


Ray C. Anderson Circle:

The Ray C. Anderson Circle members are experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders serving as advisor-mentors to MBA students in PGS’s Integrative Capstone Program. Click here to learn more.


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