Center for Publishing
The Capstone Thesis Course is a professional workshop that requires students to complete a business plan for a new media company, which could be a multi-platform magazine brand or book company (including full digital extensions) or a digital-only property with rich publishing content. Students may also create new media-related businesses. Students enhance their knowledge of business plan preparation through class discussion and presentations by the faculty and guests. Case studies of successful businesses help students refine their own plans through the progression of the course. Students also study successful funding and research methods, financial modeling, and competitive analysis. Classroom discussion will be supplemented by one-on-one sessions with the professor. By the end of the course, students are equipped to present a summation of their plans to a panel of industry leaders. All Capstone ideas must be approved by the program and faculty member before a student will be registered for this course.