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Welcome to the Business Foundations Capstone Project! We've used this course shell to bring you the resources and tools you need to envision, plan, develop, and submit your Capstone Project. Please study the readings below which provide you with the resources and timeline you need to complete a successful capstone. Then, please take the Project Scope Quiz. You must score 100% on all 5 questions to pass the quiz, but you have multiple opportunities to retake the quiz until you score 100%.

3 readings, 1 quiz
3 readings
Welcome to the Business Foundations Capstone Project!10m
Course Format, Grading and Expectations10m
Capstone Project Timeline: Check Your Progress Here!10m
1 practice exercise
Project Scope Quiz10m
2 hours to complete

Choosing your Project and Videos for Review

In this module, you'll write your Description of the product or service you will develop further in a full opportunity analysis for your final project. Because deciding what you will spend the next few weeks researching is such an important step, you'll submit it for peer review so you can get feedback on the validity and feasibility of your idea before you devote more time and effort to it. Once you submit your idea, please review the Project Descriptions of five of your peers.

2 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Cost, Quality, Variety, Responsiveness (7:56)7m
1 reading
Exemplar Projects10m
5 hours to complete

Marketing Plan for Review

In this Module, you'll write your Marketing Plan for your product or service that will be part of your final project. Because determining who the audience is for a product or service, and how to talk the audience about it is critical to the success of your capstone, you'll have the opportunity to get feedback on creativity and analytical strength of your marketing plan before you submit is as part of your final project. Once you submit your idea, please review the Marketing Plans of five of your peers.

14 videos (Total 165 min), 1 quiz
14 videos
How Can Customer Centricity Be Profitable (19:03)19m
Customer Retention (18:24)18m
Customer Development (3:07)3m
Brands and Digital Marketing (14:01)14m
Customers and Digital Marketing (9:49)9m
Reputation and Reviews (14:38)14m
Product Life Cycle (3:29)3m
More Examples of Influence (8:42)8m
More Examples of Influence - Part 2 (12:34)12m
Pricing Strategies 3 - Psychological Factors (9:47)9m
Distribution Strategies 1 - Introduction (13:38)13m
Distribution Strategies 2 - Channel Design (13:39)13m
Horizontal Conflict (12:46)12m
4 hours to complete

Preparing the Rough Draft, and Accounting and Finance Videos for Review

Use this week to bring your project together. Finish drafts of each of your project segments, and have someone you trust read it and offer feedback. Use the forums to see if your peers will help you out. You can also post your draft in the forums for feedback if you like. There is no formal graded assignment this week.

7 videos (Total 124 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Estimating Uncollectible Accounts (15:31)15m
Accounts Receivable Disclosure Example (16:35)16m
Inventory (19:59)19m
LIFO vs. FIFO (23:11)23m
Inventory Disclosure Example (11:14)11m
3M Company: Accounts Receivable and Inventory (17:50)17m
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By RRJul 10th 2017

It was my first specialization and I had a wonderful time completing it.I am looking forward for Business Analytics and Entrepreneurship capstone from Wharton Online.\n\nThank you...!!!!

By MTFeb 2nd 2017

Great course. I did a project relating to my career (construction), so the process of researching and putting together a presentation directly improved my understanding of the industry.



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About the Business Foundations Specialization

In this Specialization, you’ll develop basic literacy in the language of business, which you can use to transition to a new career, start or improve your own small business, or apply to business school to continue your education. In five courses, you’ll learn the fundamentals of marketing, accounting, operations, and finance. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills learned by developing a go-to-market strategy to address a real business challenge....
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