Course Title

Computer Science and Business Capstone

Collaboration Overview

Lehigh University's Computer Science and Business (CSB) Capstone program focuses on real-world applications of both business and technology. We see projects through from planning to execution, with an emphasis on project management and teamwork. Students who have participated in the CSB Capstone program find that their experiences are invaluable once they have entered the workplace.

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Engagement Format: Capstone

Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in consulting teams of 3-5 directly with faculty and client liaisons on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • November 4, 2020

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • November 16, 2020

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • November 30, 2020

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • January 15, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • February 4, 2021

    PROJECT MATCHING SESSION – Students and companies meet to discuss project interest

  • February 9, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • May 14, 2021

    STUDENTS BEGIN SUMMER BREAK – No work completed during this period on Capstone

  • August 23, 2021

    FALL SEMESTER BEGINS – Students pick-up Capstone Project where they left off

  • December 10, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

Project templates by topic that might inspire you…

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes


Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing


Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Software Design & Development

MVP Design & User Testing
Systems Integration
Technology Roadmap Planning

Academic Mentors


George Witmer

[email protected]

Academic Program Details

SchoolLehigh University
CourseComputer Science and Business Capstone
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Undergraduate
Students Enrolled120, Project Teams of 4-6
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*TBD

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Accounting & Legal, Aerospace & Defense, Agriculture & Forestry, Arts, Entertainment & Recreation, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Business Services, Construction, Repair & Maintenance, Consumer Services, Education, Finance, Government, Health Care, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Media, Mining & Metals, Non-Profit, Oil, Gas, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate, Restaurants, Bars & Food Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation & Logistics, Travel & Tourism
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
  • Established Startup
  • High-Growth Startup
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Large Enterprise
Duration44.3 Weeks (02/04/2020 - 12/10/2020)
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment1 Hour per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count4


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