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.
Engagement Format: Capstone
Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in small groups of 2-6 directly with faculty and host company project champions on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
Program & Course Info
|Course||Computer Science and Business Capstone|
|Graduate / Undergraduate|
|Student Time Commitment||4-7 Hours|
|Class Meeting Day & Time*||Tuesday / Thursday 3:00 - 4:15|
*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized
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|
|Duration||44.3 Weeks (02/04/2020 - 12/10/2020)|
|Company Time Commitment||1 Hour per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources|
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.
Topics of Interest
Project categories and templates that might inspire you…
Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization
Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing
Process Design Review
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment
Product Design & Development
Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain
Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis
Financial Performance Analysis
Software Design & Development
MVP Design & User Testing
Technology Roadmap Planning