“Business planning provides students the opportunity to engage in practice based learning, applying theoretical knowledge to practice.” (p.791) “Group work is critical to the value added from completing the business plan as a capstone project. Students recognize that it provides them with an avenue to present their own ideas, and work collaboratively with others to describe program options to address a specific issue, and discuss the implications of potential solutions.” (p.796)
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