Industry Capstone: For Corporate Partners

Partner with us to solve your business problems

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Become a corporate partner with the Stevens School of Business and you'll get access to our student talent, modern analytics and expert faculty. Our graduate students work in consulting teams with organizations, analyzing business problems and recommending appropriate actions. The Industry Capstone Program is an integral part of the graduate curriculum at the School of Business and delivers value to our corporate partners.

Each project team consists of 4-6 graduate students and a faculty advisor with extensive industry experience to ensure success.

Call for proposals

The Industry Capstone Program accepts submissions on a rolling basis. A proposed project should be an active, real-world problem and include a well-defined timeline with deliverables. Projects that can be completed in four months are given priority.

Here are some business specialties, made possible by our unique emphasis on technology:
  • Finance
    Leverage financial planning and modeling, A.I.-assisted advising, risk analysis, and financial engineering techniques to optimize better manage assets and investments. Areas of focus may include cryptocurrencies, trading strategies and algorithms, forecasting or valuation.

  • Marketing
    Capture new consumer bases by engaging on new platforms and refining current initiatives to create leaner, more impactful marketing materials.

  • Organizational behavior
    Analyze internal teams and practices to promote collaboration and communication, solve HR issues, increase employee motivation, outline succession planning and re-engineer business processes.

  • Operations management
    Strengthen supply chain resilience by optimizing transportation and demand forecasting.

  • Technology integration
    Integrate new techonolgies to improve reporting and customer engagement, enhance IT security and ensure smarter product development.

Corporate Partners Checklist

  1. The Industry Capstone Program accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Projects that can be completed in four months are given priority. Interested corporate partners should contact Christina Sargiss, Program Manager for the Industry Capstone Program, at [email protected] or book a meeting using the link below. This virtual meeting will provide you with information regarding the program, expectations and commitments.

  2. After the initial virtual meeting, an assigned faculty advisor will assist with creating a statement of work for the coming semester. A proposed project should be an active, real-world problem and include a well-defined timeline with deliverables.

  3. Once your statement of work is finalized and approved, we will post the description to the application for the coming semester and match students to work on the project. The corporate partner will receive updates from the Industry Capstone office and the assigned faculty advisor at the start of the semester.

What companies and students are saying

Greg Finkelstein

Aligned to company strategy

“The recommendations provided by the students were not only well thought-out and sound in strategy, but they each aligned with our bigger business strategies and initiatives.” – Greg Finkelstein, senior vice president, Wiley

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"Made us think differently"

"Each time we sat down with the students, I was more and more impressed. They validated some key points we’ve been discussing and also brought in some great new concepts that made us think differently about the challenge at hand.” — Rich Bingham, director of BNY Mellon Pershing Global Strategy, Marketing and Communications

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Students provided insights into big data

“Participating in Stevens’ Industry Capstone Program allowed us to connect with students and gain a different perspective on business problems. The students were tasked with analyzing large data sets to provide insights. Wakefern is committed to supporting the communities we serve and value the opportunity to support higher education programs.” — Ann Murphy, manager of vendor management, Wakefern Food Corp. (ShopRite, Price Rite, The Fresh Grocer)

Shunzhi Iris Zhang

Promoted a restaurant app

The Industry Capstone Program was a very special experience. I worked for Hoboken Hospitality Alliance, which helps support local restaurant operators & vendors. We mainly worked with Community delivery, a platform where people can order food online from local restaurants without being charged an extra fee. My main job was to promote this app. We also successfully helped one of the local restaurants do an email campaign. – Shunzhi (Iris) Zhang '22, Analytics MBA

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"Enjoyed working with the students and faculty"

“As a growing company we thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and faculty in the Stevens Industry Capstone Program. With professional guidance from the faculty, the students prepared detailed materials and research that was instrumental for our product development, business presentations, partnerships, and more importantly, our market strategy. The work they conducted will live long after the class is concluded!” — Matthew Cristaldi, Business Development, Grid Discovery

Yusuf Khan

"Helped me understand business objectives"

As a data scientist, it's very important to know how to translate a business outcome into a machine-learning problem. This experience has helped me understand business objectives and how to ask the right questions before implementing a solution." – Yusuf Khan '18, now lead data scientist at Constellation