"This course serves as the final project for the Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) degree. During this course, each student will prepare a comprehensive research paper evaluating a leadership problem, reviewing the literature on that problem and proposing three propositions as solutions. This Capstone Paper is completed through an iterative process of planning, research, reflection, writing, proofreading, submitting drafts, receiving feedback from the instructors and re-writing this research paper. The goal is to drill down into an issue deep enough to demonstrate understanding and mastery of a leadership area.
The Capstone Paper is graded on a pass/fail basis. Several drafts are expected to be submitted and approved before final passage. Passing this class is required for graduation from teh Master of Organizational Leadership program.
Each student is expected to write a research paper of approximately 30-40 double-spaced pages. The majority of this volume is literature review of articles and scholarly writing serving as a background compilation centered on the student's Problem Statement. The literature is to be more narrow and deep regarding a leadership area. Only the literature that is pertinent to the Problem Statement and that will be discussed in the Discussion stage of this paper is to be presented and reviewed in the Literature Review.
The Capstone Paper provides each student an opportunity to research and write about a leadership area specific to their interest. These papers will be archived by the MOL program and provided to future students unless a student expresses otherwise."