Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University

Project Based Learning

Project-Based learning is a new educational initiative offered at Rowan University, developed by the Rohrer College of Business. Its chief purpose is to bring real-world projects into the classroom, and in some cases, bring the classroom to the real world. Working with actual clients on worthwhile projects creates a sense of pride and value for students, in addition to the experience and knowledge gained. It also provides local businesses with beneficial services and increases Rowan's reputation as a collaborative university.

How the Program Works

  • Projects must relate to one of the following functional areas: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Management Information Systems, or Marketing
  • Submit Project Request form
  • Project request will be reviewed by the Project Manager who will set up an initial meeting with the client to discuss goals, expectations, etc.
  • If the project is accepted, the Project Manager will work to assign the project to a specific course and faculty member according to the project goals
  • Projects are completed during the semester and will begin in September or January (some projects may be available for completion during the summer)

Responsibilities
      1) Organization

  • Commit time to work with students and communicate in a timely manner
  • Provide contact information for appropriate contact at client organization
  • Provide students with required information to complete project
  • Complete evaluation form after completion of project

     2) Student

  • Follow Rowan's Code of Ethics
  • Complete Confidentiality Agreement when needed
  • Designate one team member as main contact
  • Communicate with client on a regular basis
  • Give final report and/or presentation to client

Sample Projects


    Please click the link below to search for projects completed by Rohrer College of Business students.

    Completed Projects

Past Clients

Services

  • BDO Seidman
  • RSI
  • Gloucester County Physical Therapy
  • Jersey Intern
  • Linda Burns Catering
  • Smolin, Lupin & Co

Retail

  • NJ Motorsports Park
  • Evergreen Lumber
  • Rainman Sprinklers
  • Microsoft
  • Walt's Dixie Chopper
  • Exley's Nursery
  • D&Q Sports
  • Metrologic
  • It's Unique

Government

  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency

Non-Profits

  • NonProfit Development Center of Southern New Jersey
  • Cooper River Rowing Association
  • NJ Diabetes Council
  • Burlington County YMCA
  • Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity
  • United Way of Gloucester County
  • Center for Family Services
  • Credit Worthy
  • Entrepreneurs Forum of Southern New Jersey
  • Hopeworks
  • St. Bridget's Regional School
  • Symphony in C
  • Red Cross of Atlantic & Cumberland Counties

Contact:

For more information, please contact Stephen M. Kozachyn, Director at 856-256-4126 or kozachyn@rowan.edu.