In the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master of Science Degree Program, the completion of a capstone course is required for graduation. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Final Business Plan and Thesis Course requires students to complete the business plan that was researched and developed during the program. Since the ability to clearly communicate an innovative vision is the key to gaining access to capital markets and project funding, the course requires students to tell the story of their proposed plan through a series of concise pitches, written proposals, and formal presentations. In the course, students consider sources and uses of funds, working capital requirements, and the launch timetable. Students also prepare their plan for presentation and execution. During the course, students consider the various audiences to which they will present the details regarding their company and its products and services. The presentation and information for each will differ, and audiences may include potential investors, lenders, current or prospective employees, advisory or other boards, industry groups, the press and other media representatives, and current or prospective clients.