Frequently Asked Questions
About PRME and the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015. Please refer to our “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” section.
About the project
You may choose from the suggested list of research questions and topics, or you can develop your own topic. Refer to the following sources for new ideas and inspiration: World Business Council for Sustainable Development—SDG Business Hub, including the CEO Guide to the SDGs, Business Action, and more. UN Global Compact—Making Global Goals Local Business—A New Era for Responsible Business.
All kinds of projects, individual or group, will be accepted—papers and presentations, qualitative and quantitative studies (including modeling and forecasting), business proposals and analysis of best practices, and creative and innovative ideas for new ventures and business models—there are no limits on the project formats.
There is no limit to how many people can be on a project team, but they must all be Cal Lutheran students. However, the team may include recent graduates as long as they were students at the time of project completion.
Yes, all students/recent alumni who were enrolled /took courses during this academic year are eligible.
You may submit your project independently or in collaboration with faculty outside the coursework. It can be part of your internship, graduate assistantship or other extracurricular activities.
No, you don’t need a faculty member to approve or sponsor your project. However, if you decide to submit the course assignment (e.g., paper, business plan, case study) as your project, you may ask your professor to mentor you. Please note: it is your responsibility to ensure your project adheres to the PRiME competition project guidelines.
You may ask a faculty member to be your mentor or you can contact faculty member Valeria Makarova (firstname.lastname@example.org). Put ‘PRiME Project’ in the email subject line.
Yes, you can build your project on the previously started (or completed) schoolwork during your studies at CalLutheran.
Yes, both graduate and undergraduate students from all programs and majors in the School of Management are invited to participate in the PRiME Competition. Collaboration across SOM majors and programs is highly encouraged.
There are no specific requirements. However, we would advise not to exceed 15 pages (plus attachments if needed, in the same file). The paper should be in APA format and use as many references as necessary for the project to be your own ideas and not plagiarized. You will submit your project as a PDF file.
Yes, you can use the Writing Center as you would with any other papers or writing assignments for your classes.
No, the PRiME team is not authorized to provide any extra credit for participating in the competition. Assigning extra credit is solely at professors’ discretion, as your project may be part of the course assignments. Ask your professor about the extra-credit policies related your submission.