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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Business Administration (B A)

B A 495A Business Internship (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Guided professional practicum in business consisting of 3 or 6 credits of supervised fieldwork in business.

B A 495A Business Internship (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6)

B A 495A facilitates the application of students’ prior classroom learning in a field setting. This course is one of a series in the business program which collectively develop the skills and competencies necessary for success as a business administration student.

The course is designed to provide students with a firsthand opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of the business professional. Essentially, an internship bridges the gap between the academic environment and the professional environment. Internships provide an opportunity for students to link theory with practice in a nonacademic setting. Internships provide practical, real-world experiences which cannot be simulated in the classroom.

Upon successful completion of an internship, students will:
• Have a better understanding of employer expectations related to career advancement.
• Have an enhanced strategic view of the industry/business segment in which they worked.
• Have experience integrating and using their knowledge and skills from the classroom.
• Have increased awareness of professional and technical areas of strengths and weakness.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321, B A 322, B A 420 and completion of 6 credits at the 300- or 400-level in the student's option

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.