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Internships offer an opportunity for students to apply their coursework to a professional setting. If your internship meets the standards of your program, you can be eligible to receive school credit for your internship. Refer to the important documents listed below and contact the MBA office to find out if your internship qualifies for credit.

BA658 Business Internship Course Syllabus

Note: International students must contact International Programs before enrolling in an internship experience. 

Catalog Description and Credit Hours of Course

  • A supervised field experience in business involving at least 150 supervised contract hours. (3) 


  • Successful completion of 18 hours in the Master of Business Administration program and approval of the director of Graduate Programs in business. 

Purposes or Objectives of the Course

  • To provide students with an opportunity to observe, study, and participate in solving specific business problems for an existing organization. 
  • To enhance the student's ability to apply theory and principles from business to "real-world" situations. 
  • To provide the student an opportunity to develop interpersonal skills in working with a business and/or business professional. 
  • To assist the student in developing professional attitudes. 
  • To create a greater appreciation for the complexities of business problems. 
  • To assist the student in understanding how to develop effective team relationships to accomplish activities assigned. 

Expectations of Students

  • The student is expected to participate in discussions that focus on the business problem addressed in the internship. 
  • The student is expected to supplement the field experience with appropriate readings. 
  • The student is required to participate in all field experiences as outlined by the professor supervising this internship. 
  • The student is required to provide an oral and written report/case study pertaining to the specific business problem understudy to the professor and business executives involved. 
  • The student is expected to complete a minimum of 150 hours of supervised contact. 

Course Content or Outline

  • The course content will be established for each student by the professor within the parameters of the business problem(s) under study. 

Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials or Equipment

  • No textbook. Selected reading materials will be assigned for each student, depending upon the business problem involved. 

Basis for Student Evaluation

  • Oral and Written Reports/Case Studies (60%) 
  • Participation in Field Experiences (40%) 
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