Internship Course Descriptions and Eligibility

  • Accounting Majors

    ACCT 299 Cooperative Education I

    2 credits

    Prerequisites: Completion of 55cr with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including a grade of C or better in ACCT 201, ACCT 202, and IFMG 241, and approval of the cooperative advisor

    The initial experience in a program designed to combine classroom theory with practical application through job-related experiences. Students are actively employed in the accounting area in business, industry, government, and a variety of organizations and agencies with a work focus which relates to their academic training and career objectives in accounting. The student is expected to complete subsequently:

    ACCT 399 Cooperative Education II

    3 credits

    Prerequisites: ACCT 299, completion of 85cr with a cumulative 2.0 GPA, a 2.3 GPA in ACCT 304, 305, and 311 with a grade of C or better in each course, and approval of the cooperative advisor

    The subsequent course in cooperative education is designed to combine classroom theory with practical application through job-related experiences. Students are actively employed in the accounting area in business, industry, government, and a variety of organizations and agencies with a work focus which relates to their academic training and career objectives in accounting.

    ACCT 488 Internship in Accounting (Industrial and Government)

    6 credits

    Prerequisites: Consent of department chairperson and dean, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology; cumulative 2.75 GPA and 3.0 GPA in accounting courses

    Practical experiences, generally totaling 400 hours, in an industrial or government accounting setting.  

    ACCT 493 Internship in Accounting (Public)

    6 credits

    Prerequisites:  Consent of department chairperson and dean, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology; 3.00 cumulative GPA and 3.00 GPA in Accounting courses

    Practical experiences, generally totaling 400 hours, with a public accounting firm.

    Business Technology and Support Majors

    BTST 493 Internship

    3–12 credits

    Prerequisites: Approval of internship coordinator, chairperson, and dean and 2.75 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA in Business

    A supervised office experience program with an approved agency (business, industry, and government)

    Finance Majors

    FIN 493 Finance Internship

    3–12 credits

    Prerequisites: FIN 310, 315, 324, prior approval through advisor, faculty member, department chairperson, and dean. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA; major 2.5 GPA

    Provides practical experience in the finance field to develop knowledge and provide application of theory to actual problems in a non-classroom situation. Three credits are awarded for at least 120 hours of on-site work, up to twelve credits for at least 480 work hours. A maximum of three credits may be applied toward the finance major area elective requirements. Additional internship credits must be used as business electives only.

    Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences Majors

    IFMG 493 Internship in MIS

    3–12 credits

    Prerequisites: IFMG 352 and 390, consent of department chairperson

    Positions with participating business, industry, or governmental organizations provide the student with experience in systems analysis. Note: Course can be taken as a three-credit major-area elective requirement.

    Management Majors

    MGMT 492 Small Business/Entrepreneurship Internship

    3–12 credits

    Prerequisites: MGMT 403, permission of department chairperson, 2.75 cumulative GPA, all other requirements of the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

    Involves practical entrepreneurial experience of on-site consulting with small business firms. Students generally work for a semester on functionally related topics in accounting, finance, marketing, and MIS or on general topics such as business planning, forecasting, policy, and general management.

    MGMT 493 Management Internship

    3–12 credits

    Practical experience to develop knowledge and skills in the application of theory to actual problems in a non-classroom setting. A maximum of three credits of internship in the student’s major may be applied toward the management and human resource management major area elective requirements. Additional internship credit must be used as free electives only. Admission only by permission of the department chairperson and dean, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.

    Marketing Majors

    MKTG 493 Marketing Internship

    3–12 credits

    Practical experience in the marketing field to develop knowledge and experience in the practical application of theory to actual problems in a nonclassroom situation. A maximum of three credits of internship in the student’s major may be applied toward the marketing major-area elective requirements. Additional internship credit must be used as free electives only. Admission only by permission of the department chairperson and the dean, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.