Business Internship Program

The College of Business Administration offers qualified students the opportunity to participate in an applied experiential internship program, which combines practical experience with the college core curriculum. The program, offered in cooperation with public, private, non-profit and professional organizations includes actual experience in a carefully supervised program of productive work with a clearly defined educational objective.

Full-time degree students in the college, who have achieved sophomore standing and an cumulative grade point average of 2.500 (Exceptions: ACCO - 3.000 cumulative GPA and additional course completion requirements; FINA and REAL - 2.500 cumulative GPA plus 2.670 in major course work), are eligible to apply for the 3-credit internship course sequence. Credit is granted based on hours worked, the relatedness of the experience to business and completion of internship assignments. A 1-credit internship is available for students who accept unpaid internships and/or international students.

Students interested in the 1986/2986, 3986/4986, 3987 and 4989 Internship for Credit courses must be enrolled in the College of Business Administration, with the exception of ECON majors from the College of Arts & Sciences who should reach out to the Business Career Center regarding consent for an Internship for Credit course.

When at work interns are subject to the rules of the company and are under its direct supervision. Wages, if any, are paid directly to students. The university does not employ these students. To earn credit, registration for each work period is required of all interns, and credit is established and graded through enrollment in the appropriate course in a subsequent school period. For additional details about internship requirements, prerequisites and assignments, contact the Business Career Center.

Accounting Majors: A maximum of 10 credits of internship credit can be earned. Two 3-credit internships, a maximum of one in any discipline, may be applied to the bachelor of science in business administration degree requirements. With approval of a winter Accounting internship, a student may be eligible to earn 6 credits of Accounting internship credits; 3 of which can go towards business administration degree requirements, and 3 which will not fulfill any degree requirements. Any 1-credit internship does not fulfill any business core or business major requirements. 

Non-Accounting Majors: A maximum of 7 credits of internship credit can be earned. Two 3-credit internships, a maximum of one in any discipline, may be applied to the bachelor of science in business administration degree requirements. Any 1-credit internship does not fulfill any business core or business major requirements. 

Contact the Business Career Center for additional information. Exceptions can be reviewed for Curricular Practical Training eligible international students enrolled with a major in the College of Business Administration.

HURE and ENTP minors may pursue internship credit as a course for the minor. With the exception of earning a major in business, eligibility criteria for HURE and ENTP minors is identical.

Full-time internships/co-op experiences in fall or spring: Students pursuing a full-time internship during a fall or spring term may apply for an internship course (3987) that identifies a student's enrollment status as full-time enrolled. During the term of 3987 enrollment, there is no tuition cost and students may not enroll in additional MU courses. Contact the Business Career Center for additional information.

Pre-Law Scholars

The College of Business Administration participates in the Pre-law Scholars program. More detailed information can be found in the university Special Programs section of this bulletin.

ROTC Programs

Students in the Army Military Science program (AROTC) and the Naval Science program (NROTC) may enroll in any of the curricula offered by the College of Business Administration. In doing so, more credit hours than normally required for graduation may be necessary. Also, military and naval science courses fulfill the college's non-business elective credit requirement. More detailed information can be found in the university ROTC Programs section of this bulletin.