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Internship Course Credit (iProgram)

​Course Credit Information for Your Major

What is an Internship for Course Credit?
An internship, also known as Field Experience, integrates classroom learning with workplace experience. Field experience includes programs commonly called cooperative education and internship, whether in paid or unpaid positions. Field experience programs grant semester credit hours which apply toward the graduation requirements of certain degree programs. A position offered to a student through the field experience program reinforces and complements the student's academic field of study. Careful monitoring and appropriate academic assignments ensure that credit hours granted for field experience are comparable in academic and professional requirements to those granted for more traditional academic course work.

Per UHD Policy PS 03.A.21

The Marilyn Davies College of Business allows up to two undergraduate courses (6 semester credit hours) in Field Experience to be applied toward undergraduate graduation requirements. These courses are graded on a pass/fail basis and do not apply toward the calculation of the grade point average. Field Experience credit may NOT be used to satisfy minor program requirements, except for Insurance & Risk Management. MBA students do not qualify to receive course credit. Students will be responsible for any fees associated with Field Experience Courses.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 work hours at the internship site in
order to receive credit.  Other aspects of course requirements will be provided below
and/or in the course syllabus for your respective major.

Note: You may not perform an internship at a site in which any family member is the employer. You may not perform an internship at your place of employment or doing the same work for which you are presently employed.


Accounting Majors (Course ACC 4380)

Requirements for pursuing Accounting Field Experience:
Pre Requisites: ​Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in accounting.

 

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

​Standing:

​Must be either a junior, senior or graduating student.

​Assignment:

​Submit a report on what knowledge you have learnt about accounting, describe your duties and responsibilities in detail. Must include what you have gained about accounting and other professional skills that you can take into your future employment. The total length of the report is 5 pages and single-spaced and submitted on Blackboard. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

Application Deadline:
​Spring 2020: January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

​Dr. Cathy Liu, Dept. Chair

 

Management Information Systems (MIS) Majors (Course MIS 4380)

Requirements for pursuing MIS Field Experience:
Pre Requisites: ​Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in MIS.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

Standing:
Must be either a junior, senior or graduating student

​Assignment:

  • Student will email the faculty responsible for Field Experience every two weeks documenting the activities accomplished and their relevance to the coursework in your field of study.
  • By the end of the semester, the student will write and submit a 10-page report on the academic aspect of your field experience. It is expected to detail what concepts and theoretical knowledge the student utilized in his/her field experience. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

​Special Note:
Field Experience generally is not approved for students already employed in their area of study. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Department Chair.
Application Deadline:
​Spring 2020: December 9, 2019
Summer 2020: April 24, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Utpal Bose, Dept. Chair

 

Finance Majors (Course FIN 4380)

Requirements for pursuing Finance Field Experience:
Pre Requisites: ​Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in Finance.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

Standing:​Must be either a junior, senior or graduating student

​Assignment:

  • Student will email the faculty responsible for Field Experience every two weeks documenting the activities accomplished and their relevance to the coursework in your field of study.
  • By the end of the semester, the student will write and submit a 10-page report on the academic aspect of your field experience. It is expected to detail what concepts and theoretical knowledge the student utilized in his/her field experience. 

Student and their Supervisor must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

​Special Note:
Field Experience generally is not approved for students already employed in their area of study. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the Department Chair.
​Deadline to Apply:
​​Spring 2020: December 9, 2019
Summer 2020: April 24, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Utpal Bose, Dept. Chair

 

General Business Majors (Course BA 4380)

Requirements for pursuing General Business Field Experience:
Pre Requisites:

​Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in General Business.
Internships must be a new experience that pertains to their chosen major or minor field. Current jobs are considered only if there is a new role accepted within the organization with relevant responsibilities that give new knowledge.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

​Assignment:

Deliver a presentation to the chair and your immediate internship supervisor at the end of the semester. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

Deadline to Apply:
Spring 2020: ​January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Jonathan Davis, Dept. Chair

 

Insurance & Risk Management (IRM) Majors (Course IRM 4380)

Requirements for pursuing IRM Field Experience:
Pre Requisites:

Completed the 42-hour common core with at least 60 credit hours completed toward the BBA

Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in insurance and risk management.

​GPA:

​Must have an overall GPA of 2.5

Assignments:

Planning Assignment: The student will review the Planning Grading Criteria listed on the Syllabus.

Meeting Assignment: The student will be required to arrange a meeting at the internship company's office with the IRM Director, the Supervisor(s) (including anyone who will be supervising the student's work) and the student.

Writing Assignment #1: Submit a written 5-10 page written description of the entity's history, global/national/local position, owner/leadership structure, operations, and revenues.  Include sites to your resources and a company organizational chart that indicates where you are located within the company structure. To be submitted on Blackboard.

Writing Assignment #2: Submit a written description of your position and activities with the agency/company with which you are interning.  Provide a description of the scope of work for your position, describe the work you are performing including, meetings attended, other people involved and indicate your and their role on any team assignments.  Describe projects on which you have worked, and any training you have received or professional licenses on which you have worked or have received. To be submitted on Blackboard.

Writing Assignment #3: Using information from your first two papers, the final paper should be an analysis of the benefits the internship has provided, and reasons why you would or would not seek a fulltime permanent position with the company.

Evaluation AssignmentStudent and their Supervisor must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

Deadline to Apply:
​Spring 2020: January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Ms. Priscilla Oehlert, Director of IRM.


International Business Majors (Course BA 4380)

Requirements for pursuing International Business Field Experience:
Pre Requisites:

Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in international business. The internship must have an international flavor or component to it.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

​Assignment:

Submit a report on what they have learnt about international business, describe your duties and responsibilities in detail. Must include what knowledge you have gained and other professional skills that you can take into your future employment. The total length of the report is 5 pages, single-spaced and submitted to Blackboard. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

​Application Deadline:
​Spring 2020: January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Cathy Liu, Dept. Chair

 

Management Majors (Course MGT 4380)

Requirements for pursuing Management Field Experience:
Pre Requisites: Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Must have completed 4 management courses. Internships must be a new experience that pertains to their chosen major or minor field.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

​Assignment:

Submit an academic paper on skills and knowledge you have gained on completion of your internship to GatorHired. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

Deadline to Apply:
​Spring 2020: January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Ethan Waples, Dept. Chair

 


Marketing Majors (Course MKT 4380)

Requirements for pursuing Marketing Field Experience:
Pre Requisites: Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in marketing.

Internships must be a new experience that pertains to your chosen major or minor field. Current jobs are considered only if there is a new role accepted within the organization with relevant responsibilities that give new knowledge.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

​Assignment:

Deliver a presentation to the chair and their immediate internship supervisor at the end of the semester. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through your GatorHired account.

​Application Deadline:
Spring 2020: ​January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Jonathan Davis, Dept. Chair

 

Supply Chain Management Majors (Course SCM 4380)

Requirements for pursuing Supply Chain Management Field Experience:
Pre Requisites: ​Completed at least 60 semester credit hours completed in the degree program. Completed at least 2 courses (6 hours) in Supple Chain Management. 

The internship must be a new experience that pertains to their chosen major or minor field. Current jobs are considered only if there is a new role accepted within the organization with relevant responsibilities that give new knowledge.

​GPA:

​Minimum grade point of 2.5.

​Assignment:

Deliver a presentation to the chair and their immediate supervisor at the end of the term. 

Student and their Supervisors must complete the Evaluation Survey near the end of the Field Experience through yourGatorHired account.

Application Deadline: 
​Spring 2020: January 15, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 1: May 7, 2020
Summer 2020 - 8 Week Session 1: May 25, 2020
Summer 2020 - 6 Week Session 2: June 18, 2020

Note: Applications submitted after the deadline are approved at the Department Chairs discretion.

Contact:

Dr. Jonathan Davis, Dept. Chair

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