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Earning credit for internships and cooperative education.

Although an internship is not required for graduation (except for hospitality business majors), work experience in your chosen major field is strongly recommended.

Per Broad College policy, students are allowed a maximum of three credits (only two distinct one-credit enrollments for accounting majors) of internship or other work experience to count toward the required elective credits for graduation. Internship credit cannot fulfill a Broad core or major field requirement.

Internship Credit Opportunities

  • BUS 491 Section 730 Business Internship

    3 credits

    Supplemental and reflective methods to assist students in developing meaningful professional and career goals while participating in a business internship experience.

    This is a fully online internship course offered to business admitted, finance, human resource management, management, marketing and supply chain management students. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an internship experience to take this course. Approval of department is required. See further information on this page.

  • ACC 493 Internship

    1 credit

    Professional internship in public, industrial or governmental accounting under faculty supervision.

    Students may earn a maximum of two credits in all enrollments of this course. Contact Lynne Zelenski for information and access to the course.

    ACC 493 Enrollment Instructions

  • SCM 293 Cooperative Education for Business Students

    1 credit

    Integration of pre-professional educational employment experiences in industry and government with knowledge and processes taught in the student’s academic program. Educational employment assignment approved by the Department of Supply Chain Management.

    This course is offered to supply chain management students who are receiving financial aid or are not U.S. citizens, and therefore must maintain full-time enrollment status in fall and/or spring semesters while completing a six-month internship. Contact Kelly Lynch for information and access to the course.

BUS 491 Section 730 Business Internship

BUS 491 section 730 Business Internship will not be offered during the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. The course will return for Summer 2020 as well as the following Fall 2020, Spring 2021 semesters.

Course Information

  • Internship must be related to student’s academic and/or career goals
  • Students must be in the following majors to enroll in BUS 491 Section 730: Business Admitted, Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.
  • Requires approval before student is enrolled
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • 3 credits, fully online via D2L
  • Students are required to work in their internship a minimum of 135 hours during the duration of the semester (or a minimum of 9 hours per week).
    • Internship hours must be completed during the dates of the academic semester. Work hours acquired before or after the semester will not be counted towards the total 135 hours.
    • For students receiving financial aid or international students needing to maintain full-time student status, there is an option to be approved to be coded as full-time enrolled if a student is working a minimum of 36 hours per week in an internship workplace.

For more information please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

How to Apply

Note: you must have an internship already to apply for credit.

Complete the following forms and submit to BUSInternship@broad.msu.edu:

  1. Student and Supervisor Internship Agreement Form
  2. Student Agreement Form
  3. Scanned copy of the offer letter from employer (including job description/duties)
  4. International Students ONLY: Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Once all forms are received, you will hear back within a few days. If approved, we will enroll you in the appropriate section of BUS 491; you do not enroll yourself in the course.

Deadlines

For more information, contact BUSInternship@broad.msu.edu.