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Internship Course Requirement

UW Oshkosh College of Business is the only accredited public college in the state to require an internship or co-op. 

Students admitted to the College of Business are required to take BUSINESS 492 for 0 or 3 credits or BUSINESS 442 for 1 - 6 credits. Students must be admitted to the College of Business and have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BUSINESS 284 before taking this course. Pre-approval by the Professional Development Director is required.

Options for fulfilling this requirement.

UWO business students are required to complete an internship before graduation.

What counts as a valid internship experience?

A valid experience is an internship or co-op that requires skills and knowledge obtained from College of Business courses. These experiences can be obtained through employment, volunteer activities or project-based opportunities. Your position should be similar to an entry-level position for a College of Business graduate and tied to your career goal and/or major.

Ask Yourself:

  1. What advanced skills and knowledge are ESSENTIAL for this position? How will this position enhance my learning in College of Business coursework?
  2. What responsibilities of this position require advanced coursework at an institution of higher education?
  3. What will I learn or experience from this internship position that I haven't had the opportunity to learn or experience yet?

A professional experience could include the following roles:

  • Supervision
  • Employee training
  • Responsibilities specific to major
  • Research opportunities
  • Projects specific to major
  • Business to business sales

Positions that typically will NOT be considered a professional experience for a College of Business student:

  • Telemarketing
  • Cashier
  • Customer service representative
  • Bank teller
  • Community adviser
  • Receptionist
  • Waiter/host/bartender
  • Point of sale representative
  • Administrative assistant
  • Sales floor personnel
  • General laborer

Typical Internship Roles & Responsibilities

Accounting Internship - Private

Accounting Internship - Public

Economics Internship

Finance Internship

Human Resource & Human Resource Management Internships

Information Systems Internship

Marketing Internship

Supply Chain & Operations Management Internship

Supply Chain & Operations Management in Healthcare Internship

Entrepreneur Internship

Management Internship

Real Estate Internship

Non-Profit Internships

Examples of Past Internships

Wondering which companies are hiring interns?  Visit the College of Business Featured Internships to find out!