BA 495 is a senior-level project activity that is intended to build upon all of a student's previous coursework in business, links the theoretical with day-to-day practical applications, and represents the single largest event in the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program. This course is where the student will design an internship with a business organization in which they have a particular interest and, under the supervision of a faculty member, will practice integrating and applying business fundamentals and skills in a field setting, carry out analysis, prepare a comprehensive paper, and give a presentation of their work.
All parties involved in the internship project should benefit from the experience. The student should receive practical, "hands-on" experience in the business world. The employer benefits from having a highly motivated intern who can contribute to the success of the business. The University benefits from the contacts and goodwill generated by placing our students with local, regional, national, and international organizations. As with many of the other courses within the BSB curriculum, this course further reinforces the development of writing and presentation skills, but also helps the student integrate and apply business administration skills and competencies.