Accounting Internship

Course Code:
ACG 4940

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
The accounting internship is designed for business/accounting students who desire to gain real world experience in the accounting field through on-the-job practice. Students work under the direction of an approved industry professional, a faculty advisor, and the internship director. A minimum of 35 hours on the job is required for each semester hour of credit earned.

Course Details


To be eligible, the student must:

  • have successfully completed with a grade of C or better a minimum of 30 semester hours of upper level coursework toward a BSBA degree in the Accounting Concentration
  • have successfully completed with a grade of C or better ACG 3101, ACG 3111, ACG 3341, ACG 3351
  • interview with the course instructor or coordinator of the program
  • complete an internship application
  • receive approval from the dean of the department


As assigned


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Provided by Instructor


Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor: Accounting topics of current interest, work environment best practices, and pertinent experiences for students and instructor collaborations will be narrowed down to help create the final assessment and weekly deliverables.

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

BA-1 Exhibit knowledge of accounting, finance, management, legal, operations and marketing.  

BA-2 Identify MIS, economics, technology, statistical data and decision support tools for making effective business decisions.

BA-3 Recognize the impact of today’s global economy, diversity and cultures on businesses.

BA-4 Comprehend how effective leadership, teamwork and ethics relate to best business practices.           

BA-5 Use effective oral and written communication skills, including effective research techniques.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Evaluate complex situations, identify key issues, compare and contrast the work experience to the management theories

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes
Assess the value of hands on experience within the accounting field

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes
Defend the importance of communicating professionally, a strong work aptitude, professional appearance, and ethical behavior

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes
Compile pertinent concepts from other Bachelor of Science Business Administration courses with the hands-on work experience

BA-1, BA-2, BA-3, BA-4, BA-5

Homework, tests, quizzes



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.


The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.


up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs     

up to 40%


up to 20%

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.


College-wide policies and resources

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