Two Required Courses
MBA students are required to take two Professional Career Development courses (BUS 5111 and BUS 5112) in the MBA curriculum. You will explore your career passion, personal strengths and weaknesses, and focus on the respective industry, company, and position that fulfills your passion.
Priority is placed on securing a meaningful internship experience and positioning yourself for the employment opportunity of your dreams. The courses refine your leadership, communication and employable attributes. The courses offer the following:
- An assessment of personal strengths and weaknesses
- The discovery of a student’s career passion
- Industry and job focusing exercises
- Networking assistance
- Peer coaching
- Leadership, communication and personal marketability assistance
- Career panels with outside speakers for informational and networking purposes
- Job interview skills training
For more than 75% of all MBA students nationwide, an internship leads to a full-time offer of employment. Internships provide an excellent opportunity to network and to gain firsthand experience into your chosen career field.
During the Summer 2014 semester, more than 40 MBA students pursued general internship or hospital residency employment.
To earn academic credit for a general MBA internship experience, students work for 10 weeks at 40 hours per week. Students are required to turn in course work, which is graded. The majority of the requirements are expected to be done outside of work hours. In addition to the experience, MBA interns typically receive compensation ranging from $4,000 for the 10 week time frame to an entry level annual salary that is prorated over the internship period.