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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

BUS 492/ACCT 492 - Internship for Credit

BUS 492/ACCT 492 Internship Course is a three-credit General School of Business Elective course designed to give students the opportunity to gain practical, professional experience in conjunction with their academic development. BUS 492/ACCT 492 is offered in fall, spring, and summer academic terms. The internship must be completed within same academic semester to receive course credit. 

BUS 492 Requirements to Participate:

Note: All requirements must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

  1. Must have Bachelor of Science status in the School of Business
  2. Completed 75 hours of course credit
  3. Cumulative GPA of a 2.8 or higher
  4. Must earn a B- or higher in all 301 or 303 level courses
  5. Secure an Internship prior to applying that allows you to complete a minimum of 150 hours throughout the semester
  6. Student must complete all required application documents
  7. Employer must sign the Experiential Learning Agreement

ACCT 492 Requirements to Participate:

Note: All requirements must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

  1. Must have Bachelor of Science status in the School of Business and be an Accounting major or be enrolled in the Accounting Certificate Program
  2. Completed 75 hours of course credit
  3. Cumulative GPA of a 2.8 or higher
  4. Must have earned a C or higher in ACCT 301 or ACCT 330
  5. Secure an Internship prior to applying that allows you to complete a minimum of 150 hours throughout the semester
  6. Student must complete all required application documents
  7. Employer must sign the Experiential Learning Agreement

How to Apply:

  1. Determine if you are eligible to participate. Requirements listed above.
  2. Require documents to provisional approval complete the following forms:
    • Internship Application with Job Description attached
    • All documents MUST BE TYPED and hand signed for full approval (If you cannot fill out the form, please open in Adobe to be able to do so).
    • The documents cannot be saved please complete the forms and either fax (703-993-1886), email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or submit the paperwork in person.
  3. Return all completed forms to School of Business Career Services in Enterprise Hall, Room 008. See  important deadlines below.
  4. Once your documents have been provisionally approved they will be turned over to the Faculty Instructor for final approval.
  5. Once the faculty instructor has all of your paperwork you will receive a CRN number to register for BUS 492/ACCT 492 on PatriotWeb.

Note: Enrollment in the course is based upon the student meeting all stated requirments above, completing an internship related to their major, and submitting documents prior to the deadline date. 

Deadline Information:

Fall 2015 - September 8, 2015 by 2:00pm

Spring 2016 - January 26, 2016 by 2:00pm

Summer 2016 - Last Day to Add/Drop for A Session

  • Submit your typed application to School of Business Career Services in Enterprise Hall, Room 008

How the Class Works:

  • There is no in-class time except for the end of semester presentations and you will be required to meet periodically with your professor.
  • One career-related project is required. Topic is determined between student and professor based on type of work student is performing and industry information.
  • Students are required to submit weekly journal entries via internet.
  • Mid-term and end-of-semester evaluations will be required by employer and student. Evaluations will be provided by professor.
  • Internship Timeline: Students must be able to complete the internship during the semester they are enrolled. For summer internships the course starts in A session and ends in C session.
  • NOTE: This is a course for academic credit, you will be charged tution for enrolling in this course. Also, you cannot take both BUS 492 and ACCT 492.