Internships & Independent Study

Overview of Independent Study and Internship Options

  • Does not count towards 120 credits needed to graduate. 
  • Appears as "Internship" on transcript.
  • Graded as Pass or No Pass. 
  • No cost to register. 
  • International students may use BADM 4950 for CPT eligibility: 
    • Internship must relate to academic goals. 
    • Letter of verification required from Employer.
  • Does count towards 120 credits needed to graduate. 
  • 1 Credit Independent Study may be taken for a Letter Grade or Pass / No Pass. 
  • 3 Credit Independent Study must be taken for a Letter Grade. 
  • Requires GWSB Faculty member to oversee Independent Study. 
  • If taken in Fall or Spring, includeded in full-time tuition. 
  • If taken in Summer, charged per credit hour. 
  • Does not count towards 120 credits needed to graduate. 
  • Appears as "Internship" on transcript.
  • Graded as Pass or No Pass. 
  • Internship must relate to academic goals. 
  • Letter of verification required from Employer.
  • If taken in Fall or Spring, includeded in full-time tuition. 
  • If taken in Summer, charged $50 fee.
  • Must have earned a minimum of 30 credits prior to enrollment. 
  • More information on eligibility and requriements can be found on the UNIV 2001 website
 

Special Notes: Internships provide students the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and gain deeper practical understanding of the business world. GWSB does not award academic credit just for completing an internship.
- Only GWSB students can enroll in BADM 4950. 
- UNIV 2001 credit does not apply to electives in any GWSB degree.
- Only students studying Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management should register for their required TSTD 4102 Practicum in conjunction with an internship.
- International students pursuing CPT should register for BADM 4950 or TSTD 4102 (if applicable).

Completing an Independent Study

Students have the option to pursue research under the direction of a GWSB faculty member and earn from 1-3 credits. Consent to supervise the Independent Study is at the discretion of the faculty member and is not guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to talk with a GWSB advisor before pursuing this option in order to see if the Independent Study can be used to fulfill a degree requirement. In order to supervise the Independent Study, faculty member must be a full-time GWSB faculty member. 

Recommended Independent Study Guidelines

  • May be taken for a letter grade or Pass / No Pass.
  • Complete a minimum of 100-200 pages of relevant reading. 
  • Research paper should be a minimum of 10 pages in length. 
  • These requirements may be modified at the discretion of the faculty member. 
  • Must be taken for a letter grade. 
  • Complete a minimum of 300-600 pages of relevant reading.
  • Research paper must be a minimum of 30 pages. 
  • These requirements may be modified at the discretion of the faculty member. 

How to Register for These Options

Students who wish to enroll in BADM 4950 or Independent Study should refer to the Forms page for the appropriate paperwork.

Students who wish to enroll in UNIV 2001 should review the eligibility requirements for UNIV 2001 on the Career Services website.