SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
Department of Economics and Finance Course No. FI473
Revision Spring 2001
Title of Course: Internship in Finance
I. Catalog Description and Credit Hours of Course:
A supervised learning and work experience in finance, which enhances traditional finance courses. A minimum of 150 contact hours is required for 3 hours of credit. (1-3 hours credit)
A. Student should have completed at least 60 hours of course credit with a 2.75
cumulative grade point average or better.
B. Students should have completed at least 9 hours of courses with an FI prefix Student must have a cumulative 2.75 grade point average or better in FI courses completed.
III. Purposes or Objectives of the Course:
A. To provide students with relevant and practical professional finance experience.
B. To enhance the student's understanding and application of finance principles, concepts and procedures.
C. To provide participating students with individual contacts in professional finance positions within the business community.
D. To strengthen oral and written communication skills.
E. To strengthen interpersonal skills.
F. To strengthen critical thinking skills.
IV. Expectations of Students:
A. Completion of student resume.
B. Completion of a successful interview with prospective employer resulting in an internship position.
C. Completion of an internship application and conferences with internship coordinator.
D. Completion of a weekly journal of learning activities and insights gained from experiences. Review journal with the internship coordinator. (See guidelines)
E. Completion of an oral presentation to invited departmental faculty, students, and internship supervisors.
V. Course Content or Outline:
Course content is expected to be consistent with the University, Harrison College of Business, and Departmental Internship Guidelines.
VI. Textbook(s) and/or Other Required Materials or Equipment:
VII. Basis for Student Evaluation:
A. Evaluation of the fulfillment of the student's responsibilities as outlined in the University, College and Departmental Guidelines.
B. Evidence of satisfactory evaluation by intern's supervisor at place of internship.
C. Only pass/fail credit will be given.