This course provides the student with an opportunity to obtain training and experience in positions related to management or administration. The course may include on-the-job training, as well as directed reading and research. The course grade will depend on reports that demonstrate the student’s professional development and on the instructor’s evaluation (which may be based in part on information provided by the supervisor) of the student’s internship performance. Course is offered P/F only. Prerequisite: MGMT 210 and junior standing.
- First, arrange your internship with the UMBC Career Center. Register your internship for PRAC 98 or 99 on UMBCworks using these instructions or schedule an appointment with Beth Rudoy (firstname.lastname@example.org) online or by calling 410-455-2216. Once registered, the Career Center will send you an email confirmation for your enrollment in PRAC 98 or 99, with instructions for requesting credit.
- Once your credit request is sent via email, make an appointment by emailing the MGMT 399 instructor Dr. Sampath (email@example.com) (always check the course schedule for the semester to see who the instructor in a given semester is) and decide how many credits you want to register for.
- Meet with the instructor for MGMT 399, show Career Center confirmation email, tell how many credits of MGMT 399 you want, and permissions will be entered for you after the instructor checks a few other things in your transcript.
- You can then go ahead and register for MGMT 399.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do I get an Internship?
A. There are two primary methods to getting an internship: If you have no job or placement you should meet with a staff member at the UMBC Career Center and discuss resources for your search and learn about current opportunities. If you already have a job in the IT or business field you should visit the Career Center or complete the online PRAC registration in order to link your current position to the internship program. If you have a position and you are not sure if it qualifies for MGMT 399 credit, contact the MGMT 399 instructor.
Q. The Career Center has sent me an email confirmation for my enrollment in PRAC, now what do I do?
A. Make an appointment with the instructor for MGMT 399 by emailing them. The instructor will make sure you are eligible for the class and give you the syllabus.
If you are registering prior to the last day of the regular add date for the term, you will be given electronic clearance and you can then go online and register. If you are registering for MGMT 399 late in the term, there will be an extra step involved to get you added to the class that the instructor will discuss with you. (MGMT 399 is open until about 1 month after the start of classes in the Fall and Spring.)
Q. I have been given electronic clearance to register and I have tried adding the class but it doesn’t show up on my course list with the number of credits I thought I would get.
A. MGMT 399 is a variable credit course available for 1, 2, or 3 credits. In order to complete your registration you have to actually indicate the number of credits you want. Go back and try again and pick the credits and add the class. (You may actually end up having to try a drop/add.)
Q. I notice there is a PRAC class listed on my class list, is that the same as MGMT 399?
A. No. You must be concurrently enrolled in PRAC and MGMT 399. PRAC is also a Pass/Fail class and it separately noted on your transcript. PRAC has its own set of requirements/assignments. Contact the Career Center for questions about PRAC and see the Intern/Co-op/Service/Research tab on your UMBCworks account for these assignments.
Q. Do I have to pay for MGMT 399?
A. If you are part-time student, then you pay by credit count as usual. If you are a full-time student and are taking it as part of your Fall or Spring semester then the price is included in your full-time tuition.
Q. Why would anybody pick less than the full 3 credits?
A. For some students they are taking the MGMT 399 class as part of finishing their degree and only need 1 or 2 upper level credits to graduate. Some students have limited internship hours and only qualify for a smaller number of credits. Some students are more interested in getting their current internship posted to their transcript and don’t want to pay for the extra credits.
Q. MGMT 399 was the greatest course I ever had, can I do it again?
A. Sure – up to a point. The limit is 6 credits no more than 3 per semester. You do need to think about your transcript. It is great to have 1 internship listed but does it do you better to have it listed again or would you be better served using your time to include another structured elective course and potentially improve your GPA? Contact your IS Advisor for advice.