To provide Breech students with an opportunity to gain practical experience related to their course of study. The internship requirement means that all Breech students can obtain "hands-on" experience working with professionals in their areas of interest. Through this experience Breech students are able apply their coursework and are better prepared at graduation to begin their careers.
All students pursuing a B.B.A. degree with a major in accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing are required to complete a 135-hour internship and must register for ACCT 480 or MGMT 480 Professional Business Experience to receive three hours of academic credit. Students need to complete the Learning Contract and Internship Agreement forms. The forms need to be signed and submitted to Career Planning & Development before beginning the internship experience and no later than the deadline to register for credit in the semester.
The ability to plant the seed of employment and help students get a foot in the door is one of the main reasons Drury's Breech School of Business requires an internship for all its graduates. Director Michael Shirley says, "The internship gives students the opportunity to leave the classroom, leave the theory, and to go out and actually begin to apply it and practice that theory."