Business Internship

This course provides an individual practical experience in business in which students deliver a set project in a business, linking theory to practice.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.



The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).



Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.




Course planning information

Course notes

Criteria for entry into 115389

Students must:

  1. have completed 240 credits in a Massey undergraduate qualification and be entering the final 120 credits of their study (GradDipBus students must have completed at least 45 credits from 200 level);
  2. have achieved a minimum B- grade average (GPA 4) over the first 240 credits of their qualification;
  3. be deemed suitable for entry into the course by the Head of School or delegate;
  4. contact the course coordinator to obtain an application form (or visit the Business Internship webpage, link below) and apply directly to the course coordinator;
  5. Organisations and projects must be approved as being suitable to the learning outcomes of the course.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the cut-off dates for applications are:

  1. Semester One: Last day of November (preceding year)
  2. Semester Two: Last day of May

Additional information can be found at the Business Internship webpage.

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
Appraisal Required

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Participate in and establish professional learning goals.
  • 2 Apply theories and concepts learned from their own previous study to a practical work situation.
  • 3 Evaluate their own practices with respect to theory, using new information, tools and methods from the organisation.
  • 4 Develop ability in workplace problem-solving using skills and/or knowledge from their own study.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 10%
Practical/Placement 2 3 50%
Practical/Placement 3 4 10%
Written Assignment 4 30%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

There are no set texts for this course.