Internship in Business

Provides an individual practical experience in business, linking theory to practice. It consists of a period of supervised study and practical experience in an area related to individual disciplinary and professional interests.

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

Entry criteria:

  1. The student must have completed 240 credits in a Massey undergraduate qualification and be entering the final 120 credits of their study.
  2. The student must have a minimum B- grade average (GPA 4) over the first 240 credits of their qualification.
  3. The student must be deemed suitable for entry into the course by the Head of School.

Internal (Manawatu and Auckland) students should contact the relevant course coordinator to obtain an application form, and submit the completed application form, along with a 2-page C.V., directly to the course coordinator. Interviews to assess potential placements takes place October/November in the year preceding the year of enrolment in the course.

Distance students should contact the course coordinator to obtain the placement details form (or download from the Internship landing page: Business Internship webpage. ) and apply directly to the course coordinator;

NB: Organisations and projects must be approved as being suitable to the learning outcomes of the course. Unless there are exceptional circumstances, the cut-off date for applications is 1 February.

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 Establish personal and professional learning goals, objectives and performance criteria.
  • 2 Critically reflect on their own performance on a specific work related project.
  • 3 Apply theories, concepts and skills learned from previous study/experience to a practical work situation.
  • 4 Problem solve and analyse in a work setting.

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


Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 15%
Written Assignment 2 3 4 30%
Oral/Performance/Presentation 1 2 3 4 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 25%

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.