Academic Eligibility Requirements

Preliminary Steps

1. Meet with your CBA Academic Advisor to review eligibility and timing of the internship.

2. Contact the CBA Internship Coordinator, Erin Liggett, by email at eliggett@uakron.edu for assistance in finding an internship.

Cooperative Education Requirements

  • An undergraduate student, accepted into a major within the College of Business Administration.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 at the University and completed at least one semester at UA.

Internship Requirements

  • Accepted into a major within the CBA and the below criteria:

Accounting Majors

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Completed or enrolled in Accounting Systems and Internal Control (6200:320) and Financial Reporting and Analysis I (6200:321).
  • Grade of B or better in 6200:201 (Principles of Accounting I) and 6200:202 (Principles of Accounting II).
  • Passing score (70%) on the School of Accountancy’s Pre-Internship Achievement Test (PAT).

    --OR-- By permission of the Accounting Department Chair.

    The PAT is a 40-item multiple choice test that primarily covers content from 6200:201 (Accounting Principles I). Administered by UA Computer Based Testing, during regular office hours. If students do not complete the PAT during 6200:321, they will need permission of the Accounting Department Chair.

Business Administration Majors

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA and completed a minimum of six hours (2 courses) in the Business Administration major (6*00:3**/4**).

Finance Majors

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA. Completed Corporate Finance (6400:301) or Corporate Financial Management (6400:310) and Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision Analysis (6200:250).

Management Majors

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA. Completed Management Principles and Concepts (6500:301) and a minimum of six additional hours (2 courses) in the Management major (6500).

Marketing, Sales and IMC Majors

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, completed Marketing Principles (6600:205), a minimum of six additional hours in Marketing earning a minimum GPA of 2.7 in the major.

International Business Majors

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, Completed a minimum of 2 IB courses plus six additional hours ( 2 classes) of business courses.

Economics Majors

  • No minimum GPA. Completed at least 15 credit hours of Economics courses and submit a 2-page internship proposal (provided by the Economics Department). Internship course is 1-3 credit hours.

Please note: Alumni, short-term foreign exchange students and Post-Baccalaureate students in a non-degree program, are not eligible for co-op or internship courses.