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ABLE Internship Pre-requisites Check List by Major

Note: ABLE office assigns students to all 490 courses based on student's major and or dept chair recommendation

ACCT 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Accounting Requirement)
  • Professional Program GATE
  • ACCT 201 – Principles of Accounting I (C or better)
  • ACCT 202 – Principles of Accounting II (C or better)
  • Professional Program Admission Test (Accounting Program Admissions Test - APAT) – Usually completed w/ACCT 304
  • Completed or currently enrolled in ACCT 304 – Intermediate Accounting I
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Ken Smith)
    • Note: For VITA students, VITA approval form signed by VITA program faculty (Dr. Michael Schuldt) replaces permission from department chair
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

BUAD 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Business Administration, Finance, Management, or Marketing Major Requirement-assigned by ABLE office only)
  • Professional Program GATE
  • Business accounting, information systems, or economics major preferred
  • Placement approval/permission by MKTG & MGMT department chair (Dr. Amit Poddar)
  • BUAD -Int'l Business Placement approval/permission by Associate Dean (Dr. Olivier Roche)
  • BUAD - Econ Track Placement approval/permission by ECON department chair (Dr. Brian Hill)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

ECON 490 (Prerequisites)

Note: Satisfies the Business Economics Major Requirement
  • Professional Program GATE
  • Senior with major, minor or track in economics only
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Brian Hill)

FINA 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Business Administration or Finance Major Requirement)
  • Professional Program GATE
  • FINA 311 – Financial Management (B or better)
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Brian Hill)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

INFO 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Information Systems Major Requirement)
  • Professional Program GATE
  • INFO 311 –Business Systems Analysis
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Hoon Cha)
  • Completion of  BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

Note: Students may opt to take INFO 476 instead of ABLE Internship 490 course. INFO 476 – Information Systems Development and Implementation is an experiential project providing applied learning experiences. See catalog for pre-requisites for INFO 476. Chair approval required.

MGMT 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Business Administration or Marketing Major Requirement)
  • Professional Program GATE
  • MGMT 320
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Amit Poddar)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

MKTG 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Business Administration or Marketing Major Requirement)
  • Professional Program GATE
  • MKTG 330
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Amit Poddar)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

ACCEPTANCE INTO PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (GATE)

  • Submission of application by December 1st for spring semester and by May 1st for fall semester
  • By the start of the next semester:Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Complete 56 credit hours
    • Complete 22 hours from lower-division pre-professional core including the following with a C or better
      • ACCT 201
      • ECON 211
      • INFO 111
      • MATH 160 or MATH 201
      • MATH 155

Read for more information about being accepted into the professional program.

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