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. Kayla Follmer, Associate Chair)
  • BUAD -Int'l Business Placement approval/permission by Associate Dean (Dr. Olivier Roche)
  • BUAD - Econ Track Placement approval/permission by ECON department chair (Dr. Jamie Emerson)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

ECON 490 (Prerequisites)

Note: Satisfies the Business Economics Major Requirement

  • Professional Program GATE
  • Major, minor or track in economics only
  • Placement approval/permission by department chair (Dr. Jamie Emerson)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

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. Jamie Emerson)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

INFO 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Information Systems Major Requirement)

  • Professional Program GATE
  • INFO 311 – Business Systems Analysis
  • INFO 301 – Business Applications Development or INFO 311 – Business Systems Analysis or INFO 315 – Project Management or INFO 386 – Database Management Systems
  • 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 Management Major Requirement)

  • Professional Program GATE
  • MGMT 320
  • Placement approval/permission by associate department chair (Dr. Kayla Follmer)
  • Completion of BUAD 300 & ABLE registration requirements

MKTG 490 (Prerequisites)

(Satisfies Marketing Major Requirement)

  • Professional Program GATE
  • MKTG 330
  • Placement approval/permission by associate department chair (Dr. Kayla Follmer)
  • 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
  • Professional Program Admissions Requirements
    • Students must have completed 24 credits from the lower division/pre-professional core courses, 12 of which must be:
      • MATH 155
      • MATH 160
      • ECON 211 or 212
      • ACCT 201 and
    • Students must complete 12 more credits from the following:
      • INFO 211
      • CMAT 100 or 260
      • ACCT 248
      • ECON 212 or 211
      • ACCT 202 and
      • INFO 281

Read for more information about being accepted into the professional program at the Perdue Advising webpage.