MS Internship Program

Gain work experience

Develop technical and soft skills in the real world

Internships are an excellent opportunity to learn how theoretical knowledge from lectures and tutorials can be applied in the real-world.  Practical experience can be invaluable when you graduate and enter the competitive job market.  By participating in an internship, you gain work experience, develop interpersonal and soft skills, and transform theory into practical skills.  You can also jumpstart your professional network and gain insights into your future career path.

You can learn more about the experiences of students in the Business Decision Analytics major and the Global Operations Management major on their respective websites.

There are three internship courses that students can enrol in.

  1. MS3403 Internship for Business Analysis and Operations Management
  2. MS3404 Internship for Management Sciences (non-credit)
  3. CB3800 Business Practice Internship (college-based)

Enrolling in MS3403 (3 credits) :

  1. You are NOT allowed to enrol in this course in your final semester of study. 
  2. Attend the internship preparation workshop organized by Student Development Services (SDS) or the College of Business at the end of semester B (May) prior to the internship.  You CANNOT register for MS3403 if you do not attend the workshop unless you are away on an exchange programme.  The department will post details regarding the workshop in advance.
  3. Proactively seek and apply for internships before the semester starts (see schedule below).  The internship should last at least 6 weeks full-time in the summer, OR at least 240 hours part-time during Semester A or B.  You are responsible for arranging your own internship, and the department will not find a placement for you.  The department will only send out information on internship opportunities via email.
  4. Submit the application form (MS3403) to the General Office by the end of the FIRST week of your internship.  The application form can be submitted in person or by email to msintern@cityu.edu.hk.
  5. After your placement has been approved, you will be registered in MS3403 by the department.  Refer to the syllabus and the timeline below for submission of coursework.

Evaluation in MS3403

1
At the end of Semester B

Pre-internship workshop (5%)*

Attend one of the Pre-internship Training workshops:
"Working Smart on Your Internship" organized by Student Development Services (SDS) or the College of Business (CB) in May or June prior to the internship

 

 
Within the first two weeks after your internship commences

Submit 1st reflection report by email: msintern@cityu.edu.hk.
This report should describe the expected outcomes of your internship, indicating clearly what you will learn from your position. You should refer to the Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS) in any of the courses from your major when you describe the expected outcomes.
Length of report:  1 page

2
 

 
3
Toward the end of Semester

Submit 2nd reflection report on Canvas
The report should describe the tasks and responsibilities assigned to you, with a focus on what you have learned and accomplished. The reflection MUST match some of the CILOS in your major's courses.
Length of report:  At least 4,000 words, excluding the references.
Weight of two reports combined (50%)*

 

 
Toward the end of Semester

The department will contact your supervisor to collect the Employer Evaluation Form at the end of your internship period.
Employer evaluation (30%)*

4
 

 
5
At the end of Semester

Submit PowerPoint for the Sharing Session. Details will be available in September.

 

 
At the end of Semester

Conduct sharing session (15%)*

6
 

 

* Pass/Fail Grading is used. Students must earn at least 50% of the marks in each of the continuous assessments to pass the course.
* Late penalty for assignments:  - 2% x (number of late days) from the late assignment score(s).

Schedule

Events Summer Semester A Semester B
Application deadline 4 weeks after the semester starts. Last day of add/drop period. Last day of add/drop period
Internship period June - August September - December mid-January - May

 

Alternatives

Enrolling in CB3800:

Details on CB3800 (CB Internship) can be found here.

Remarks:

  1. You CANNOT take CB3800 and MS3403 in the same summer or in the same organisation.
  2. If you take both courses, then only one of them can be used to satisfy the major elective requirements.  The other course can be used as a free elective.
  3. There are differences between the syllabus of CB3800 and MS3403.  Please refer to the CB3800 website to review the submission requirements.

Enrolling in MS3404 (0 credits) :

  1. You are NOT allowed to enrol in this course in your final semester of study. 
  2. Proactively seek and apply for internships.  The internship should last at least 2 weeks full-time in the summer, OR at least 75 hours part-time during Semester A or B.  You are responsible for arranging your own internship, and the department will not find a placement for you.  The department will only send out information on internship opportunities via email.
  3. Submit the application form (MS3404) to the General Office by the end of the FIRST week of your internship.  The application form can be submitted in person or by email to msintern@cityu.edu.hk.
  4. After your placement has been approved, you will be registered in MS3404 by the department.  Refer to the syllabus and the table below for submission of coursework.
   
Toward the end of Semester

Submit internship reflection report on Canvas.

The report should describe the tasks and responsibilities assigned to you, with a focus on what you have learned, achieved, and accomplished. 

Length of report:  Approximately 200 - 300 words, excluding the references.

 

Comparison between MS3403 and MS3404:

  MS3403 - 3 credits MS3404 - 0 credit
Semester A, B, or summer Last day of add/drop period.
Hours/Length of internship 6 weeks full-time for summer, or at least 240 hours part-time in Semester A or B 2 weeks full-time for summer, or at least 75 hours part-time in Semester A or B
Pre-internship workshop Required Not required
Report First report:  Approx. 1 page
Second report:  At least 4000 words; should refer to CILO in your major's courses
One report:  200-300 words
PowerPoint Required Not required
Sharing Session Required Not required