Department of Management Sciences
AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

MS Internship Program

Internships enable our students to translate their knowledge into real-world practice, helping them stand out early in the competitive job market.  With placements in real-world business context, students are able to gain valuable work experience, refine their inter-personal communications skills and develop other soft skills required in the workplace.

The unique learning opportunity may help our students build up their network with professionals in the field and probably the connection to their first job. Internships sharpen their edge in the job market and help them develop their future career path.

More Internship experience can be found from students in Business Analysis and Business Operations Management.

We have two internship courses. MS3403 is credit bearing course while MS3404 is not.

How to enrol MS3403 credit-bear course (follow the steps described below):

  1. You are not allowed to take this course at your final semester.
  2. In semester B (NOT summer), you need to attend the internship preparation workshop organized by CB or SDS usually in May or June. Note that you cannot register the internship course MS3403 without attending this workshop, except that you are outing exchange students. MS Department will post the workshop details in due course.
  3. Before semester starts, get an internship by yourselves (length of internship: at least 6 weeks in Full-time in the Summer Semester OR at least 240 work hours in Part-time in Semester A or Semester B). Note that MS Department will NOT find an internship for you. However, you may receive some info on internship opportunities by email.
  4. After getting an internship, you are required to submit the attached 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 to MS General Office or by email at msintern@cityu.edu.hk.
  5. After getting approval, you will be registered to MS3403 by the MS department accordingly.  Then, you need to finish the following course works.
In Semester B Pre-internship workshop (5%)*



Within 2 weeks after the internship commenced

Submission of the 1st reflection report

Submission by email: msintern@cityu.edu.hk

This report should include what are the expected outcomes you will learn from your internship. The list of expected outcomes can be referred to in the Course Intended Learning Outcomings (CILOS) of any courses from your major. (one-page length).






Toward the end of Semester 

Submission of the 2nd reflection report

Submission by Canvas

The report is to describe the internship tasks that the student has done, focusing on what has been learned, accomplished or completed. The reflection MUST match some CILOS of any courses from your major. The second report should have at least 4,000 words excluding references.

Both reports (50%)*

Toward the end of Semester 

Department will contact your supervisor for collecting the Employer Evaluation form at the end of student’s internship period.

Employer evaluation (30%)*

At the end of Semester  Submit PPTs for Sharing Session (more details will be given at the end of semester)
At the end of Semester  Conduct sharing session (15%)*

*Pass/Fail Grading is used. Student must earn at least 50% of the marks in each of the continuous assessments for passing the course.

Schedule

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

Details are given in MS3403 syllabus.

(https://www.cityu.edu.hk/catalogue/ug/202122/course/MS3403.pdf)

Remarks:

You are allowed to take both CB3800 and MS3403. If both courses are taken, (a) you must be taken in different academic years and under different organizations, (b) only one of them can be used to satisfy major elective requirements and the other can be used to fulfill free elective course requirements.​​​

CB Internship – CB (https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/course/cb3800/)

Late penalty for all assignments- 2%*(number of late days)2 from the late assignment scroe(s).

How to enrol MS3404 non-credit bearing course (follow the steps described below):

  1. You are not allowed to take this course at your final semester.
  2. Get an internship by yourselves (length of internship: at least 2 weeks in Full-time or its equivalent for 75 hours for 2 weeks in Part-time). Note that MS Department will NOT find an internship for you. However, you may receive some info on internship opportunities by email.
  3. After getting an internship, you are required to submit the attached 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 to MS General Office or by email at msintern@cityu.edu.hk.
  4. After getting approval, you will be registered to MS3404 by the MS department accordingly.  Then, you need to finish the following course works.



Toward the end of Semester 

Submission of Internship reflection report ​

Submission by Canvas

The report is to describe the internship tasks that the student has done, focusing on what has been learned, accomplished or completed. The internship report should have 200 – 300 words excluding references.

Details are given in MS3404 syllabus.

(https://www.cityu.edu.hk/catalogue/ug/202122/course/MS3404.pdf)