Students who are in the BBA (Accountancy) programme are required to complete a mandatory minimum of 8 weeks of accounting or finance related internship. This is part of the programme requirement, prior to graduation, and will constitute 4MCs from the student's unrestricted elective module requirements.
Students can secure a suitable internship during summer holiday from May to July after year 2. Note that internship application is a competitive process, so students should not assume they can definitely secure an internship during the summer period in the planning of the sequence of modules required of completing the degree. Internships which are purely administrative in nature will not be recognized as a fulfilment of the compulsory internship requirement.
Before undertaking the internship, we require students to have completed all three of the following prerequisite modules:
For students who matriculate from AY2017/2018 onward
- ACC2702 Corporate Accounting and Reporting 1
- ACC3701 Assurance and Attestation
- ACC3703 Taxation
For students who matriculated before AY2017/2018
- ACC3601 Corporate Accounting and Reporting
- ACC3603 Assurance and Attestation
- ACC3605 Taxation
This is to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary accounting knowledge to perform well on the job.
BIZ Career Services will be working closely with the major accounting firms to source for suitable internship opportunities for our accountancy students. Publicity for these internship opportunities will be done via regular email announcements and posts on the TalentEDGE portal for application. Students will have to apply and submit their cover letter, resume and other required documents if they are keen to pursue the positions that are available.
After securing an internship, students are required to drop by BIZ Career Services Office to complete the internship agreement form prior to commencement of their attachment. The Office will also send the student's internship appraisal form to the respective firms, two weeks before the end of the internship.
At the end of the compulsory internship, students are required to submit a two-page (single-line spacing) internship report to BIZ Career Services within two weeks. This report (together with the appraisal form) will be reviewed by the school to determine if students have fulfilled the internship requirement.
Accounting Internship FAQs
- What is the duration of the compulsory internship?
BBA (Acc) students must complete a minimum 8-week accounting related (or finance-related) internship as part of the academic requirement, prior to graduation.
- When will the compulsory internship be scheduled?
The compulsory internship will be scheduled in the summer break during May to July. It is expected that most students would do the internship in summer at the end of Year 2.
- What modules should I complete before embarking on the compulsory internship?
Refer to the list above.
- Can I serve a finance-related internship with a bank to fulfill the compulsory internship requirement?
Yes, you can, provided the scope of work is professional and not administrative in nature. You should consult BIZ Career Services to determine if the job scope of a specific position you have in mind will meet the compulsory internship requirement.
- Will I be assigned to a company for the compulsory internship?
BIZ Career Services will not assign you to any firm. You are required to apply and submit your application for the positions that you are keen to pursue.
- Can I send my application directly to the companies when applying for the compulsory internship?
BIZ Career Services will be working very closely with the companies in sourcing sufficient internship opportunities and facilitating the applications for the students. Therefore, to avoid any confusion, please do not send your application directly to the participating company, unless otherwise stated.
- What must I do after completing the compulsory internship?
You are required to submit a two-page (single-line spacing) internship report to BIZ Career Services within two weeks of completing the internship to determine if you have satisfactorily completed the internship requirement.