School of Business Administration Special Programs
Professional Accounting Program
Students planning to sit for the CPA examination should complete the Professional Accounting Program: BSAD 017, BSAD 018, BSAD 161, BSAD 162, BSAD 164, BSAD 168, BSAD 266, BSAD 267. Completion of the Professional Accounting Program satisfies the Business Discipline Concentration requirement. BSAD 266 may be used to satisfy both the Quantitative Methods requirement and the Professional Accounting Program requirement.
Completion of the professional accounting program fulfills the academic requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the State of Vermont. The requirements to sit for the CPA examination vary among states, therefore students who plan to sit for the examination in a state other than Vermont are advised to contact the state’s Board of Accountancy to obtain current requirements.
Students interested in International Management are expected to spend the spring semester of their junior year studying abroad.
The University of Vermont participates in a number of exchange programs with institutions around the world.
It is also possible for students to spend a semester at other international universities. It is recommended that International Management students complete BSAD 120, BSAD 150, and BSAD 180 before going abroad.
Preprofessional Work Programs
Students are encouraged to participate in preprofessional work opportunities. These opportunities include internships and cooperative education (CO-OP) programs. For both of these programs students must first successfully complete the Basic Business Core.
Cooperative Education: CO-OP opportunities are coordinated and supervised through Career Services. If a full-time CO-OP work experience is done during a regular semester, students will need to take classes in a summer session.
Internships: Internships may involve part-time work during the academic year, or summer work. The time required of an internship and whether or not it is a paid experience depends on the employer.
Credit may be available for demonstrated academic learning in relation to a preprofessional work experience. A faculty member in each area of business will be designated each semester to work with students and grade the written assignments. To enroll for credit, students must have a minimum of junior standing, completion of Basic Business Core, a related Business Field Course with a grade of B, and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. If these requirements are met, students should talk with the assigned faculty member in their field of study to discuss the written assignments required for credit and to obtain approval. Once the internship is approved, students must enroll in BSAD 194 to receive internship credit. Business students may not earn Business practicum or internship credit through other academic units.