College of Business & Economics

Business Excellence (BUSX)

How to Register

1. Enroll in the course.

Refer to Towson Online Services for your enrollment date. To enroll in the Professional Experience (BUSX 460) course, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Senior standing (at least 90 units)
  • Admitted into the Business Administration, e-Business or Accounting major
  • Completion of the following courses: BUSX 301, FIN 331, MNGT 361, and MKTG 341
  • Attended a mandatory information session

Enrollment in the class is contingent upon approval of your internship.

Note: Students will not be granted permission to register for Professional Experience once the academic term begins.

International students must contact the International Student and Scholar Office prior to beginning this process to ensure that they are aware of all permit requirements.

2. Find an internship.

Keep in mind the BUSX 460 internship requirements when conducting your search. It is important that you start this process early by submitting your application to several openings. Don’t apply to just one internship and hope that it will work out with that company. Be proactive! Take advantage of the numerous university and college resources available to assist you in your search.

Each semester, the College of Business and Economics hosts events that not only provide a wealth of information on professional development, but serve as a great opportunity to network with local business leaders.

Career e-Newsletter
Distributed by the college, the Career & Internship e-Newsletter provides a listing of available approved internships. Not receiving the Career e-Newsletter? Contact Lisa Michocki at

Career Center
Students should also use the Career Center as a resource. Students can meet with Career Center counselors or use the Hire@TU database to find internships.

Career Insider
The Career Insider is an online resource which provides access to full-text industry guides, employer profiles and reviews, sample resumes, career videos and much more.

Additional Services
The Business Excellence staff are available to discuss additional ways to find internships. Schedule an appointment or stop by the office in Stephens Hall, room 301 during designated office hours, Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Students also have the option of finding an internship on their own. Be sure to use your network to find out about openings.

3. Submit internship for approval.

Students must have their internships for BUSX 460 approved by the Director of Professional Experience, Lisa Michocki. Submit the online internship approval form here. An internship job description on company letterhead signed by a supervisor is required when submitting the online approval form.

4. Complete first homework assignment.

Students are required to complete the first homework assignment by the first day of class. Any student that does not complete it will receive a deduction from the final grade (no exceptions).

5. Attend all mandatory class sessions.

Attendance at all seven class sessions for the BUSX 460 is mandatory. Students are encouraged to check the class schedule before enrolling in a course section to ensure attendance. Only an excused absence (hospitalization of student or death in the family) is acceptable.

Info Sessions

Students planning to take BUSX 460 must attend an information session before enrolling in the course. All sessions take place in Stephens Hall, room 310.

Fall Info Sessions

Sept. 14, 12 p.m.

Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.

Sept. 30, 1 p.m.

Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 9, 12 p.m.

Oct. 12, 1 p.m.

Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.

Oct. 28, 12 p.m.

Oct. 28, 5 p.m.

Nov. 4, 1 p.m.

Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.

Nov. 20, 2 p.m.

Internship Deadlines

You must submit your BUSX 460 internship for approval by 4 p.m. on the dates below.

Jan. 6: Deadline to have internships approved for spring 2016 term

May 4: Deadline to have internships approved for summer 2016 term

Internship Help

Still need help finding an internship?
Schedule a one-on-one appointment with the Business Excellence Staff or stop by Stephens Hall, room 301 during designated open office hours, Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001