BUA400 The Global Workplace (Fall, Spring)

Open only to students who have committed to an internship by the published deadline. This course is designed to guide students’ professional development during experience in the London workforce. Participation in the course will equip students with the practical skills needed to thrive in a globalised world of work—as well as the theoretical background and critical thinking abilities necessary to reflect on their position in that interconnected system.

During the course, students will be introduced to the global workplace, consider evolving careers in a changing world, identify ethical and practical issues of concern for businesses and workers, and refine their professional objectives and strategies.

Students registered for this class will seek and normally engage in an internship (work-based learning) in London. They will also interview professionals in fields relevant to them and pitch an event or campaign specific to their placement sector.

This course must be taken for a letter grade. Internship placements typically require a commitment of two days per week.

Course Restriction: Open only to students who have committed to an internship by the published deadline.

  • Human Development and Family Science majors/minors should register for this course under CFS 493.
  • Music Industry majors/minors, register under MUI 408.
  • Bandier students, register under RAE 408.
  • Newhouse students requesting communications internships must register for this class for 2 credits AND for COM 470 for 1 experience credit; in addition, they must arrange for a Newhouse faculty sponsor on the Main Campus before going abroad and will need to petition for approval once the internship is confirmed.
  • All other students hoping to complete an internship as part of their major requirements must enroll in BUA400 and petition their home school for this London-based course to qualify, per British immigration restrictions.

Department: Business Administration

Location: London

Semesters: Fall, Spring

Credits: 3