Steps toward Academic Credit

BUS 89a Work in the Global Business Environment - Internship and Seminar:

Faculty Contact:  Professor Detlev Suderow

BUS 89a is now offered in both the fall and spring semesters; though the internship part of the course can be done prior to the semester a student enrolls, with prior faculty approval.

International Students who are NOT Economics majors may not enroll in this course because Business is not a Major Course of Study, per the CPT Guidelines.  Contact ISSO for more information.

BUS 89a is a bi-weekly seminar; classes are focused on discussions of the internship experience and on issues more broadly surrounding the "world of work" in the Business environment. 

As a mandatory part of BUS 89a, students MUST keep a weekly journal during their internships; therefore students completing internship experiences prior to the spring class MUST receive prior faculty approval and instructions regarding the journal..

How it will apply

BUS 89a counts as a general elective for the Business minor; see category D in "Requirements for the Minor" in the Business section of the Brandeis University Bulletin.

It does not count toward the Economics major or minor.

A student need not be enrolled in either BUS or ECON to take BUS 89a.

The course can accommodate students who have taken some economics or business and wish to undertake an internship in an organization where work related to business, economics or finance is central to their activities.

For more information contact Jessica Paquin, Academic Internship Administrator at

Requirements for a Business Minor

Business Studies

Internships in business cover many areas: with Hiatt Career Center counselors and the faculty to determine your specific focus. For example, you might be able to do advertising for a major bank, or be an analyst for a hotel chain.

Please note that many internship sites require 'academic credit' as a requirement for access. You can get a letter explaining the course and credit from the instructor - please see right-hand sidebar.  

For more in-depth information on Econ/Bus internships, go to page 5 of the Economics Department Online Advising Guide.

Past Internship Sites:

  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Arnold Worldwide
  • Bank of America
  • BNP Paribas
  • Body 1, Inc
  • Boston Biomedical Consultants
  • Boston Fed
  • Bridal Guide Magazine
  • Citigroup
  • Commonwealth Financial
  • Cone, INC
  • Conventures, INC
  • Datran Media
  • Decision Resources, Inc.
  • US Department of Labor
  • Digital Trowel
  • Dolmart Connel Partners
  • DormAid, L.L.C
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Godiva Chocolatier
  • Grant Park Music Festival
  • Gray and Rice PC
  • Hebrew Senior Life
  • ICM Entertainment
  • Jiangsu Industrial Overseas Development and Planning
  • JP Morgan
  • Karmaloop
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Lifetime Networks
  • Lustig, Glaser & Wilson, PC
  • Lycos, INC
  • Mercer
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Miami Living Magazine and MacDirectory
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MTV
  • Nickerson PR
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial
  • Opal Financial Group
  • Opsec Security
  • Oppenheimer Funds
  • Panjiva Information
  • The Patriot Financial Group
  • Pfizer
  • Raymond Jones Financial
  • Red Bend Software
  • Reebok
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
  • Shasta Partners
  • Smith Barney/Citigroup
  • Sports Marketing
  • Transatlantic Bank
  • Trudeau & Trudeau
  • UBS Financial Services
  • Wahlstrom Group
  • WCRB - FM
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • WFNX - Radio

What students say about their internships:

"This internship was my first internship in finance. It helped me get my second internship in finance at a local investment bank which played a key role in my full time employment at a NY investment bank." Bank of Jerusalem ~ Economics and Philosophy Major -

"This internship directed me to the career that I wanted to pursue. Besides the professional work given to me by the bankers, my employers were also helpful in advising me what career I should pursue. Also, it was a great place to see the differences between the academic and professional worlds." Trudeau & Trudeau Associates, Inc ~ Computer Science and Economics Major -