Subject name: Internship
Study: International Master in Business Administration
ECTS: 6
Type of subject: Compulsory

Presentation

The Internship period scheduled allows the students to experience today's business world. This time spent in a company helps to contextualize the theories, methodologies and techniques learnt during the pProgram, allowing students to bridge theory and practice.

This training is considered complementary to the knowledge obtained from the other courses and has an academic objective: to become acquaint with the institutional, business and labor reality of the world and to provide an environment where the student can practice and develop the skills learnt earlier in the program.

Basic competences

  • BC6. To have and to understand the knowledge that will provide a base or the opportunity of being original in the development and/or in the application of an idea, often in an investigating context.
  • BC7. That the students can apply the acquired knowledge and their troubleshooting skills in new or barely known environments within the widest context (or multidisciplinary context) related to their area of study.
  • BC8. That the students are capable to integrate the knowledge and to face the complexity of judging from the information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities bounded to the application of their own knowledge and judgements.
  • BC9. That the students can communicate their own conclusions, knowledge and reasoning of the same before a specialized or an ordinary public in a clear and in an ambiguity free manner.
  • BC10. That the students have the learning skills that will allow them to continue in their studies in a self-guided or autonomous manner most of the time.

General competences

  • GC1. To control and to integrate the techniques, instruments and methods of management needed in the development of the professional activity.
  • GC2. To delve into the business management and into the different administration areas.
  • GC3. To know and to value the effects of the different variables in the business administration and in the organized target attainment.
  • GC4. That the students can communicate their conclusions, present their projects, results, plans, the knowledge and the reasons that support them before a specialized or an ordinary public in a clear and in an ambiguity free manner.
  • GC5. That the students are able to integrate their knowledge in the different working areas of the business with information, usually incomplete or limited, in the business environment in order to manage the decision making and troubleshooting processes through complex and multidisciplinary situations.

Specific competences

  • SC12. To understand the functional organization of the business. Areas interrelation. To identify and to understand the factors and dimensions that belongs to the functional part of the business, and the features of its administration system.

Transversal competences

  • TC6. To communicate efficiently, in a structured and organised manner, the most relevant aspects of a project.
  • TC8. To ease the process of transition to the business professional career.
  • TC9. To provide the students with learning skills that will allow them to continue their studies in an autonomous manner.

Resources

The resources you have at your disposal for this subject are:

  • Virtual classroom:It is essential to access to the virtual classroom in order to keep up with the subjects. Once inside the system, you can participate in the discussion forums, communicate with your teachers, download the student's guide, submit the follow-up reports, etc.
  • Student's Guide: It is the document that you must read to know all the steps that you will have to follow once you start the Internship subject. It will guide you to successfully complete your internship.
  • Teaching guide: It is the guide that you are consulting at the moment. It includes the information you need for a better understanding of the subject, as well as guidelines that will be useful for organizing your study time throughout the semester.

Methodology

The subject of internship at companies is structured in easy steps following a chronological organization. The sequence to follow is:

  • Recognition of the internship.
  • Request form for internship centers.
  • Incorporation report.
  • Interim report.
  • Final report.
  • Evaluation report external tutor.

The student counts with the support of the following professionals for the duration of the Internship:

  • A Teacher Coordinator of the Internship period at UNIR (PC). This Coordinator is responsible for all aspects related to the control and monitoring of the student practices in the company as well as the correct compliance with deadlines and the academic regulations of this period.
  • A Business Tutor for the Internship (TEPE). This Tutor, an employee of the firm where the student is allocated, will be responsible for the monitoring and controlling of the correct development of the student’s activities during the stay in the company. The TEPE will also inform the PC on the development of the Internship practices.
  • Teacher Tutor UNIR (PTU). Just as in any of the other courses, the student will have the support of the PTU who will be responsible for addressing your questions and requests regarding the development of the subject.

Evaluation

The assessment of the Internship period will result from the addition of two independent scores resulting from: the Final Report of Practices (IFP) and the Assessment Report of the TEPE. The IFP accounts for 70 % of the final grade and the Assessment Report of the TEPE accounts for 30 % of the final grade.

0 - 4, 9 Suspenso (D) (SS)
5,0 - 6,9 Aprobado (C) (AP)
7,0 - 8,9 Notable (B) (NT)
9,0 - 10 Sobresaliente (A) (SB)

*Note that to pass the Internship period the student needs to attend work at the chosen firm during the period allotted to practices.

The TEPE will reflect in an Evaluation Questionnaire the student’s achievement considering the following criteria:

Criteria for evaluation Weight min. Weight max.
Internship at the center* 130 100
Analysis and writing of reports carried out during the internships 15 0
Reading documentation of the internship center 11 0
Virtual sessions 3 100
Teacher tutor sessions 21 0
TOTAL 180  

*It is understood as face-to-face, the tasks or projects carried out by the student in the practice center, either in person or in the telework mode.

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