Syllabus for Internship


  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 2FE841
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Business Studies A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2010-04-22
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-05
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: Internship is only available to students admitted to the Master Programme in Business and Management or the Master Programme in Accounting and Financial Management who have achieved at least 30 credits within the programme.
  • Responsible department: Department of Business Studies

Decisions and guidelines

In the third semester of the Master's Programme in Business and Management and the Master's Programme in Accounting and Financial Management, students get the chance to acquire working life experience, as an integrated part of their program. The internship course gives an opportunity to experiencing practical work in a public or private organisation as well as applying and reflecting upon the gained theoretical knowledge.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the internship is that the student:

  • uses acquired theoretical skills and knowledge in practice as well as abstract theoretical knowledge from practical work
  • works independently as well as in teams with others
  • develops an understanding for the role of the education in professional life
  • gets the opportunity to build a professional network
  • gets input and inspiration for the Master's thesis


At the end of the course, the student:

  • has developed skills to understands how theoretical knowledge can be used in practice
  • has developed skills for working independently outside of the university context
  • has developed skills for working in teams with professionals
  • is better prepared for her/his professional career


The student's activities at the internship organisation are to be agreed upon in cooperation between the Department of Business Studies, the student and the internship organisation. The course is taught in English.


The student will get one single grade, equivalent to 30 credits.

Performance in the course will be evaluated on basis of the student's activities during the internship, as well as on the basis of a midterm hand-in and a final written report. Swedish grades G and U are supplemented by pass/not passed. In order to pass the internship course students need to take part of the daily activities at the internship organisation, as well as hand in and be approved on written reports within the prescribed time limit.

Any remaining supplemental work must be completed and handed in by the deadline specified in the study guide. Otherwise the entire course (all examinations included) must be retaken during subsequent course sections.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Uppsala University does not accept cheating or plagiarism. Suspected incidents of cheating or plagiarism are reported to the Vice-Chancellor, which may issue a formal warning to the student or suspend the student from studies for a certain period.

NOTE: Only completed courses can count toward a degree.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.