Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business
Accounting Internships
 
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Please note the following special requirements for accounting internships. These requirements must be complied with for the accounting internship to be counted by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for credit toward the hours required to sit for the CPA exam in Texas. A three semester hour internship course may be used as an accounting course provided the following conditions are met:
  • The accounting knowledge gained is equal to or greater than the knowledge gained in a traditional accounting classroom setting.
  • The internship course shall not be taken until a minimum of 12 semester hours of upper division course work has been completed.
  • The internship course shall be taken prior to completing the last full semester of accounting coursework in order to integrate the knowledge gained during the internship into the curriculum. [This means that the student is expected to take at least one undergraduate accounting class—or graduate accounting class if the student is graduating and entering into the masters program—after the internship course.]

The Student
1. Receives advance approval of the internship plan from the faculty coordinator.
2. Receives the objectives to be met during the internship from the employing firm.
3. Meets all terms of the internship plan.
4. Keeps a diary comprising a chronological list of all work experience gained in the internship.
5. Writes a paper demonstrating the knowledge gained in the internship.
6. Receives from the employing firm a copy of the evaluation of the student and a letter describing the duties performed by the student.
7. Provides evidence of all items upon request by the board. Accounting students are responsible for complying with the above rules if they plan on counting the accounting internship course toward the requirements to sit for the CPA examination in Texas.


Accounting students should be aware that requirements to sit for the CPA examination in Texas may change at any time. CPA requrirements are determied by TSBPA. Students should visit the TSBPA website at http//www.tsbpa.state.tx.us frequntly and check with their advisor on a regular basis to ensure that the courses they are taking will qualify them to sit for the CPA exam.

 
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