I.     Course Prefix/Number: MGT 251

       Course Name: Practicum

       Credits: 3 (1 lecture; 15 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Satisfactory completion of 12 hours of MGT courses.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course offers opportunity to earn credits in a directed work experience. Content includes required attendance at Management Seminars with other management interns to discuss and share on-the-job learning experiences, such as job problems and management case problems; seminars involve guest lecturers speaking on topics of special interest to management personnel

IV.   Learning Objectives

To develop the student in practical application of classroom theory as it may apply to an area of specific interest or an area in which the student is employed.  The student will involve themselves in a pre-approved project that will demonstrate their ability to apply theory and concepts in a real world situation.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Introduction - Practicum = Objective = Purpose
  2. Your role in Management and Supervision
  3. Management Functions - Review of Basic Principles
  4. Communications and its importance in Business
  5. Appraisal of work to date
  6. Review and or problem solving
  7. Final Session - discussion of accomplishments

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Class participation and written assignments are the basis for the course grade.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  • Attendance
  • Participation in seminars and lectures
  • Assigned readings
  • Written assignments
  • Additional assignments deemed appropriate

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

  1. Films/Videos
  2. Transparencies
  3. Classroom lectures
  4. Handouts

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Class participation and written assignments

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.