BiP: Business in Practice

It's not about the grade - it's about the journey.

BiP empowers you to take your education into your own hands by employing active learning and company projects. With BiP courses you can take risks, learn from failure, ask candid questions, and build a rich portfolio of experiences and skills.  You'll learn how current tools and techniques are actually used and get feedback from professionals in the field.

  • Matt O'Hern with Paul College Student

    BiP: Gain a professional skill set

  • Paul College Students in Mike O'Reilly's Class

    BiP: Learn by doing

  • Kim Clark Teaching Paul College Students

    BiP: Get applicable feedback 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

You will take a minimum of four two-credit courses, one in each of the core competency areas. These "intelligences" provide a framework for BiP and ensure a well-rounded development of real-world business skills. Courses are offered as immersive 7- or 14-week terms and delivered face-to-face, hybrid, or even entirely virtual.

SOCIAL
INTELLIGENCE
 

Ability to navigate complex social relationships and environments

ANALYTICAL
INTELLIGENCE
 

Ability to analyze and evaluate ideas, solve problems and make decisions

Competitive
INTELLIGENCE
 

Ability to gather, analyze and distribute information and ideas

Professional
INTELLIGENCE
 

Ability to acheive professional success

You'll engage in dynamic, individual and team-based experiences that simulate working in a business environment while building your resume with acquired business tools, skills and certifications. BiP also allows students to gain credit for experiential learning opportunities such as internships, study abroad, and applicable Paul College student organizations (i.e. Voice Z, Artifex, Atkins Investing, etc.)

 

You can use the guide below to see what currently satisfies certain BIP requirements. If you have questions, please reach out to your academic advisor.

BiP Intelligence
Course
Semester
Title
Credits
Competitive PAUL 680 PAUL 520 Fall Top/Artifex: Data Analytics 2
Analytical PAUL 670 PAUL 520 Spring Top/Artifex: Data Analytics 2
Analytical PAUL 670 MKTG 520 Fall Top/Digital Marketing Agency 2
Professional PAUL 690 MKTG 520 Spring Top/Digital Marketing Agency 2
Social PAUL 660 FIN 650 Fall Atkins Investment Group 2
Competitive PAUL 680 FIN 650 Spring  Atkins Investment Group 2
Professional PAUL 690 ACC 795 Both Internship: Accounting 1-4
Professional PAUL 690 FIN 795 Both Internship: Finance 1-4
TBD TBD ACC 725 Both Independent Study: Accounting 1-4
TBD TBD FIN 725 Both Independent Study: Finance 1-4
Analytical PAUL 670 DS 650 Fall Rines Student Angel Fund 2
Competitive PAUL 680 DS 650 Spring Rines Student Angel Fund 2
Analytical PAUL 670 INCO 505A Both Semester in the City: Becoming a Problem Solver  4
Competitive PAUL 680 INCO 505B Both Social Innovator’s Toolbox 4
Professional PAUL 690 INCO 505I Both Semester in the City Internship 8
Professional PAUL 690 INCO 682I Both Washington Center Internship  Variable: up to 12
Analytical PAUL 670 MKTG 520 Fall Top/Professional Sales Group 2
Competitive PAUL 680 MKTG 520 Spring Top/Professional Sales Group 2
TBD TBD PAUL 725/725W Both Independent Study Variable
Social PAUL 660 PAUL 626 Both Supervised Student Teaching 2-4
Social PAUL 660 PAUL 705 Fall Peer Advisor 2
Professional PAUL 690 PAUL 705 Spring Peer Advisor 2
Social PAUL 660 PAUL 790 Fall Honors Workshop 2
Competitive PAUL 680 PAUL 792 Spring Honors Consulting Project 2
Analytical PAUL 670 PAUL 794 Fall Honors Research Process 2
Professional PAUL 690 PAUL 795 Both Internship 1-4
Professional PAUL 690 PAUL 796 Both International Internship 1-4
Competitive PAUL 680 MKTG 520 Fall Marketing and Advertising – AMA Collegiate Chapter  2
Professional PAUL 690 MKTG 520 Spring Marketing and Advertising – AMA Collegiate Chapter  2
Social PAUL 660 INCO 686 Spring Study Abroad Variable

 

Testimonials

BiP Student Isabel Cieslar

Isabel Cieslar '21

Isabel Cieslar '21

BiP Course: "College to Career: How to Stand Out in Today’s Job Market"

“My BiP course is nothing short of amazing! My instructor always shares her experiences as well as the misconceptions and truths about the job. You can truly gain a vast amount of knowledge and insight into your future and ease common fears that you may have."

BiP Instructor Krystal Hicks

Instructor Krystal Hicks

Krystal Hicks

BiP Course: "College to Career: How to Stand out in Today's Job Market"

 “My biggest goal is that students become more self-aware throughout the entire process so that they can have a more real conversation with themselves and what they want to do.”

BiP Student Dylan Grocer

Dylan Grocer '20

Dylan Grocer '20

BiP Courses:  "Career Strategy and Development, Digital Advertising, Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) Certification"

“BiP courses have prepared me for professional success by giving a hands on approach to what the business world is like outside of the classroom.”

BiP Instructor Kim Clark

Instructor Kim Clark

Kim Clark

BiP Course: "Career Strategy & Development"

“Students are able to interact with employers during recruiting panels and career events as well as develop their professional profiles on LinkedIn. Employers enjoy participating in the class and students benefit from creating solid connections.”

BiP Student Isabella Ronson

Isabella Ronson '21

Isabella Ronson '21

BiP Courses: "Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing Agencies"

"I loved working with an actual nonprofit in the Manchester area and giving them a final recommendation at the end. I feel more confident in my abilities and knowledge in the marketing field."

James Walsh

James Walsh '20

James Walsh '20

BiP Course: "Tableau: Data Visualization"

"Data has stories to tell and visualizing that data makes it intuitive for anyone to understand. Learning Tableau has unlocked this ability for me. Thanks to the BiP, now I can craft meaningful stories from data for any audience."