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Co-operative Education Program

The Faculty of Management Co-operative Education Program

The Management Co-op program provides interested and qualified students in the B.Mgt. program with paid employment experience relevant to their future careers. The Management Co-op program is an optional, year-round program supplementary to academic programs in the Faculty. Three work placement terms must be completed, including placements in one of Term 1 (September to December) and/or Term 2 (January to April) of a Winter Session.

Students wishing to enrol in the Management Co-op program must apply in the Winter Session, Term 1 of their third year. Students normally enter the Management Co-op program after completing all courses in the B.Mgt. program, up to and including year two, while maintaining an overall GPA of 70%. Academic performance and suitability for the work environment (as assessed by the Co-op Coordinator and the student intake process) will be the selection criteria used for program admission. Total enrolment is subject to the availability of appropriate work term placements. Acceptance into the Management Co-op program does not guarantee a work term placement.

Students admitted into the program will be registered in the appropriate Co-op course for each work term once a suitable work placement is confirmed. Payment of the Co-op program fees is mandatory. This includes a Management Co-op program fee for each work term and a one-time pre-registration workshop fee (see Program and Course Fees). Each successfully completed Management Co-op course is assigned 3 credits on a student's academic transcript. In order to graduate with Co-op program designation, a student must complete a minimum of 9 Management Co-op credits (three work terms) in addition to the normal academic requirements of the Faculty (see Degree Requirements). The Management Co-op program typically necessitates an additional year to complete a bachelor's degree. Faculty Advisors or Co-op Coordinators visit students at their places of work and provide advice on the work term reports that are a requirement of the program.

Students transferring to UBC from accredited co-operative education programs at other institutions may request admission to the Management Co-op program and may receive credit for previously completed work placements to a maximum of 6 Management Co-op course credits (two work terms).

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