Section 61.25 Co-operative Education in the John Molson School of Business

Work-Integrated Learning Opportunities

The Institute for Co‑operative Education offers a number of work-integrated learning opportunities to students in the John Molson School of Business. Work-integrated learning is a model of experiential learning that bridges the academic program and the world of work. It provides students with the opportunity to combine study with paid work terms in their chosen fields, bringing a wealth of benefits to both students and their employers.

Co-operative Education Format

The co-op format is available in the following programs:

The academic content is identical to that of the regular Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Commerce (BComm) program with three work terms interspersed with six study terms. However, in order to continue their studies in the co-operative format in the John Molson School of Business, or to graduate with a Bachelor of/Baccalaureate in Commerce (BComm) degree as members of the Institute for Co‑operative Education, students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.70 in their program;
  • be assigned a grade of pass for each of the three work-term experiences;
  • remain in the designated work-study sequence. Any deviations must have prior approval by the Director of the Institute for Co‑operative Education or delegate in consultation with the academic director of the student’s co-op program.

Please refer to Section 24 Institute for Co‑operative Education of this Calendar for a full description of the co-operative format of the program.

C.Edge (Career Edge) Option

The C.Edge option is available in the following programs in the BComm and BAdmin degrees:

Academic Content

The academic content is identical to that of the regular program with the addition of a four-month internship. However, in order to enrol in the C.Edge option in the John Molson School of Business, students must satisfy the requirements set by the individual department and the Institute for Co‑operative Education. Students may have the C.Edge option recorded on their official transcript and student record, provided they successfully complete the Internship and Reflective Learning course associated with the option.

Please see Section 24 Institute for Co‑operative Education for a full description of the C.Edge format and requirements.

Accelerated Career Experience Option

A limited number of students in the BAdmin or BComm programs are permitted to supplement their studies with the Accelerated Career Experience option.

Admission Requirements

Students may apply to this option if they meet the following criteria:

  1. must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.70;
  2. must have completed at least 24 credits in their degree before applying;
  3. must have at least 15 credits remaining after the completion of the Accelerated Career Experience work term.

The academic content is identical to that of the regular program with the addition of one 12- or 16-month work term. However, in order to continue their studies in the Accelerated Career Experience option in the John Molson School of Business, students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • maintain a CGPA of at least 2.70 in their program;
  • be assigned a grade of pass for the work term.

Please refer to Section 24 Institute for Co‑operative Education of this Calendar for a full description of the Accelerated Career Experience option.

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