Bachelor of Business Administration – Social Innovation
- Co-operative Education – general information
- What kinds of work term opportunities may be available?
- How do I prepare for my Co-op work term?
- Who is responsible for what?
- What about expenses?
- How do I contact my Co-operative Education coordinator?
The Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Social Innovation prepares students for work in a variety of areas. While many of the work term positions are located in Calgary, students can relocate throughout Alberta or across Canada in order to secure a work term position. The scope of responsibility should increase with each work term, possibly starting from front-line support or administrative roles to gain exposure in more demanding roles.
Positions may involve:
- Assisting with or coordinating programs or projects
- Strategic planning
- Corporate social responsibility
- Marketing, communication and public relations
- Fundraising and outreach
- Volunteer recruitment, coordination or training
- Research and analysis
- Stakeholder relations
Students interested in pursuing Co-op must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Submit the BBA Application to Co-operative Education by the deadline
- Complete a minimum of 15 courses prior to the first work term
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5
- Successfully complete the following course requirements prior to each work term (prerequisite courses do not need to be completed prior to submitting a Co-op program application):
Co-op Work Term 1 Co-op Work Term 2 Co-op Work Term 3
- ACCT 2121
- HRES 2170
- MGMT 2130*
- MGMT 2262
- MKTG 2150
- SINV 2201
SINV Minor courses
Total of six
SINV Minor courses
- Successfully complete the Orientation to Co-operative Education course prior to the first work term
*ENTR 2301 will also be accepted in place of MGMT 2130.
Students alternate academic semesters with work terms to a maximum of three 4-month Co-op work terms, and must finish their program on an academic semester. Co-op work terms may be combined to lengthen the time spent in the workplace. For example, students may combine Work Terms 1 and 2, or Work Terms 2 and 3, for back-to-back work terms. Students must meet the course requirements for the highest level work term in order to be eligible to complete back-to-back work terms.
Orientation to Co-operative Education Course
Orientation to Co-op is a professional development course required in preparation for the first work term. This course prepares students to:
- Complete a skills self-assessment
- Understand and comply with workplace and employer expectations
- Write competitive, professional resumes and cover letters
- Develop job interview skills
- Network with employers
- Conduct self-marketing campaigns
The Orientation to Co-operative Education course is generally offered in the Fall semester. Contact the Co-operative Education coordinator for information.
All work terms are paid opportunities. However, there are expenses associated with participating in a Co-operative Education program. By starting to plan now, you can be financially prepared for your work terms. Expenses may include:
- Both the Orientation to Co-operative Education course and Co-op work terms are non-credit courses and have fees attached to them. See the 2017/18 Fee Schedule for more information
- You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the work site, and some work terms may require the use of a vehicle
- If you accept a work term outside of Calgary, you will be responsible for relocation and living expenses in that location