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Students in any of the degree programs in the School of Business may apply for admission to the optional Co-operative Education Program. Students outside the business programs may be considered in exceptional cases in consultation with the Dean of the faculty of study for the student. This program emphasizes a co-operative approach to university education through experiential learning. It integrates academic classroom studies with practical work experiences outside the formal university environment. There is a global acceptance that learning and individual development are greatly enhanced when the concepts studied in the classroom are periodically applied, tested, and observed by students in meaningful work situations. This program provides progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice

A "Co-operative Education" notation is entered on the parchment and academic transcripts of undergraduate students who successfully complete the degree and Co-operative Education requirements.

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In the undergraduate Business Administration degree programs, students may apply and be considered for admission to Co-operative Education after completion of the first or second year. The normal prerequisite for admission is an average of 70% in all courses to date. In the "two plus two" programs, students may apply upon entrance to the University. Students will be admitted to Co-op on the basis of their interest, aptitude and assessed ability, usually determined through an interview, to combine successfully the academic requirements with the requirements of the Co-op Program. Students not admitted in one year may reapply the next.

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  • Accountant
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Co-op Education Office
(902) 566-0336

REQUIREMENTS

Once admitted to the program, students normally continue in full-time enrolment between work terms. An academic review of students’ performance will take place at the end of each semester. Students are required to maintain a cumulative average grade of 70% in all courses completed to date. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a course will be placed “on notice” for the next academic semester. Students who do not meet these standards for two consecutive academic semesters may be dismissed from the program.

Business Co-op students must complete all of the regular requirements for a Bachelor degree in the School of Business programs. Completion of the Co-operative Education Program requires successful completion of the following required courses:

  • Business 292 – Co-op Career Skills I
  • Business 293 – Co-op Work Term I
  • Business 392 – Co-op Career Skills II
  • Business 393 – Co-op Work Term II
  • Business 492 – Co-op Career Skills III
  • Business 493 – Co-op Work Term III

The Co-op courses 593 and 594 are extra non-credit courses outside the degree requirements.

WORK TERMS

The University will make every effort to locate work terms for Co-op students in academically-related areas of employment, but cannot guarantee work terms. Work terms may also be identified by Co-operative students, however, these require the approval of the Co-operative Education Coordinator. Students are only permitted to enroll in one academic course each semester while on a work term. Requests to enroll in a second academic course while on a work term may be considered by the Academic Director.

Satisfactory fulfillment of a Business Co-op work term requires: 

  1. The completion of a work term in an academically-related, paid employment situation usually of 12 to 16 weeks duration. Under certain circumstances, and with the approval of the Co-operative Education Coordinator, students may be permitted to satisfy their work term requirements in longer or shorter time periods. Entrepreneurial work terms are permitted.
  2. A satisfactory employer evaluation for the work term and
  3. the satisfactory completion of a work term journal as per course requirements. 

WITHDRAWAL CONDITIONS

Students may be required to withdraw from the Co-operative Education Program if;

  1. they are dismissed from, quit, or fail to obtain or accept an appropriate and approved Co-op work term;
  2. they fail to successfully complete course requirements;
  3. they do not maintain the required course grade average necessary for continuance in Co-operative Education;
  4. in the judgement of the Co-operative Education Coordinator and/or Academic Director, they are no longer suited for the particular requirements of the Co-operative Education Program.

REGISTRATION

Students are required to register for each course at the Registrar’s Office, according to normal registration procedures.

FEES

Students accepted to the Co-operative Education Program are required to pay the Co-operative Education Program registration fee and applicable course fees. (See Calendar section on fees).

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Co-op Education Office
(902) 566-0336

Coordinator, Business Program
Robertson Library, 232
co-op@upei.ca

Overview

Students in any of the degree programs in the School of Business may apply for admission to the optional Co-operative Education Program. Students outside the business programs may be considered in exceptional cases in consultation with the Dean of the faculty of study for the student. This program emphasizes a co-operative approach to university education through experiential learning. It integrates academic classroom studies with practical work experiences outside the formal university environment. There is a global acceptance that learning and individual development are greatly enhanced when the concepts studied in the classroom are periodically applied, tested, and observed by students in meaningful work situations. This program provides progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice

A "Co-operative Education" notation is entered on the parchment and academic transcripts of undergraduate students who successfully complete the degree and Co-operative Education requirements.

Admission Requirements

In the undergraduate Business Administration degree programs, students may apply and be considered for admission to Co-operative Education after completion of the first or second year. The normal prerequisite for admission is an average of 70% in all courses to date. In the "two plus two" programs, students may apply upon entrance to the University. Students will be admitted to Co-op on the basis of their interest, aptitude and assessed ability, usually determined through an interview, to combine successfully the academic requirements with the requirements of the Co-op Program. Students not admitted in one year may reapply the next.

Program Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

Once admitted to the program, students normally continue in full-time enrolment between work terms. An academic review of students’ performance will take place at the end of each semester. Students are required to maintain a cumulative average grade of 70% in all courses completed to date. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a course will be placed “on notice” for the next academic semester. Students who do not meet these standards for two consecutive academic semesters may be dismissed from the program.

Business Co-op students must complete all of the regular requirements for a Bachelor degree in the School of Business programs. Completion of the Co-operative Education Program requires successful completion of the following required courses:

  • Business 292 – Co-op Career Skills I
  • Business 293 – Co-op Work Term I
  • Business 392 – Co-op Career Skills II
  • Business 393 – Co-op Work Term II
  • Business 492 – Co-op Career Skills III
  • Business 493 – Co-op Work Term III

The Co-op courses 593 and 594 are extra non-credit courses outside the degree requirements.

WORK TERMS

The University will make every effort to locate work terms for Co-op students in academically-related areas of employment, but cannot guarantee work terms. Work terms may also be identified by Co-operative students, however, these require the approval of the Co-operative Education Coordinator. Students are only permitted to enroll in one academic course each semester while on a work term. Requests to enroll in a second academic course while on a work term may be considered by the Academic Director.

Satisfactory fulfillment of a Business Co-op work term requires: 

  1. The completion of a work term in an academically-related, paid employment situation usually of 12 to 16 weeks duration. Under certain circumstances, and with the approval of the Co-operative Education Coordinator, students may be permitted to satisfy their work term requirements in longer or shorter time periods. Entrepreneurial work terms are permitted.
  2. A satisfactory employer evaluation for the work term and
  3. the satisfactory completion of a work term journal as per course requirements. 

WITHDRAWAL CONDITIONS

Students may be required to withdraw from the Co-operative Education Program if;

  1. they are dismissed from, quit, or fail to obtain or accept an appropriate and approved Co-op work term;
  2. they fail to successfully complete course requirements;
  3. they do not maintain the required course grade average necessary for continuance in Co-operative Education;
  4. in the judgement of the Co-operative Education Coordinator and/or Academic Director, they are no longer suited for the particular requirements of the Co-operative Education Program.

REGISTRATION

Students are required to register for each course at the Registrar’s Office, according to normal registration procedures.

FEES

Students accepted to the Co-operative Education Program are required to pay the Co-operative Education Program registration fee and applicable course fees. (See Calendar section on fees).

Co-op Staff

Coordinator, Business Program
Robertson Library, 232
co-op@upei.ca

Overview

Students in any of the degree programs in the School of Business may apply for admission to the optional Co-operative Education Program. Students outside the business programs may be considered in exceptional cases in consultation with the Dean of the faculty of study for the student. This program emphasizes a co-operative approach to university education through experiential learning. It integrates academic classroom studies with practical work experiences outside the formal university environment. There is a global acceptance that learning and individual development are greatly enhanced when the concepts studied in the classroom are periodically applied, tested, and observed by students in meaningful work situations. This program provides progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice

A "Co-operative Education" notation is entered on the parchment and academic transcripts of undergraduate students who successfully complete the degree and Co-operative Education requirements.

Admission Requirements

In the undergraduate Business Administration degree programs, students may apply and be considered for admission to Co-operative Education after completion of the first or second year. The normal prerequisite for admission is an average of 70% in all courses to date. In the "two plus two" programs, students may apply upon entrance to the University. Students will be admitted to Co-op on the basis of their interest, aptitude and assessed ability, usually determined through an interview, to combine successfully the academic requirements with the requirements of the Co-op Program. Students not admitted in one year may reapply the next.

Program Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

Once admitted to the program, students normally continue in full-time enrolment between work terms. An academic review of students’ performance will take place at the end of each semester. Students are required to maintain a cumulative average grade of 70% in all courses completed to date. Students who fail to meet these standards or who fail a course will be placed “on notice” for the next academic semester. Students who do not meet these standards for two consecutive academic semesters may be dismissed from the program.

Business Co-op students must complete all of the regular requirements for a Bachelor degree in the School of Business programs. Completion of the Co-operative Education Program requires successful completion of the following required courses:

  • Business 292 – Co-op Career Skills I
  • Business 293 – Co-op Work Term I
  • Business 392 – Co-op Career Skills II
  • Business 393 – Co-op Work Term II
  • Business 492 – Co-op Career Skills III
  • Business 493 – Co-op Work Term III

The Co-op courses 593 and 594 are extra non-credit courses outside the degree requirements.

WORK TERMS

The University will make every effort to locate work terms for Co-op students in academically-related areas of employment, but cannot guarantee work terms. Work terms may also be identified by Co-operative students, however, these require the approval of the Co-operative Education Coordinator. Students are only permitted to enroll in one academic course each semester while on a work term. Requests to enroll in a second academic course while on a work term may be considered by the Academic Director.

Satisfactory fulfillment of a Business Co-op work term requires: 

  1. The completion of a work term in an academically-related, paid employment situation usually of 12 to 16 weeks duration. Under certain circumstances, and with the approval of the Co-operative Education Coordinator, students may be permitted to satisfy their work term requirements in longer or shorter time periods. Entrepreneurial work terms are permitted.
  2. A satisfactory employer evaluation for the work term and
  3. the satisfactory completion of a work term journal as per course requirements. 

WITHDRAWAL CONDITIONS

Students may be required to withdraw from the Co-operative Education Program if;

  1. they are dismissed from, quit, or fail to obtain or accept an appropriate and approved Co-op work term;
  2. they fail to successfully complete course requirements;
  3. they do not maintain the required course grade average necessary for continuance in Co-operative Education;
  4. in the judgement of the Co-operative Education Coordinator and/or Academic Director, they are no longer suited for the particular requirements of the Co-operative Education Program.

REGISTRATION

Students are required to register for each course at the Registrar’s Office, according to normal registration procedures.

FEES

Students accepted to the Co-operative Education Program are required to pay the Co-operative Education Program registration fee and applicable course fees. (See Calendar section on fees).

Co-op Staff

Coordinator, Business Program
Robertson Library, 232
co-op@upei.ca

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Careers: 
Accountant
Banker
Marketing Manager
Operations Manager
Entrepreneur
Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

292 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS I
This course offers introductory career skills training to prepare co-op students for their first work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Acceptance into the co-op program
0 semester hours

293 CO-OP I
This course is available only to co-op students and is an integration of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. It is the introductory course in the co-operative education option and provides experiences of integrating theory and practice. It is normally taken during the first work term placement. Included, for example, are management skills training journal entries and practicum experience. This will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the co-op program.
Semester hours of credit: 3

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

392 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS II
This course offers career skills training to strengthen co-op students’ readiness for their second work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 293
0 semester hours

393 CO-OP II
This course continues to focus on the value of work and learn for business students in the co-op/internship stream. The course is a more integrated blend of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. This builds on Co-op 1 with more progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice. This will be based on pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 293 - Co-op I
Semester hours of credit: 3

394 INTERNATIONAL CO-OP PLACEMENT
Students who go on an international work term and who wish to count that experience towards a Specialization in International Business must register under this course number to document that they have fulfilled that requirement of the specialization.  This is not a course that counts towards a student’s requirement of 120 credit hours for a degree.
PREREQUISITE:  Approval by the School of Business’ Director of International Programs. 
0 semester hours

 

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

492 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS III
This course offers career skills training to strengthen co-op students’ readiness for their third work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 393 
0 semester hours

493 CO-OP III
The course advances the learning from prior courses in the co-operative business education stream. It will focus on the work and learn pattern in prior Co-op/work term courses. This will be based on a pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 393
Semester hours of credit: 3

Course Level: 
500 Level
Courses: 

593 CO-OP IV
This optional course is available only to co-op students who elect to do a fourth work term. The goal of the course is to continue to add value for the student of knowledge learned in the classroom with practical skills acquired during the work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 493
Semester hours of credit: 0; this is not considered part of the 40 required courses of a business degree or the post diploma degrees.

594 CO-OP WORK TERM V
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 593
0 semester hours

Course Level: 
600 Level
Courses: 

693 CO-OP V
This optional course is available only to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term. The goal of the course is to encourage the student to integrate knowledge learned in the classroom with practical skills acquired during the work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 593
Semester hours of credit: 0; this is not considered part of the 40 required courses of a business degree or the post diploma degrees.

Calendar Courses

292 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS I
This course offers introductory career skills training to prepare co-op students for their first work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Acceptance into the co-op program
0 semester hours

293 CO-OP I
This course is available only to co-op students and is an integration of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. It is the introductory course in the co-operative education option and provides experiences of integrating theory and practice. It is normally taken during the first work term placement. Included, for example, are management skills training journal entries and practicum experience. This will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the co-op program.
Semester hours of credit: 3

392 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS II
This course offers career skills training to strengthen co-op students’ readiness for their second work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 293
0 semester hours

393 CO-OP II
This course continues to focus on the value of work and learn for business students in the co-op/internship stream. The course is a more integrated blend of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. This builds on Co-op 1 with more progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice. This will be based on pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 293 - Co-op I
Semester hours of credit: 3

394 INTERNATIONAL CO-OP PLACEMENT
Students who go on an international work term and who wish to count that experience towards a Specialization in International Business must register under this course number to document that they have fulfilled that requirement of the specialization.  This is not a course that counts towards a student’s requirement of 120 credit hours for a degree.
PREREQUISITE:  Approval by the School of Business’ Director of International Programs. 
0 semester hours

 

492 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS III
This course offers career skills training to strengthen co-op students’ readiness for their third work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 393 
0 semester hours

493 CO-OP III
The course advances the learning from prior courses in the co-operative business education stream. It will focus on the work and learn pattern in prior Co-op/work term courses. This will be based on a pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 393
Semester hours of credit: 3

593 CO-OP IV
This optional course is available only to co-op students who elect to do a fourth work term. The goal of the course is to continue to add value for the student of knowledge learned in the classroom with practical skills acquired during the work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 493
Semester hours of credit: 0; this is not considered part of the 40 required courses of a business degree or the post diploma degrees.

594 CO-OP WORK TERM V
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 593
0 semester hours

693 CO-OP V
This optional course is available only to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term. The goal of the course is to encourage the student to integrate knowledge learned in the classroom with practical skills acquired during the work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 593
Semester hours of credit: 0; this is not considered part of the 40 required courses of a business degree or the post diploma degrees.

Calendar Courses

200 Level

292 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS I
This course offers introductory career skills training to prepare co-op students for their first work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Acceptance into the co-op program
0 semester hours

293 CO-OP I
This course is available only to co-op students and is an integration of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. It is the introductory course in the co-operative education option and provides experiences of integrating theory and practice. It is normally taken during the first work term placement. Included, for example, are management skills training journal entries and practicum experience. This will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the co-op program.
Semester hours of credit: 3

300 Level

392 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS II
This course offers career skills training to strengthen co-op students’ readiness for their second work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 293
0 semester hours

393 CO-OP II
This course continues to focus on the value of work and learn for business students in the co-op/internship stream. The course is a more integrated blend of classroom studies with learning through productive work experiences. This builds on Co-op 1 with more progressive experiences of integrating theory and practice. This will be based on pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 293 - Co-op I
Semester hours of credit: 3

394 INTERNATIONAL CO-OP PLACEMENT
Students who go on an international work term and who wish to count that experience towards a Specialization in International Business must register under this course number to document that they have fulfilled that requirement of the specialization.  This is not a course that counts towards a student’s requirement of 120 credit hours for a degree.
PREREQUISITE:  Approval by the School of Business’ Director of International Programs. 
0 semester hours

 

400 Level

492 CO-OP CAREER SKILLS III
This course offers career skills training to strengthen co-op students’ readiness for their third work term.  This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 393 
0 semester hours

493 CO-OP III
The course advances the learning from prior courses in the co-operative business education stream. It will focus on the work and learn pattern in prior Co-op/work term courses. This will be based on a pass/fail grading.
PREREQUISITE: Business 393
Semester hours of credit: 3

500 Level

593 CO-OP IV
This optional course is available only to co-op students who elect to do a fourth work term. The goal of the course is to continue to add value for the student of knowledge learned in the classroom with practical skills acquired during the work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 493
Semester hours of credit: 0; this is not considered part of the 40 required courses of a business degree or the post diploma degrees.

594 CO-OP WORK TERM V
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 593
0 semester hours

600 Level

693 CO-OP V
This optional course is available only to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term. The goal of the course is to encourage the student to integrate knowledge learned in the classroom with practical skills acquired during the work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 593
Semester hours of credit: 0; this is not considered part of the 40 required courses of a business degree or the post diploma degrees.

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