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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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First Name:
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Careers:
  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Entrepreneur
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 2920 – Co-op Career Skills I
  • Business 2930 – Co-op Work Term I
  • Business 3920 – Co-op Career Skills II
  • Business 3930 – Co-op Work Term II
  • Business 4920 – Co-op Career Skills III
  • Business 4930 – Co-op Work Term III

The Co-op courses 5930and 5940 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 2920 – Co-op Career Skills I
  • Business 2930 – Co-op Work Term I
  • Business 3920 – Co-op Career Skills II
  • Business 3930 – Co-op Work Term II
  • Business 4920 – Co-op Career Skills III
  • Business 4930 – Co-op Work Term III

The Co-op courses 5930and 5940 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 2920 – Co-op Career Skills I
  • Business 2930 – Co-op Work Term I
  • Business 3920 – Co-op Career Skills II
  • Business 3930 – Co-op Work Term II
  • Business 4920 – Co-op Career Skills III
  • Business 4930 – Co-op Work Term III

The Co-op courses 5930and 5940 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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Accountant
Banker
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Operations Manager
Entrepreneur
Course Level: 
Co-op Courses
Courses: 

BUS 2920 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

BUS 2930 CO-OP WORK TERM I
This course is co-op students’ first work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 2920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 3920 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 2930
0 semester hours

BUS 3930 CO-OP WORK TERM II
This course is co-op students’ second work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE: Business 3920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 4920 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 3930
0 semester hours

BUS 4930 CO-OP WORK TERM III
This course is co-op students’ third work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 4920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 5930 CO-OP WORK TERM IV
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fourth work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 4930
0 semester hours

BUS 5940 CO-OP WORK TERM V
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 5930
0 semester hours
 

Calendar Courses

BUS 2920 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

BUS 2930 CO-OP WORK TERM I
This course is co-op students’ first work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 2920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 3920 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 2930
0 semester hours

BUS 3930 CO-OP WORK TERM II
This course is co-op students’ second work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE: Business 3920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 4920 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 3930
0 semester hours

BUS 4930 CO-OP WORK TERM III
This course is co-op students’ third work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 4920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 5930 CO-OP WORK TERM IV
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fourth work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 4930
0 semester hours

BUS 5940 CO-OP WORK TERM V
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 5930
0 semester hours
 

Calendar Courses

Co-op Courses

BUS 2920 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

BUS 2930 CO-OP WORK TERM I
This course is co-op students’ first work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 2920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 3920 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 2930
0 semester hours

BUS 3930 CO-OP WORK TERM II
This course is co-op students’ second work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE: Business 3920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 4920 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 3930
0 semester hours

BUS 4930 CO-OP WORK TERM III
This course is co-op students’ third work term. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
PREREQUISITE:  Business 4920 or permission of the Academic Director of Co-operative Education.
Three semester hours of credit

BUS 5930 CO-OP WORK TERM IV
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fourth work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 4930
0 semester hours

BUS 5940 CO-OP WORK TERM V
This optional course is available to co-op students who elect to do a fifth work term.
PREREQUISITE: Business 5930
0 semester hours
 

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