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Business | Beedie School of Business Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Business Co-operative Education Program

Co-operative education formally integrates a student’s academic studies with relevant work experience. Employers from business, industry and government support and participate in the program. This ‘hands-on’ approach to education extends the learning process beyond the limits of the classroom and into the working world by alternating full-time study terms with full-time paid work terms of career-related practical experience.

For those seeking a professional accounting designation (CPA) work experience obtained during the program may be recognized toward the required practical experience.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Beedie School of Business is required before admission to the co-operative education program is considered.

A student must remain in good academic standing in the Beedie School of Business to continue in the program.

Co-operative education programs are open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and visa students. Visit www.sfu.ca/bus-coop for complete program admission requirements.

Application Process

Co-operative education has an application process which includes completing the Bridging Online (BOL) course. Visit www.sfu.ca/coop/bol.

Visit www.sfu.ca/coop/apply.html to apply.

Practicum Course Requirements

To qualify for the bachelor of business administration with a major in business administration and a co-operative education designation, students must complete three (3) work terms and meet University and Beedie School of Business graduation requirements.

During study terms a student must maintain full-time status. Complete information regarding participation within the business co-op education program and additional requirements may be found at www.sfu.ca/bus-coop.

Students complete the following co-op practicum courses.

BUS 225 - Co-op Practicum I (3)

This is the first term of work experience for students in the Co-operative Education Program. It provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. This course is open only to co-op students. The co-op program co-ordinator must be contacted at the beginning of the term prior to enrolment for this course. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

BUS 325 - Co-op Practicum II (3)

This is the second term of work experience for students in the Co-operative Education Program. It provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. This course is open only to co-op students. The co-op program co-ordinator must be contacted at the beginning of the term prior to enrolment for this course. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

BUS 326 - Co-op Practicum III (3)

This is the third term of work experience for students in the Co-operative Education Program. It provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. This course is open only to co-op students. The co-op program co-ordinator must be contacted at the beginning of the term prior to enrolment for this course. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.

BUS 327 - Co-op Practicum IV (3)

This is the fourth term of work experience for students in the Co-operative Education Program. It provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice. This course is open only to co-op students. The co-op program co-ordinator must be contacted at the beginning of the term prior to enrolment for this course. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree.