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 concentration in Social Innovation prepares students for work in a variety of areas in the corporate, public or community sectors. 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
Social Innovation students may work in positions such involving:
- Coordinating programs or projects
- Research and data analysis
- Community investment
- Fund development
- Community education and outreach
- Corporate social responsibility
- Stakeholder relations
- Community event coordination
- Volunteer recruitment, training and management
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 (not required prior to application)
- Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
- 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 concentration courses
Total of six
SINV concentration 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
- Write competitive, professional resumes and cover letters
- Develop job interview skills
- Network with employers
- Conduct self-marketing campaigns
- Understand and comply with workplace and employer expectations
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 2018/19 Tuition and Fee Schedules 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