The Specialist (Co-operative) Program in Management and Marketing is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that combines academic studies with paid work terms in public and private enterprises. Depending on their needs and abilities, students work in areas such as accounting, public administration, auditing, communications, economic development, finance, human resources/personnel, information systems, marketing, policy, strategic planning and entrepreneurship.
This program gives students the perspective of the overall organization and beyond. In addition to the company focus, Marketing also ensures that students take an external orientation by having an in-depth understanding of the competition and the consumer. While developing a good understanding of all the issues involved in developing marketing strategy, the student will learn to implement the tools of marketing tactics.
The Program operates on a trimester schedule, featuring three terms (Fall, Winter and Summer) in each Calendar year. Students work or study in all three terms for four years, or until graduation requirements are met. The Program requires eight four-month terms of study and three four-month work terms. Students normally begin with three to five study terms (Fall, Winter and Summer), then alternate study and work terms. Students always conclude their degree with a study term.
Enrolment in this Program is limited.
1. Students applying directly from high school are admitted on the basis of academic performance. They must have completed Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Calculus.
Course Guidelines for Students Admitted to B.B.A. Co-op Programs Directly from High School
Students must complete the following courses in their first year of study: MGTA05H3, MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MATA32H3, MATA33H3, MGAB01H3, MGAB02H3, MGMA01H3 and MGTA36H3.
2. Students requesting admission after first year must request ONLY ONE Management Co-op Subject POSt on ACORN. Students may apply at the end of the Winter semester and/or at the end of the Summer semester. Application for admission will be considered only for the round during which the student has made the Subject POSt request.
The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for Program admission is calculated for each application period, and is based on University of Toronto courses only. Normally, the minimum CGPA requirement for Co-op Programs will be higher than for non Co-op Programs. Decisions are made when all grades have been received.
Students must have completed the following courses (or their equivalent): MGTA01H3, MGTA02H3, MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MATA32H3, and MATA33H3. [ MATA32H3 and MATA33H3] are strongly recommended, however [MATA29H3/A30H3/A31H3 and MATA35H3/A36H3/A37H3] may also be used to satisfy the calculus requirement. None of the courses listed above (or their equivalent) can be designated as CR/NCR. Of the total credits that students have completed when they apply, at least 4.0 credits must be in University of Toronto courses that have been graded (i.e., not designated as CR/NCR). Students may apply until they have completed up to 10.0 credits. Students who have completed more than 10.0 credits will not be considered for admission to the Program.
Applicants must submit a resume and covering letter to the Management Co-op Office during the limited Subject POSt request period outlined on the Office fo the Registrar's website (https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/registrar/dates-and-deadlines). For information on what to include in your resume and covering letter, visit the Management Co-op website (http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/mgmt/management-admissions). An interview may also be required.
CGPA Requirement to Remain in the Program
Students whose CGPA falls below 2.5 will be placed on probation; Students whose CGPA falls below 2.3 will be removed from co-op; and Students whose CGPA falls below 2.0 will be removed from all BBA programs. A student may request reinstatement to the non Co-op Specialist Program only, if they complete at least 2.0 credits (none of which can be designated as CR/NCR) in the following session and raise their CGPA to at least 2.0. This opportunity will be provided only once.
Most internal admissions to Management Co-op will be done at the end of the Winter term. Based on availability, a small number of students who apply at the end of the Summer term may be admitted.
Students must complete the program requirements as described in the Specialist Program in Management and Marketing.
Co-op Work Term Requirements
All Co-op students must take MGTA36H3 prior to commencement of their first work term. Students are advised to consult regularly with the Academic Director, or the Program Advisor, if they have questions regarding course selection and scheduling. It is however the students' individual responsibility to ensure that they have completed the correct courses to make them eligible for each work term and that they have correctly completed program and degree requirements for graduation.
Students who apply after first year and are successful in receiving a June offer to any Management Co-op program will be expected to complete a Co-op Work Term Preparation Course (WTPC) beginning in the third week of June, and continuing throughout the summer.
To compete for a work term a student must maintain a 2.5 CGPA, and must have completed:
1. For the first work term:
a) 7.0 credits, including: [MGTA05H3 or [MGTA01H3 and MGTA02H3]], MGEA02H3, MGEA06H3, MGAB01H3, MGAB02H3, MGMA01H3, MGTA36H3, MATA32H3, and MATA33H3. [MATA32H3 and MATA33H3] are strongly recommended, however [MATA30H3/A31H3 and MATA35H3/A36H3/A37H3] may also be used to satisfy the calculus requirement.
b) The Management Co-op Work Term Preparation Course (WTPC): COPD07Y3.
2. For the second work term: 9.0 credits.
3. For the third work term: 11.0 credits.
For information on fees, status in Co-op programs, and certification of completion of Co-op programs, see Section 6B.5 of this Calendar.