Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2014/2015
Canadian Excellence

Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management (Brantford)

The Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management program consists of 20.0 credits, of which not more than 7.0 may be at the 100 level. All students in the program must complete successfully the Brantford Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.

Required Courses:
All courses are 0.5 credits, except for MB485* which is a 1.0-credit course.

11.5 required credits in MB:
MB105, JN109/MB109/OL109, MB115
MB202, MB207, MB215, MB217, MB235, MB237
MB300/OL300, MB305, MB307, MB315, MB325, MB335, MB365/OL365, MB385
MB425, MB475, MB481, MB485* (1.0 credit)

EC120 and EC140
MA127
6.0 additional credits in any discipline

Note: Students are excluded from completing the Management Option.

Progression Requirements

Progression to Year 2: Requires completion of all 5.0 required and elective credits of Year 1 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 6.00 (C+) in all Business (MB and BU) courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00 (C) in all non-business courses. Course and GPA requirements for Business and non-Business courses must be achieved by August 31. Total course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 1.0 credit exclusively during Year 1. All credits taken during Year 1 will be included in the GPA requirements for progression into Year 2.

Progression to Year 3: Requires completion of all 5.0 required and elective credits of Year 2 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 in all Business (MB and BU) courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00 in all non-business courses. These course and GPA requirements must be achieved by April 30. Course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 2.0 credits for the duration of the program, including repeats from Year 1.

Progression to Year 4: Requires completion of all 5.0 required and elective credits of Year 3 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 in all Business (MB and BU) courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00 in all non-business courses. These course and GPA requirements must be achieved by August 31. Course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 2.0 credits for the duration of the program, including repeats from Year 1.

Graduation: Requires completion of all 5.0 required and elective courses of Year 4 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 in all Business (MB and BU) courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.00 in all non-business courses. Students who have not met the course and GPA requirements to graduate must meet the requirements within one calendar year. If they do not do so, they must re-apply to enter the Honours Business Technology Management program. Course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 2.0 credits for the duration of the program, including repeats from Year 1. A student who has passed all the courses of the BBTM program but who has not obtained the necessary GPA may elect to receive a Bachelor of Arts General degree without designation.

 
Co-operative Education Option

"Co-operative education," a form of work-integrated learning, is a model of education that integrates and alternates a student's academic learning with workplace learning in fields relevant to the student's academic and personal goals.

Both work and academic terms are full-time and follow a formalized sequence. The time spent in the workplace comprises at least 30% of the time spent in academic study. Co-op work terms are approximately the length of each study term. Students are exposed to the work environment during more than one season of the year and their co-op programs begin and end on an academic term.

Co-op students in the Business Technology Management program begin their alternating work and study terms after completing the first academic term of Year 3. Students in the program accumulate 12 months of practical work experience through one eight-month and one four-month work term, and graduate in just over four years.

The only entry point for BTM co-op is at the beginning of second year. Students who withdraw or are removed from their academic program are not eligible to continue in co-op, even if they are later reinstated into that program. 

Co-op students follow the same academic program as regular students. Because of the alternating pattern of work and study terms, there may be some differences in the scheduling of individual courses.

Students prepare for the job search by attending workshops and individual counselling sessions.

Each work term is developed in collaboration with the employer and approved by the Department of Co-operative Education as a suitable learning environment that will engage the student in productive work. Students apply to employers with whom they are interested in working. Employers are encouraged to interview on campus. Although employment cannot be guaranteed, every effort is made to ensure that suitable employment is available for students admitted to the option.

The student's performance in the workplace is supervised and evaluated by the student’s employer. Co-op staff members monitor each student's progress during the work term. The co-op curriculum supports student learning goals, personal evaluation and reflection; students are required to set goals each term and write work term reports. Students are compensated by their employers for work performed.

A co-op fee is payable in each academic term of Year 2 and Year 3.

To obtain the co-op designation, students must complete all the requirements of both their academic program and the option. Students completing the option will have the notation "Co-operative Option" appended to their transcript and noted on their degree.

Application Procedure

Students on study permits may apply to and be admitted into co-op programs at Laurier. Note, however, that there may be a limit on the number of spaces available to international students.

Students in the BTM program who have met all academic requirements of Year 1 indicate their intention to participate in the Co-op Option by enrolling online by the second Monday of classes in Year 2.

For further information, contact:
Department of Co-operative Education:
Wilfrid Laurier University
192 King Street North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Telephone: (519) 884-0710 ext. 4484

 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revisions April 15, 2014: MA127 added; effective September 1, 2014.