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Co-op for BBA Students

When you are completing a Business and Economics co-op program, your extensive knowledge of business fundamentals, innovative business practises and case-based learning opportunities will make you an experienced graduate and an asset to modern industry.

How Business Co-op Works

Co-op gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing paid work terms lasting 12 to 16 weeks.

You apply for admission to co-op in first year and may be eligible for an admission interview early in your second year.

If you are admitted to co-op, you will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews

Interested? Learn more about applying to co-op.

Course Sequencing

Business Administration co-op students complete three four-month work terms, or one work term of eight months and one of four months. See a sample work/study sequence below.

Work/Study Sequence, Business Co-op
Year Fall (Sept. to Dec.) Winter (Jan. to April) Spring (May to August)
One Study Term Study Term Break 
Two Study Term Study Term Work Term 1
Three Study Term Work Term 2 Study Term
Four Work Term 3 Study Term Study Term

Sample Co-op Jobs

  • Acturial Analyst, Retirement Consulting, Aon Canada, Toronto – Provide technical and analytical support, interpret pension plan texts, calculate benefit entitlements and prepare option packages.
  • Marketing Intern, Henkel Canada Corporation, Mississauga – Lead marketing projects, develop trade strategies and analyze data for all laundry and home-care brands.
  • IT Co-op, John Deere Canada Financial Inc., Oakville – Analyze and evaluate business practices and information technology processes.
  • CPA Co-op, KPMG, Waterloo – Analyze and assess clients’ business processes and internal controls, and recommend areas of improvement
  • Supply Chain Co-op, PepsiCo Canada, Cambridge – Co-ordinate packaging, implement efficiency initiatives and build scheduling tools.
  • Financial Analyst, RBC Capital Markets, Toronto – Perform financial modelling, forecasting and analysis, and participate in research, audits and consulting engagements.
  • Sales Analyst, Smucker Foods, Markham – Review competition, coordinate trade show events and mine point-of-sales data to analyze distribution.
  • Human Resources Assistant, Staples Canada, Richmond Hill – Co-ordinate performance appraisals, maintain a resource library, screen and interview applicants and facilitate orientation sessions.

Sample Co-op Employers 

Accounting and Consulting 

  • BDO Canada
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte
  • EY Canada
  • PwC Canada

Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Hershey Canada Inc.
  • IKEA Canada
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Revlon Canada
  • Unilever Canada

Financial Services

  • AGF Management
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Burgundy Asset Management
  • Fidelity Investments Canada
  • Gluskin Sheff + Associates
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • TD Securities

Government

  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Federal Economic Development
  • Statistics Canada
  • Treasury Board Secretariat 

Insurance and Actuary

  • Economical Insurance
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Manulife Financial
  • Sun Life Financial
  • The Co-operators

Automotive

  • Hyundai Auto Canada
  • Nissan Canada
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada

Telecommunications and Technology

  • Axonify
  • BlackBerry
  • IBM Canada
  • Samsung Electronics Canada

Salary Information

Check out the average weekly salary data for students in Business and Economics co-op programs. This data is available for your reference. Employers determine students’ salaries.

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