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Watch our presentation on co-op, which is built into all of Laurier's double degree programs.

 

Co-op for Business and Computer Science Students

Participants in the double degree program in Business Administration (BBA) and Computer Science (BSc) develop the technical know-how in database and Internet computing to go along with analytical skills and business expertise.

How Co-op Works

This double-degree co-op program gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain hands-on experience while completing three paid work terms lasting up to four months each.

You will enrol in co-op in your second year. 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 enrolling in co-op.

Course Sequencing

You will begin your first four-month work term after your second year. 

Work/Study Sequence, Business and Computer Science 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

  • Network Automation Development Student, Blackberry, Waterloo – Work in all stages of the software development cycle, including design, implementation, testing and support.
  • Business Analyst, BMO Financial, Toronto – Develop technological solutions, conduct user acceptance testing and facilitate project meetings.
  • Risk Associate, CIBC, Toronto – Perform testing and quality assurance on a new risk application.
  • Software Engineer, Manulife Financial, Waterloo – Verify functionality, create a migration tool, fix defects in a mobile application.
  • Funding Administration Co-op, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Toronto – Perform financial analysis on grant applications.
  • Full Stack Developer, SocialPeeks, Waterloo – Help build new ways to assist brands and agencies execute influencer marketing campaigns working with Rails, PostgreSQL, Python and Elasticsearch.
  • Software Developer, The Co-operators Group Limited, Kitchener – Write code, assist in angular front end development.

Sample Co-op Employers 

  • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
  • KPMG
  • Royal Canin Canada
  • Samsung
  • Unhaggle Inc.

Salary Information

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

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