Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2011/2012)
4.2 Regulations for General Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)
4.2.1 Admission Modes and Requirements
4.2.1.1 Direct Entry (for High School Students)

Students may apply for admission into first year of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program (Terms A/B) directly from high school by indicating this in the appropriate place on their Undergraduate Application for Admission/Readmission to Memorial University of Newfoundland. Direct entry from high school is subject to the applicant's final acceptance to the University and admissibility into either Mathematics 1000 or 1090. Terms A/B normally starts in September.

4.2.1.2 Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students)
  1. Students may apply for admission with Advanced Standing into terms beyond Terms A/B up to and including Term 4. Students applying for admission to a term beyond Terms A/B must have completed all of the courses required in the program up to that term, including the courses required in Terms A/B, with grades high enough to have met promotion requirements. Students applying for admission with advanced standing must complete and submit to the Office of the Registrar the Faculty of Business Administration Application For Admission, normally on or before the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they intend to begin their program.

  2. Admission with Advanced Standing is competitive and selective. Prospective students are therefore encouraged to consider an alternate degree program in the event that they are not accepted into the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program.

  3. The primary criterion used in reaching decisions on applications for admission with advanced standing is overall academic achievement. Selection, therefore, will be based on a student's overall academic performance. Students with weak overall academic records are unlikely to be admitted.

4.2.1.3 Transfers From Other Post-Secondary Institutions
  1. Students who are transferring from other universities must apply for admission to the University on or before the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they intend to begin their program, to allow sufficient time for the evaluation of transfer credits. Subject to items 2. and 3. under Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students) above, transfer students from other universities will be placed in that Term of the program judged by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty to be appropriate considering equivalent credits. Regardless of the Term into which they are admitted, transfer students must complete a minimum of two work terms.

  2. Subject to items 2. and 3. under Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students) above, graduates of a three-year community college business diploma program may be considered for admission into Term 3. Space for Term 3 admissions is limited and competitive and admission decisions will be based on overall academic performance. Specific course requirements will be determined on an individual basis at the time of admission

4.2.2 The Curriculum
  1. To graduate with the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree, every candidate shall successfully complete 135 credit hours over nine academic terms in the Co-operative Program and shall normally be required to successfully complete three work terms. The 135 academic credit hours are distributed as follows: 30 credit hours over the course of Terms A/B and 15 credit hours in each of Terms 1 through 7.

  2. Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program must complete courses in academic terms or "blocks" in the sequence, order and course load as set out in the Table 1 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum. Exceptions to this prescribed program, including specified course load, must have the approval of the Admissions Committee or of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty.

  3. By the end of the Winter semester of their first year, Terms A/B students must have successfully completed the following 30 credit hours:

    1. Six credit hours in English courses which must include English 1110 or 1021;

    2. Mathematics 1000;

    3. Economics 2010 and 2020;

    4. BUSI 1000;

    5. Twelve additional credit hours in non-Business electives*.

    *Students who wish to complete the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts [see entry immediately following The Curriculum below] are strongly advised to include courses in a second language and courses in the subject of the intended Major program.

  4. The curriculum of courses and work terms beyond the 30 credit hours required in Terms A/B is as follows:

    1. Statistics 2500

    2. Fifty-four credit hours in core Business Administration courses: 1101, 1210, 1600, 2010, 2101, 2210, 2400, 2710, 3310, 3401, 3700, 4000, 4050, 4320, 4330, 4500, 5301, and 7000.

    3. At least 21 credit hours but no more than 36 credit hours in Business electives which must be chosen from Table 4 Business Electives.

    4. At least 12 credit hours but no more than 27 credit hours in non-Business electives.

    5. Three work terms of four months duration each.

    Unspecified credits may not be used to fulfil the requirements outlined in a., b., and e. above.

  5. Notwithstanding clauses 2. and 4. and bullet three of UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate), Classification of Students, students do not require special permission to register for courses while on work terms if the courses are in addition to the prescribed program.

Table 1 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum
  • Fall and Winter
  • Terms A/B
  • 6 credit hours in English courses which must include English 1110 or 1021
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Economics 2010 and 2020
  • BUSI 1000
  • 12 additional credit hours in non-BUSI electives
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 1
  • BUSI 1101
  • BUSI 1210
  • Statistics 2500
  • 6 credit hours chosen from: BUSI 1600, BUSI 2010, BUSI 2400, BUSI 2710, and 3 credit hours of electives*
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 2
  • BUSI 2101
  • BUSI 2210
  • Remaining 9 credit hours chosen from: BUSI 1600, BUSI 2010, BUSI 2400, BUSI 2710, and 3 credit hours of electives*

Spring

  • Fall
  • Academic Term 3
  • BUSI 3310
  • BUSI 3401
  • BUSI 3700
  • 6 credit hours in elective courses*

Winter

Work Term 1

BUSI 399W

  • Spring
  • Academic Term 4

Fall

Work Term 2

BUSI 499W

  • Winter
  • Academic Term 5
  • BUSI 5301
  • 12 credit hours in elective courses*

Spring

Work Term 3

BUSI 599W

  • Fall
  • Academic Term 6
  • BUSI 7000
  • 12 credit hours in elective courses*
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 7

15 credit hours in elective courses*

  • * Of the 48 credit hours in elective courses required in the program from Terms 1 through 7, 21 – 36 credit hours must be chosen from Business electives in Table 4 Business Electives and 12 – 27 credit hours must be non-Business electives.
4.2.3 Regulations for the Joint Degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) and Bachelor of Arts

Any student who is admitted into the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program may simultaneously complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts program. Under those circumstances, regulations for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program will be relaxed as follows. Notwithstanding clauses 4.c. and 4.d. of The Curriculum under the Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), students in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program who are concurrently completing the Bachelor of Arts degree will be permitted to make the following adjustments to those clauses:

  1. clause 4.c. - no fewer than 15 credit hours, but no more than 36 credit hours, in Business electives which must be chosen from Table 4 Business Electives.

  2. clause 4.d. - no fewer than 12 credit hours, but no more than 33 credit hours, in elective courses chosen from the Faculty of Arts.

These adjustments to the normal curriculum will only be permitted for students who are graduating with the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree at the same convocation. In order to meet all of the requirements of both degree Programs at the same time, students who are completing the joint degrees are strongly advised to follow Table 2 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts) .

Table 2 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum (Completed Jointly with the Bachelor of Arts)
  • Fall and Winter
  • Terms A/B
  • 6 credit hours in English courses which must include English 1110 or 1021
  • Mathematics 1000
  • Economics 2010 and 2020
  • BUSI 1000
  • 12 additional credit hours in non-BUSI electives [see Note 1. below]
  • Fall
  • Academic Term 1
  • BUSI 1101
  • BUSI 1210
  • Statistics 2500
  • 6 credit hours chosen from: BUSI 1600, BUSI 2010, BUSI 2400, BUSI 2710, and 3 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1. below)
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 2
  • BUSI 2101
  • BUSI 2210
  • Remaining 9 credit hours chosen from: BUSI 1600, BUSI 2010, BUSI 2400, BUSI 2710, and 3 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 1. below]

Spring

[see Note 2. below]

  • Fall
  • Academic Term 3
  • BUSI 3310
  • BUSI 3401
  • BUSI 3700
  • At least 6 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3 below]

Winter

Work Term 1

BUSI 399W [see Note 2. below]

  • Spring
  • Academic Term 4

Fall

Work Term 2

BUSI 499W [see Note 2. below]

  • Winter
  • Academic Term 5
  • BUSI 5301
  • At least 12 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3. below]

Spring

Work Term 3

BUSI 599W [see Note 2. below]

  • Fall
  • Academic Term 6
  • BUSI 7000
  • At least 12 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3. below]
  • Winter
  • Academic Term 7
  • At least 15 credit hours in Major, Core or elective courses [see Note 3. below]

Notes:

  1. The Bachelor of Arts requires completion of a Major program, a Minor program, a set of Core Requirements, and elective courses, totalling at least 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Arts (or Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and Psychology). When the Bachelor of Arts is completed jointly with the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative):

    1. Minor program requirements are satisfied by BUSI courses specified in Table 1 Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Curriculum above.

    2. Core requirements for English and Numeracy/Science are satisfied by courses completed in Terms A/B or during Terms 1 or 2 of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree.

    3. It is recommended that the Core Requirement for 6 credit hours in courses in a second language be completed in Terms A/B of the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) degree program.

    4. Core requirements for 6 credit hours in research/writing courses may be satisfied by including two such courses within the 78 credit hours in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Arts. Please consult the Undergraduate Registration Procedures to determine research/writing course offerings in any given semester.

    5. Major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts may be satisfied in 36 to 45 credit hours, depending on the department or program chosen. Students are strongly recommended to seek advice from the department or program of their Major to ensure that their proposed degree program is possible within the constraints of course scheduling and prerequisites.

  2. Students are advised that, in order to complete the joint degrees within the minimum 150 credit hours, they must complete at least five of the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts as opportunities arise and as courses are offered. These courses may be completed during the Spring semesters between Terms A/B and Term 1, between Terms 2 and 3, or during any of the three Work Terms (for example, in the evening or by distance), or as sixth courses during any of the academic terms (following submission of a course load waiver).

  3. To meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative), not fewer than 15 and not more than 36 credit hours in BUSI electives must be chosen from Table 4 Business Electives. Students intending to complete the joint degrees in the minimum number of 150 credit hours should ensure that at least 78 of these credit hours are completed in courses offered by departments within the Faculty of Arts (or Psychology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer Science). Careful planning, particularly in the selection of elective courses as well as in the sequence of Major program courses, is therefore recommended to ensure timely completion of the joint degrees.

4.2.4 Minor or Cognate From Another Academic Unit
  1. A student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program may, using all of the non-Business electives required in the curriculum, complete a minor within the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, the School of Music, or offered at Grenfell Campus. Regulations for the minor are given under the Calendar entries for the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Science, and the School of Music, and under the Calendar entry for Grenfell Campus.

  2. A student enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) program may pursue a minor (or equivalent) in other non-business academic units (where minor programs exist) with permission of that academic unit and permission of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration.

4.2.5 Examination and Promotion for the Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)
  1. The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business Administration constitutes the examining body for all examinations in Business courses. In addition, the standing of every student will be assessed by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies in accordance with the promotion requirements outlined in Clauses 2., 3., and 9. below.

  2. Students in Terms A/B will be considered for promotion to Term 1 at the end of the Winter semester of their first year. At that time, for promotion from Terms A/B, students must have successfully completed the 30 credit hours prescribed in 3. of The Curriculum above, with an overall average on those 30 credit hours of at least 65%. Students who do not satisfy these requirements will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be promoted to Term 1.

    Students who have been required to withdraw following Terms A/B may be considered for readmission to the program in accordance with the entry under Admission Modes and Requirements above, with the heading Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial University of Newfoundland Students).

    A required withdrawal for failure to meet the promotion requirements from Terms A/B will not be reflected on a student's transcript.

  3. For promotion from each of Terms 1 through 7, the requirements are the achievement of a passing grade in at least 12 credit hours and an overall average of at least 60% in those courses required in each academic term.

    Students in an academic term who do not maintain the appropriate course load as outlined in Clause 2. of The Curriculum, and who do not have the prior approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies for a reduced course load, will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be promoted.

    Students completing Terms 1 through 7 who fail to achieve these standards will be required to withdraw from the program. A required withdrawal from any of Terms 1 through 7 will be reflected on a student's transcript.

    Students who meet the academic promotion requirements above but who fail a core course in any of Terms 1 through 7 will be required to successfully repeat that course prior to graduation. Students who meet the promotion requirements above but who fail an elective in any of Terms 1 through 7 will be required to either successfully repeat that elective or successfully complete an additional elective to replace it prior to graduation.

  4. The Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration may promote a student notwithstanding promotion requirements listed in Clause 3. above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, and in the case of a student thought likely to succeed in future terms.

  5. Students who have been required to withdraw following any one of Terms 1 through 7 may be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which time they will normally be required to repeat the term which they failed, unless, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee, Faculty of Business Administration, a more meaningful course of study would be appropriate.

    In order to be considered for readmission, students must formally apply for readmission to the program not later than the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they wish to recommence their program.

  6. The dates for starting and finishing each work term are shown in the University Diary.

    Successful completion of the work term requirements is a prerequisite to graduation.

  7. A competition for work term employment is organized by Business Co-operative Education.

    Students may obtain their own work term jobs outside the competition. Such jobs must be confirmed by letter from the employer and approved by Business Co-operative Education on or before the first day of the work period.

    By entering the competition, students give permission for Business Co-operative Education to supply their university transcripts to potential employers.

  8. A work report on a topic approved by Business Co-operative Education must be submitted for each work term. This report must be approved by the employer and submitted to Business Co-operative Education on or before the deadline scheduled by Business Co-operative Education. Evidence of the student's ability to gather material relating to the report, analyse it effectively, and present it in a clear, logical and concise form, will be required in the report. Late reports will not be graded unless prior permission for a late report has been given by Business Co-operative Education.

  9. The overall evaluation of the work term is the responsibility of Business Co-operative Education. The work term shall consist of two components:

    Student performance as evaluated by a co-ordinator, given input from the employer, and a work report graded by a co-ordinator or a member of faculty.

    Evaluation of the work term will result in the assignment of one of the following final grades:

    1. Pass with Distinction: Indicates EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE in both the work report and work performance. The student is commended for his/her outstanding performance in each of the required components; pass with distinction has been awarded to each of the work report and work performance.

    2. Pass: Indicates that PERFORMANCE MEETS EXPECTATIONS in both the work report and work performance. The student fully meets the requirements of a passing work report and completely satisfactory work term performance.

    3. Fail: Indicates FAILING PERFORMANCE in the work report and/or the work performance.

    For promotion from the work term, a student must obtain PASS WITH DISTINCTION or PASS.

    If a student fails to achieve the standards outlined above, the student will be required to withdraw from the program and may be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which time the student will be required to complete a further work term with satisfactory performance before being admitted to any further academic term in the Faculty.

  10. A student who has been required to withdraw from the program as a result of failing to meet the requirements of either two academic terms or two work terms will not be eligible for readmission to the program.

  11. Students are not permitted to drop work terms without prior approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon the recommendation of Business Co-operative Education. Students who drop a work term without permission, or who fail to honour an agreement to work with an employer, or who conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause their discharge from the job, will normally be awarded a grade of FAL for that work term. Permission to drop a work term does not constitute a waiver of degree requirements, and students who have obtained such permission must complete an approved work term in lieu of the one dropped.

4.2.6 Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative)

An Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) signifies superior academic achievement.

  1. To be considered for an Honours Degree, the candidates must so indicate on the prescribed "Application for Graduation " form. This form may be obtained at the Office of the Registrar or on-line at the Memorial Self Service at www3.mun.ca/admit/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin.

  2. Candidates for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) shall comply with all regulations governing the General Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative).

  3. A candidate shall obtain at least a 75% average and a grade point average of at least 3.5 on the courses which comprise the total number of credit hours required for the degree. Candidates are not permitted to repeat or substitute courses for the purpose of meeting these criteria.

  4. To be eligible for the Honours degree, a candidate must pass all of the core courses required in Terms 1 through 7 on his/her first attempt.

  5. A student who has been required to withdraw from the program as a result of failing to meet the requirements for promotion from academic Terms 1 through 7 or from Work Terms 1, 2, or 3 will not be eligible for an Honours Degree.

  6. An applicant for the Honours Degree who fails to fulfill the conditions of Clauses 3., 4., and 5. but fulfills the requirements for a General Co-operative Degree shall be awarded the General Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative).