Bachelor of commerce (co-operative)

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Campus: St. John's Faculty: Business Administration
Length: Five years Practical experience: Three mandatory work terms
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Combine exciting classroom learning and real-world business experience with Memorial’s bachelor of commerce (co-operative) (B.Comm.(Co-op.)). Students alternate academic semesters with work placements in industry, government or private organizations to apply classroom studies in real-world settings and develop practical skills for today’s business environment.

  • 45 courses (135 credit hours)
  • Structured and full-time (normally completed in five years)
  • Mandatory work terms (3) and professional development
  • Common first year (Business One) for all undergraduates
  • Study abroad and experiential learning opportunities
Mandatory professional development

Students are required to complete three non-credit, professional development seminars. These seminars, delivered in partnership with the Gardiner Centre, complement academic programming and help prepare students to succeed in the workforce. Areas of learning include career development, job search, professionalism and individual skill development. B.Comm. (Co-op.) students will also complete BUSI 300W: Business Co-operative Education Professional Development Seminars, which are specific to work term preparation.

Did you know?

Our B.Comm.(Co-op.) was the first business degree in Canada to be accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL). Work terms are paid placements, allowing students to earn income while completing their education. We have a 100 per cent placement rate for work terms.

Structure of the degree

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1 Business One  
2 AT 1 AT 2  
3 AT 3 WT 1 AT 4
4 WT 2 AT 5 WT 3
5 AT 6 AT 7  
AT - Academic Term; WT - Work Term

Admission requirements
Entry to Business One

Intake:
Fall, winter or spring semesters
Application deadline:
Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:
 - March 1 for fall admission
 - October 1 for winter admission
 - February 1 for spring admission

New Memorial students

You may apply for admission into Business One directly from high school. To apply, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and Business One as your program of study in the appropriate place on the university application for admission. Direct entry into the faculty from high school is subject to meeting the general admission requirements for Memorial University and admissibility into Mathematics 1000, 1005, 1090 or 109A/B.

Upon completion of Business One, you will apply for admission into the B.Comm.(Co-op.) program. See Admission to B.Comm.(Co-op.) below.

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Current Memorial students

If you are a current Memorial University student you must declare Business One by emailing the Office of the Registrar.

Upon completion of Business One, you will apply for admission into the B.Comm.(Co-op.) program. See Admission to B.Comm.(Co-op.) below.

Transfer students

If you are a transfer applicant, you can select Business One when you apply for admission. To apply, indicate the Faculty of Business Administration as your faculty and Business One as your program of study in the appropriate place on the university application for admission.

If you have already submitted your application for admission, you can contact the Office of the Registrar and ask to have Business One added to your application.

Upon completion of Business One, you will apply for admission into the B.Comm.(Co-op.) program. See Admission to B.Comm.(Co-op.) below.

Admission to B.Comm.(Co-op.)

Intake:
Fall or winter semesters
(first intake will be the fall 2023 semester)
Application deadline:
 - March 1 for fall admission
 - October 1 for winter admission

Upon completion of the Business One courses, you must apply for admission into the B.Comm.(Co-op.) program. To be eligible for admission you must complete the following 30 credit hours (10 courses) in  with an overall average of at least 65% on these 10 courses:

  • BUSI 1000: Introduction to Business in Society
  • ECON 1010: Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 1020: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • MATH 1000: Calculus I or MATH 1005: Calculus for Business
  • Six credit hours in English, three credit hours of which may be replaced by any critical reading and writing (CRW) course at Memorial
  • 12 additional credit hours in non-business electives

In addition to the 65% overall average in Business One courses, you must have a cumulative average of at least 60% to meet admission requirements and demonstrate that you can successfully complete 15 credit hours loads with an acceptable performance. Admission into the B.Comm.(Co-op.) program is competitive and limited.

Details on how to apply for the B.Comm.(Co-op.) will be available in early 2023. Interested students should meet with an academic advisor within the Faculty of Business Administration.

Transfer applicants must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours (five courses) at Memorial University prior to admission into the B.Comm.(Co-op.) program.

Advanced standing (for current Memorial and transfer students)

Current Memorial University students and transfer students from another post-secondary institution, may apply for admission with advanced standing to Terms 1, 2 or 3. Admission with advanced standing beyond Business One is competitive and limited. We recommend that current and transfer students consult with an academic advisor within the Faculty of Business Administration to determine their pathway of admission into the program.

Sample first year

Wondering what courses you would take in your first year? Check out the Business One program. 

Sample courses

BUSI 1210 - Introduction to Marketing Strategy
BUSI 3310 - Organizational Behaviour
BUSI 4000 - Business Law I

It’s recommended that students contact the Faculty's Academic Programs Office for academic advising early in their program.