A NEW CAREER BEGINS. Co-operative Education is a two-way exchange between classroom achievements and the workplace application of knowledge. Both the employer and the student should consider each work term to be a learning term, with the objective of achieving productive work. There are multiple benefits to employers, including access to a high-quality workforce as well as assistance with short-term workload. Students who graduate from co-operative education programs are more readily hired and integrated into the workplace. Qualifying students entering each stream have met rigorous internal requirements, including minimum grade standards. The Business Program is accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), the national body representing nearly 80 post-secondary institutions across the country. The Accounting Stream is accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants Association of Ontario (CPA Ontario).  Other Redeemer University College programs follow the same model and will anticipate accreditation at the appropriate time.

Business:

Accounting

Studies in accounting will include recording financial transactions; preparing financial statements; measuring the costs of products, services and activities; determining whether a business should undertake investments in product improvements, equipment, and facilities; analyzing the performance of a business against its goals; and projecting the financial impact of contemplated business decisions. This Co-operative Education program is also accredited by CPA Ontario. Co-operative Education students in the Accounting stream will graduate with a 4-year B.A. or an Honours B.A. degree having completed 16 months of work-integrated learning in their third and fourth years.

Management

Studying Management at Redeemer will prepare students to assume a diverse range of responsibilities in a business or not-for-profit organization and to progress towards senior management positions. This program gives you a balanced coverage of courses across all business disciplines to ensure that you are prepared and have the skills for all services that may be required in management positions. A Biblical framework grounds your education and encourages you to live out your faith in the workplace through practices that honour Christ, customers, colleagues, and competitors. Co-operative Education students in the Management stream will graduate with a 4-year B.A. or an Honours B.A. degree having completed 16 months of work-integrated learning in their third and fourth years.

Marketing

Marketing is central to any business and an integral part of everyone’s life. We all market our ideas, skills, and experience whatever our calling. The challenge for a marketer is to understand and satisfy the needs of your customers better than your competitors, develop and execute a clear and compelling marketing strategy, all in a God-honouring way. This is a unique challenge for marketers in a culture where the workforce can be primarily profit-oriented, using methods that peddle self-indulgence. Your studies will push you to think deeply about the ethics behind these relationships and will include assignments in market research, brand management, pricing, communications (advertising, sales promotion and public relations), e-marketing and retail channel management. Co-operative Education students in the Marketing stream will graduate with a 4-year B.A. or an Honours B.A. degree having completed sixteen months of work-integrated learning in their third and fourth years.

Not-for-Profit Management

Building on a foundation in business and economics as well as an understanding of the unique aspects of the not-for-profit sector, students are prepared for a diverse range of responsibilities and management roles. They bring broad analytical skills in key areas of business — marketing, accounting, and management. Qualifying Business Program students entering the Not-For-Profit Management stream at Redeemer University College have met rigorous internal requirements, including minimum grade standards. They will be graduated with a 4-year B.A. or an Honours B.A. degree having completed 16 months of work-integrated learning in their third and fourth years.

Kinesiology

Life can be demanding as we seek a balance of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Kinesiology students understand human movement for sport, recreation, fitness, and health. They focus comprehensive and advanced knowledge from the human sciences, through a lens of critical thinking. With two streams, B.A. and BSc., students are looking to careers in sports management, therapeutics, and medical science. These students have met rigorous internal requirements, including minimum grade standards. They will graduate with a 4-year B.A. or an Honours B.A. degree having completed sixteen months of work-integrated learning in their third and fourth years.

Urban and Intercultural Ministry

In an increasingly globalized world, it is imperative to develop the capacity to learn from, work with and appreciate different cultures and perspectives. In both intercultural and urban contexts, students will learn what it means to announce, demonstrate, and embody the good news of the Kingdom of God, resulting in the transformation and flourishing of communities. By learning to understand our cultural formation and how it can both help and hinder meaningful ministry, the Urban and Intercultural Ministry program will help students gain awareness, as well as the necessary tools, to serve effectively in churches, ministries, and community organizations. Co-operative Education students in the Urban and Intercultural Ministry Program will graduate with a 4-year Honours B.A. degree having completed 16 months of work-integrated learning in their third and fourth years.

Resources

Additional Information about work term timing, duration, salary information, and general guidance may be found below.

Sequences

Student Guide
Employer Guide
Co-op Salaries