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Co-operative study programs

Several universities offer study programs that allow students and professionals to develop or deepen their knowledge of the co-operative movement.

Co-operative Study Programs

Master’s in Business Administration in Community Economic Development at Cape Breton University

45 credits (15 half-courses) and an applied research project (3 credits) under the supervision of two educational advisers.

 

Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions at Saint’s Mary University

A 42 credits/hours program designed to be completed in less than 3 years. It includes a mandatory in-person orientation week, online courses, a study visit and a 6 credits research project.

Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University

A 21 credits/hours program designed to be completed in 20 months. It includes a mandatory in-person orientation week, online courses and a 3 credits research project.

Master’s in Management and Governance of Co-operatives and Mutuals at l’Université de Sherbrooke

This 10 months full-time program (also available part-time) aims to train co-operators in all sectors of the economy, to develop their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge.

Cetificate in International Co-operation at l’Université de Sherbrooke

This 30 credits program (available both in full-time and part-time) is offered in the Sherbrooke campus. This program will help you to develop your knowledge and skills to support and develop co-operatives and humanitarian projects on the international level.

Short graduate program in Business Management at l’Université du Québec à Montréal

This 15 credits program offers a specialized training for managers or directors in organizations or enterprises with a social mission or a collective structure – like co-operatives, non-profits, NGOs, community organizations and foundations.

Master’s in Business Administration – Collective Enterprises at l’Université du Québec à Montréal

This 45 credits program is available in both full time or part time over 2 years. It is designed for managers with a solid management background in the sector of collective and social enterprises, which combines business management, social mission, democracy and co-operation.

Short graduate program in Business Management at l’Université du Québec à Montréal

This 15 credits program offers a specialized training for managers or directors in organizations or enterprises with a social mission or a collective structure – like co-operatives, non-profits, NGOs, community organizations and foundations.

Designed for mi-career professionals interested in improving their understanding for the third sector – co-operative, credit unions, non-profits, charities, community associations, social enterprises, and more – working alongside the public and private sectors to provide goods and services to individuals and commuities. GSECN is offered in partnership with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate Schoool of Public Policy.

Advanced Co-operative Governance at Usask

Designed by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and with the support of Federated Co-operatives Limited, the Advanced Co-operative Governance program gives directors the knowledge and understanding to govern their co-operatives with confidence. Upon completion of Advanced Co-operative Governance (program attendance and passing an exam), Directors will be recognized as leaders obtaining the Co-opDirector.D designation. Stay tuned for the next offering or contact stan.yu@usask.ca for more information.

Certificate in Community Economic Development at Simon Fraser University

This 8 months part-time program with a 2 week on campus includes a study tour as well as webinars. This program focuses on developing the practical use of models (including co-operatives) and tools for vibrant local economies.

Certificate in Co-operative Management: 10 Months, Part-time, Online by ICCM

The Certificate in Co-operative Management is an executive professional development program delivered by the International Centre for Co-operative Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. It is an online, part-time program comprising five courses designed to be completed in 10 months one course at a time. Enhance your practical knowledge of the co-operative enterprise model and its relevance and impact. Deepen your knowledge of co-operative history and acquire co-operative and credit union management tools and best practices related to strategy, governance and innovation. Join an international network of passionate co-operative leaders from all types of co-ops in diverse sectors.

Upon completion of this program, you will receive a Certificate in Co-operative Management. Should you decide to continue your studies with our Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions or Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management, you will receive course credit toward these academic programs for all courses completed in good standing (B grade).