MBA Co-op Program

For more than forty years, DeGroote’s MBA co-op program has given students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, skills, work ethic and leadership potential in the business world. The success of the program is due in large part to the strong partnerships we have with employers across Canada.

Co-op students are ideal for working on special projects in your organization, but work terms can also be used to cover short-term leaves and other operational responsibilities. Our students are carefully screened by the program’s admissions process and come from a variety of educational backgrounds including commerce, science, engineering and the arts. Students may have recently finished an undergraduate program or may already have professional experience in the workforce.

Students in the co-op program complete four academic semesters and three 4-month work terms. Academic semesters and work terms usually alternate.

First Work Term Second Work Term Third Work Term
January to April September to December May to August

In some cases, depending on your needs as an employer, work terms can be combined into sessions which are longer than four months.

How to Participate

    Simply email your job posting to and we will take care of all the posting details or post directly to the job board by logging in to OSCARplus.
    Instructions for logging in and using OSCARplus can be found in the employer manual.
    If you are a new employer, a member of our team will reach out to you for a discovery call and next steps.
    Shortlist candidates and Submit to – we can take care of scheduling interviews for you. You are welcome to join us at the Ron Joyce Centre or conduct these at your offices.
    Offers are on a continuous basis (no rank/match process) and are submitted to The career team will extend offers to students and confirm acceptance with the employer. Sign back deadline is a minimum of 3-business days.


Job Guidelines

In order to help make the job a mutually beneficial and rewarding experience we ask that each employer:

  • Supervises and guides the student during the work term, providing a welcoming environment where a student can develop his or her skills.
  • Participates in a work site visit with one of our relationship managers to discuss the student’s progress.
  • Reads and signs the student’s work term report.
  • Completes a final evaluation form and discusses the results with the student.