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Co-op Program in Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership

How to Apply

Applications for the Co-op program are accepted all year around. Full details can be found on the Apply to Co-op page.

Program Requirements

The BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience. Degree students can complete a minimum of three work terms while completing their degree. Work terms generally occur full-time in separate 4 month work semesters and alternate with academic study.

Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration/Entrance Requirements:

  • Declaration into the Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership program.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Maximum 75 completed credits

Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements:

Continuation in the co-op option requires:

  • Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to 75 credits
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Instructor permission*

* Instructor permission - Upon completion of COOP 1101, students must meet and maintain ALL Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements of his/her program in order to remain in the Co-op program. For most programs this includes a minimum cumulative GPA (including all transfer credits and undergraduate courses that may apply to their program), successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to 75 completed credits (prior to 30 completed credits for diplomas) and instructor permission.

Instructor permission can take into feedback from the COOP 1101 instructor and assignments, feedback from other KPU instructors (including attendance, behaviour, and participation) and suitability as an ambassador of the Co-op program. Students may meet the GPA and credit requirement but access to Co-op may be withheld or removed if instructor permission is not granted.

Additional requirements:

In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.

General Program Information

Please click here for a detailed description of what you can expect from the Entrepreneurial Leadership program.

Entrepreneurial Leadership Co-op Employment

Entrepreneurial Leadership Co-op students have been employed with a variety of industries such as the federal and provincial governments, municipalities, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. Student have held various titles such as:

  • Fundraising Assistant
  • Event Planner
  • Special Projects Coordinator
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Business Operations Coordinator
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Developer Assistant
  • Research Coordinator

Student Testimonial

“Co-op has allowed me to gain valuable skills and knowledge that I wouldn't have been able to learn in a classroom environment. During my co-op workterm, I was involved in interviewing students and employees and exploring sustainability events and databases to create KPU's first complied sustainability initiatives report. I enjoyed the experience knowing that my efforts have planted a seed for growth. I would encourage students wanting to expand their learning experience to consider co-op!” - Saima Zaidi - ENTR Co-op student


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