About the Program

Join Canada’s largest and oldest Co-op Program!

This is a full-time program for students seeking to enhance their resume and launch their career. Integrating classroom education with up to 12 months of paid work experience (three work terms), you will gain valuable experience while exploring career options and building your professional network.

This program allows you to graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience that will help you achieve your career goals.


Scroll down to learn more about co-op and the structure. 

Start Date

Start Date

September 2023
Length of Study

Length of Study

28 months, including up to 12 months of paid work experience
Work Experience

Work Experience

Best fit for anyone with less than four years of work experience
Reed Munsie

"DeGroote was the natural fit to complete my MBA due to McMaster’s high academic standards and the co-op option at DeGroote would allow for a rapid career transition into capital markets."

Reed Munsie, Director, Investment Banking, Barclays
MBA 2011

Key Stats About the MBA with Co-op Program


Average annual salary over three Co-op work terms


Percentage of graduates employed after 3 months


Average years of work experience of a typical MBA with Co-op student


Average age of MBA with Co-op student


Students in the most recent cohort


Percentage of students who secured work in their first work term


Countries represented in the most recent cohort


Split between male and female students

Go On Exchange

Prepare for a global economy by studying around the world. Our international exchange program will ensure you stand out in today’s competitive job market.

Career Support

Starting with Foundations students will build the professional skills and competencies that employers look for.

Invest in You!

Paid Co-op work terms, not only help students gain work experience, but the income significantly offsets program costs.

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Program Details

We do our best to answer any questions you might have about this program. We understand that and appreciate how important of a decision it is to pursue an MBA. If you do not see an answer to one of your questions, please feel free to ask a question.

Is this a full-time program? 

Yes, this program is a full-time program with a focus on securing work co-op’s throughout your MBA.

What is a Co-op?

A co-op is an opportunity to work full-time within an organization for a set amount of time.

Am I placed in my Co-op position?

We do not guarantee positions, or a placement in a specific organization. Working with our Career and Professional Development (CPD) team, a Co-op student will compete and apply for positions on their own. Every MBA with Co-op student works with CPD throughout the entire application process, which leads to a secure rate ranging between 94% and 100%. We work closely with our employer partners to ensure a large amount of Co-op positions are available from which you can apply to.

How is Co-op integrated into the curriculum?

The schedule for the MBA with Co-op program looks like the following:

  • Fall (September – December) – In Class
  • Winter (January – April) – Co-op Work Term 1
  • Summer (May – August) – In Class
  • Fall (September – December – Co-op Work Term 2
  • Winter (January – April) – In Class
  • Summer (May – August) – Co-op Work Term 3
  • Fall (September – December) – In Class

What are my options if I have more than five years of work experience?

Students in our MBA with Co-op program currently average between one and three years of work experience. This youth is reflected both in the classroom experience and in the type of co-op positions we are able to provide students. We encourage all applicants to consider a program based off their fit, desired learning outcomes, and networking opportunities. If you have concerns about how you would fit in the MBA program, please review our programs page and explore any of the opportunities available to you. If you still have questions, please feel free to ask us a question.

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What to Expect

In your first year you will be in class or have other activities (such as networking, career advancement and some professional development activities) Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.  There may also be networking opportunities on some weekends.

Take part in a more dynamic and interactive classroom experience that integrates disciplines. Our program focuses on learning business essentials through modern integrated cases and discussion of current market topics.

Deciding on an MBA program is an important decision, and we’d like to help. Sign up for an event in your area, or make an appointment to meet us in person.