Saint Mary’s University offers two international management programs that provide exceptional management skills to current and future co-operative leaders. Designed for working professionals seeking a part-time program geared to co-operatives, the programs draw students, faculty, and researchers from around the globe and from a diversity of co-operatives and credit unions. Graduates and students come from various countries and faculty hail from Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and England.
Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions
| Complete in < 3 Years | 10 Day International Study Tour |
Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management
| Complete in 16-20 Months | New for 2013 |
Throughout the curriculum, management functions are explored within the context of the co-operative business model while being driven by the purpose, values and principles of co-operation. Beyond the development of a deep understanding of the history and evolution of the co-operative movement, learning encompasses governance, strategy, leadership, and people management skills through to accounting, finance, marketing, and information technology.
The program is predominantly online with students and faculty in various countries interacting as part of a co-operative learning community. To facilitate this online learning experience, strong relationships are forged during a one-week face-to-face orientation at the start of the program and during the international study tour in year 2 (for Master’s program students).
Co-operative Management 101: Bilingual Package of CoursesThe Co-operative Management Education efforts at Saint Mary's University and IRECUS (a co-operative education and research institute) at Université de Sherbrooke are building a partnership. The first joint initiative is a bilingual package of courses offered between September 2013 and June 2014. The selected courses cover core subject areas including: history and philosophy, marketing, governance, member participation, and innovation. If you are interested in taking this package of courses, contact Karen Miner (email@example.com) at Saint Mary's University or Michel Lafleur (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Université de Sherbrooke.