International Centre for Co-operative Management

International Centre for Co-operative Management

Education and Research that Fits the Co-operative Business Model

We are leaders in rigorous and dynamic research and education focused on co-operative management and governance. We cultivate a deep understanding of co-operatives, credit unions and mutuals within a globalized education curriculum (with on-line and in-person options) and research programs. If you're looking for a different type of targeted and advanced education and research that recognizes the unique co-operative approach to business, our programs are for you. 

Online, part-time programs 

Executive Education (short courses)

International Co-operative Study Tours

  • Co-operative Tours to Italy - Postponed and more details to come once the Covid-19 situation has settled
  • International Co-operative Study Tour - October 2021 (Location to be confirmed)

Check out our video to learn more: 


Our promotional video

Wondering what type of impact our programs have? What are alumni and the wider community saying? View our Impact Report (as well as the 2 pager Impact Report which was updated in October, 2019).

Other Events 

Co-operative Governance

Engage with us in research and education that is focused on elevating the understanding and practice of governance in co-operatives. Learn more.

Strategic Co-operative Leadership Winter Webinar Series - Register now! 

We host free webinars offered by sector leaders on special topics in co-operative business, management, governance, economics and social movements. Register now for the Winter 2021 Series! Check out our previous webinar recordings here.

February 10, 2:30-4pm AST (1:30pm EST): How Inter-cooperation Strengthens Co-operatives, Economies, and Communities facilitated by Karen Miner, Cory Munden, Kelly Storie and Colette Lebel and hosted by Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (More details here and Register here)

February 11, 12pm AST (11am EST): A Broader History of Co-operation: from Europe to the World with Nazik Beishenaly (Register here)

March 24, 12pm AST (11am EST): Digging into the Global Research on Youth and Co-ops with Jeffrey Moxom, Simren Singh and Melvin Khabenje (Register here)

Informational webinar - Learn about programs and opportunities 

Attend one of our online webinars to get a better understanding of our programs and opportunities from the comfort of your own office, anywhere in the world. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The next webinars will take place:

View a webinar recording here if you want to view it on your own time.

If you would like to be informed about upcoming webinars or to set up a one-on-one session over the phone, please contact cme@smu.ca 

Support the Bursary Fund

If you would like to support the co-operative system with a contribution to the bursary fund, please click this link to make a charitable donation today.

Stay informed with the E-News

Subscribe here. The International Centre for Co-operative Management E-News provides the latest highlights on our co-op education, research and other exciting developments. View our October E-News.