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Management Economics and Finance Co-op Student Information

About The Program

The Management Economics & Finance program is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of organizational business problems, particularly in the area of finance. This program integrates the analytical orientation of economics with the practical tools of business management, marketing, and accounting. The integration of economic theory with business courses prepares you for a career in banking, investment analysis, corporate management, accounting, law, and public policy.

Why Co-op?

As a co-op student, you will gain relevant work experience, build professional networks and develop essential interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the workplace, all while getting paid and earning your university degree. Guelph’s co-op program is unique due to the exceptional level of support provided, including an in-class preparatory course, a personal connection with a Co-op Coordinator to assist you during the employment process, and access to senior student mentors.

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Acquired Knowledge & Skills


Exceptional skills in analysis, problem-solving, and an aptitude for numbers.


Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal competencies.


Excellent leadership and organizational skills as well as the ability to collaborate effectively in teams.


Sample Jobs

Junior Account Manager

As a Junior Account Manager, you will monitor and control the performance of accounts to ensure quality and standards are met. In this role, you will develop relationships with assigned account holders, initiate proactive resolutions, and think strategically to improve process efficiencies.

Budgets & Reporting Assistant

This role involves researching and analyzing past organizational performance to assist in drafting budgets and forecasting future expenditures. You will conduct research and update reports relating to projects, goals and objectives, and costs. In your daily tasks, you will exercise your analytical and problem-solving skills.

Accounting Co-op Student

You will be assisting with the consolidation of financial data. This will include month-end analysis and reports. Your project work will include supporting the accounting department with general accounting duties including preparation of monthly journal entries, accruals and account reconciliation.

Additional Sample Jobs: Financial Analyst, Project Coordinator, Research Assistant, Market Researcher, and more.


Sample Employers*

  • RBC
  • Fidelity Investments Canada
  • Wells Fargo Canada
  • Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

*This shows a sample of recent co-op employers and will vary depending on employer recruitment needs. During a job search, students are encouraged to be actively engaged and are supported in establishing and maintaining their own personal contacts.

Salary Information

Students receive compensation from their employer for co-op work terms. The rate of pay will vary depending on a number of factors including the industry, the student’s program of study, and work term level. For your reference, a Co-operative Education Salary Guide is available on our website, which provides hourly rates (averages and ranges) for each degree program.