2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Public Management (Co-op) (PMGT:C)

Department of Political Science, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

A principal aim of the Co-op program in Public Management is to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to professional career in government or the private sector by enhancing the integration of theory and practice.

Students who want to graduate with the Co-op designation must complete a minimum of four of the five work terms, including those in the fall and winter semesters and two of the three summer placements. In other words, should students so choose, one of the three summer work placements can be optional.

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op major, students must maintain a satisfactory average, complete all course requirements as scheduled, and obtain a minimum evaluation of "satisfactory" on all work term reports. Consult the Co-op advisor or Department for additional program information.

Liberal Education Requirement

As part of the graduation requirement all students within the B.Comm. Program are required to complete 1.50 credits from at least two different subject prefixes as listed under the B.Comm. Program Information section of the undergraduate calendar.


Semester 1 - Fall
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
PSYC*1200 [0.50] Dynamics of Behaviour
0.50 electives
Semester 2 - Winter
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration
POLS*2300 [0.50] Canadian Government
1.00 electives
Semester 3 - Fall
AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ECON*2200 [0.50] Industrial Relations
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
POLS*3250 [0.50] Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects
0.50 electives
Semester 4 - Winter
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
MCS*2600 [0.50] Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 5 - Winter
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
ECON*3610 [0.50] Public Economics
PHIL*2600 [0.50] Business and Professional Ethics
POLS*3210 [0.50] The Constitution and Canadian Federalism
0.50 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
AGEC*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
HTM*3000 [0.50] Human Resources Management
POLS*3110 [0.50] Politics of Ontario
POLS*3470 [0.50] Business-Government Relations in Canada
0.50 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Summer Semester
COOP*5000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term V
Semester 7 - Fall
AGEC*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
ECON*3560 [0.50] Theory of Finance
HTM*4390 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
One of:
POLS*4970 [0.50] Honours Political Science Research I
0.50 credits at the 4000 level in Political Science
0.50 electives
Semester 8 - Winter
AGEC*4250 [0.50] Business Policy
POLS*3670 [0.50] Comparative Public Policy and Administration
POLS*4250 [0.50] Problems in Public Administration and Public Policy
One of:
POLS*4980 [0.50] Honours Political Science Research II
0.50 credits at the 4000 level in Political Science
0.50 electives

The following is a list of courses which may be of interest to students selecting their electives.

ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
POLS*3330 [0.50] Politics and Trade Liberalization in the Americas
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration
POLS*3440 [0.50] Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics
POLS*3790 [0.50] The Political Economy of International Relations
POLS*3940 [0.50] Accountability and Canadian Government
SOAN*2040 [0.50] Globalization of Work and Organizations