Combining academic study with hands-on work experience makes the co-op MBA our most popular program. DeGroote’s co-op option is the leading program of its kind in Canada, offering an established history (since 1973), a strong employer network (including some of Canada’s leading companies), and proven results (90% of 2011 co-op graduates were employed six months after completing the program). Put yourself ahead of the competition by entering the work force with solid experience. DeGroote has relationships with employer partners who hire interns and co-op students from the school. A wide variety of positions are available to co-op students, who can use their work term salaries to help pay for their MBA. International applicants who have at least one year of full-time continuous professional, managerial or technical work experience may also apply for the co-op option. There are a limited number of spots available for international students.