St. Mary’s University offers co-op management programs

Well, I can’t evaluate whether this is a great program, but it looks highly relevant for this group:

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).

Every year we offer a 10 day study tour to Italy or Spain as part of our Master’s program, and we are inviting a few individuals from the co-operative sector to join us from June 2-11, 2014 as we travel to Mondragón in Spain. The tour provides an in-depth look at co-operatives in Mondragón and a unique opportunity to experience the culture of the Basque country.

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