Master in Management of Applied Science (MMASc)Western Science

Employers (Frequently Asked Questions)

How long is the Co-op Work Term?

The co-op must provide fill-time hours of work for the student for a maximum of four months.

How does the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit Work?

After the successful completion of the MMASc co-op, the co-op Advisor will email or mail a letter confirming your participation in this co-op program. This letter can then be submitted to process your tax return. Please visit Co-operative Education Tax Credit for details on how to claim the tax credit.

Can a student work from home?

We do allow students to work from a home office for approximately 30% of their work week. However, we do appreciate the mentorship and supervision that an employer can offer a student over the work term. The MMASc Co-op Coordinator will review requests for this type of work on a case-by-case basis.

Can I post a co-op opportunity at more than one university?

Yes, you are more than welcome to post your co-op opportunity with Western University in addition to other universities or colleges where you feel you might also attract qualified candidates. The MMASc Co-op Office will coordinate with other schools for interviews and job offers.

Is there funding to support an co-op student work term?

There are various support programs that exist to provide funding to host a MMASc co-op student. Please visit Employer Funding for more information.

What administrative tasks are required of me over the Co-op Work Term?

We ask that you complete a Learning Outcomes Form in conjunction with the student within the first two weeks of the work term. We also require that you complete a mid-point and final evaluation form to comment on the students’ performance over the co-op. Finally, as the students are required to reflect and report on their experience on the co-op, we require that you review and approve their final report.

Western is in London, Ontario - do I have to come to campus for interviews?

No, you don’t have to visit campus to conduct interviews. We can arrange for Skype or Telephone interviews. In some cases, we can arrange to have the students visit your location as well.

If you are able to come to London, we will arrange for comfortable interviewing facilities at no cost to you. We will also provide a parking pass and all the information you need to get here and enjoy visiting our beautiful and historic campus.

Am I obligated to hire a student once I post a job?

No, you are not obligated to hire at any point. You may review resumes and even interview, but if you do not find the right set of skills among our student group, you do not have to make an offer of employment.