Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary’s University offers rigorous and dynamic programs for co-operative management professionals. The programs cultivate a deep understanding of co-operatives, credit unions and mutuals, within a globalized curriculum (with on-line and in-person options). If you’re looking for a different type of targeted and advanced business education that recognizes the unique social value co-operative models bring to business, the Co-operative Management Education programs may be for you.
We offer options for co-op and credit union leaders from 3-days to 3-years to meet the needs of everyone along their learning path.

Online, Part-time, Master’s-level Credit Course Options

Master of Management, Co-ops and Credit Unions – 3 years
Graduate Diploma – 20 months
Certificate in Co-operative Management – 10 months
All of these programs are designed executive style, for people to work and study at the same time (more details here). Our deadline for the online programs is May 31 or until our courses are full. For Atlantic Canadian credit union employees, don’t forget about the ACLSM scholarship for the Master’s and Diploma programs.

3-day Executive Education Course

Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices: How to Strengthen Identity, Loyalty and Participation
An interactive professional development opportunity focused on leading thinking in co-operative management coupled with tangible examples of how to translate knowledge into action. We encourage senior managers, CEOs and board members to join us for this learning and networking event.
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• November 1-3, 2017: Vancouver, hosted by Vancity
• January 16-18, 2018: Winnipeg, hosted by Arctic Co-operatives Limited
• March 5-7, 2018: London, UK, offered in partnership with the Co-operative College

International CU Training In Halifax in June 2018

The Credit Union Development Education Program (CanadaDE) is coming up June 3-8 in Halifax. This will be a truly inspired, international CU event.
It’s an intense, deep dive into addressing pressing issues that credit unions are facing. Managers, board members and keen staff are all welcome. This is a great opportunity for problem-solving, networking, innovating, shaking up thinking, recommitting to the principles and values, and so much more. Although this program has been offered around the world for decades, this is the first time it is being offered in Canada (in partnership with CaribDE – established Caribbean program).
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To discuss any of these options, please contact Erin Hancock, Manager of Promotion and Partnership, Co-op Management Education at Saint Mary’s University: or 902 802 7897