Winnipeg, Canada - University of Winnipeg, Chair in Co-operative Enterprise – BUS-3300 - Management of Co-operatives (and more)

This course is an introduction to the unique challenges involved in the management of cooperatives. It aims to build students’ appreciation of cooperatives as a viable model of economic development. The course focuses on the methods by which mainstream governance, accounting, personnel, and marketing practices can be adapted to fit the cooperative model. A combination of lectures, readings, guest speakers, case studies and discussion helps students develop an understanding of cooperative principles and values and the history of co-ops. Students learn about Manitoba’s cooperatives, as well as national and international co-op networks.