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BA407 Business MECOP Lab — Course Syllabus

COB MECOP Website; COB MECOP process activity diagram; MECOP official Website

Prereqs: Acceptance in the (Business) MECOP program

René F. Reitsma, PhD
College of Business
Office: Austin 471
Tel.: 541-737-6162

Reitsma classes and office hours


BA 407 is a one-credit course that introduces accepted (business) MECOP students to the MECOP program. The course consists of weekly ('Seminar' & 'Lab') meetings during which we hear from MECOP officials, MECOP host companies and current and former MECOP participants about MECOP expectations and experiences.

The course is mandatory for all students accepted into the MECOP program.


Course learning outcomes:

Students who successfully complete BA 407

Pedagogy: Course meetings consist of presentations and discussions by MECOP officials and program administrators, representatives of MECOP host companies and students currently and previously in the MECOP program.


Please note that the schedules for both the Seminar and Lab classes are published on the MECOP web site (Requires MECOP login)


Grading: Pass/Fail (you MUST pass this course in order to start your MECOP internship)


Attendance required: The MECOP program requires your attendance and hence, attendance will be taken.


Report requirement: At the end of week 10 you must submit to your instructor a brief report containing the following:

Report writing guidelines
COB Code of honor:

A code of honor represents the moral commitments of those abiding to it. While each person lives by his or her personal code, the establishment of collective values creates a universal goal to which we can aspire. It is through the pursuit of these professional attributes that we reduce the possibility of immoral actions ourselves. In order to uphold our personal character and the organization that we proudly call our own, we take this oath. Academic (Dis)honesty:

According to OSU student conduct regulations, academic dishonesty is defined as an intentional act of deception in which a student seeks to claim credit for the work or effort of another person or uses unauthorized materials or fabricated information in any academic work. Refer to the OSU Student Conduct code (576-015-0020) for a comprehensive definition of academic dishonesty. All cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be handled in strict accordance with OSU policy and College of Business policy.


Students with disabilities

Accommodations are collaborative efforts between students, faculty and Disability Access Services (DAS). Students with accommodations approved through DAS are responsible for contacting the faculty member in charge of the course prior to or during the first week of the term to discuss accommodations. Students who believe they are eligible for accommodations but who have not yet obtained approval through DAS should contact DAS at 737-4098.


OSU email:

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