Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: Wilfrid Laurier University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The Wilfrid Laurier University MBA

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Waterloo and Toronto, Ontario

Wilfrid Laurier University MBA Program

In addition to a general management MBA, Laurier offers a variety of specialized programs, such as an MBA degree combined with a chartered professional accountant designation—for which Laurier students have a 100% pass rate. Students can also combine an MBA with a master of finance (offered only in Toronto). The school has co-op options designed for high-calibre graduates of undergraduate degree programs with limited work experience who want to develop their organizational and management skills. Laurier is the site of the new Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises, which is designed to nurture leadership in Canada’s technology sector. Full-time programs start in August; the accelerated program in either August or April; and the part-time program in September.

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 81
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 140
Students’ average GMAT score: 580
Work experience required: 2 years
Gender ratio: 59% male, 41% female
Percentage of international students: 19%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 12 months
Full-time tuition: $31,641
Part-time program length: 36 to 60 months
Part-time tuition:
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  •  Financial management
  •  Innovation and entrepreneurship
  •  International business management
  •  Management in golf and resort industry
  •  Marketing
  •  Operations management
  •  Organizational behaviour and human resource management
  •  Strategic management
  •  Supply chain management