Wilfrid Laurier University

Located in: Ontario, Canada
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Master of Business Administration

Master's degree

  • Laurier is the largest business degree co-op program in Canada, and one of the few universities to offer an MBA co-op program in Canada
  • Get paid while you earn your MBA degree. Helps to offset the cost of tuition

Having exposure to top tier organizations allowed me to hit the ground running. Since graduation I have been promoted to a new role with increased responsibility—all from an opportunity made possible through my MBA co-op

Ryan MacNeil, BSc, MBA National Account Manager
Students in work / study six months
after finishing

Course Content

What is special about this programme?

Wilfrid Laurier University is home to the first business co-op program in Ontario, and is now the largest business degree co-op program in Canada. Laurier is known for its strong, reputable co-op program, and has received accreditation from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education for meeting quality program standards. The Lazaridis Full-time MBA with Co-op program is the only MBA Co-op program in Canada to have received this prestigious accreditation. For the past several years, the Lazaridis Full-time MBA with Co-op program has consistently achieved a 100% work term employment rate for our candidates’ first co-op work term. In any given year, we are proud to offer more than 4,500 job postings from over 900 organizations for co-op work term opportunities. The reputation of the Lazaridis business degree co-op program is why many of Canada’s leading companies seek to hire Laurier students, specifically for co-op work terms, often leading to full-time employment opportunities for our students. The Lazaridis Full-Time MBA with Co-op program is designed for high-caliber, recent graduates with less than two years of full-time work experience. Whether you need valuable real-life work experience, or are interested in gaining experience in a new industry, the Lazaridis Full-time MBA with Co-op program is right for you. Comprised of 20 courses and two four-month work terms, the program offers an innovative and integrated curriculum built around case competitions, consulting and international projects.

Programme duration

1.5 years

Programme structure – What you’ll study

1 year 2 year
Strategic management; Financial Management; Operations Management; Accounting; Marketing; Organizational Behaviour; Economics; Business Analytics Four electives Applied Business Research; Work term 2
For more specific and detailed module information please refer to the Programme Specification

Entry Requirements

The ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience will be given individual consideration

  • Education equivalent to a four year Canadian undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited university with a minimum B+ average (77%) in the last 10 half credit courses completed. (Usually displayed as First Class or First Division Standing);
  • The GMAT is mandatory for all students who have achieved their undergraduate degree outside of Canada. The GMAT is also mandatory for all students applying to the MBA with Co-op Option. The minimum score required is 600 or higher for Co-op candidates.
English requirements
  • For students whose degrees were conferred by a non-English language institution, a minimum score of 100 internet-based (with minimum skill scores of 21 in each of the four skill sets), on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum sco

Fees & Finances

Tuition Fees 2018/2019

  • International Students: $46062 per annum
  • Local Students: $35699 per annum

Supplementary Fees 2016 - 2017

  • Accommodation fee:
  • Application Fee: $125
  • Service Fee: $0
  • Living Expense:
Average salary six months
after the course

"The Ministry has been hiring co-op students for years, and many have gone on to successful careers within the Ontario Public Service. We look for hard-working, ethical, lateral thinkers who integrate well within our team – and Laurier students regularly meet and exceed this mark. In a fast-moving policy environment, Laurier co-op students demonstrate an ability to learn at a rapid pace and make a real impact on public service objectives.” Vasu Daggupaty, Team Lead & Policy Advisor Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment

How to apply

Check the university requirements and the program requirements. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee. You will need to submit your transcripts.

Quick facts

  • Location: Ontario
  • Campus: Ontario
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Study language: English
  • Awards: Master's degree
  • Tuition fee for international students: $46062
  • Application fee: $125

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