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MBA and Business Degree Programs at Wilfrid Laurier University

Profile of School of Business and Economics - Wilfrid Laurier University

Praised for its expert and experienced faculty, excellence in teaching, and innovative programs and accredited by major national and international organizations including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), CMA Canada, and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), Wilfrid Laurier University's School of Business and Economics, located in Waterloo, Ontario, is one the of the largest and most respected business schools in Canada.

The academic programs offered by the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University are divided between the categories of Business and Economics. The former, which is geared to inspiring entrepreneurs, executives, and/or managers, is the larger of the two and affords over 13 degrees and diplomas in the study of business administration and management consisting of 5 Bachelors, 4 Masters, including an option which leads to a CFA designation, 3 diplomas, and a doctorate (with specializations in Financial Economics, Organizational Behaviour, and Supply Chain Management). Within the Economics category are 8 programs, including 7 Bachelors and a Master of Arts in Business Economics, designed to educate students in economic theory and in the application of economic analysis to specific problems; such programs are targeted at individuals who inspire to become professional theoreticians or economists in either the private or public sector.

Additionally, among the multitude of opportunities to enhance their education, such as cooperative learning and applied research projects, MBA students are given a unique and innovative opportunity via the NFP Service Component. The Component aims to increase students' awareness of the importance and contributions of volunteer work, and consists of at least 40 hours of 'direct, practical service' to a specific 'registered not-for-profit organization' in order 'to explore management issues within the voluntary sector while providing field-based community service' including 'value-added management consulting services and/or the provision of service time to meet community needs.'

School of Business and Economics - Stats

Length of Program
12 months without co-op option; 20 months with co-op option; 3.5 years with CFA option.

Average Age of Students

Gender of Students
60%-40% Men-Women

Contact Information

School of Business and Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3C5, Canada

Tel: 519-884-0710 ext. 6220
Fax: 519-886-6978

Application Process and Requirements

Applicants must hold a 4-year undergraduate degree with a minimum of a "B" average in the final 10 half-credit courses taken. Students with a 3-year undergraduate degree are considered but must complete additional undergraduate university courses.

Letters of Reference
Three Letters of Reference are required with at least one from an academic source and one from a professional reference..

Work Experience
Two years of work experience


Minimum GMAT Score
550; this requirement may be waived in circumstances where the student has completed a university-level course in Calculus or Statistics with a "B" grade or higher within the last 5 years

The TOEFL score required is 573 or better on the written test or 230 or higher on the computer-based exam.

Tuition Fees
Tuition at Waterloo campus is $20,000 total program cost; Toronto campus hosts part-time studies only and tuition is $3,500-$4,000.

International Tuition Fees
Tuition at Waterloo campus is $27,000 total program cost

May 1st for applications for the Waterloo campus; February 15th for applications for the the Toronto campus; January 30 for international students regardless of desired campus.

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