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.'