Wilfrid Laurier University – Toronto Campus

Wilfrid Laurier Part-Time MBA Program Structure

During the 3.3-year alternate weekend Wilfrid Laurier part-time MBA, students will complete a general MBA and one of 11 specialization fields. Like all Laurier MBA candidates, Toronto students will also take part in a Not-for-Profit Practicum. Students will choose between a 40-hour practicum with a local organization or an extended international project. Classes begin in early April of each year.

Curriculum

The Wilfrid Laurier part-time MBA program will equip students with all of the things that come with a standard full-time MBA program. The MBA degree requires 8 integrated core courses, plus an Applied Business Research Consulting project, a Not-for-Profit practicum and the choice between one of 10 fields of specialization. A specialization is a field in which a student has a minimum of four courses completed in that area. At Laurier they are:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • International Business Management
  • Golf and Resort Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Students spend ten terms over 3.3 years earning their MBA. The first 4 terms are spent covering the “integrated core” and the following six are spent alternating between electives and special projects. Classes are scheduled alternating weekends starting Friday 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
There are no classes during July and August.

If students also pursue a CPA Designation with their MBA, it will push the total time from 3.3 years to four years or 11 terms. The first four terms still cover the integrated core courses. The next seven terms cover specific CPA courses like Taxation and Advanced Corporate Finance. The final term will include the two-part capstone course.

If applicants choose to add a Master of Finance, they require an additional 12 credit courses on top of what’s required for the MBA degree. This will take around four years or 11 terms. The first four terms still cover the integrated core courses. Terms 5-10 will include the entire Master of Finance course load. Term eleven and twelve include one elective each and an applied business research project and the Not-for-Profit Practicum.

Class Profile

Laurier enrolls around 80-100 students per year in the Toronto program. Those students are broken down into two classes of 40-50 in each. As many as 50 percent of the students are female.

Careers

MBA students have access to a number of career advancement tools and programs at the Laurier Career Centre. Students can participate in workshops for skills like career planning and negotiation. They also have access to individual appointments with counselors for assistance with CV’s, cover letters and interviewing skills. The Alumni Sharing Knowledge program connects alumni and students and is available to all students. There are also specialized programs and resources, graduating student employment services and alumni employment services.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The total cost of the part-time program is about $53,300 for 10 terms, or $5,300 per term. The MBA with CPA program costs a total of $69,960 costing about $5,830 per term for twelve terms. The Accelerated MBA program costs a total of $34,380 at about $4,912 per term for seven terms.

The total for cost for each program does not include the $907.06 incidental fee for three terms, for things like case materials, textbooks, and food.

Admissions Procedures

Requirements for the Wilfrid Laurier Part-Time MBA program are: a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent with a minimum of B standing in the final year of study; GMAT scores are mandatory for anyone who completed their degree outside of Canada; a GMAT score of 550 or evidence of strong quantitative skills; one academic and two professional letters of reference or three professional references; TOEFL minimum score of 600 (paper based) or 100 (internet based); at least two years of full-time work experience; and a completed application form. Classes begin in early April.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the Wilfrid Laurier part-time MBA program is February 1 of each year for domestic students. For international candidates, the application must be received by January 15 of each year. Admissions are rolling and offers are awarded year-round for the upcoming intake date.