Wilfrid Laurier University – Toronto Campus - MBA
Wilfrid Laurier MBA Program Structure
During the 3.3-year alternate weekend Wilfrid Laurier part-time MBA, students will complete a general MBA and one of nine 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.
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 nine 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:
International Business Management
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource 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 for the Wilfrid Laurier Part-Time MBA
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.
Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid
The total cost of the Wilfrid Laurier part-time MBA program is about $2,762.78 CAD for every half-credit totaling an estimated cost of $55,256.
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.
2021-2022 Application deadlines Wilfrid Laurier Part-Time MBA
Admissions for all domestic applications received are processed on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered as soon as they are submitted. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as they are ready, as the programs can fill up quickly.
Rolling admission means that offers of admission are awarded year-round to all successful candidates for all of the upcoming intake dates until a program is full.
Note: Rolling admission does not apply to international applications. All international applications are reviewed after the Jan. 15deadline.
If you are interested in applying to the program and the dealine has passed, please contact us directly.
The application deadline for part one of the two-step process is May 1, for classes starting in August (full-time) and September (part-time).
Note that applicants do not need a GMAT score to complete step one of the application. Applicants can bypass that information but then will be required to submit an unofficial GMAT score in part two of the application process.
If you are an eligible candidate interested in applying for any of our Waterloo degrees, contact us with any admission or application questions.
Please note: All international candidates must have their applications submitted by Jan. 15 of each year for the Waterloo MBA programs.
The application deadline for part one of the two-step process is February 1, for classes starting in April.
Note that applicants do not need a GMAT score to complete step one of the application. Applicants can bypass that information in part one, but will be required to submit an unofficial GMAT score in part two of the application process.
If you are an eligible candidate interested in applying for any of our Toronto degrees, contact us with any admission or application questions.
Wilfrid Laurier Part-Time MBA FAQs
How has the university coped with the pandemic?
Most services are being delivered remotely however some of the campus is open for operations.