We look forward to receiving your application

Applying for admission to the Lazaridis MBA degree program in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requires the completion of the two-part, online application process. Please read the below information to assist you with your initial application steps.

    1. Create an online account
    2. Begin your online application by selecting your MBA degree of choice, entering your information, and the contact information for your three selected referees.
    3. Provide payment of the required application fee.
    4. Submit part-one of your online application and save a copy of the .PDF submission summary form on your computer to later upload to your Laurier graduate application Online Viewing site.
    5. When your application data has been processed by Laurier, you will receive an e-mail from fgps@wlu.ca (Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies) directing you to Laurier’s graduate application site to access part-two of your application.
      NOTE: Processing your application may take up to three business days from the time you submit your application and pay your application fee.
    6. Within the Online Viewing site, you will upload all of your required supplementary material, including unofficial transcripts, as a .PDF file.

We encourage all applicants to review our step-by-step “How to Apply” instructions below, and the Graduate Admissions Toolkit for additional application support.

Note that required supplementary materials and application deadlines vary depending on the Lazaridis MBA Degree program you are applying to. If you have any questions, or require additional information, contact Maureen Ferraro (Toronto MBA programs) or Victoria Ford (Waterloo MBA programs).

How to Apply

Note: International Student applications for the August 2017 intake are now closed, but we are now accepting applications for the August 2018 intake.

To create an account and complete an application: Register Here
To access an online application already in progress, visit Laurier’s Online Viewing system to log-in.

Once you have submitted part-one of your online application with your application fee, and Laurier has received notification of your application, you will receive an e-mail from fgps@wlu.ca advising you to upload the additional required documentation to Laurier’s Online Viewing System, part-two of the application process.

NOTE: All supplementary documents, including transcripts and test scores, must be uploaded in .PDF format.

To complete the Lazaridis MBA online application process you must provide the following information:

  • Application Summary 
    This is the printed pdf Application Submission Summary received upon completion of part-one of your online application.
  • Personal Information/Statement of Intent Form
    A completed Personal Information/Statement of Intent Form.
  • Resume of your Academic and Work Experience
    Your resumé should account for all periods of time. Indicate if employment is full or part-time, and/or if it was a co-op work term completed within your undergraduate degree, and whether it is managerial.
  • Official Transcripts and Degree Certificates
    Digital copies of all transcripts and graduation certificates (where applicable) for every post-secondary educational institution you have attended will be required, including those at which a degree or diploma was not completed (more information on transcripts). Applicants may apply with unofficial or official transcripts, yet will be asked to present official transcripts upon receipt of an offer of admission. Applicants presenting international credentials must provide literal translations, and may be asked to submit an official credential assessment.
  • Accurate Reference Information
    Three references are required. Applicants will need to provide the contact information for each referee within part-one of their online application. The three referees will receive instructions on submitting the specific reference forms electronically after part-one of your application has been submitted, and fees have been processed. Reminder notifications are sent to the applicant, not the referee (more information on Reference Letters).
  • Reference Requirements and Quantity: Applicants to the Full-time MBA with Co-op are required to submit three academic references, OR two academic and one professional reference.Applicants with two years of full-time work experience are required to submit three professional references, OR if any education has been completed within the last three years two professional references and one academic reference are required.
  • Evidence of Quantitative Skills
    Normally this is demonstrated by a minimum score of 550 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).The GMAT requirement may be waived with evidence of quantitative skills normally shown by successful completion of a current Canadian university degree eligible course, completed within the last five years or within a degree conferred in the last five years, in calculus or statistics with a grade of B+ (77%) or better (only considered if all other admission requirements are met or exceeded). GMAT is recommended to strengthen an application.
  • Mandatory completion of the GMAT is required for: All applicants to the Full-time MBA with Co-op program are required to complete the GMAT with a minimum score of 600.All applicants that have completed their education outside of Canada are required to complete the GMAT.All applicants to the Double Degree MBA/MFin (CFA®) are required to complete the GMAT with a minimum score of 620.

Additional requirements for International Applicants:

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for the August 2017 intake are now closed. Applications for the August 2018 intake are now being accepted.

    1. English-Language Test Results
      English Language Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Laurier. Applicants whose language of instruction during their previous post-secondary education was NOT in English must submit evidence of proficiency in English. Visit our International Applicants page for English-proficiency requirements and acceptable tests.If applicable, test results must be uploaded to Laurier’s Online Viewing System.
    2. Permanent Resident
      Evidence of your status in Canada is required. Applicants must provide a photocopy of their signed Record of Landing, or photocopies of both sides of their Permanent Resident card.


Offer of Admission follow-up:

  1. Upon receipt of an offer of admission, applicants are required to submit the Confirmation Deposit Form.

For additional application details and assistance, please review the Graduate Admissions Toolkit.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, or the application process, please contact the MBA program office.

We look forward to receiving your application, and welcoming you to the Lazaridis MBA program.