Full-Time MBA with Co-op

Full-Time MBA with Co-op

WWaterloo Campus
Next intake date: August 14, 2017

Gain the knowledge and work experience to get the career you want

Action shot of Lazaridis MBA professor Allan Benson teaching a cohort of students in an Interactive classroom

Wilfrid Laurier University is home to the first business co-op program in Ontario, and is now the largest business degree co-op program in Canada. Laurier is known for its strong, reputable co-op program, and has received accreditation from the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education for meeting quality program standards. The Lazaridis Full-time MBA with Co-op program was the first MBA Co-op program in Canada to receive this prestigious accreditation. For the past several years, The Lazaridis Full-time MBA with Co-op program has consistently achieved a 100% work term employment rate for our candidates’ first co-op work term. In any given year we are proud to offer more than 3,700 job postings from over 875 organizations for co-op work term opportunities. The reputation of The Lazaridis business degree co-op program is why many of Canada’s leading companies seek to hire Laurier students, specifically for co-op work terms, often leading to full-time employment opportunities for our students.

The Lazaridis Full-Time MBA with Co-op program is designed for high-caliber, recent graduates with less than two years of full-time work experience. Whether you need valuable real-life work experience, or are interested in gaining experience in a new industry, the co-op program is right for you.

MBA Co-op Salary Statistics

WEEKLY Salary – Graduate Fall 2013 Winter 2014 Spring 2014
Average Salary $880 $767 $786
Highest Salary $1300 $1350 $900

For more information about The Lazaridis Co-operative Education program, feel free to visit the Laurier Co-op website.

Benefits of the Full-Time MBA with Co-op program

  • Laurier is the largest business degree co-op program in Canada, and one of the few universities to offer an MBA co-op program in Canada
  • The Lazaridis MBA Co-op program at Laurier is the only Canadian University MBA program accredited by the Canadian Association For Co-operative Education
  • Get paid while you earn your MBA degree. Help to offset the cost of tuition
  • Gain eight months of valuable work experience in multiple industries of your choice, opening doors for future employment opportunities
  • Receive strong support from our co-op and career services department including resume, cover letter, interview and application preparation
  • Opportunity to complete a specialization within your MBA elective
  • Start your career earlier than other MBA co-op programs, with The Lazaridis 20 month MBA Co-op Program at Laurier.

See what our graduates say about their Lazaridis MBA experience

Admission Requirements for Domestic Applicants

  • A four year undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum B+ standing (77%) in the final year of study, or most recent 10 half-credit university degree courses.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, with a GMAT score of 600 or higher. The GMAT is mandatory for the co-op program.
  • Referee Information. Three academic referees, OR, two academic referees and one professional referee, are required.
  • Applicants are not required to have work experience. Eligibility is limited to candidates with less than two years (0-2) of full-time work experience.
  • Applicants whose language of instruction during their undergraduate degree was a language other than English, must furnish evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission. A minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 100 internet-based (iBT) (with minimum skill scores of 21 in each of the four skill sets), or TOEFL paper-based (pBT) minimum score of 600, or a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS is required.

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants include all applicants that have obtained a previous undergraduate, or Master’s Degree, outside of Canada, and will be attending with a Study Visa.

  • Education equivalent to a four year Canadian undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited university with a minimum B+ average (77%) in the last 10 half credit courses completed. (Usually displayed as First Class or First Division Standing)
  • Applicants are not required to have work experience. Eligibility is limited to those with less than two years (0-2) of full-time work experience.
  • The GMAT is mandatory for all students who have achieved their undergraduate degree outside of Canada. The GMAT is also mandatory for all students applying to the MBA with Co-op Option. The minimum score required is 600 or higher for Co-op candidates.
  • For students whose degrees were conferred by a non-English language institution, a minimum score of 100 internet-based (with minimum skill scores of 21 in each of the four skill sets), on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS is required.
  • Referee Information. Three academic referees, OR, two academic referees and one professional referee, are required.

Ryan MacNeil, BSc, MBA, past student smiling in business attire, followed by a quote on his experience in the Lazaridis MBA Program

“Having exposure to top tier organizations allowed me to hit the ground running. Since graduation I have been promoted to a new role with increased responsibility—
all from an opportunity made possible through my
MBA co-op.”

Ryan MacNeil, BSc, MBA
National Account Manager

 

Degree Details

Location: Waterloo Campus

Lazaridis Hall
64 University Ave. West.
MBA Program Office 4th Floor, LH4001
Waterloo ON, N2L 3C7, Canada
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Degree Length 20 months (three academic terms and two paid four-month work terms)
Schedule

Term 1 Full day Integrated Core: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Term 2 Paid work term
Term 3 Elective courses offered Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 p.m.
Term 4 Paid work term
Term 5 Elective courses offered Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 p.m.

Fees Contact Victoria Ford

1 on 1 Assessment

Next Available Date

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
For more details please

Contact

Victoria Ford

MBA Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator
P: 519-884-0710 ext. 3499
F: 519-884-6016
vford@wlu.ca

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International Accreditation

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
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Waterloo Campus

MBA Program Office
Wilfrid Laurier University
Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Lazaridis Hall 4001
64 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON, N2L 3C7, Canada

519-884-0710 ext. 3499

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Toronto Campus

MBA and Master of Finance (CFA®) Program Location
Wilfrid Laurier University
Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre
150 King Street West, 27th Floor
Toronto ON, M5H 3T9, Canada

519-884-0710 ext. 6220