The only direct entry program of its kind in Canada
We are the only combination program in Canada to offer you the opportunity to obtain your MBA degree and be fully prepared to challenge your Common Final Exam (CFE) at the same time. Our MBA/CPA Option program takes candidates through the Management Accounting/Financial Reporting route.
Upon completion of our four-year part-time alternate weekend program, you will be fully prepared to challenge the CFE right away. Our candidates are not required to have any previous accounting experience to enter the program, we give that to you too.
At Laurier, we have a reputation of exceeding expectations. Our previous CMA exam test takers have surpassed the National pass rate, year after year, and we have been awarded more CA Gold medals than any other business school in Canada.
Adding the CPA designation to your MBA degree is an exceptionally smart thing to do. First, you will differentiate yourself from the competition by pursuing the Lazaridis MBA degree. Our Integrated Core courses reflect exactly how the real world works. From day one, you will apply the knowledge from each of the core fundamental business areas to the analysis of real-life case studies. You will compete in international case competitions, and refine your presentation skills through our personal and professional development workshops.
Secondly, during the next stage of your degree, you will take specific courses to work towards achieving Canada’s accounting designation, the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant). We are the only combination, direct entry program in Canada. All of our accredited accounting courses, including Capstone I, CFE Prep I and CFE Prep II, ensure that you are fully prepared for the Common Final Exam. Upon completion of our program you will then be ready to complete Capstone II with CPA and to challenge your CFE.
Our schedule is the best schedule for working professionals anywhere in the world. Candidates attend classes part-time on alternating weekends, with a good break at Christmas and the summer months of July and August are always free of classes. Our part-time study program extends over a period of 4+ years at our downtown Toronto MBA campus.
Important Note – If you are registered with CPA Ontario as a current student or have done so in the past, it is then your responsibility to ensure the Lazaridis MBA/CPA program and the Practical Experience requirements can be completed within the allowable time limits established by CPA Ontario. If necessary, you may have to contact CPA Ontario to request a timeline extension. The application for a timeline extension is assessed by CPA Ontario on a case by case basis. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to ensure that the timeline extension from CPA Ontario is both approved and allows for the full completion of the Part-time Toronto MBA/CPA degree at Laurier prior to the commencement of enrolling in the program.