Part-Time MBA with CPA

Part-Time MBA with CPA

TToronto Campus
Next intake date: April 7, 2017

The only direct entry program of its kind in Canada

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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.

Upon completion of our four-year part-time alternate weekend program, you will be fully prepared to challenge the CFE right away. And 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 surpassed the National pass rate, year over 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. Firstly, 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 Accountants.) Upon completion of our program you will be ready to challenge your CFE. There are no extra courses or “to-do’s. We are the only combination, direct entry program in Canada. All of our accredited accounting courses, including the Capstone I & II, ensure that you are fully prepared for the 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. Our part-time study program extends over a period of 4 years at our downtown Toronto MBA campus

Benefits of the Lazaridis MBA with the CPA Accounting option

  • Achieve your MBA degree and your CPA designation at the same time. You will save time and save money.
  • Only direct entry program of its kind in Canada. Be fully prepared to challenge the CFE upon completion of the program.
  • No add-ons or extar to-do’s. This is a consice fully- integrated program, includes Captone I & II.
  • Experience your ROI immediately. You can continue to work full time, advancing in your career while you study part time on weekends with us.
  • Convenient 5-star downtown Toronto MBA campus location in the heart of the financial district

See what our graduates say about their Lazaridis MBA experience

Admission Requirements

  • A four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum B standing (73%) in the final year of university study, or most recent 10 half credit university degree courses.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, normally by the successful completion of the GMAT test with a score of 550 or higher. The GMAT is mandatory for all students who have completed their previous degrees outside of Canada.
  • Referee Information. Three professional referees, or if you have completed any education within the last three years, two professional referees and one academic referee are required.
  • 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.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience.


“I was looking for a school that could offer me the MBA with the CMA seamlessly. And Laurier is a leader in the delivery of these two programs together. My research also led me to believe, (and proved true), that of all the schools offering combined MBA / CMA programs, Laurier best prepared its students for the CMA case exam and board report.”

Irina Hossu, MBA, CPA (CMA) 2008
Vice President Finance, Digital

Degree Details

Location: Toronto Campus

St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre,
Sun Life Financial Tower, 27th Floor, 150 King Street West
Toronto ON, M5H 1J9, Canada

Degree Length 4 years

Alternating weekends, Friday 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
No summer classes during July and August

Fees Contact Maureen Ferraro

1 on 1 Assessment

Next Available Date

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
For more details please


Maureen Ferraro

MBA, & MFin (CFA®) Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator
P: 519-884-0710 ext. 6220
F: 519-884-6016


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)

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


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