Part-Time MBA with CPA

Part-Time MBA with CPA

TToronto Campus
Next intake date: April 17, 2020

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. 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. 

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.
  • This is the only concise fully-integrated program, that includes Capstone I, and CFE Prep I and CFE Prep 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. We also accept a GRE score. A GRE score must convert to the minimum 550 GMAT score required.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

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“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
WEX

Degree Details

Location: Toronto Campus

Vantage Venues (formerly known as St. Andrews),
Sun Life Financial Tower, 27th Floor, 150 King Street West
Toronto ON, M5H 1J9, Canada
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Degree Length 4 years
Schedule

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

Tuition and Fees

Total Program Costs: $75,320.00
Tuition Fee: $3,012.78* per course per term

Number of Academic Terms: 12 + 1

Total per term (12 terms): $6,025.56
Total per term (1 term): $3,012.78

*These fees are subject to change.
All fees per term include course materials, food and beverage during scheduled classes.

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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
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Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
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Waterloo ON, N2L 3C7, Canada

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Toronto Campus

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

519-884-0710 ext. 6220