Part-Time Double Degree MBA <br>& Master of Finance

Part-Time Double Degree MBA
& Master of Finance

TToronto Campus
Next intake date: April 7, 2017

A winning combination for a Leader. Earn both your MBA Degree and your Master of Finance, while successfully preparing for your CFA ® exams


Our double degree program, the Master of Business Administration and the  Master of Finance (CFA®) is a full content degree that attracts keen analytical minds. This combination program provides candidates with the strategic leadership skills of the MBA, and the full breadth and depth of the Executive Master of Finance degree, which provides technical “must haves” for a career in asset management and investment banking.

Offered in our convenient part-time alternating weekend schedule, at our 5-star downtown Toronto campus, the program is designed for working professionals and requires four years of part-time study to complete. The summer months of July and August are always free to allow for vacation and free time.

The Lazaridis Double Degree program is unique in Canada. No other degree program of this calibre exists. We provide you with the curriculum and support for challenging Level I and Level II of the CFA® exams, as well as the full-content for two Master level degrees. The effectiveness of our program is evident by the calibre of leadership roles our graduates hold in business, and by the superior pass rates of our candidates on the CFA® exams. Laurier students consistently exceed global pass rates on the CFA® exams.

The MBA degree requires the completion of the Lazaridis Integrated 8-core courses, plus the 610 (Applied Research Consulting project) plus two “free choice” elective courses. The Master of Finance consists of 12-graduate level courses, that includes full preparation for the CFA® exams. Some students pursuing this option may have already achieved their CFA® Level I and will, therefore, qualify for a GMAT waiver and a course exemption. Students are also encouraged to participate in the International summer study program, which offers them a course credit in the MBA degree.

“The Lazaridis Master of Finance program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.”University Recognition Program

Click here for application information on CFA scholarships from the CFA Institute.

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Benefits of the Double degree: MBA and MFin (CFA®)

  • The only fully integrated, full content, live in-classroom degree program of its kind in Canada.
  • No short cuts, full content in both the MBA degree and the Master of Finance Degree
  • Learn in small group settings, with other finance-focussed individuals and Leading finance professors who are experts in their field.
  • Candidates are full prepared for all three levels of the CFA® designation exams, and will write Level I & Level II during the program schedule
  • Best part-time alternating weekend schedule for working professionals. Allows you to combine work, family life and your studies.
  • 5-start campus location in the heart of Toronto’s 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 (77%) in the final year of university study, or most recent 10 half credit university degree courses.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, with the mandatory completion of the GMAT test with a score of 620 or higher. The GMAT may be waived for applicants who have passed either CFA Level I or both Level I & II of the examination with strong performance.
  • 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.


“The Lazaridis finance professors are amazing. In addition to solid academia experience, many of the faculty have worked at the world’s top investment firms – the end result is a curriculum that provides you with tools and practical examples that you can apply in your finance careers. In the Laurier degree program you are not simply memorizing equations. The professors provide you with the foundation to solve problems on your own without relying on formulas – this is extremely helpful when studying for the for CFA® exams.”

Renuka Ramnauth, CFA, MBA
Director, North American Marketing at
Manulife Asset Management

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 weekend schedule - 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, March 16th, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 07:00 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