Now that you will be starting your MBA degree in the Fall with remote learning, know that at Laurier we will help you every step of the way – and that includes getting you prepared for a virtual fall.

1. Sourcing Software

Having the right software on your computer is key to a seamless online course experience. Before your first day of class, get set up with essential software, free of charge to all Laurier students.

  • Online/Remote courses often require you to use Zoom Communications web-conferencing. Check out our guide to get started with zoom using your account.
  • Download Microsoft Office 365 and get the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and one TB of storage through OneDrive for Business.

Need technical support? Laurier’s Service Desk is available to answer your questions and help you get properly set up. If you require assistance, email

2. Stay Connected

At Laurier, we are a community first – both in person and online. The Lazaridis MBA has created a thriving online community to stay connected. Join our private facebook group  for the 2020 Full-time incoming class to receive updates and connect with fellow future Full-time and Full-time with Co-op MBA students.

Whether you are into virtual networking or are looking for peers to chat with in between classes – there is an online community waiting to welcome you. Join our LinkedIn Alumni page to start conversations now.

3. Financial Aid, Graduate Funding & Awards

Here at Laurier there are several graduate funding and research scholarship award opportunities available. Master’s and doctoral students can be eligible for employment-based funding, internal scholarships and awards, as well as, external funding awards. To learn more about these incredible opportunities and how our funding policies work click here.

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a government funded program that assists eligible students to pay for their postsecondary education through grants and loans. Wondering if you are eligible? Check out our Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) webpage for important information, including requirements for eligibility.

The Lazaridis MBA has also worked closely with TD Canada Trust to design a Professional Student Banking package that allows you to help save money while focusing on your studies. To read more about it click here.

For more information on managing your tuition payments, check out the Tuition Payment Plan Program page.

4. Have Questions? Get Answers.

We are here for you. Ask for help if you need it and get the information you need to position yourself for success. Laurier’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies have created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help you navigate your next steps and ease your concerns about a virtual fall term.

Graduate Studies will continuously update this FAQ as more information about the fall term becomes available. Don’t see your question on the list? Reach out to

Need to get in touch with the MBA office? Find our full staff listing here to connect with the appropriate staff member to assist you with your questions at any time.