Congratulations on your acceptance to the Lazaridis MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University! This program will change your life and open your eyes to a new perspective on business. You will be studying alongside some of the brightest minds in business, and your MBA will open endless doors of opportunity for your future. We look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.
Information to help you get started with the program:
Where do I register for courses, view unofficial records of my coursework, and access my account?
This can be done through the Laurier Online Registration Information System (LORIS). If you have specific questions pertaining to your registration, please contact email@example.com.
How do I pay for my tuition?
Each term students will register for their courses and will then receive an email from Service Laurier, to their myLaurier email address, stating their fees are ready to view in LORIS. Click here for more details regarding fee structure. To view information about the tuition payment plan, click here.
How do I view the course content for the courses I’m registered in?
Students can view their course content closer to the Fall term start by logging into “My Learning Space”.
Note: Your username is the first four letters of your last name followed by your year of birth. If your last name is only three characters long, use an “x” as the fourth character. Your password is the month, day, and year that you were born, typed numerically. For example, for John Doe who was born on November 24, 83, his username would be doex83, and his password would be 112483.
Note: Some professors might not use “My Learning Space”, but will instead have their own platform to display their course information. Professors will notify you of this ahead of time.
How do I access my Laurier E-mail account?
Students can access their Laurier E-mail account here. To create your Laurier E-mail account, please follow the detailed Network account information found here. If you have any questions or concerns about your Network Account, please contact the ICT Student Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the WLU OneCard and where do I get it?
For Waterloo Students: Laurier’s OneCard is your photo identification card. Once students are registered for courses they can submit a photo online using OneCard Photo. Students will then receive an email asking to book a Zoom meeting with the OneCard office to confirm their identity. Students will be asked to show a valid piece of Government- issued photo ID such as a drivers licence, health card or passport. Once identity is confirmed the student’s picture will be approved in OneCard Photo. Distribution of new student OneCards will be communicated in the Fall. Note that your first OneCard is free of charge, and replacement cards cost $30. Please visit here for more information about your OneCard.
For Toronto Students:
For our Toronto students, your Laurier OneCard will be provided to you after orientation.
Where can I find information about OSAP?
The Service Laurier Office can assist with OSAP questions. Click here for more information about OSAP. Please note that Toronto students are not eligible for OSAP.
Where can I find information about scholarships/bursaries?
Click here to be directed to the Graduate Funding information page.
I paid my tuition. Is there anything I can opt out from?
For Waterloo Students: Click here for information regarding eligible opt out fees. Please take note of the opt-out deadline dates and eligibility.
For Toronto Students: Graduate Student Association Fees: Students will be charged a GSA fee starting in the fall term. Please refer to the website link for the GSA fee structure. Please note that students may opt out of the Health and Dental Fees if they already have coverage. Opt out is done in August. Please view this page for further details.
Does the Lazaridis MBA program offer any refresher workshops before the program starts? Yes, we offer free refresher workshops in the subjects of math and Microsoft Excel that many of our previous students have found extremely beneficial. We highly recommend these workshops for new students to prepare them for the necessary math and Excel skills they will encounter in the integrated core. The MBA Program Office will notify students by email with refresher workshop dates and information. In addition, feel free to view visit the following links for free tutorials:
- Free Excel 2010 Tutorial from GCFLearnFree.org
- Free Basic Statistics Online Multimedia Course
To familiarize yourself with Laurier’s Library, and accessing articles, please review the following instructional documents:
- Laurier’s Library & Research Information, including log-in instructions
- Accessing Harvard Business Review (HBR) Articles
What happens during orientation and is it mandatory?
For Waterloo Students: Full-time & Full-time MBA with Co-op: We welcome our full-time students at orientation in mid-August (August 24th for the Fall 2020 intake). Attendance at orientation is mandatory. Please note that the Fall 2020 orientation will be online. New students will meet fellow classmates and faculty, and have the opportunity to hear from recent graduates about their Lazaridis MBA experiences, and ask them any questions that they may have regarding the program. There will be sessions that review concepts about academic writing, presentation skills, and working in groups. In addition, students will meet their assigned Integrated Core team members, consisting of approximately five students from different academic backgrounds who will be their team for the entire Fall semester.
Part-time Evenings: We welcome our part-time students to our evening orientation at the beginning of September (September 9th for the Fall 2020 intake). Attendance at orientation is mandatory. Please note that Fall 2020 orientation will be online. New students will meet fellow classmates and faculty, and have the opportunity to hear from recent graduates about their Lazaridis MBA experiences, and ask them any questions that they may have regarding the program.
For Toronto Students: We welcome our Toronto MBA students at orientation in early April (specific program start date for each year). Toronto MBA students are notified by email from the MBA Program Office with details pertaining to the orientation agenda. Attendance is mandatory for orientation, professional development, team building, and MBA classes.