The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.

AACSBThe Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a global, non-profit membership organization devoted to the advancement of management education. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that   are not found at other business schools.

Logo for the Global Business School Network, which was established to "tackle the developing world's severe shortage of management talent by building local management education capacity with programs, networking and events"The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is the first Canadian Business school to be a member of the Global Business School Network, joining in 2013. We believe that business education can change your life and change the world. GBSN was established to “tackle the developing world’s severe shortage of management talent by building local management education capacity with programs, networking and events.”

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) established the criteria and the processes for the accreditation of co-operative work education programs in 1979. Their mission is to ensure the development of quality co-op work opportunities for students and to establish national standards for the value of co-operative education. The Lazaridis MBA Program was the first Canadian MBA program to be members of CEWIL Canada. The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics has the largest Business Degree Co-op program in all of Canada and is the first business school in Ontario to introduce co-operative education in a degree.

Since 2006, the Lazaridis MBA has successfully worked with the CFA Institute to offer full CFA® exam preparation in the MBA program syllabus at our downtown Toronto Campus.

“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 60% 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

Candidates pursuing the double-degree option have the opportunity to achieve both their MBA degree and the Master of Finance degree and be fully prepared for the CFA® exams. An additional offering at the Toronto campus is the 1.5 year part-time alternate weekend Master of Finance degree with CFA® exam preparation. Our degree programs prepare students for 100% of the CFA Level I & II and 60% of Level III. The Laurier program is an official member of the CFA’s University Recognition program.

“The CFA® designation is considered the gold standard of the investment management field and those who have the credential are expected to have an in-depth knowledge of the investment industry, with many going on to careers as portfolio managers or research analysts at hedge funds and private equity firms.”
Business Week

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The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society International MBA Case Competition provides an opportunity for more than 1,000 MBA students from 25 leading business schools around the world to compete in three rounds, while reflecting on the significant influence and positive impact a well-managed business can have on society. The case competition has been held for seven years now each Spring in New York City.
Our Lazaridis MBA students have successfully participated in this international case competition for six years. We have won FIRST PLACE four times now, in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and Honorable Mentions achieving Top Ten in 2012, 2013, and 2018 in the competition’s nine-year history.

Read about our most recent 2016 First Place Win and the Case discussion.

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