The “Integrated Core” curriculum is the first thing you will need to do when you start the Lazaridis MBA at Laurier. It is especially relevant since it teaches students the eight foundational areas of business, plus the integrative and management skills course essential to your success. Our teaching methodology of these fundamental areas is guaranteed to change how you think and perform in the business world. Many business programs state that they teach this way, but Laurier is the only business school that incorporates all the core fundamental courses and management skills in a seamless and holistic delivery style.

The knowledge gained through the Integrated Core reflects exactly how the real world works and will allow you to analyze real-life case studies in the classroom. Through international case competitions and our personal and professional development workshops, you will be taught presentation skills. For more than 30 years, Laurier has been a true leader in delivering the Integrated Core teaching model. It has allowed our MBA candidates to develop every aspect of their individual potential and further their careers and lives.

“The Lazaridis MBA integrated core is challenging, but without a doubt will be one of the greatest learning experiences of your life.”
Kimberely Larsen, BBA, MBA Co-op

The Lazaridis MBA and the Integrated Core will change your life. It will change how you think and it will create a new confidence in you that will last a lifetime.

Integrated Core Study:

  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Operation Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Integrative and Management Skills

Collaboration and teamwork: essential to your success

Students will work in teams for the duration of the Integrated Core term(s). With diverse professional
and academic backgrounds, from all over the world, you can expect to be among exceptionally talented individuals. You can also expect to participate in lively discussions and debates, giving you the opportunity
to engage in open and meaningful dialogue in a welcoming environment. Teams will also collaborate on
specific projects together during the core and demonstrate their ability to think strategically and across
all of the functional areas of business.

A Lazaridis MBA professor engaging with two attentive students with feedback from their company project.

Company Project – Performing a strategic and financial analysis of a company and proposing
whether to buy, hold, or sell stock.

Country Project –  Will ask you to analyze the opportunities of a Canadian firm to operate in an
international market.

Live ICE (Integrated Case Exercise) Project – A case competition in which teams present a strategic recommendation to a real company and their executives facing a current business issue.