Dean's Message to Prospective Students
Welcome to Laurier and the School of Business & Economics (SBE). At Laurier SBE, we are committed to our students. We know that it is difficult to gain entry into our top quality, fully accredited business and economics programs, however, we guarantee you it will be well worth your while. Our mission is to prepare each of our students for a future of success and satisfaction whether you choose corporate business, entrepreneurial business, government, or the business of more humanitarian endeavours as your life goal.
This is an exciting time to become part of the Laurier family. Wilfrid Laurier University is home to one of Canadaís largest and most innovative business programs. Recently, Laurier was the recipient of a transformational investment of $72.6 million from the Ontario government for the construction of the Global Innovation Exchange, the new home of Laurierís School of Business & Economics.
The School of Business & Economics (SBE) has the first and largest business degree co-op program in the province, which together with our economics co-op program, provide an environment in which our students combine theoretical learning with real work experience. The co-op Option is also available to students in the MBA, Master of Finance and Master of Arts in Business Economics programs.
Co-op provides our students with the opportunity to gain marketable skills and clarify career goals, while mitigating the cost of their education. SBE co-op students achieve among the highest employment rates in the country each term.
Whether you choose the co-op program or not, you will find the School of Business & Economics is best at bringing real business experience into the classroom. Our faculty members are handpicked as scholastic leaders and many have illustrious business backgrounds and spend a great deal of their free time refreshing their craft through intensive consultation assignments locally and internationally.
The student classroom experience is augmented with a comprehensive Laurier Leaders program that will allow you a unique opportunity to interact with local and international business leaders. You will benefit from their extensive experience while getting a quick-start to your own networking rolodex.
Most important to you as a new student, Laurier SBE has a reputation for being the only business school that provides opportunities to create a program that is tailored to your own particular needs. We understand that your needs are unique, and we have an extremely flexible approach to collaboration between faculties and even schools so that you can pursue exactly the degree that is right for you. Just ask us.
I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and working together with you to ensure that the next few years are the most memorable and meaningful of your life.
MicheŠl J. Kelly, PhD