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Unique MSc in Management for Executives

Applications are now being accepted for September 2016.

The Lazaridis Executive Master’s in Technology Management (Lazaridis EMTM), Canada’s only Master of Science (MSc) program for executives, is designed for you: a senior decision-maker facing ever-growing complexity, global competition and disruption. Whether your company develops technology or utilizes technology to advance business goals, this program is tailored to help you succeed.

The Lazaridis EMTM immerses you in real-life case studies and equips you with the skills to creatively approach and solve problems. As a participant, you will grow from working within a senior management position to acting and thinking like a C-suite leader. Make better decisions, lead effectively and contribute to your organization at the highest level. This Lazaridis School of Business and Economics program is offered in an accelerated 11-month, alternating weekend format to enable you to balance your education with professional commitments.

Is the Lazaridis EMTM for Me?

A Lazaridis EMTM learner:

  • Is employed by a technology-focused company or technology-adept organization;
  • Works in an industry such as banking, IT, insurance, engineering, environment and clean energy, health care or manufacturing;
  • Has eight or more years of work experience, including several as a senior-level manager, director or executive;
  • Aims to advance in his or her career to a higher level of leadership;
  • Wants to earn a working knowledge of organization design and how to lead a high-growth company;
  • Wishes to gain insight on how to effectively manage change, adapt to disruptive technology and approach problems with creative thinking.

Program Impact

The Lazaridis EMTM was developed after several years of planning with Canada's leading technology companies, including BlackBerry, Christie Digital Systems and Desire2Learn. The program goes beyond a general management degree, providing you with the knowledge and skills to link technology with your organization's business strategies. Laurier’s high-calibre faculty and hand-selected guest lecturers will provide you with the foundation to think critically and analytically about issues facing technology- and innovation-based companies.

Lazaridis EMTM Quick Facts

  • 11-month, alternating weekend format
  • Located in Waterloo, part of Canada's tech hub
  • Management program for senior tech professionals
  • Work-integrated approach
  • Part of the Lazaridis Institute
  • AACSB-accredited program


Andrea Wilson, Program Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x2294


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