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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is one of the most prestigious and selective schools in Canada. We teach our students to think for themselves, ensuring they can adapt to a world of ever-growing complexity. Our alumni are making a difference in the world – and you can, too.

We have more than 6,000 students enrolled in our full- and part-time undergraduate, graduate and diploma programs, making us one of the largest business schools in Canada.

Mission Statement

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics develops leaders with skills in management and economics for a rapidly changing and complex global environment. It seeks to advance knowledge and practices in these fields by supporting both theoretical and applied research. Further, the Lazaridis School strives to serve business and its community by fostering mutually beneficial alliances with leaders at local, national, and international levels.

Our Campuses and Locations

The Lazaridis School offers programs on Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses, as well as offices in Toronto and Kitchener.


In Kitchener-Waterloo, our students have the opportunity to live and work in the most vibrant startup community in Canada, according to USA Today. Laurier’s Waterloo campus is surrounded by a community of intelligent neighbours who are fuelling our nation’s prosperity with bold ideas and new possibilities. Google, BlackBerry, OpenText, Vidyard, and thousands of other tech companies are here. Our grads manage the technology in Canada’s Technology Triangle, and so will you – through co-op, volunteering, or a full-time job. You might even find yourself starting your own company through our LaunchPad program.

The following undergraduate and professional master's programs are housed on the Waterloo campus:

As well as the following research-based graduate programs:


Our newest program, the Bachelor of Business Technology Management, is located in the downtown core of Brantford. Students in downtown Brantford are close to shops, cafés, walking and biking trails, and a diverse arts and entertainment scene.


Since 1999, our downtown Toronto location has operated in the heart of the financial district at the St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre on the 27th floor of the Sun Life Financial Tower. Students can enrol in the part-time alternate weekend MBA and part-time double degree MBA and Master of Finance.

Workspace for Laurier Entrepreneurs

For almost two decades, Laurier has been a leader in entrepreneurship education and is a founding partner of Communitech, Waterloo Region’s leading innovation centre. Lead by the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Laurier’s entrepreneurship programming provides education, support and resources for student and alumni entrepreneurs. Workspace is available to qualifying members of the Laurier community at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener, in the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo and on Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

Lazaridis Hall

From the main entrance to Lazaridis Hall, visitors turning to the right will immediately find two large rooms, each approximately 9 metres by 9 metres with 4.5-metre ceilings. Both will have floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the atrium, designed to encourage drop-in observation and activity. The first space – a hub for entrepreneurship – will be home to the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, which coordinates all aspects of Laurier’s entrepreneurship activity, including LaunchPad. A glassed-in hotelling office space just in front of the hub area will be used by key Schlegel Centre faculty and administrators. The hub will have full active-learning classroom capability. Participants in this space can gather at six tables, designed as collaborative media centres with the ability to project laptop content on to wall screens.

Next to the Schlegel Centre, is the dedicated student club space. Laurier currently has 22 business and economics clubs on campus with more than 2,300 business students participating in their many activities. These clubs provide outstanding opportunities for students to test their skills against other students on campus, across the country and around the world. Each club will be assigned locker space and have full use of the six media tables with access to the projection screens. Another glassed-in hotelling office will be used by students and visitors. A small math tutorial space will exist next to the student club space, providing a focused study area that will still allow others to watch the teaching taking place.

Quick Facts

  • 6,000 students enrolled in Lazaridis School programs.
  • 158 full-time faculty.
  • 60 part-time faculty.
  • 49 full-time staff.
  • 34,789 alumni.
  • 1966: School of Business and Economics established.
  • 2015: School named for Mike Lazaridis.
  • 2016: New home for Lazaridis School opens.
  • 97%: Job placement rate for Business Administration and Economics graduates.


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