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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.

Welcome to the Next Phase of Your Career

The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics offers a suite of professional and research-focused graduate programs designed to fit your lifestyle and meet your career goals.

Whether you are looking to take a deep dive into cutting-edge research or earn a widely respected credential to advance your career, the Lazaridis School has something for you.

Professional Programs

Designed for the working professional, our programs apply real-world concepts and best practices to prepare graduates to meet the challenges facing today's companies and tomorrow's industries.

Master's of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is one of the most sought-after and versatile graduate degrees in the world. The Lazaridis MBA will allow you to advance in your current workplace or change careers completely. We offer several part-time and full-time degrees that will allow you to choose the best format to suit your career goals, location and schedule.

Waterloo MBA degree formats:

  • Full-time one-year MBA
  • Full-time MBA with co-op
  • Part-time evenings MBA
  • Part-time accelerated MBA

Upcoming MBA Information Sessions

Master's of Finance (MFin)

The MFin degree is designed to help you pursue a career in finance in positions that demand both extensive finance knowledge and excellent quantitative research skills. Our full-time MFin program is offered in Waterloo, Canada’s best technology ecosystem. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to conduct expert analysis in equities, fixed incomes, derivative products, corporate finance and portfolio management.

MSc in Management Analytics (MMA)

Understand data's potential as the new leading commodity and have the ability to leverage it through the 12-month Lazaridis Master's of Science in Management Analytics (MMA). The dynamic and hands-on program structure promotes a combination of in-class courses and a field work project that is completed over two terms. Work with functioning companies at a managerial level and launch your career with the proper tools and skillsets.

Research-Focused Graduate Degrees

Learn with some of the top academics from a broad array of disciplines. The academic focus of our programs is creating the next generation of thought leaders who produce leading-edge research.

Master's of Science (MSc) in Management

The Lazaridis MSc in Management is a 12-month program where you’ll combine coursework and a research project conducted under the guidance and mentorship of our internationally recognized scholars. Customize your degree by selecting one of three fields of study:

  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Management

Our PhD in Management program will turn you into an advanced researcher with both a theoretical and a practical understanding of the complex problems of business management. We offer five distinct fields:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain, Operations and Technology Management

Master's of Arts in Business Economics (MABE)

Our Master's of Arts in Business Economics (MABE) program will put you on track for a career as a professional economist in the private or public sector. Our strength is the combination of business economics with training in economic theory, quantitative methods and applied research. 

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