At the Lazaridis School, our goal is to empower you to succeed in whatever path you choose and to arm you with the tools to achieve your definition of success.
We're here to help you work through your options to determine what is best for you.
To help with your research and to answer your questions about the various degree formats, course schedules, required courses, electives and specializations, you are invited to request a copy of our Lazaridis MBA brochure.
Learn about all of our MBA program formats at an upcoming information session. We will discuss the admission criteria, the application process, provide GMAT support and help you determine your eligibility.
We are pleased to offer you a personalized consultation to gauge your suitability for the program before you begin your application for the Lazaridis Master of Business Administration (MBA). Our one-on-one appointments are currently being offered by our graduate program recruitment officers.
If you require additional counselling or direction, or simply have general questions about the Lazaridis MBA degree and which format is right for you, contact us and we are happy to help you determine your next steps.
Plan ahead and compile the supplemental materials required to complete your application.
To complete the Lazaridis MBA online application process, you must provide the following information:
For detailed information on supplemental material, visit the Graduate Admissions Toolkit. If you have any questions about your eligibility or the application process, please contact the MBA program office.
Permanent Residents will be required to provide the following additional information:
International Applicants will be required to provide the following additional information:
Navigate the two-step application process with ease using our step-by-step application guide.
Applying for admission to the Lazaridis MBA degree program requires the completion of a two-part online application process. We encourage all applicants to review our step-by-step instructions below and visit the Graduate Admissions Toolkit for additional application support.
To access an online application already in progress, log into LORIS.
Note: Required supplemental materials and application deadlines vary depending on the Lazaridis MBA program to which you are applying. If you have any questions or require additional information, contact our Graduate Recruitment Officers.
Admissions for all domestic applications received are processed on a rolling basis. Applications will be considered as soon as they are submitted. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as they are ready, as the programs can fill up quickly.
Rolling admission means that offers of admission are awarded year-round to all successful candidates for all of the upcoming intake dates until a program is full.
Note: Rolling admission does not apply to international applications, however all international applications are reviewed by March 31 of each year for the Waterloo MBA programs.
If you are interested in applying to the program and the dealine has passed, please contact us directly.
The MBA programs application is a two-step process. We recommend starting step one as soon as you have decided to apply. This will allow you to create your account and work on part two of the application process.
We recommend starting step one of the two-step process as soon as possible. This provides you access to the system where you will upload your final documents.
The application deadline for part two of the two-step process is Aug. 1, for the full-time and full-time with co-op programs starting in August, and Aug. 15 for the part-time programs starting in September.
Note that applicants do not need a GMAT score to complete step one of the application. Applicants can bypass that information but then will be required to submit an unofficial GMAT score in part two of the application process.
If you are an eligible candidate interested in applying for any of our Waterloo degrees, contact us with any admission or application questions.
All international candidates must have their applications submitted by March 15, 2024 with all final documents uploaded into the application portal by March 31, 2024.
We strongly recommend candidates to apply as soon as possible to ensure enough time to apply for a receive a study permit.