Lazaridis Part-Time Accelerated MBA

Accelerated MBA only for Business graduates.

Accelerate Your Part-Time MBA

If you have already successfully achieved an undergraduate degree in business and have some senior management experience, you may be an ideal candidate for our accelerated MBA degree. This format moves you directly in to the comprehensive elective stage of the degree, allowing you to immediately start to focus on those specific areas of interest or stay general and choose from a wide selection of MBA exclusive elective courses. You will also participate in the Applied Business Research Consulting project with your team and the Not-for-Profit Practicum rounding out your complete MBA experience in a shorter time frame.

Learn in the Heart of Canada’s Business Capital

Classes are held downtown Toronto at Vantage Venues, 150 King St. West, and are taught by senior faculty members with strong industry experience from the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Classes are held on alternate weekends. Two weekends a month on Friday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Sundays are free and no classes are scheduled during the summer months of July and August.

We are proud to deliver this valuable degree, at a highly competitive price, in the heart of the Canadian business community. At the Lazaridis School you will become part of one of Canada’s largest internationally accredited business schools with a reputation built on industry-leading research, award winning faculty and superior student experience.

Program Design

Two years (six academic terms)

Term 1 (Spring)

  • Integrative Strategic Thinking and Action

Term 2 (Fall)

  • two electives

Term 3 (Winter)

  • one elective
  • applied business research project
  • not-for-profit practicum

Term 4 (Spring)

  • one elective
  • applied business research project (continued)
  • not-for-profit practicum (continued)

Term 5 (Fall)

  • two electives

Term 6 (Winter)

  • two electives


Candidates will achieve eight electives in this format and are free to choose from a wide selection of electives, exclusive to our MBA candidates, covering all areas of business functions. For a full list of potential elective courses, review our course offerings.


You may have the option within your elective terms to specialize your general MBA degree. The Lazaridis MBA offers nine specialization options for you to customize your studies to align with your career path.

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • International Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Admission Requirements

Domestic Applicants

  • A four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce degree achieved in Canada, that was achieved no more than eight (8) years ago, with a minimum B+ average (77% or G.P.A. of 9.0) in the last 20 half credit university degree courses completed.
  • A minimum of three years full-time work experience. Part-time and summer employment between university terms do not apply. At least three to five years of management work experience is mandatory.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, normally by the successful completion of the GMAT test with a minimum score of 550 or higher. We also accept a GRE score. A GRE score must convert to the minimum 550 GMAT score required. We will also accept a CFA Level 1 Pass.
  • Three professional references, or if you have completed any education within the last three years, two professional references and one academic reference is acceptable.

International Applicants

All international applicants are invited to apply to our Full-time MBA degree and/or Full-time MBA with Co-op degree. Please note that Canadian Student Visas are only eligible for the one year Full-time MBA degree and/or the Full-time MBA with Co-op degree.

Contact Us

Maureen Ferraro

Vantage Venues

MBA and MFin Program Location
150 King St. West, 27th Floor
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5H 3T9

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