Lazaridis Part-Time Accelerated MBA

Accelerated MBA only for Business graduates.

Accelerate Your Part-Time MBA

For applicants who have a business degree, you might consider taking the accelerated alternate weekend MBA option in Toronto. This program is specifically designed for highly qualified individuals who have already achieved an undergraduate business degree from a reputable business school in Canada with exceptional grades.

Successful applicants of this program will be able to move directly into the comprehensive elective stage of the MBA degree, allowing you to specialize in the business field of your choice and complete the program in 2.3 years or less instead of the normal 3 years.

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)

Terms 1 (Spring)

  • integrative strategic thinking and action
  • one elective

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


You can take advantage of any electives that fit within your individual timetable. For a list of potential elective courses, review 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

Canadian Student Visas cannot be given to those pursuing a part-time program, therefore international applicants are not eligible for the alternate weekend or accelerated alternate weekend MBA program.

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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