Lazaridis Part-Time MBA

Learn in Toronto, the heart of Canada’s business capital.

Earn Your MBA Part Time on Weekends

For more than 20 years, we have offered an innovative, executive-style Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. The alternating-weekend program is designed for working professionals who want to accelerate their careers while balancing their work and family life. Candidates in this part-time comprehensive MBA will earn their degree in three years, although our flexible format allows you to complete the program in less than three years or extend it to five years.

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.

Make Real-World Connections

You will learn in small class sizes with other highly motivated candidates from diverse backgrounds, enabling the cultivation of future business contacts and lasting personal relationships. The program features a combination of innovative integrative activities, case studies and group projects designed to show that effective business decision-making requires a multidisciplinary approach.

Earning your MBA while you continue to work provides you with the opportunity to immediately apply the knowledge you gain in the program to the real-world issues facing you daily in your workplace.

Program Design

Three years (nine academic terms).

Terms 1–4 (Spring, Fall, Winter, Spring)

Integrated core taught over four terms:

  • Integrative Thinking
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics

Term 5 (Fall)

  • two electives

Term 6 (Winter)

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

Term 7 (Spring)

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

Term 8 (Fall)

  • two electives

Term 9 (Winter)

  • two electives

Electives

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

Specializations

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 degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum B standing (73%) in the final year of university study, or the most recent 10 half credit university degree courses completed.
  • Evidence of strong quantitative skills, normally by the successful completion of the GMAT test with a score of 550 or higher. The GMAT is mandatory for all applicants who have completed their previous degrees outside of Canada. 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.
  • Applicants whose language of instruction during their undergraduate degree was a language other than English, must furnish evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission. A minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 100 internet-based (iBT) (with minimum skill scores of 21 in each of the four skill sets), or TOEFL paper-based (pBT) minimum score of 600, or a minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.
  • At least two years of full-time work experience.

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

mferraro@wlu.ca

Vantage Venues

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

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