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Management (MSc)


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Our Master of Science (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.

Our program is located in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – the highest standard of achievement for business schools in the world.

Choose between one of our three fields: Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OB/HRM), Marketing, or Supply Chain Management (SCM).

Program Options

This program is normally completed in one year (three consecutive terms). You’ll select either the OB/HRM, Marketing or SCM field. You’ll also complete a major research paper.

Info for Current Students

Department of Business

Funding

  • Winners of major external awards (OGS, QEII and Tri-Council) may be eligible for top-up funding which includes the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship (total value exceeds $10,000). 
  • Eligible domestic students admitted to study on a full-time basis receive an average of $14,500 a year. This support may be made up of teaching assistantships, internal/external scholarships, and/or faculty-funded studentships or research assistantships.
  • A list of all funding opportunities available to Laurier graduate students, including information about OGS, QEII and Tri-Council, is available on our graduate funding webpage.

Research Focus

  • Our 11 faculty in OB/HRM are researching a wide range of topics, including: aggression, diversity, emotions, ethics, fairness, leaderships, power, performance management and personality.
  • Our 11 Marketing faculty are conducting research in consumer behaviour, innovation, marketing strategy, brand management, services marketing, as well as marketing analytics and data modelling.
  • Our 13 SCM faculty are researching topics such as sustainable and closed-loop supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, information technology, inventory theory, operations management, innovation propagation in supply chains, logistics and transportation, and stochastic inventory systems.
  • Many of our faculty are associated with research centres and groups such as the Centre for Supply Chain Management, the Centre for Strategic Leadership, the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Laurier Centre for Economic Research and Policy Analysis.

Requirements

  • For the OB/HRM field, you need an undergraduate (honours) degree in business, or other field relating to OB/HRM such as psychology or sociology.
  • For the Marketing field, you need an undergraduate (honours) degree in business/commerce, or other field relating to Marketing such as psychology, economics or sociology.
  • For the SCM field, you need an undergraduate degree (honours) in science, engineering, mathematics, business, economics or a related field.
  • A minimum B+ average in your undergraduate studies.
  • A GMAT score of at least 650 or a GRE score of at least 305.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Applications are reviewed by the graduate program committee, which considers all prior university grades, statement of interest, an academic writing sample, and letters of reference.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to work in industry within their respective fields, or pursue further academic studies at the PhD level. Examples of jobs held by our graduates include:

  • manager, business analytics
  • bilingual resource manager
  • supply chain analyst
  • business development consultant

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