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Business Administration (BBA)


 waterloo

In the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, our students say, “You don’t get a Lazaridis BBA, you live a Lazaridis BBA.” From day one, you’ll learn to work in teams tackling real-world problems that exist now, not in the history books. Our business degree co-op program is Canada’s largest so you can gain valuable experience before you graduate. Our goal is to immerse you in the reality of today’s businesses and teach you to think for yourself. You’ll learn to adapt to a world of ever-growing complexity, and solve problems no one has faced before.

Our program uses a comprehensive approach to business. You’ll begin by taking courses that cover all of the foundational areas of business, and then develop specialized knowledge in your area of interest. Whether it’s accounting, marketing, brand communication, sustainability, finance, entrepreneurship, human resource management, risk management, international business, or supply chain management, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

You also have the opportunity to earn all the university credits required for the major professional designations: CPA (accounting), CFA (finance) and CHRP (human resources).

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Program Highlights

  • View the Business Administration experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • In your first year, you’ll work in a team to generate and present a new venture for our BDO New Venture Competition
  • In your third year, you’ll put your business knowledge to the test during a weeklong case study competition, where you’ll analyze a real problem facing a real company.
  • Only the top 5% of business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – the highest standard of achievement for business schools. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics has been accredited since 2004.
  • As a Laurier business student, you’ll have the advantage of being at a school that has won more accounting gold medals than any other university in Canada.

Sample Courses

  • New Venture Creation
  • Business Law
  • High-Tech Marketing
  • Transportation and Facilities Management
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Planning
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Big Data
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Understanding the Business Environment

Requirements

  • Admission range of high 80s.
  • Advanced Functions at 70%.
  • English at 70%.
  • Either: Calculus and Vectors or Data Management at 60%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admissions average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 33.

Design Your Degree

The following concentrations are available to you in the BBA program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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