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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


About Business Administration at Laurier

In the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, you’ll learn to work in teams tackling real-world problems that exist in society and in business. Our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program is full time and direct entry, which means your business education begins on day one.

You'll build a solid foundation and become a well-rounded business graduate, as well as a specialist in your area of focus by choosing one of ten business concentrations:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Supply Chain Management

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).

Learning While Earning

Our business degree co-op program is Canada’s largest, so you can gain valuable experience before you graduate. Your extensive knowledge of business fundamentals, innovative business practises and case-based learning opportunities will make you an experienced graduate and an asset to modern industry.

Immersive Learning

At Laurier, you'll participate in a number of case-based learning opportunities:

  • Live Case: In your very first semester, you'll work in a group to answer a strategic business question posed by a real company. Cash prizes are awarded to the top teams.
  • BDO New Venture Competition: Working in a team, you'll generate and present an idea and business plan for your new venture. Scholarships are awarded to the winning team.
  • PepsiCo Pitch Competition: This competition offers you the opportunity to perfect the "art of the pitch," a critical business skill in today’s world. PepsiCo offers guaranteed interviews to the top three winners. 
  • IKEA Sustainability Challenge: You'll work in small teams to come up with an innovative solution to IKEA’s question with a specific lens on sustainability. Winners are invited to interview for a summer job with IKEA Canada.
  • Integrated Case Exercise (ICE) Week: In your third year, you'll put your business knowledge to the test during in a ten-day live case competition, where you'll analyze a real problem facing a real company and offer real solutions.

"My Lazaridis School BBA gave me the business fundamentals that I needed to begin my own company, and I got a lot of practical experience applying those tools. Ultimately that let me dive into entrepreneurship with confidence."

– Jessica Chalk (BBA '11), founder and CEO, TrafficSoda


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