MBA Co-op

MBA program features

Laurier's MBA co-op program is accredited until December 31, 2019 by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.
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Watch our video about Laurier's MBA co-op program.  The program is designed for high-calibre, recent graduates with less than two years of work experience.

Comprised of 20 courses and two four-month work terms, the program offers an innovative and integrated curriculum built around case competitions, consulting and international projects.

Eight key disciplines overlap in the first year for a solid, broad foundation of management concepts and skills.

With a serious commitment to corporate social responsibility, all students participate in a not-for-profit practicum as part of the Applied Business Research course.

MBA Co-op Work Study Sequence

Fall (September - December) Winter (January - April) Spring (May - August)
Strategic Management
Financial Management
Operations Management
Organizational Behaviour
Business Analytics
Work Term 1 Six electives
Work Term 2


Four electives
Applied Business Research



Employer testimonials

"I started recruiting MBA students from Laurier on the recommendation of alumni who work at HP Canada. They knew I need mature employees who are able to perform analytical and research projects with little guidance. Laurier's MBA co-op students display creativity in presentations and excel at analytical work using Excel spreadsheets, and they are all team players."
Kuldip Bhathal, University Hiring Lead
HP Canada

"The Ministry has been hiring co-op students for years, and many have gone on to successful careers within the Ontario Public Service. We look for hard-working, ethical, lateral thinkers who integrate well within our team – and Laurier students regularly meet and exceed this mark. In a fast-moving policy environment, Laurier co-op students demonstrate an ability to learn at a rapid pace and make a real impact on public service objectives."
Vasu Daggupaty, Team Lead & Policy Advisor
Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment

"We have had tremendous success in hiring and developing Laurier MBA co-ops and new graduates. Laurier students are capable, motivated and eager to take on real challenges. The quality of education that students receive at Laurier sets them up for success; as a matter of fact, our VP of Finance and VP of Merchandising are among the Laurier grads who progressed at Staples. "
Jennifer Smith, Human Resources
Staples Canada

"I have been hiring Laurier Co-op students for eight years, and three of the best members of our research team are graduates, so I have high expectations of the program. MBA Co-op students help us provide insightful, thought-provoking analysis of emerging technology trends. They bring a strong work ethic and, most importantly, provide great intellectual contributions; we are, after all, a think tank."
Mike Dover, Managing Partner
Socialstruct Advisory Group

Sample Jobs Typically Held by Graduate Co-op Students

Testimonials from Graduate Co-op Students

Laurier MBA Specialization Options

MBA Co-op Student Profiles

For information about the MBA Co-op program, please visit Laurier MBA or contact Laurie Lahn.


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