|MBA program features
Laurier's MBA co-op program is accredited until December 31, 2019 by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education.
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)|
|Work Term 1||Six electives|
|Work Term 2||
"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
"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
"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