Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

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Coordinates: 43°28′31.21″N 80°31′38.08″W / 43.4753361°N 80.5272444°W / 43.4753361; -80.5272444

Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
Lazaridis logo.png
Former name
Laurier School of Business and Economics
Type Public business school
Established 1966
Dean Dr. Micheál Kelly
Academic staff
160 full-time
60 part-time faculty
Undergraduates 5,650
Location Waterloo, Toronto and Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban
Affiliations AACSB, AUCC
Website www.wlu.ca/sbe

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics is the business school of Wilfrid Laurier University located in Waterloo, Ontario. Originally the School of Business & Economics, it was renamed in September 2015 to recognize Mike Lazaridis, co-founder of Research In Motion, and former Chancellor of the University of Waterloo. The re-branding followed a 2015 announcement of his pledge of $20-million for a new technology-focused management institute at the business school.[1] In 2016, the School and the new institute will move to a new facility, the Lazaridis Hall[2] building,[3] at 200 University Avenue West in Waterloo.

With more than 6,100 students overall, and 160 full-time and 60 part-time faculty in 2018, the School is the largest faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University.

The Waterloo campus[4] is located 100 km (62 mi) west of Toronto and offers full-time and part-time PhD, MBA, Master's, Economics and Honours BBA; the Brantford, Ontario campus offers a Bachelor of Business Technology Management program (as part of the Lazaridis School). Diploma programs in Accounting and Business Administration are also offered by the Lazaridis School.[5] A program in association with the University of Waterloo confers double degrees.[6] The Lazaridis School also offers a part-time MBA program in downtown Toronto at the St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre.

The Lazaridis School has more than 160 full-time and 60 part-time faculty.[7] As of 2018, the School had over 30,000 alumni. In 2010, it was named an "outstanding business school" by The Princeton Review, which acknowledged that "We are pleased to recommend Laurier as one of the best institutions students could attend to earn an MBA".[8] The School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for all of its Undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D programs.[9][10]

Student clubs and organizations[edit]

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics students offer programming and support through a number of clubs and associations, including some of the following:

  • Lazardis Students' Society
  • Startup Laurier
  • PRISMRESOURCES[11]
  • Laurier Economics Club
  • AIESEC Laurier
  • DECA Laurier
  • Golden Speakers Club
  • Students Offering Support
  • Enactus Laurier
  • E-Business Laurier
  • Laurier Cooperative Education (Co-op)
  • Laurier Career Development Centre
  • Laurier Accounting Association
  • Laurier Marketing Association
  • Laurier Consulting Club
  • The Advertising Project Association
  • Laurier Sales Association
  • Laurier Investment and Finance Association
  • Laurier Insurance and Risk Association
  • XLerate Laurier
  • Women in Leadership Laurier
  • WLU Debating Society
  • Atrium Media Group
  • Laurier Marketing Association
  • The Link
  • Sports Management Laurier
  • Sustainability in Business Laurier

Programs[edit]

A report published in September 2017 indicated that Business students were able to specialise in any of the following areas:[12]

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

Double-degree programs, combining a degree in Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Mathematics or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Laurier are also available. The Bachelor of Business Administration program canalso be combined with the Bachelor of Computer Science or the Bachelor of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo.[12]

Alumni[edit]

As of 2018, the Lazaridis School has more than 30,000 alumni (majority from our BBA). This is partial list of notable Lazaridis School alumni.

References[edit]

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