Business and Economics

Dean, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics: Micheal J. Kelly, PhD
Telephone: (519) 884-0710, ext. 2214
Location: Schlegel Centre, Room 3232

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The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics (Lazaridis School) is comprised of the Department of Business and the Department of Economics. The Lazaridis School believes that the combination of the two disciplines in a single administrative unit adds greatly to the quality and flexibility of all graduates at the school.

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Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

The Lazaridis School offers several single and double degree programs at the Waterloo Campus and the Bachelor of Business Technology Management at the Brantford Campus.

The Department of Business offers a four-year Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program leading to careers in accounting (CPA), finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management and human resources, to name just a few. Concentrations are available with the BBA program in ten areas of study: accounting, brand communication & management, business & sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, insurance and risk management, international business, marketing, and supply chain management.

There are four unique double degree honours programs available in combination with Business Administration. At Laurier, students can graduate with a BBA and a degree in Computer Science (BBA/BSc), or Financial Mathematics (BBA/BA). Students can also combine the BBA with one of two degree from the University of Waterloo's Honours Bachelor of Mathematics or the Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program. These double degree programs offer a unique educational experience for students in the field of business and the computer and mathematical sciences.

The Department of Economics offers four-year Honours BA programs in Economics, Economics and Accounting, Economics and Financial Management, and Applied Economics. Joint Honours Economics programs are also available in combination with other honours disciplines in the faculties of Arts or Science.

Co-operative Education is available to students in the BBA and Honours BA Economics programs. An alternating sequence of work and study terms, provides students with 12 months of practical work experience during their academic career. Students in the double degree programs obtain from 12 to 16 months of practical work experience.

The Department of Business offers a diploma program in Business Administration. In addition, it offers courses for Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Institute of Canadian Bankers, Canadian Institute of Certified Administrative Managers, Canadian Securities Institute, Trust Companies Institute of Canada, Society of Management Accountants of Ontario, Canadian Credit Union Institute, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Insurance Institute of Canada, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Ontario Society for Training and Development, Personnel Association of Ontario and The Purchasing Management Association of Canada.

The Bachelor of Business Technology Management is a four-year program offered exclusively at Laurier's Brantford campus. The program provides graduates with an understanding of technology and how it can be leveraged to achieve business results and drive innovation. Co-operative Education is available with the Bachelor of Business Technology Management program.