Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

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Business Administration (MBA) and International Public Policy (MIPP)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Faculty:Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the School of International Policy and Governance
Field of Study:Accounting
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing, Other
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Behavior Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:26 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $12,080

The 2019/20 tuition rate increase is approximately 1% - 6%

Careers:Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers


The first of its kind in Canada, this two-year, full-time program is geared for individuals wanting to bridge the divide between public and private sectors. Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of International Public Policy (MIPP) will equip graduates to lead change and facilitate global development.

Completed over 26 months, this new double-degree program combines the 40-year history of the Lazaridis MBA with the innovative MIPP program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA). The MBA/MIPP program develops skills critical to taking on the pressing issues facing our world’s society. Graduates will be prepared to address the global effects of trade liberalization, globalization, environmental change and geopolitical instability from both a business and policy leadership perspective.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75 to 100
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 3 of   Economics  or   Statistics  or   Political Science 
A four-year undergraduate degree at the honours level with a minimum of B standing. Applicants must also have earned a grade of at least a B- in one-term undergraduate courses in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, an introductory statistics course, and at least one relevant political science course.
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 573]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
Three letters of reference (at least one academic reference letter is required).

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on November 22, 2019