What will I learn?

A diploma in Business Administration from Laurier will equip you with the tools to either enhance your skills or break into the business field. Whether you’re an experienced business or government professional looking to add to your skillset, or someone looking to get into the business field or start your own business, this diploma program is exactly what you’re looking for.

This part-time program covers a wide-range of topics, from accounting and finance, to marketing, management, and micro- and macroeconomics. You’ll learn from some of the best business professors and instructors in Canada and develop a comprehensive knowledge of the business environment – and discover what it takes to succeed in the field.

Program Highlights

This program is designed to fit your busy schedule. You’ll work towards your diploma part-time, taking courses in the evenings, as well as some online.

You don’t need a prior business degree – you can apply to this diploma program if you have at least three years of work experience in business or government, or if you have an undergraduate degree in another field.

Sample Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Functional Areas of The Organization
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Financial Management

Careers

This diploma will teach you functional areas of administration that can translate to careers in the fields of:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • organizational behaviour
  • marketing
  • management
  • economics

Which department am I in?

Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo Campus,

75 University Avenue West,

WATERLOO,

Ontario (ON),

N2L 3C5, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent qualification. English language requirement: Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 overall, IELTS: An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, PTE: 59 overall or higher, CAE: Overall score of 176. Minimum total score requirement: 24.

For international students

Student must have a At least 3 years of work experience in business or government, or an undergraduate degree in any discipline except business.

English Proficiency

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet-based testing (TOEFL iBT): an overall score of 83 or higher with a minimum score of 20 in each component; Paper-based testing: 560 or higher.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - An academic score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - 70 overall or higher (each band 60 or higher).

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - 59 overall or higher.

Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) - Overall score of 176.

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About Wilfrid Laurier University

Studying at Laurier goes beyond being a great student at a top-rated university; it’s about being ready to take on whatever the future holds.

  • 95% graduates secured employment or went on to PG studies
  • 1:25 faculty to student ratio
  • Home of Canada’s largest business degree co-op program
  • Vibrant campuses in cities in Ontario, close to the US

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