Globally Recognized MBA Programs


The Laurier MBA – recognized by employers all over the world

The School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). This means the MBA degree at Laurier is recognized around the world, and is one of the few MBA programs in Canada to receive such a distinction. Globally, less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools have achieved this elite distinction.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.

Laurier’s School of Business & Economics first received AACSB International accreditation in 2004. To maintain accreditation, a business program must undergo a thorough internal review every five years, at which point the program must demonstrate its continued commitment to 21 quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, and faculty-student interactions, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achieving learning goals in degree programs.

To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, please visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International website.

Laurier MBA Team wins again at International Case Competition in NYC

On April 17th, 2015, a team from The Laurier MBA won first place in the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society International MBA Case Competition, making it the third win for a Laurier MBA team in a five year period.
MBA teams in both 2011 and 2014 also brought home the prestigious first prize trophy and academic scholarship prizes. The 2015 team competed against 24 other teams from all over the world, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern and the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, and advanced through all three rounds unhindered.

Laurier’s team consisted of both full-time and part-time MBA students, and were coached by faculty advisor Barry Colbert, and former Aspen champion Priyanka Lloyd (MBA ’11). Laurier’s continued success at this international competition can be attributed to the MBA Program’s focus on corporate social responsibility, team building, the integrated core methodology and professional presentation skills.

“To me this is clear evidence that at Laurier we don’t see business as separate from society and environment, but rather as an integral player in contributing to a healthy, prosperous and equitable world – and that we have excellent students.” – Barry Colbert, faculty advisor


Left to Right: Tristan Pilcher, Albert Tam, Kate Applin, and Daniel Hebeisen