The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is a key faculty within Wilfrid Laurier University.
Seated primarily at Laurier’s Waterloo campus, the Lazaridis School has educated top quality students for almost 60 years with its uniquely career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs.
Today, the Lazaridis School is equipped with a blend of established undergraduate programing and a growing number of graduate programs, a highly motivated research-active faculty and accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
It stands poised to make an even greater impact on its students, its academic and professional communities, and on the technology corridor in which it sits.
We strive to be leaders in our communities and help shape the future. We generate, disseminate, and implement knowledge about business and economics for the betterment of the world in which we live. We use our impactful research and experiential approach to education to meet the dynamic needs of our local, national, and international stakeholders.
Our vision is to rank among Canada's best through our pursuit of excellence in experiential education, impactful research, and community engagement.
We value the following, and these values drive our work:
We will champion our faculty's research and scholarship and provide a comprehensive and integrated support structure to further their endeavours.
We will identify and meet the learning needs of our students and enable them to advance their academic and career goals.
We will strengthen our brand of education through curricula and programs that are content-rich, practice-focused and designed to meet a diversity of learning needs in our domestic and international students.
We will leverage the knowledge of our alumni, our business and economic partners, and government and community leaders to build enriching collaborations that raise Lazaridis School profile and builds on the School’s leadership in research, scholarship, career-ready programs, and community impact.