The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is one of the most prestigious and selective schools in Canada. We teach our students to think for themselves, ensuring they can adapt to a world of ever-growing complexity. Our alumni are making a difference in the world – and you can, too.
We have more than 7,000 students enrolled in our full- and part-time undergraduate, graduate, and diploma programs, making us one of the largest business and economics schools in Canada.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a global, non-profit membership organization devoted to the advancement of management education. AACSB-accredited schools have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.
The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 6% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.
The Lazaridis School has strong connections with many professional organizations to help you explore different career pathways post-degree and achieve complex professional designations with additional requirements:
Opened in 2016, Lazaridis Hall is LEED Gold Certified and has earned numerous awards and international recognition. Thanks to the atrium's tremendous glass dome roof, the interior spaces of Lazaridis Hall are filled with natural light that bounces off the beautiful wooden features to create a warm and inviting space to learn and study in.
From our 300+ faculty and staff, 7,000+ students and 32,000+ alumni – thank you, Mike Lazaridis for investing in us.
Mike Lazaridis is internationally known for creating the ground-breaking BlackBerry smartphone, building BlackBerry into an $18-billion global business, and reshaping the global mobile communications industry.
He is currently a founding partner in Quantum Valley Investments, a Waterloo-based fund that focuses on the commercialization of breakthrough technologies in quantum information science and which seeks to support Waterloo Region’s growing reputation as the “Quantum Valley.”