Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What is the Toronto Weekend MBA program?

Lawrence Tech's Toronto Weekend MBA program is a MBA specifically developed for candidates residing and working in the greater Toronto area who desire to obtain a MBA degree in Ontario from an accredited American University.

 Is the Toronto Weekend MBA program accredited?

Yes.  Lawrence Technological University, celebrating over 75 years of higher learning, is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Additionally, the University's College of Management is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

 How does the Toronto Weekend MBA program differ from traditional MBA programs?

First, from the founding of the University in 1932, the mission of the University has been to link theory with practice so that the student's learning experience is relevant and meaningful.  Today, more than ever, with technology and globalization advancing at break-neck speed, this "hands-on" learning experience is essential to the professional growth of the student and to the advancement of his or her career.

Second, the Toronto Weekend program shifts the traditional classroom focus from the transmission of knowledge to engagement and from professing to facilitating.

 What is the structure of the Toronto Weekend MBA program?

 Meeting Times:  Lawrence Tech's Weekend MBA in Toronto is a two year program with classes meeting on Saturdays and Sundays three to four times over a two month period.

 Curriculum:  The curriculum consists of 36 credit hours of coursework organized into twelve modules of three credits each. Each module consists of a business functional component, workshops, case analysis, and various forms of interactive learning.  

 How will the student's learning experience be "assessed"?

A variety of traditional and non-traditional measures will be used throughout the term as well as immediately after the term to assess the effectiveness of the student's learning experience. These metrics include reports, papers, team projects, case analysis, presentations, field studies, and the like.

What are the admission requirements for the Toronto Weekend MBA program?

 To be eligible for admission, applicants should: 

    • Hold a bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited institution.
    • Have work experience.
    • Provide a professional resume.
    • Take the TOEFL or IELTS if English is not your native language.  The minimum acceptable TOEFL iBT score is 79 and IELTS score is 6.5.

 Is a GMAT required for admission?

 A GMAT is not required for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 for their last sixty hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0, a GMAT or other assessment tool may be required on a case-by-case basis as determined by the admission committee.

 Are there foundation requirements?

Students are expected to have a significant working knowledge of business functions such as accounting, basic finance, organizational behavior, business law, economics, marketing, and statistics. This knowledge and understanding can come from prior coursework and/or substantial work experience in a functional business area. Students who do not meet this expectation will be able to coursework in these areas at local colleges or from Lawrence Tech. The foundation course work will be offered at times through the student's program of study that does not affect the student's MBA program schedule.

 Where in the Toronto area will the MBA course work be offered?

 Lawrence Tech has a full service academic facility in the Toronto area. The fully wireless facility, consisting of multiple classrooms, breakout rooms, study hall, cafeteria, lecture hall, recreation area, housing and ample parking, is located at 401 East and Jane Street.

 Will the student's diploma read MBA (Toronto)?

 No, the student's diploma will read Master of Business Administration, Lawrence Technological University. Lawrence Tech offers its popular MBA program at different sites throughout the region and Asia. The MBA program is the same no matter where it is offered; the same admission requirements, course work, demands, expectations, and the same degree.

 How often will the Toronto Weekend MBA program be offered?

 The Toronto Weekend program will be offered each fall, winter, and summer.

 What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition for the Toronto Weekend MBA program is $29,000 (U.S. dollars) plus books and registration fees for year 2010-2011. Students who need and take pre-core from Lawrence Tech will pay $500.00 (U.S. dollars) per credit hour. (There is no tuition surcharge for international students.)

 If I hold a master degree, will any of the coursework be transferred to the weekend MBA?

 Yes, up to six hours of prior master level coursework may be transferable as electives to the Toronto Weekend MBA program.

 Why should I consider Lawrence Tech's Weekend Toronto MBA program?

 Lawrence Tech and its College of Management are committed to creating a more humane and sustainable world community. This unique program is designed to develop the student's leadership and management skills that will help improve the quality of life in their organizations and thus the world community. Since 1998, Lawrence Tech's College of Management has consistently ranked among the nation's highest in student satisfaction surveys.

 Has Lawrence Tech's Weekend MBA Program been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities?

 Yes. After extensive review by an organizational review panel and a MBA program review panel appointed by the Ministry, on October 22, 2009 Lawrence Tech received permission from the Ministry to offer its Weekend MBA program in Ontario. (See


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