Back to Top

Partnerships With China

Option 1(3 + 1 + 1), Option 2(3 + 1 + 1.5) and Option 3(4 + 1)

 

Joint Program with Chinese Partner Universities

Laurentian University developed a mutually beneficial collaboration agreement with Chinese partner universities to provide students from participating Chinese universities with a Canadian learning experience in their fourth year of studies. The partner university would recognize Laurentian University courses towards the completion of the 4 year business degree in China. Students would then have the opportunity to apply to enter the regular Laurentian University MBA program and receive up to 30 credits of advanced standing. 

In 2012, Laurentian University and Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE) in Hangzhou, China have joined forces to deliver a Bachelor of Commerce degree. For more formation, please visit: Dual Degree with Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics.

 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014/15 academic year.
The deadline to apply for the first “+1” of the 3+1+1 program is January 31, 2014.

 

Program description

The 3+1+1 program combines the completion of 3 years of undergraduate studies at participating Chinese universities, with the completion of one year of studies at Laurentian University (LU) towards the completion of an undergraduate degree from the home university in China.  The second “+1” represents the completion of one year of Master of Business Administration (MBA) studies at LU towards the MBA degree.

 

LU currently has a 3+1+1 agreement with the following universities that offer the CGA Program of Professional Studies:

  • Soochow University

  • Capital University of Economics and Business

  • Harbin University of Commerce

  

Admission to the first “+1” – H.B.Com

Students from participation universities in China may apply to LU as a “visiting” student to complete courses that would count towards their Chinese undergraduate degree. In order to be admitted for the first +1 in 2014; students must have completed all of the CGA advanced level courses by September 2014.

 

Minimum degree average

Applicants must have a minimum 75% average in their studies (for the first 2.5 years in their studies in China) in order to be admitted.

 

Language requirements

Students may choose to complete a language test in order to be admitted to the first “+1” or may complete the English Summer EAP Program.  The minimum standards for the language tests are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)(minimum score: 6.5) or

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score 88 Internet-based

 

As the IELTS score is more reliable, students are strongly encouraged to follow this route to achieve the language requirement. 

 

The English Summer EAP program (four weeks in August) is available as an option to all students of the 3+1+1 program to help strengthen their language skills prior to entry into the first “+1” or help them achieve their language requirements.

 

Apply for the first “+1” – H.B.Com

The application package for admission to the first “+1” – H.B.Com, complete with forms and instructions, is available for download below or students may contact their program administrator at their home university for this information.  In order to be admitted for the first +1 in 2014; students must have completed all of the CGA advanced level courses by September 2014.

 

Application Package for the first “+1” – H.B.Com - PDF

Application Package for the first “+1” – H.B.Com – WORD

 

 

Admission to the second “+1” – MBA

Students of the 3+1+1 program will be required to submit an application to the MBA program by January 31st during the completion of the first “+1” program. Review of the application documents are completed in February and March of each year. Admission decisions to the MBA are communicated as early as possible for students to successfully complete their VISA renewal.

 

Students of the 3+1+1 program are required to have the following credentials to apply to the MBA program:

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from a participating university;
  • An 80% minimum average (based on the academic outcomes of the Laurentian University courses or the home university courses);
  • Successful completion of the CGA Foundation Studies and the Advanced level of the CGA Program of Professional Studies;
  • Strong letters of references; and
  • Application letter from the student.

 

Note: A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required for the 2014 admission. Presentation of a GMAT score of 550 will however, greatly strengthen your MBA application. 

 

Apply for the second “+1” – MBA

Application Package for the second “+1” – MBA complete with forms and instructions, is available for download below: 

 

Application Package for the second “+1” – MBA - PDF

Application Package for the second “+1” – MBA – WORD

 


Program requirements of the first “+1”

Students must complete 18 credits of LU courses in the fall and winter sessions (September 2014 to April 2015).

 

Students are also required to enroll in the non-credit Workplace Communication Skills in Canada course (COMM 0513) which runs on Friday’s beginning in October and ends mid-April each academic year.

 

Students, who fail a course in the first semester, must replace that course with another option in the winter session or through the online degree program options.

 

Students should enroll in the following courses:

COMM-1006 - Foundations of the Management of Organizations I

COMM-1007 - Foundations of the Management of Organizations II

COMM-1206 - Business Communication (Recommended)

 

Students who require the CGA TX1 course:

COMM-4116 - Personal Taxation - an Accounting Perspective

COMM-4117 - Corporation Taxation - An Accounting Perspective

Students who achieve a total average of 65% for both COMM 4116 and COMM 4117 will receive advanced standing for the CGA TX1 course.  LU will forward a copy of the transcript to the TPEI office in Beijing.

 

Additional elective options:

COMM-4057 - The Business Environment

COMM-4076 - International Business Management

COMM-4227 - Investment Management

COMM-4247 - Portfolio Management

For the course description, please visit laurentian.ca/program/commerce

 

Students of the 3+1+1 program are usually registered in TX1, AU2 and FN2 while they are completing the LU first “+1” H.B.Com program.  Students however, should be encouraged to focus on TX1 ONLY as it is the only prerequisite for entry to the second “+1” (MBA program). The other CGA Program requirements can be completed once admitted to the second “+1”.

 

 

Program requirements of the second “+1” – MBA

Students following the 3+1+1 program will be required to complete courses equivalent to those in the 4+1 degree program. Students study at LU over three semesters.

 

The courses include:

COMM-5306 - Introduction to Marketing

COMM-5406 - Organizational Behaviour

COMM-5607 - Operations Management

COMM-5307 - Introduction to Marketing Management

COMM-5407 - Organizational Processes

COMM-6006 - Business Policy: Strategy Formulation

COMM-6007 - Strategy Implementation

9 credits of electives – preferably 1 in the winter semester and 2 in the spring semester

For the course description, please visit laurentian.ca/program/business-administration-mba

 

MBA graduation requirements

 

Students must have successfully completed 30 credits of LU courses and have achieved a 70% average.

 

In order to complete the MBA degree, 3+1+1 students must have successfully completed the advanced levels of the CGA Program of Professional Studies, the PACE electives (AU2, FN2) and have registered for either PA1 or PA2. The students may substitute the PACE AU2 for a 3-credit MBA elective or FN2 for a 3-credit MBA elective.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014/15 academic year.
The deadline to apply 3+1+1.5 program is January 31, 2014.

 

Program description

The 3+1+1.5 program combines the completion of 3 years of undergraduate studies at participating Chinese universities, with the completion of one year of studies at Laurentian University (LU) towards an undergraduate degree from the home university in China. The 1.5 represents the completion of 1.5 years of Master of Business Administration (MBA) studies at LU towards the MBA degree.

 

Students in the 3+1+1.5 program have various academic backgrounds and can specialize in several areas of study. 

 

LU currently has a 3+1+1.5 agreement with Soochow University.

 

Admission to the first “+1”

Students from participating Chinese universities may apply to LU as a “visiting” student to complete courses that would count towards their Chinese undergraduate degree. 

 

Minimum degree average

Students of the 3+1+1.5 program must have a 75% average in their first 2.5 years of studies in China to be successfully admitted to the LU program.

 

Language requirements

Students may choose to complete a language test in order to be admitted to the first “+1” or may complete the English Summer EAP Program.  The minimum standards for the language tests are:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)(minimum score: 6.5) or

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score 88 Internet-based

 

As the IELTS score is more reliable, students are strongly encouraged to follow this route to achieve the language requirement. 

 

The English Summer EAP program (four weeks in August) is available as an option to all students of the 3+1+1 program to help strengthen their language skills prior to entry into the first “+1” or help them achieve their language requirements.

 

Apply for the first “+1” – H.B.Com

Application Package for the first “+1” – H.B.Com complete with forms and instructions, is available for download below or students may contact their program administrator at their home university for this information.

 

 

Application Package for the first “+1” – H.B.Com - PDF

Application Package for the first “+1” – H.B.Com – WORD

 

 

Admission to the “+1.5” - MBA

 

Students of the 3+1+1.5 program will be required to submit an application to the MBA program by January 31st during their first “+1” program.  Review of application documents are undertaken in February and March of each year.  Admission decisions are communicated as early as possible for students to successfully complete their VISA renewal.

 

Students of the 3+1+1.5 program are required to have the following credentials to apply to the MBA program:

  • Four-year degree from China;
  • 80% minimum average (based on the academic outcomes of the Laurentian University courses or the home university courses);
  • Strong letters of references; and
  • Application letter from the student.

Note: A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required for the 2014 admission. Presentation of a GMAT score of 550 will however, greatly strengthen your MBA application.

 

Apply for the “+1.5” – MBA

Application Package for the “+1.5” – MBA complete with forms and instructions, is available for download below:

 

Application Package for the “+1.5” – MBA - PDF

Application Package for the “+1.5” – MBA – WORD

 

Program Requirements

 

Program requirements of the first “+1”

Students must complete 21 credits of LU courses in the fall and winter sessions (September 2014 to April 2015). The selection of courses is critical in this academic year in order to reduce the required number of credits at the MBA level.

 

The H.B.Com coordinator will be required to verify the participating Chinese university’s transcript to determine which courses each student may need to complete at the MBA level.   Students will require the following undergraduate courses with a minimum 70% average in order to receive the maximum advanced standing at the MBA level.

  • Statistics

  • Management Science

  • Financial Accounting

  • Management Accounting

  • Financial Management

  • Economics (Micro and Macro)

If students do not have 70% in these courses on their transcripts, they should be recommended to complete equivalent LU courses. 

 

Students will not be allowed to complete COMM 2036, 2037, 2046, 2047, 2056 or 2057 during the first “+1”.   If there are no options for students, COMM 2055 online may be permitted.

 

Students may opt to enroll in the non-credit Workplace Communication Skills in Canada course (COMM 0513) which runs on Friday’s beginning the week following reading week in October to mid-April each academic year.

 

Students, who fail a course in the first semester, must replace that course with another option in the winter session or through the online degree program options.

 

Additional elective options:

COMM-4057 - The Business Environment

COMM-4076 - International Business Management

COMM-4227 - Investment Management

COMM-4237 - Administration des institutions financières

COMM-4247 - Portfolio Management

 

Program requirements of the “+1.5” - MBA

 

Students following the 3+1+1.5 program will be required to complete courses equivalent to those in the 4+1 degree program plus any other courses that they may not have received advanced standing for.

 

Students study at LU over three semesters and must complete at a minimum, the following 30 credits and other courses as assigned by the MBA Coordinator.

 

COMM-5306 - Introduction to Marketing

COMM-5406 - Organizational Behaviour

COMM-5607 - Operations Management

COMM-5307 - Introduction to Marketing Management

COMM-5407 - Organizational Processes

COMM-6006 - Business Policy: Strategy Formulation

COMM-6007 - Strategy Implementation

9 credits of electives – preferably 1 in the winter semester and 2 in the spring semester

 

 

MBA graduation requirements

Students must have successfully completed the MBA program requirements as assessed by the MBA Coordinator and have achieved a minimum 70% average.

 

Applications are now being accepted for students who want to begin the MBA program in September 2014. The deadline to apply for the 2014-2015 academic year is January 31, 2014.

The Laurentian University MBA program is designed for Certified General Accountants (CGAs) and students in the final level of the CGA Program of Professional studies.

 

The program builds on existing knowledge and skills, as well as focuses on topics that accountants need to move into more senior positions: marketing, organizational behaviour and strategic management.

The Laurentian University MBA program will enable you to achieve your goal of obtaining a quality education at a North American institution that will lead you on a path to a successful career.

 

Program Requirement

The MBA program of study offered through this initiative is based on the online MBA program developed in partnership with CGA-Canada. The degree will be offered in a traditional classroom environment on the Laurentian University campus in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

 

To complete the MBA, students must meet all of the requirements of the CGA Program of Professional Studies, excluding the experience requirement.

 

Advanced standing will be provided for the first 30 credits of the 60-credit MBA degree program. The balance of the degree program (30 credits) is through completion of the following:

 

Core Course Requirements – 21 credits

Fall Session (September to December)

COMM 5306: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)

COMM 5406: Organizational Behaviour (3 credits)

COMM 5607: Operations Management (3 credits)

Winter Session (January to April)

COMM 5307: Introduction to Marketing Management (3 credits)

COMM 5407: Organizational Processes (3 credits)

COMM 6006: Business Policy: Strategy Formulation (3 credits)

Spring Session (May to June)

COMM 6007: Business Policy: Strategy Implementation (3 credits)

Elective Course Requirements – 9 credits

 

For the course descriptions, please visit laurentian.ca/program/business-administration-mba

 

Select from various elective options available on-campus during the Fall, Winter and Spring Sessions.

 

* To graduate students must achieve an overall average of 70% on all MBA courses taken at Laurentian University and have a minimum of 60% in each course.


 

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Four-year undergraduate degree from a participating university

  • Completion of the PACE course requirements for the CGA designation (Except PA1 and PA2)

  • Minimum “80%” average

  • A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required for the 2014 admission. Presentation of a GMAT score of 550 will however, greatly strengthen your MBA application.

  • There are currently no formal language requirements for 4+1 students, but we highly recommended you complete the English test (IELTS or TOFEL) before you come to Laurentian in order to be better prepared for your studies in Canada. The minimum standards for language can be found on the following website:
    http://laurentian.ca/international/.

 

MBA Graduation Requirements

Students must have successfully completed 30 credits of LU courses and have achieved a 70% average.

In order to complete the MBA degree, students must have successfully completed the advanced levels of the CGA Program of Professional Studies, the PACE electives (AU2, FN2) and have registered for either PA1 or PA2. The students may substitute the PACE AU2 for a 3-credit MBA elective or FN2 for a 3-credit MBA elective.

 

Fee

A $60 non-refundable application fee payable to "Laurentian University" must accompany each application.

 


How do I apply to the MBA program?

The MBA application package complete with forms and instructions, is available for download below.

MBA Application Package – pdf

MBA Application Package – word

 

T.P.E.I. Training Canada Inc. will be managing the application process in China on behalf of Laurentian University. Any questions relating to the application process must be communicated to T.P.E.I. Training Canada Inc.