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Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business & Economics
October 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

MSc in Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management

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line-height: 150%; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 9.5pt;">Who Should Apply?

Students who want to pursue a doctoral (PhD) degree with the ultimate goal of becoming an academic (e.g., professor) or having a research-based career (e.g., consultant, research analyst).

What Can You Expect?

A solid foundation in theoretical perspectives relevant to OB and HRM. 

Exceptional statistical and methodological training including research methods, research design, and quantitative analyses.

The opportunity to conduct your own research under the guidance of one of our faculty supervisors.  

Program Overview

This is full-time 12 month program, starting in September each year.

Students must complete a minimum of 6 courses and an independent research project (Masters Research Project), which is conducted under the supervision of one of our faculty supervisors.

Required Courses

BU700 – Univariate & Multivariate Statistics
BU800 – Fundamentals of Behavioural Research
BU804 – Organizational Behaviour
BU814 – Human Resource Management
2 electives


font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 8.5pt;">Minimum $13,000 in funding (comprised of teaching assistantships and internal/external scholarships).

Research assistantships may also be available in some cases.

Information regarding external awards can be found on the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies website.

Major award holders (OGS, CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) are eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship valued at $7,500

Admission Requirements 

The MSc in Management program is exclusively for students who clearly demonstrate potential to complete the coursework and the major research paper requirements. The normal criteria for assessing this potential are: 

(a) a four-year honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent), related to the field you are applying for, with a minimum B+ average 

(b) a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of at least 650. Graduate Records Examinations(GRE) scores of at least 305 (1100 for tests taken prior to August 2011) will be accepted in lieu of GMAT scores. These scores will be evaluated on a competitive basis. 

For the Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management (OB/HRM) field, applicants generally have undergraduate degrees in business, or other fields relating to OB/HRM such as Psychology or Sociology.

Applicants whose language of instruction during the undergraduate degree was other than English must furnish evidence of proficiency in English prior to admission.  Normally, this evidence is an acceptable score on one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL Assessment. For more information please refer to the English Proficiency Requirements.

Applications will only be reviewed once you have applied online and we have received all supplementary materials in our office.

As this is a competitive program with a limited number of spaces available, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Application Deadline

The early application deadline for September admission is January 15. We will continue accepting qualified applications after this date based on space availability in the program.

Applying to the PhD Program from the MSc Program

Students are able to apply to the PhD in Management Program, with a concentration in the OB/HRM field, upon degree completion.

Students admitted into the PhD program will be given course credit for successfully completed courses cross-listed in both the Master's and PhD programs.

Contact Information

For program information please contact our Graduate Field Coordinator at

For application information please contact