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Hey so I'm starting to get worried about Queen's/Ivey accepting/rejecting me so I've been thinking of what to do should they reject me. I got into Laurier Honours Business Administration and McMaster Business 1. I also know Laurier is better, but what be the advantages/disadvantages of either? I'm thinking so far that I'd like to go into finance.

Laurier has coop, but does McMaster?

And the thing that really deters me from Laurier is I don't like their campus...McMaster's is great compared to theirs :/

Oh and how does Laurier place in terms of jobs and whatnot compared to McMaster? Like do either schools put anyone of Bay St?

AND last question...I'm guessing both these programs would trump Western BMOS without AEO right?
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I think you already know that I said Laurier over McMaster hands-down.

McMaster does not have co-op. They do have internships, but so does every other school (including Laurier if you're not in co-op)

I love Laurier's campus personally, but to each their own :) I must admit McMaster's trading floor sounds cool.

Laurier definitely gets better jobs. They get a fair amount of Bg 4 positions, a number of students get in at RIM, the co-op salaries are actually quite good, very high post-grad employment rate, and yes, they do have a nmumber of people going into finance, and there is usually at least one a year that ends up in the US, but often more than one (although some are the DD students) Laurier is a little underrated for finance (although nowhere near Ivey or Queen's and McGill)
I haven't heard of McMaster students really doing much of anything.

Yes, pretty much.
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I think you already know that I said Laurier over McMaster hands-down.

McMaster does not have co-op. They do have internships, but so does every other school (including Laurier if you're not in co-op)

I love Laurier's campus personally, but to each their own :) I must admit McMaster's trading floor sounds cool.

Laurier definitely gets better jobs. They get a fair amount of Bg 4 positions, a number of students get in at RIM, the co-op salaries are actually quite good, very high post-grad employment rate, and yes, they do have a nmumber of people going into finance, and there is usually at least one a year that ends up in the US, but often more than one (although some are the DD students) Laurier is a little underrated for finance (although nowhere near Ivey or Queen's and McGill)
I haven't heard of McMaster students really doing much of anything.

Yes, pretty much.



What is Laurier most known for in terms of placements (like do most people go into accounting, finance, etc.)? I know their coop is excellent which I really like :)
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What is Laurier most known for in terms of placements (like do most people go into accounting, finance, etc.)? I know their coop is excellent which I really like :)


30% accounting, 30% finance, 20% marketing, and the rest is supply chain management, HR, and whatever else there is.
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@Username81 wrote
What is Laurier most known for in terms of placements (like do most people go into accounting, finance, etc.)? I know their coop is excellent which I really like :)


30% accounting, 30% finance, 20% marketing, and the rest is supply chain management, HR, and whatever else there is.


Thank you that's good then since that's what I want to do. Hopefully I can transfer to Queen's 2nd year or Ivey 3rd year though.
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Laurier!!!!! I'm hoping I get in :)
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anyone else?
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@Username81 wrote
Hey so I'm starting to get worried about Queen's/Ivey accepting/rejecting me so I've been thinking of what to do should they reject me. I got into Laurier Honours Business Administration and McMaster Business 1. I also know Laurier is better, but what be the advantages/disadvantages of either? I'm thinking so far that I'd like to go into finance.

Laurier has coop, but does McMaster?

And the thing that really deters me from Laurier is I don't like their campus...McMaster's is great compared to theirs :/

Oh and how does Laurier place in terms of jobs and whatnot compared to McMaster? Like do either schools put anyone of Bay St?

AND last question...I'm guessing both these programs would trump Western BMOS without AEO right?



believe it or not, you are more likely to get employed after uni if you goto McMaster. There is a theory that a manager would rather hire someone that is from the same uni as they went to than another one. Mcmaster has a lot of Accounting/Financial Firm owners. This is what I heard from a 2 year mcmaster student
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@Username81 wrote
Hey so I'm starting to get worried about Queen's/Ivey accepting/rejecting me so I've been thinking of what to do should they reject me. I got into Laurier Honours Business Administration and McMaster Business 1. I also know Laurier is better, but what be the advantages/disadvantages of either? I'm thinking so far that I'd like to go into finance.

Laurier has coop, but does McMaster?

And the thing that really deters me from Laurier is I don't like their campus...McMaster's is great compared to theirs :/

Oh and how does Laurier place in terms of jobs and whatnot compared to McMaster? Like do either schools put anyone of Bay St?

AND last question...I'm guessing both these programs would trump Western BMOS without AEO right?



believe it or not, you are more likely to get employed after uni if you goto McMaster. There is a theory that a manager would rather hire someone that is from the same uni as they went to than another one. Mcmaster has a lot of Accounting/Financial Firm owners. This is what I heard from a 2 year mcmaster student


Well there's your problem.

Laurier is definitely the better school. 6 months after graduating they have a 96% employment rate.

This is not to say McMaster is a bad school. It's like choosing between a Bentley and a BMW. The Bentley is better, but the BMW is still a BMW. And some people might choose the BMW over the Bentley (albeit less people would choose this way).
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@Sanguine wrote

@g93 wrote

@universityapplier wrote

@Username81 wrote
Hey so I'm starting to get worried about Queen's/Ivey accepting/rejecting me so I've been thinking of what to do should they reject me. I got into Laurier Honours Business Administration and McMaster Business 1. I also know Laurier is better, but what be the advantages/disadvantages of either? I'm thinking so far that I'd like to go into finance.

Laurier has coop, but does McMaster?

And the thing that really deters me from Laurier is I don't like their campus...McMaster's is great compared to theirs :/

Oh and how does Laurier place in terms of jobs and whatnot compared to McMaster? Like do either schools put anyone of Bay St?

AND last question...I'm guessing both these programs would trump Western BMOS without AEO right?



believe it or not, you are more likely to get employed after uni if you goto McMaster. There is a theory that a manager would rather hire someone that is from the same uni as they went to than another one. Mcmaster has a lot of Accounting/Financial Firm owners. This is what I heard from a 2 year mcmaster student


Well there's your problem.

Laurier is definitely the better school. 6 months after graduating they have a 96% employment rate.

This is not to say McMaster is a bad school. It's like choosing between a Bentley and a BMW. The Bentley is better, but the BMW is still a BMW. And some people might choose the BMW over the Bentley (albeit less people would choose this way).




Disagree with analysis.

If Laurier is a Bentley, what are Western (AEO)/York/Queen's/McGill?


Bugatti, Lambourghini, Ferrari, and Aston Martin (in that order)
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If Laurier is a Bentley, what are Western (AEO)/York/Queen's/McGill?

I am excluding U of T from this list.


Rolls Royce ;)
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