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SCHULICH BBA OR LAURIER BBA?

I am applying to Uni this December. I am deciding between Laurier BBA and Schulich BBA. So Far I heard..  

Schulich  

Pros- Reputation, Community, Small class size, networking  
Cons – No co-op, curriculum is hard, commute,  

Laurier  

Pros – Easier to get high Gpa, Co-op, #1 in student satisfaction ranking  
Cons- Community (not many south Asians), risk of not getting co-op, bigger class sizes.  
 
Both of these school offers great opportunities. It will be difficult to choose between these two. If anyone from these school could give me some guidance or share their experience that would be great
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Schulich hands down. The program is way better.
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Lol. OP, I would take Schulich over Laurier but it's definitely not way better. In fact, they're both equal to employers in the job market. This comes down to other factors.
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Thank for your response. What makes you think Schulich has a way better program than Laurier .
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Typical high school response. School is A is better than school B without any proof to back it up.
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If I were you, I would choose Laurier because of the co-op.
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I would deff take laurier over schulich with coop. You are gonna have a better time, and better job prospects after grad.
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Have you looked through past threads on this? This really comes down to whether you want to live in Waterloo for the next 4 years or North York. Also, makes a difference if you get into Laurier coop or non-coop. You need to understand that to employers they're both pretty much the same. What differentiates the students is whether you have good work experience or not, your personality, grades, connections, etc. 

Why is networking a pro for Schulich and not one for Laurier? Shouldn't you be looking at networking anywhere you go regardless of the school and program? The Schulich curriculum is actually easier than Laurier if you dislike math as Laurier is a bit more math intensive. Schulich class averages are also in the B/B+ range typically so I would assume it's easier for GPA over Laurier. 

I would personally choose Schulich not because I think it has a better program than Laurier, but I would rather save money and live at home, and be in Toronto (subway opens in December 2017 so you can easily go downtown). There are plenty of South Asians in Laurier business, almost everyone I personally know there are south asians. You can also mingle with South Asians at Waterloo and in other programs. There is a huge South Asian student population there so that should not be a worry for you - this is Waterloo/Laurier we are talking about, not Lakehead or Queen's. Schulich class sizes are not that small. There are hundreds in the first and second-year courses until people start to specialize later on. 

I really think you need to do more research, and just take the time to go through the hundreds of existing threads on this topic. Then, if you have more informed questions, you can ask them and posters will be able to give you a more specific answer. 

And, OP, a big thing is that people here will tell you to take Laurier coop over Schulich. But, keep in mind that even programs like Ivey, McGill, Rotman, and Queen's commerce do not have coop. I personally believe that if a student can get coop at Laurier and solid work placements, then they should be able to use the resources available to them to get these experiences at other business schools. You don't need a coop program to get a job basically. Just don't sit on your ass hoping for opportunities to come to you. I've gotten excellent summer internships and placements strictly on my own as there are a lot of channels in which you can apply for jobs outside a school's career database. I am not in an undergraduate business program, however, but rather enrolled in a JD/MBA program. 
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Thanks for your response. What I have heard from few schulich students that there's huge workload compared to high school and some people from the program even dropped out. I know that it depends upon person's ability. They told me the difference between Laurier and Schulich is that you take Calculus in Laurier first year and stats at Schulich. I am  just wondering how Schulich is easier than Laurier when u take 5 electives in Laurier first year and u take 2 accounting accounting courses first year and one math (Stats) at Schulich, u have 2 electives to chose from at Schulich?
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Im in schulich bba first year and being 1 month in, I dont find it too bad. Maybe it depends if your high school was "hard" as I came from a pretty hard school.
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I graduated from Laurier BBA, currently doing grad studies. Curriculum wise, It is not easy to get a high GPA, at least for the average student. Every year there will be 1 or 2 courses, that people struggle in. For example, Bu111/121 in year 1,  BDM, Finance, and Ops in upper years, and if you're an accounting major, the intermediate I/II, taxation II, and adv accting. One of my friends who flunked out of Laurier BBA first year, is pulling 90's at Ryerson.

Job wise, if you can get into co-op at Laurier then you can maybe justify going to school over Schulich. Basically, half the students in my co-op class including me have done co-ops at Big 4 and large accounting firms. The big advantage of co-op is your not competing against other schools for summer internships such as Schulich, Ivey, Queen's and every other business school without a co-op program, which can really limit your competition. 

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Lol you must be joking..How can he be getting 90's at ryerson when he dropped out from laurier loool. probably he partied a lot....
 Do you recommend going to Schulich for the reputation and the risk of not getting co-op? As a non co-op student at Laurier, Will I have enough resources to get experience if i don't get into Co-op? Also is mostly the huge workload that people struggle with or the actual content?
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Yeah, Abdul, take that with a grain of salt. There are other factors that definitely came into play if someone is going to drop out of one business school, and then start pulling perfect A+ grades (as 90-100 equals a perfect 4.0 in university) at another school. Most likely they weren't focused and just spent their time partying it up at Laurier as you said, which is very common for a lot of students moving away from home who lose focus and lack priorities. 

Also, you seem to have an inflated sense of Schulich's reputation. It's not Wharton or Harvard. The only people you need to care about are prospective employers and what they will think/care about the reputation. As it stands, Schulich's reputation is up there with most of the other good business schools including Laurier. In fact, in the last decade or so Laurier has risen quickly in reputation and when I browse through LinkedIn profiles and company profiles I see tons of Laurier grads. 

And, compare and contrast the course timetables. You can easily find them online. Read the course descriptions and see which program draws you more to it. 

http://schulich.yorku.ca/programs/bba/details/
https://legacy.wlu.ca/calendars/program.php?cal=1&d=1079&p=2195&s=503&y=53

The main difference I see is that Laurier is more math intensive.
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Laurier may not be as diverse as Toronto schools, but there are plenty of south asians, east asians, you name it. And then we have Waterloo just down the road. It shouldn't be a deciding factor in picking your school. I'm not white but I've made plenty of friends at Laurier, there's honestly nothing to worry about. You're not at Laurentian or Lakehead.
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Laurier BBA obviously, is this a joke - my friend Yash blasted Schulich is out of the water and they don’t have a reply - Schulich’s future is uncertain so no one is gonna apply this year, ask around in your school if you don’t me believe me
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Yash Patel = Deepan Patel

This child is so insecure. I would fully trash him to his face if I ever saw this kid in real life. He actually thinks his chances for getting into Schulich will improve if he persuades a few yconicers from applying/attending there. So pathetic.
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Shut up, im right, you can look it up, and leave Deepan alone - btw Patels rule!!!
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Fu*k you Indians.
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Schulich is top business school. Period. Do we need any more comments claiming Schulich is trash? You need a 90% to be considered, you need to complete a supplementary application. If it was that bad, we would hear about it less and the cut-offs would be lower. Schulich is not low tier compared to UOIT, Guelph, Mac, uOttawa.
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Lool some Patels are muslim too - but either way - Patels rule and you drool
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lmaoooo, salaam alaikkum.
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I'm from ahmedabad - not muslim - so me and Deepan don't give a crap if you hate them or not, but they'll still ride out for us if we're saying the truth
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Everyone should apply to Schulich to raise the cut-off for making sure the Patels don't get in. This foils their plan of telling everyone that Schulich is garbage.
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Haha then others won't get in either - Patels are the smartest people out there so good luck with screwing your life over trying to screw us - but anyways Schulich isnt that good in the future and there are many solid reasons this fourm wont refute
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Yo stfu leave Yash alone- if you’re really boss then DM him
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But would you ride in the same airplane as him?
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Real talks, I'm from India too and I met so many kids like this Yash Patel guy. If he is not an international student, then he is just a really insecure indian guy born in Canada. I don' t really blame him though since Asians in generally don't like to help each other out. Yash, you can get into better schools than Schulich. If you don't get into any of them, then Schulich is a solid option. But, stop wasting your time trolling man. I have many friends with 90+ averages applying there who have never heard of this website. There is a very small sample size here and I'd argue that people tend to favour Ivey and Queen's commerce on this forum anyways over other business schools. Literally, the time that you spend wasting trolling this forum you could be boosting your applications.
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Coop at Laurier is not guaranteed. They accept around 1000 students for BBA and only less than or half of the class will be qualified/get a co-op position. If you are confident in your abilities, then ya go for it but honestly Schulich is good
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Both are very good business schools. Have a look at each campus - one is far bleaker than the other. Just sayin' ...
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um is none of the above an option? try queens commerce or rotman

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Yeah exactly
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Do you know what you're planning to specialize in? Accounting, finance, marketing, etc?
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what if its finance
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