Insurance Brokers Association of Canada and Laurentian University Launch the First Online MBA and H.B.Com Programs for Insurance Brokers in Canada

Toronto, October 2010 – The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) and its member associations are pleased to announce the launch of an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and an online Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Com) program. The degree programs are available to insurance brokers across Canada, through an exclusive arrangement with Laurentian University and its Faculty of Management.

“The MBA and H.B.Com degree programs provide insurance brokers with a unique and valuable opportunity to gain additional business skills for success in a competitive and constantly changing industry. The programs are affordable, fully online, and provide the flexibility needed for very busy professionals. IBAC and its member associations are pleased to be working with Laurentian University in offering these programs to brokers”, said Dan Danyluk, CEO of IBAC.

Dr. Peter Luk, Dean of the Faculty of Management adds “We are very pleased with our professional relationship with IBAC. Beginning in 2011, insurance brokers located throughout Canada will have access to high caliber online degree programs that will enable them to acquire critical business skills to enhance their performance, increase their network and build their business. We look forward to providing insurance brokers with a quality educational experience.”

The degree programs include a broad range of courses in areas such as management science, statistics, accounting, marketing, organizational behaviour and operations, as well as advanced electives in business studies that are highly relevant in today�s business environment. The programs are delivered online in English by Laurentian University, using leading-edge technology, providing brokers with complete flexibility in choosing when and where they want to study.

Both programs are open to brokers who are members of any of IBAC�s 11 member associations, and who have achieved their Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) or Canadian Professional Insurance Broker (CPIB) designation. In addition, brokers seeking admission into the programs will receive consideration for both academic and professional experience.

Applications for admission to the Laurentian online MBA and H.B.Com programs will be accepted from January 3 to March 31, 2011, for courses beginning September 2011. For further information about the programs, visit or

About the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC)

The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) is the national voice of property and casualty insurance brokers and an advocate for insurance consumers, representing their interests to the Government of Canada. IBAC also works to elevate the status of insurance brokers through professional development and by establishing improved standards of qualification and ethical practice. It maintains licensing courses and education programs for brokers.

About Laurentian University

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Laurentian University is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada, its enrolment having gone from 6,000 to over 9,000 in the past decade. The main campus is located in the beautiful City of Greater Sudbury, approximately 400 km northwest of Toronto, Ontario. Recently ranked as the Canadian university with the sixth fastest growth in research activity, Laurentian prides itself on the quality of its undergraduate and graduate programs delivered in both traditional and online formats, services for students and the excellence of its graduates.