Lawrence Tech has new agreement with Ontario’s St. Clair College for business, IT degrees

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University has signed a new articulation agreement with Ontario’s St. Clair College that will allow graduates of St. Clair’s diploma program in business administration direct entry into LTU’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) programs.

“A number of St. Clair architectural technology students have taken advantage of our long-standing articulation agreement with Lawrence Tech to benefit from advanced standing when seeking admission to LTU’s Master of Architecture degree program,” St. Clair College President Patti France said. “Now, our business graduates will be able to create the blueprints of the 21st century’s economy by enjoying similar admission into Lawrence Tech’s MBA and IT master’s programs.”

LTU President Virinder Moudgil said the agreement “strengthens our partnership with St. Clair College to produce the business and IT leaders of tomorrow, and is a testament to the continuing international focus of LTU, situated at the busiest trade crossing between the United States and Canada, the Detroit-Windsor region.”

Bahman Mirshab, dean of LTU’s College of Business and IT, praised the work of St. Clair’s business faculty in crafting the agreement and said it would benefit both institutions and the communities they serve.

Jim Marsh, dean of St. Clair College’s Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology, described the articulation agreement as “groundbreaking.”

The Lawrence Tech MBA and MSIT are both online programs that can be completed in two years or less. “So you can do these from your own home,” Marsh said.

Students interested in taking advantage of the programs should contact Minakhi Jena, director of business programs, College of Business and Information Technology, Lawrence Technological University, at (248) 204-3071 or

Founded in 1966 and merged a year later with the Western Ontario Institute of Technology, St. Clair College has 13,000 students and campuses in Windsor and Chatham, Ontario. St. Clair offers more than 100 diploma, certificate, degree and post-graduate certificate programs through its School of Community Studies; School of Engineering Technologies; School of Media, Art and Design; School of Health Sciences; School of Nursing; School of Academic Studies; School of Apprenticeships and Skilled Trades; and the Zekelman School of Business and Information Technology. See more at

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, and Engineering. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 15 percent of universities for the salaries of its graduates, and U.S. News and World Report lists it in the top tier of best Midwestern universities. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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