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Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA)


 waterloo

Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics in five years. In this demanding double-degree program, you’ll learn to work in teams tackling real-world business problems.

In your mathematics courses, you’ll build the quantitative expertise needed to analyze risk in business and industry. You’ll understand the theory and the methods that are essential to succeed in the financial sector.

In business courses, you will learn about internal and external business structures and processes and the skills needed to manage them. You’ll leave with the mastery of business practices and the knowledge it takes to manage complex modern financial instruments and generate resources.

This unique combination of technical and practical skills is highly sought after by employers.

As a student in this program, you’ll be automatically entered into Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, where you’ll gain 12-16 months of practical work experience.

Note: If you apply and do not meet the requirements for our double-degree program, you’ll automatically be considered for an alternate offer to our Business Administration or Financial Mathematics programs.

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Program Highlights

  • In your first year, you’ll work in a team to generate and present a new venture for our BDO New Venture Competition, and in your third year, you’ll put your business knowledge to the test during a weeklong case study competition, where you’ll analyze a real problem facing a real company.
  • The Laurier Student Investment Fund is a student-managed investment fund that manages nearly $1 million – and you can help this fund continue to be a great success story for Laurier. Last year, the fund had a remarkable 47.5% annual return at year end (for reference, TSX index had a 21.6% return).
  • Our program will give you experience solving real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management in our math labs, where you’ll use the appropriate mathematical and statistical software.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Stochastic Analysis
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Differential Equations

Requirements

  • Admission range of low 90s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors at 80%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 5.
  • IB Minimum Score: 34.

Design Your Degree

The following specializations are available to you in the Business-Financial Math program:

  • Accounting
  • Brand Communication and Management
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics minor

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