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Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA)

Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA)

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Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics in five years. This accelerated double-degree program gives graduates a competitive career advantage with a solid understanding of business practises and the complex modern financial instruments used to manage risk and generate profits.

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

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'll learn about internal and external business structures and processes and the skills to manage them.

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.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgAutomatic entry into co-op.
  • 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.

Sample Courses

  • Optimization
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics for Management
  • Personal Financial Planning and Management
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Stochastic Analysis
  • Financial Math I, II, III
  • Computational Methods
  • Mathematical Modelling in the Applied Sciences and Finance
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Quantitative Financial Risk Management

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 90s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 90s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors at 80%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

The following concentrations are available to you in the Business and Financial Math program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics Minor
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Computational Finance

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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