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Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Math (BMath) (University of Waterloo) Double Degree

Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Math (BMath) (University of Waterloo) Double Degree

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The combination of Laurier's internationally accredited Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the University of Waterloo's world renowned Faculty of Mathematics lets you harness the strengths of two top-tier institutions in one program. This is a unique opportunity to learn about business and the applications of math while simultaneously earning two degrees from two universities in five years: a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier Bachelor of Math (BMath) from Waterloo.

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In this double-degree program, you’ll be surrounded by students who finished at the top of their class – just like you. You’ll learn from phenomenal faculty members who are committed to teaching, are constantly looking for ways to improve the learning environment and will keep you engaged. You’ll also find out why we’ve been voted 1st in student satisfaction for four years in a row by experiencing first-hand our welcoming community on our uniquely intimate campus.

In your senior years, you can choose to specialize in the mathematics or the business side of the program or both. You can choose from 10 business concentrations at Laurier, and can focus on areas such as Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance in your mathematics studies at the University of Waterloo.

You’ll also participate in our co-op program, where you’ll gain 12-16 months of practical work experience. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to be successful in today’s ever-changing workplace in addition to joining our proud alumni network of more than 33,000 graduates.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgMandatory co-op program.
  • Laurier has one of Canada’s leading business schools, and although it’s one of the largest schools in the country, it’s also one of the most selective. And we have an unbeatable sense of community – you won’t get lost in the crowd.
  • The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics is the world’s largest centre for the study of mathematics and computer science.
  • We have the largest business degree co-op program in Canada, allowing you to learn through practical experience (and make some money, too).
  • In your first year, you’ll work in a team to generate and present a new venture for our New Venture Competition, and in your third year, you’ll put your business knowledge to the test during a 10-day integrated case study competition, where you’ll analyze a real problem facing a real company.

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Algebra
  • Linear Algebra 1
  • Calculus 1 and 2
  • Designing Functional Programs
  • Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • Mechanics and Waves 1

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: mid 90s.
  • English at 80%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors at 85%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admissions average.
  • A combined minimum average of 90% is required in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics courses.

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 Mathematics program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics Minor
  • Actuarial Science (UW)
  • Applied Mathematics (UW)
  • Combinatorics and Optimization (UW)
  • Mathematical Finance (UW)
  • Operations Research (UW)
  • Pure Mathematics (UW)
  • Statistics (UW)
  • Computing Minor (UW)

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