Business Administration (BBA) + Mathematics (BMath), University of Waterloo

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 UWaterloo.

Apply Your Learning

At Laurier, you'll participate in a number of practical case-based learning opportunities which include some of the following:

  • Live Case: In your very first semester, you'll work in a group to answer a strategic business question posed by a real company.
  • New Venture Competition: Working in a team, you'll generate and present a concept, value proposition and business plan for your new endeavour.
  • Integrated Case Exercise (ICE) Week: In your third year, you'll put your business knowledge to the test during in a 10-day live case competition. Within a group, you'll analyze a real problem facing a real company and offer real solutions.

Check out the Business and Math Experience Guide.


top percentage of business schools worldwide*


number of times Laurier has won "School of the Year" at JDCC


graduates who have founded their own business

*Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business since 2004.


Format: full time      Duration: five years     Start: September (fall term)     OUAC code: UWW

You must meet the requirements of both programs to be accepted. If you choose to apply to Laurier and accept Laurier’s offer of admission, your main campus will be Laurier and you will automatically be entered into Laurier’s business degree co-op program, the largest business co-op program in Canada. You’ll take classes at both universities and receive a student card from both universities for convenience.

Program Options and Courses


You'll build a solid foundation and become a well-rounded business and math graduate, as well as a specialist that will lead directly to the career you want by having the freedom to choose one of the following concentrations in upper years:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Actuarial Science (UWaterloo)
  • Applied Mathematics (UWaterloo)
  • Combinatorics and Optimization (UWaterloo)
  • Mathematical Finance (UWaterloo)
  • Operations Research (UWaterloo)
  • Pure Mathematics (UWaterloo)
  • Statistics (UWaterloo)

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
  • 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

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour II
  • Computer Networks


Co-op is a way to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in your field of study. Build your resume, earn money, develop your network, and graduate with work experience.

As a student in this program, you’ll be required to take part in Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, gaining 12 to 16 months of work experience while earning these two degrees in only five years.

Interested? Learn more about co-op.

Tuition and Scholarships

Getting a university education is an investment in your future.

At Laurier, we take financial health seriously by providing a wide variety of funding opportunities for you throughout your degree, such as scholarships and bursaries, and by equipping you with the skills to manage your finances effectively in the years to come.


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"Going into university, I knew I really wanted to study business, but I also really liked math. So, this provides the best of both worlds while giving me a strong mathematical background to support me in the business world.”
Gaby Morales, BBA and BMath '22

Your Career Awaits

It’s not only about the journey; it’s about the destination. Let us help you get to where you’re going.

Here are just some examples of our graduates' destinations. What’s yours?

Sample Career Options

Note: Additional training and education may be required.

  • account executive
  • actuary
  • corporate banker
  • financial analyst
  • insurance underwriter
  • mutual fund manager
  • securities analyst
  • evaluation analyst

Explore more careers.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

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AACSB Accreditation

The Lazaridis BBA program is offered by the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – delivering on excellence and the highest standards for business schools in the world. 

Waterloo Campus

The Waterloo campus is tucked into about one city block, so you’re steps away from your classes, food and your new favourite study spot.

There are many ways to tour our Waterloo campus, whether that's on a guided tour with one of our Laurier student ambassadors, on your own using virtual reality, or even on-demand through one of our pre-recorded tours. See our campus spaces and start to picture yourself at Laurier.

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"My favourite part of the BBA program is the people. We have some exceptionally supportive teachers, the most supportive, driven, spirited and hard-working student body."
Rona He, BBA and BMath '23

Interested in More Info?

Email, call 548.889.8888 or see all contact information.