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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 23, 2014
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Business & Financial Mathematics

Business and Financial Mathematics at Laurier

This program takes great advantage of the mutual support Business and Financial Math can lend each other. In five years, you will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Mathematics.

In business courses, students learn about the many different internal and external business structures and relations, especially in management. In mathematics courses, students gain the quantitative expertise needed to analyze risk in business and industry. The overall effect is to give successful graduates the understanding of business practices and the knowledge needed to understand the complex modern financial instruments used to manage risk and generate profits.

Program highlights

  • The Laurier School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Laurier is one of just 15 Canadian schools to receive the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
  • The Laurier Student Investment Fund (LISF) is a student-managed investment fund facilitated through the Financial Services Research Centre. The first group of students were admitted to LSIF in the spring of 2001. 

Courses offered

First-year courses

  • Introduction to Business Organization
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Differential and Integral Calculus
  • Introductory to Linear Algebra
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance
Popular courses
  • Introduction to Complex Analysis
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands

Admission requirements

Honours Business Administration & Financial Mathematics

4U Requirements IB Requirements  
Admission Range

English at 70%;
Advanced Functions at 75%;
Calculus & Vectors at 75%

Minimum average of 85% in the prerequisite 4U Math courses
Note: Prerequisite courses will be included in admission average   

HL or SL English at 4;
HL or SL Mathematics at 5

Low 90s
IB Minimum score: 33

Faculty experience

000_Campolieti_headshot.jpgDr. Joe Campolieti came to Laurier as the SHARCNET chair in Financial Mathematics. Prior to joining Laurier’s Mathematics Department, Campolieti served as an adjunct professor in the Master of Mathematical Finance program at the University of Toronto.

“Financial mathematics combines advances in computer technology with innovative and exciting developments in pricing sophisticated derivative products and in risk management,” says Campolieti. “This program opens up significant career opportunities for students with strong analytical skills.”