The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Laurier and the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (UW) have teamed up to give you two highly respected degrees from our two outstanding institutions. In this double-degree program, you’ll earn both a Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) from UW and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier in only five years.
As a graduate of this program, you’ll be in high demand in today’s information-rich society, where global companies are looking for employees with both computer science and business management knowledge.
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 home school 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.
Courses cover areas such as computer programming, data structures, software engineering, operating systems and social implications of computing. These are complemented by courses in finance, operations, accounting, marketing, organizational behaviour, human resource management and business policy. Laurier’s double-degree program is for students who want an accelerated, challenging program and a competitive advantage in the workforce.
There is a strong job market with premium starting salaries for the technically savvy business graduate. The combined business and computing program will give you the skills to succeed in the information technology division of a major company, in management or the business division of a technology enterprise, or as an entrepreneur.
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