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Co-op for Double Degree in Business and Financial Mathematics Students

Participants in the double degree program in Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA) gain a sound understanding of business management and practices, and knowledge of mathematical models and computational methods used in business, industry and government.

How Co-op Works

This double-degree co-op program gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain hands-on experience while completing three paid work terms lasting up to four months each.

You will enrol in co-op in your second year. You will get assistance with career planning, job search and interview preparation through the Fundamentals of Co-operative Education course. You will then apply to job postings and attend interviews

Interested? Learn more about enrolling in co-op.

Course Sequencing

You will begin your first four-month work term after your second year. 

Work/Study Sequence, Business and Financial Mathematics Co-op
Year Fall (Sept. to Dec.) Winter (Jan. to April) Spring (May to August)
One Study Term Study Term Break 
Two Study Term Study Term Work Term 1
Three Study Term Work Term 2 Study Term
Four Work Term 3 Study Term Study Term

Sample Co-op Jobs

  • CPA Intern, KPMG, Toronto – Assess clients' business processes and internal controls, and recommend areas of improvement.
  • Business Development Representative, Miovision, Kitchener – Seek, contact, and question prospective customers and update the SalesForce database.
  • Business Finance Co-op, Ontario Public Service Business and Finance Community, Toronto – Prepare budge estimates and conduct financial and statistical analysis.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Researcher, Perseus Group, Constellation Software Inc., Waterloo – Evaluate software companies and identify acquisition targets.
  • Financial Analyst, SodaStream Canada Ltd., Mississauga – Assist in forecast preparation, variance analysis, and journal entries.
  • Project Management Coordinator Co-op, Sun Life, Waterloo – Participate in training, project reporting, and resource demand planning.

Sample Co-op Employers 

  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Federal Economic Development Agency
  • Fidelity Investments Canada
  • Manulife Financial

Salary Information

Check out the average weekly salary data for students in Business and Economics co-op programs, including double-degree students. This data is available for your reference. Employers determine students’ salaries.

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