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Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA)


 waterloo

Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics in five years. This accelerated double-degree program gives graduates a competitive career advantage with a solid understanding of business practises and the complex modern financial instruments used to manage risk and generate profits.

In your mathematics courses, you’ll build the quantitative expertise needed to analyze risk in business and industry. You’ll understand the theory and the methods that are essential to succeed in the financial sector. In business courses, you'll learn about internal and external business structures and processes and the skills to manage them.

This unique combination of technical and practical skills is highly sought after by employers.

As a student in this program, you’ll be automatically entered into Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, where you’ll gain 12-16 months of practical work experience.

Note: If you apply and do not meet the requirements for our double-degree program, you’ll automatically be considered for an alternate offer to our Business Administration or Financial Mathematics programs.

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Program Highlights

  • View the Business Administration and Financial Math experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • In your first year, you’ll work in a team to generate and present a new venture for our BDO New Venture Competition, and in your third year, you’ll put your business knowledge to the test during a weeklong case study competition, where you’ll analyze a real problem facing a real company.
  • The Laurier Student Investment Fund is a student-managed investment fund that manages nearly $1 million – and you can help this fund continue to be a great success story for Laurier. Last year, the fund had a remarkable 47.5% annual return at year end (for reference, TSX index had a 21.6% return).
  • Our program will give you experience solving real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management in our math labs, where you’ll use the appropriate mathematical and statistical software.

Sample Courses

  • Optimization
  • Introduction to Probability Theory
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics for Management
  • Personal Financial Planning and Management
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Fixed Income Analysis
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Stochastic Analysis
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Differential Equations

Requirements

  • Admission range of low 90s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors at 80%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 5.
  • IB Minimum Score: 34.

Design Your Degree

The following concentrations are available to you in the Business and Financial Math program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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