Business Administration (BBA) + Financial Mathematics (BA)

Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics in this double-degree program in only five years. 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 while developing the skills to manage them.

Apply Your Learning

At Laurier, you'll participate in a number of practical case-based learning opportunities:

  • Live Case: In your very first semester, you'll work in a group to answer a strategic business question posed by a real company. Cash prizes are awarded to the top teams.
  • New Venture Competition: Working in a team, you'll generate and present a concept, value proposition and business plan for your new venture.
  • Integrated Case Exercise (ICE) Week: ICE is done in the fourth year of this double degree, which is when the required 300-level BU courses are taken. You'll put your business knowledge to the test during a 10-day live case competition. In groups, you'll analyze a problem facing a real company and offer 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: UBF

Program Options and Courses


You'll build a solid foundation and become a well-rounded business and financial mathematics 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
  • Computational Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance
  • Calculus I and II
  • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

Sample Upper-Year Courses

  • Financial Mathematics I, II and III
  • Quantitative Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management II


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 automatically entered into Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, where you’ll gain 12 to 16 months of work experience.

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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"Math lab instructors and coordinators are there for you, in first year and beyond. I find this support system so helpful. They make it fun!"

Abey Ormond, BBA and Graduate Diploma '23

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.

  • actuary
  • bank examiner
  • commercial banker
  • financial analyst
  • investment banking analyst
  • project manager
  • securities analyst/broker
  • trader

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.

Interested in More Info?

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