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Co-op for Double Degree in Business and Mathematics (UW) Students

When you are completing this program, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) from University of Waterloo (UW) and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier in only five years. In senior years, you may specialize in: 

  • Actuarial Science
  • Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science

How Co-op Works

This double-degree co-op program gives you the opportunity to develop skills and gain real-world experience while completing three or four 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 in the winter term of your second year.

Work/Study Sequence, Business and Mathematics (UW) Co-op
Year Fall (Sept. to Dec.) Winter (Jan. to April) Spring (May to August)
One Study Term Study Term Study Term
Two Study Term Work Term 1 Study Term
Three Study Term Work Term 2 Study Term
Four Work Term 3 or Study Term Work Term 3 or Study Term Study Term
Five Optional Work Term 4 or Study Term Study Term Study Term 

Sample Co-op Jobs

  • Assurance and Accounting Co-op, BDO Canada, Guelph – Prepare working papers, financial statements, review engagements and tax returns.
  • Advanced Analytics, Credit Risk Management Division, Canadian Tire Corporation, Toronto – Work as part of the data & analytics team using the latest data technologies and advanced analytical techniques to demystify shopper behaviour.
  • Equity Research, Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., Toronto – Conduct differentiated fundamental analysis on public equities by assessing the viability of its business models, industry positioning, financial metrics and portfolio strategy
  • Marketing Intern - Beauty Retail Division, Henkel, Mississauga – Manage marketing projects and provide monthly analysis of risks and opportunities.
  • Analyst, Pharmacy Business Analytics, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Toronto – Extract, review, manipulate and automate patient behaviour and pharmacy sales data for analysis and reporting through dashboards, reports or presentations.
  • Co-op Analyst, OMERS Infrastructure, Toronto – Participate in evaluating, executing, and managing direct investments.
  • Business Systems Analyst Co-op, Sun Life, Waterloo – Collaborate with business clients to evaluate business objectives and opportunities and review operations.
  • Retirement Actuarial Intern, Willis Towers Watson, Toronto – Provide actuarial support in design, funding and management of retirement programs.

Sample Co-op Employers 

  • Economical Insurance
  • EY Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • Unilever Canada
  • Wysdom.AI

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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