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Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Math (BMath) (University of Waterloo) Double Degree


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This is a unique opportunity to learn about business and the applications of mathematics to business while simultaneously earning two degrees from two universities in five years. With this program, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier and a Bachelor of Math (BMath) from the University of Waterloo (UW).

Your courses will cover areas such as pure mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, accounting, brand communication and financial planning. This double-degree program is for students who want an accelerated, challenging program and a competitive advantage in the workforce.

In your senior years, you can choose to specialize in the mathematics or the business side of the program – or both. You’ll also participate in our 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 program.

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Program Highlights

  • Laurier has one of Canada’s leading business schools, and although it’s one of the largest schools in the country, it’s also one of the most selective. And we have an unbeatable sense of community – you won’t get lost in the crowd.
  • The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics is the world’s largest centre for the study of mathematics and computer science.
  • We have the largest business degree co-op program in Canada, allowing you to learn through practical experience (and make some money too!).
  • 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.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Complex Analysis
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands

Requirements

  • Admission range of mid 90s.
  • English at 80%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus and Vectors at 85%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admissions average.
  • A combined minimum average of 90% is required in the prerequisite 4U Mathematics courses.
  • More admission requirements, including requirements for transfer students, are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 5.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 6.
  • Two other HL courses at 5.
  • IB Minimum Score: 37.

Design Your Degree

The following specializations are available to you in the Business-Mathematics program:

  • Accounting
  • Brand Communication and Management
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics minor
  • Actuarial Science (UW)
  • Applied Mathematics (UW)
  • Combinatorics and Optimization (UW)
  • Mathematical Finance (UW)
  • Operations Research (UW)
  • Pure Mathematics (UW)
  • Statistics (UW)
  • Computer Science (UW)

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