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


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The combination if Lauriers internationally accredited Lazaridis School of Business and Economics and the University of Waterloo's world renowned Faculty of Mathematics, lets you harness the strengths of two top-tier institutions in one program.This is a unique opportunity to learn about business and the applications of math, Bachelor of Math (BMath) to business, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) while simultaneously earning two degrees from two universities in five years!

You can choose to specialize in both your business and mathematics degrees. You can choose from 10 business concentrations at Laurier! In your mathematics studies, you can focus on areas such as Actuarial Science or Mathematical Finance.

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

  • View the Business Administration and Math (UW) experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • 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 low-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.
  • IB Minimum Score: 36.

Design Your Degree

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

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • 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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