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University of Waterloo business programs

At Waterloo, we’re building the future as one of Canada’s top-ranked universities for reputation, innovation, and leadership.

You want to spend your 4 or 5 years at university studying a subject that excites you. And your parents and friends are right on the money: a business education can be key to launching a successful career.

So what do you choose? Passion or business? At Waterloo, you can do both.

We offer more options than a formal business school: you can combine your interests through 17 different business programs, including:

Waterloo's business school = the world

There's no better way to get a business education than by taking what you learn in the classroom and working for some of Canada's top employers.

Studying business at Waterloo means more than textbooks and lectures. You can participate in the world's largest co-op program and gain paid experience with Fortune 500 companies or with start-ups working on the next big idea.

Graduate with 2 areas of expertise

Set yourself apart from other university graduates by choosing a business program at Waterloo. You'll not only gain the breadth of a business education, but also the depth of knowledge in your chosen area of expertise.

Combine business, accounting, economics, and marketing with subjects such as arts, environment, math, recreation, or science.

More than 20% of Waterloo's 30,000 students are in a business, accounting, or finance program, making us one of the largest universities for business in Canada. More students means more relevant courses to choose from.

Add Waterloo's reputation as one of the country's top universities to your choice of 17 business programs and you'll be on your way to a rewarding career in business.

Students standing in front of large display screen in cluttered business incubator

Waterloo’s Velocity startup program provides North America’s largest free business incubator.

Do you like coming up with ideas? Interested in entrepreneurship?

Waterloo is also one of Canada's leading universities for entrepreneurship, with an amazing range of services, courses, and facilities for student-entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship is about turning ideas into action, which may or may not involve creating your own company. Companies value employees with an entrepreneurial outlook or training to help the company evolve and grow.