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Business programs at the University of Waterloo

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

Studying business at Waterloo means more than textbooks and lectures. Through Waterloo's co-op program, you can gain up to 2 years of paid experience with some of our 6,700 employers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups working on the next big idea.

Take your business education out of the classroom and put it to work for some of Canada's top employers.

11thin the worldfor creating unicorns, startup companies worth $1 billion+
300+business-related coursesavailable at Waterloo
Top 10in Canadafor business, management, accounting, and finance

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.