A different kind of business school
Maybe you dream of setting the business world on fire. Or you crave the excitement that comes from being your own boss.
Or perhaps you’ve got other passions, but your parents want you to take a practical degree.
We've got what you're looking for with 17 business-related programs.
Develop 2 areas of expertise
At Waterloo, you'll get a strong business education: accounting, economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more – plus the depth of another subject that excites you.
You can combine business with the environment, sports, social sciences, humanities, math, science, or a host of other programs.
Get real-world experience
Through Waterloo's co-op program, you can gain up to 2 years of paid experience with Fortune 500 companies, startups working on the next big idea, or niche leaders.
With 6,900 co-op employers, the choice is yours.
A leader in business education
With 20% of our students in business, accounting, or finance, we're one of the largest universities for business in Canada.
More students means more relevant courses to choose from.
Waterloo Region is one of the world’s top ecosystems for entrepreneurs, with all kinds of services to help you succeed.
World's largest free startup incubator
Waterloo’s Velocity program has helped students and graduates build more than 215 companies and raise $430 million in capital.
Have a passion for helping others?
St. Paul's GreenHouse helps students who are addressing urgent social issues and building social enterprises.
Whether you want to improve the lives of people in refugee camps or clear land mines quickly and safely, your brilliant idea is the first step, not the last.
"I was really interested in issues like international justice. But I knew the business would give me more options for the future. And then co-op just sealed the deal," says Tim, a student originally from California.
Own your ideas
Unlike most universities where ideas belong to the university, Waterloo allows you to capitalize on the ideas you generate on campus.
You own your ideas through what may be the most entrepreneurial-oriented intellectual property (IP) policy in North America.
Enhance your degree
Why not make entrepreneurship a formal part of your degree?