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. With 17 business-related programs, we have what you're looking for.
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.
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, and everything in between.
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.
Among the world’s top ecosystems for entrepreneurs
Waterloo Region offers business incubators, mentors, funding – all you need to turn ideas into action.
World's largest free startup incubator
Students and graduates have launched 200+ companies and raised $430 million through Velocity programs.
Have a passion for helping others?
St. Paul's GreenHouse helps students address urgent social issues and build social enterprises.
Learn where you live
If you have ideas, upper-year student entrepreneurs can mentor you – right in residence.
Continue your education
Earn a Master's or PhD in one of 11 business-related graduate programs.
Our student-run Entrepreneurship Society is one of 9 business clubs.
You own your ideas
Unlike most universities where ideas belong to the institution, Waterloo allows you to capitalize on the ideas you generate through one of North America's most entrepreneurial-oriented intellectual property (IP) policies.
Enhance your degree
Creating a positive effect on the world
Nadia Gilani, a co-op Science and Business graduate, discovered a passion for social entrepreneurship through courses she took at Waterloo's Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre.