Courses for your Computing and Financial Management degree

First-year courses

September to December

  • MATH 135 – Algebra for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 137 – Calculus 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • CS 135 – Designing Functional Programs
  • CFM 101 – Introduction to Financial Markets and Data Analytics
  • AFM 132 – Introduction to Business Stages

January to April

  • MATH 136 – Linear Algebra 1 for Honours Mathematics
  • MATH 138 – Calculus 2 For Honours Mathematics
  • CS 136 – Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
    • CS 136L – Tools and Techniques for Software Development Laboratory
  • AFM 191 – Foundations for Financial Reporting
  • Choice of communications course

You may also select the advanced-stream courses for algebra, calculus, and computer science if you satisfy the requirements.

This is a sample schedule. Courses are subject to change depending on availability each term.

After first year

Most of your required courses will be in Computer Science and Accounting and Financial Management, along with foundational courses in Mathematics.

With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo and add additional areas of expertise by including one or more of the minors available to all Waterloo students.

View a full list of courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

AFM 322 – Derivative Securities
AFM 425 – Fixed Income Securities
CFM 301 – Financial Data Analytics
CS 480 – Introduction to Machine Learning
CS 486 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


Advisors are here to help

With so much flexibility, you might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, email Robert Kitchen, our recruitment and admissions coordinator.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you choose your courses, ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

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Overview of Waterloo's Computing and Financial Management program.