You don’t want just any business degree. You want one that makes employers take notice. Working with employers, we created business programs that give you an edge in the marketplace.
Business + your major
Unlike many other business programs, Waterloo's business degrees give you two areas of expertise: a deep knowledge of a specific subject (your major) – plus skills in marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and more.
With the combination of business skills and your major, you'll understand how to help biotech firms commercialize their research, how to help a clean energy company grow, or how to promote a major league team's run for the championship through one of our specialized business programs.
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy
- Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree
- Business Administration (Laurier) and Mathematics (Waterloo) Double Degree
- Computing and Financial Management
- Environment and Business
- Global Business and Digital Arts
- Honours Arts and Business
- Information Technology Management
- Management Engineering
- Mathematical Finance
- Mathematics/Business Administration
- Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy
- Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management
- Recreation and Sport Business
- Science and Business
- Sustainability and Financial Management
A business degree + paid work experience
Through Waterloo's co-op program, you can gain up to two years of relevant experience – and get paid – while testing out careers before you graduate. Work for Fortune 500 companies, startups developing the next big idea, government, non-profits, and everything in between.
Turn your ideas into action
Whether you're into tech, social justice, writing, design, visual arts, or even submarine racing and autonomous cars, we have the resources for you.
Waterloo's business incubators and hands-on facilities provide the space and tools for you to explore your passions. Grow your entrepreneurial skills to become more employable or get help launching your own business.
Among the top entrepreneurial communities
Ranked among the world’s top ecosystems for entrepreneurs, the Waterloo region offers business incubators, mentors, funding, and a supportive network of fellow startups – all you need to turn your ideas into a business.
Our on-campus Accelerator Centre ranks top five in the world – and has a 93 per cent success rate, compared to the national average of only 51 per cent.
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.
That means you can easily turn your ideas into a business with lots of on-campus support.
Make entrepreneurship part of your degree
You can also choose minors in International Trade, Human Resources Management, Legal Studies, Management Studies, and more.