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.
Graduate with two areas of expertise
Unlike many other business programs, you'll graduate from Waterloo with two areas of expertise: a deep knowledge of your major along with skills in marketing, finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship.
With the combination of business skills and your major, you can help biotech firms take what happens in the lab and commercialize it, help a clean energy company grow, or promote a major league team's run for the championship through one of our specialized business programs.
Up to 2 years of experience before you graduate
Through Waterloo's co-op program, you can gain up to 2 years of relevant experience – and get paid – while testing our 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
Students and graduates have raised $750+ million in funding through Waterloo's Velocity program, Canada’s most productive startup incubator.
If you have ideas to address urgent social issues, St. Paul's GreenHouse can help you get started.
With inspiration and hard work, you could join Waterloo entrepreneurs who have launched nearly 1,000 companies, including Kik.
Among the world’s top ecosystems for entrepreneurs
Waterloo Region offers business incubators, mentors, funding, and a supportive network of fellow startups – all you need to turn your ideas into a business.
Because of these incredible resources, the area has been ranked one of the world's top areas for entrepreneurs.
More about business at Waterloo
- Arts co-op student leads a national project for Microsoft
- From Waterloo's Recreation and Sport Business to the NBA's Toronto Raptors
- Entrepreneurship: more than launching a business
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.