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
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 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 of Waterloo's Velocity business incubator (Canada’s most productive startup incubator) have raised over $1 billion in funding in 11 years.
If you're not into tech but have ideas to address urgent social issues, St. Paul's GreenHouse incubator can help you get started.
With inspiration and hard work, you could join Waterloo entrepreneurs who have launched over 1,000 companies.
Among the top entrepreneurial communities
Ranked 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.
Our on-campus Accelerator Centre ranked top five in the world among 1580 accelerators and incubators in more than 70 countries. Canada's only accelerator to be ranked, the Centre has been supporting startups for over a decade and graduates (startups) boast a 93 per cent survival rate, compared to the 51 per cent national average.
More about business at Waterloo
- Co-op student leads a national project for Microsoft
- Entrepreneurship: more than launching a business
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 or Human Resources Management.