Information Technology Management

Become fluent in geek speak and business banter

Businesses can’t operate without information technology, but few business leaders understand the nuts and bolts of their IT systems. In this program, you’ll bridge the gap between the CEO and the computer specialists.

You'll learn about systems analysis, databases, e-business, networks, and management information systems, along with marketing, project management, and business statistics.

Graduate with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree and get the skills to work as a business or technical consultant, systems analyst, database administrator, or web programmer. If you take co-op, you'll have experience to complement that as well.

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Your choice: four years or five

Gain 24 months of paid work experience through our co-op program, the largest of its kind in North America, or fast-track your degree by choosing the regular system of study.

Compete for geek glory

Put your programming skills to the test in ACM competitions. Waterloo students regularly triumph locally, regionally, and often globally!


#1First faculty of mathematics in North America

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Information Technology Management admission requirements

Apply to Mathematics/Business Administration and choose Information Technology Management as your major at the end of first year. Once you've applied, you'll need to complete the Admission Information Form as part of the application process.

We strongly encourage you to participate in the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest and/or the Euclid Mathematics Contest to enhance your admissions status. 

To be considered for entrance scholarships in the Faculty of Mathematics, you must write one or both of the contests. If you complete both contests, we'll use the results of the contest in which you performed best.

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First-year Information Technology Management courses

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

September to December

  • MATH 135 - Algebra 
  • MATH 137 - Calculus 1
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 115 - Introduction to Computer Science
    • CS 135 - Designing Functional Programs
  • One communication skills course
  • One elective

January to April

  • MATH 136 - Linear Algebra 1 
  • MATH 138 - Calculus 2 
  • Choose one of:
    • CS 116 - Introduction to Computer Science 2
    • CS 136 - Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • One communication skills course
  • One elective

Note: You're encouraged to select 2 courses from AFM 101ECON 101ECON 102 and BUS 111W with your first-year electives.

After first year

In upper years, you'll take courses in computer science and math along with business and economics courses. With your remaining classes, you can choose electives from many of the 100 subject areas at Waterloo.

View a list of all the courses required for your degree.

Sample upper-year courses 

COMM 431 – Project Management
COMM 432 – Electronic Business
CS 338 - Computer Applications in Business: Databases


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Graduation capEarn a Bachelor of Mathematics degree 


Co-op = relevant paid work experience

By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Marketing co-op student
  • Business systems analyst
  • IT solutions analyst
  • Front-end software developer
  • Project manager intern
  • Software developer
  • Web developer

Sample co-op employers

  • TD Bank Group
  • Quadro Engineering
  • Teva - Novopharm
  • Flipp
  • Hudson Insurance Group
  • CI Investments Inc
  • Crum & Forster (A Fairfax Company)

Customize your Information Technology Management degree

You can add additional areas of expertise to your degree by including one or more of the minors available to all Waterloo students

What can you do with a degree in Information Technology Management?

Waterloo Information Technology Management graduates often pursue careers in systems analysis, web development, and more. They often work in financial institutions and large companies.

Recent graduates

  • Business Systems Analyst – Manulife Financial
  • Intermediate Staff Accountant – BDO Dunwoody
  • Management Consultant – KPMG Environmental Services
  • Business Systems Analyst – RBC Financial Group
  • Senior Analyst – Loblaw Companies
  • Operations Manager, Breakthrough Innovation Lab – Gamico
  • Associate Product Manager – Veeva Systems

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