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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 the skills to work as a business or technical consultant, systems analyst, database administrator, or web programmer.

Your choice: 4 years or 5

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!


About the Information Technology Management program

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Graduation cap Earn a Bachelor of Mathematics degree 


#11st Faculty of Mathematics in North America

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Information Technology Management admission requirements

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.

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
1 communication skills course
1 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
1 communication skills course
1 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 Information Technology Management courses 

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

Customize your Information Technology Management degree

You can also add additional areas of interest and expertise by including a minor (or minors) as part of your degree.

Gain relevant work experience through co-op

Sample co-op job titles

  • Web Developer
  • Software Support (United Arab Emirates Campus)
  • Fundraising Campaign Assistant
  • Project Analyst - Investment Information Technology
  • Marketing Co-op Student

Sample co-op employers

  • Bruce Power 
  • Klick Communications 
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan Board
  • Quadro Engineering
  • Teva - Novopharm

Careers in Information Technology Management

  • Business Systems Analyst, Manulife Financial 
  • Senior Analyst, Loblaw Companies 
  • Web Developer, Architech Solutions
  • General Manager, K-Ban Ltd.

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