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
Apply via Mathematics/Business Administration
Earn a Bachelor of Mathematics degree
1st Faculty of Mathematics in North America
Offered by the Faculty of Mathematics
Waterloo is an international leader in Mathematics
Information Technology Management admission requirements
- Apply to Mathematics/Business Administration and choose Information Technology Management as your major at the end of first year.
- An Admission Information Form is required for admission.
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
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
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
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
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
- Hudson Insurance Group
- CI Investments Inc
- Crum & Forster (A Fairfax Company)
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.
- 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