Really understand the numbers.
In this one-of-a-kind program, you’ll cover all the fundamentals of a standard accounting program — plus you’ll take a deep dive into mathematics.
It’s the perfect foundation for a career as a chartered accountant or a management accountant. You’ll learn from world-recognized professors in the only professionally accredited Chartered Professional Accountancy program in Ontario that leads to a Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) degree.
Then, you’ll put your knowledge to work during four co-op work terms, gaining valuable real-world experience that can be counted toward your CPA designation. You’ll graduate with a unique degree and ready for a high-impact career as a CPA.
Ontario students: six Grade 12U and/or M courses including
- Advanced Functions
- Calculus and Vectors
- Any Grade 12U English
- One other 4U course
Recommended courses: Grade 11U Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 12M Principles of Financial Accounting
Admission averages: Individual selection from the high 80s
Complete the Admission Information Form once you've applied.
Not studying in Ontario? Search our admission requirements.
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.
You may also select the advanced courses for algebra, calculus, and computer science if you meet the requirements.
September to December
January to April
After first year
You'll take a variety of courses in statistics, finance, business, and accounting.
View a full list of courses required for your degree.
Sample upper-year courses
Gain experience through the co-op program
Apply directly to this program on your application
Earn a Bachelor of Mathematics
Co-op = relevant paid work experience
By alternating school terms and four 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
- Student in Accounts
- Tax Co-op Associate
- Junior Student in Accounts
- Senior Student in Accounts
- Business Analyst
Sample co-op employers
- Ernst & Young LLP
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- BDO Dunwoody LLP
- Klasner & Solomon Chartered Accountants LLP
- TD Bank Financial Group
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Customize your 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 accounting?
Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy graduates often pursue careers in accountancy, financial analysis, and consulting. They typically work for insurance companies, financial institutions, auditing companies, and more.
- Accountant – Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada
- Banking Analyst – J.P. Morgan
- Senior Credit Risk Analyst – CIBC
- Internal Auditor – Treasury Board Secretariat
- Consulting Analyst – Accenture
- Business Analyst – Deloitte
- Quantitative Trader - Northstar Trading
Possible professional designations
For more information on potential careers, check out our page on careers in business.
Fast track your career
Once you graduate, spend just eighth months taking the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree and you’ll be ready to write the Common Final Examination.
Meet friends for life
Planning to live in residence? Choose the Accounting and Finance Living-Learning Community and build lasting friendships, participate in residence events, get support from upper-year students, and more.
Ready to learn more?
- Visit the Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy website
- Email our Mathematics recruitment co-ordinator, who can answer any questions about the program
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