Careers in Mathematics Business and Accounting

Graduating from the Mathematics Business and Accounting Program will provide you with many possible career options no matter what program or plan you graduate from. Graduates from our programs and plans are in high demand and are ready for the business world because of the strong foundation they have in mathematics, computer science, business, and accounting, gained from their studies in one the group programs or plans.

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Mathematics/Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA)

Graduates from this plan mostly pursue a CPA designation and work in accounting-related jobs in a variety of companies. Graduates from this plan are in high demand and are well-respected. Some of the jobs that recent graduates have taken are:

Position Company Location
Chief financial officer and treasurer The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. Toronto
Deputy marketing director Bihua Technology Beijing
Chartered accountant Collins Barrow LLP Nepean
Chief executive officer Dandelion Capital Limited Hong Kong
Financial analyst Toronto Zoo Scarborough

Mathematics/Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM)

Graduates from this plan will most likely pursue either the highly desirable Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation administered by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFAI) or the valued Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designation, offered through the Professional Risk Manager's International Association (PRMIA). Some of the career opportunities for future graduates from this plan are:

  • Financial analyst
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Pricing analyst
  • Internal auditor
  • Market risk manager
  • Asset/Liability manager
  • Credit risk manager

Business Administration double degree programs

The first double degree class graduated in 2006. Many graduates have gone on to exciting jobs as traders, consultants, pension plan investors, marketers, entrepreneurs and so on. In 2007, at least five graduating double degree students accepted full time positions in the New York financial industry. Many double degree graduates have decided to pursue advanced degrees in Mathematical Finance, Management Science, Operations Research and Economics at top schools such as Stanford, Duke and the London School of Economics.

Here are some of the jobs that graduates have taken!

Position Company Location
Antilaundry money adjudicator BMO Bank of Montreal Toronto
Bonds trader Barclays Capital New York
Treasury analyst Research in Motion Ltd. Waterloo
Chief technology officer IntelliGauge Inc. Toronto
Investment analyst Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan North York
Product manager Sharethrough Inc. San Francisco

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Mathematics/Business Administration (Math/Bus)

In operation for over 40 years, the Math/Bus plan has graduated more than 1,800 students and has well-established ties with industry, capitalizing on its partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University's School of Business & Economics. The graduates have taken many interesting jobs over the years with some of them listed below.

Position Company Location
Risk analyst Genworth Financial Canada Oakville
Math teacher Upper Grand District School Board Orangeville
Infrastructure engineer CIBC Toronto
Senior financial analyst Citigroup Inc. New York
Human resources manager MKS Inc. Waterloo
Web developer Canada Law Book Inc. Aurora

Mathematical Economics

In this exciting new plan, students can prepare for a dynamic career in government and industry by combining studies in economics and mathematics. Some of the career opportunities that future graduates can look forward to are:

  • Economist/Economic analyst
  • Investment administrator
  • Financial service manager
  • Securities broker
  • Market research analyst
  • International trade specialist
  • Strategic planner
  • Commodities trader

Mathematical Optimization

Mathematical Optimization quantifies complex management problems in business and government using mathematical models. Optimal solutions can then be identified by applying sophisticated computing techniques to these models. Graduates trained in such sophisticated mathematical methods in business are in high demand. Positions that graduates currently have are:

Position Company
Fixed income programmer/analyst Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Systems designer Manulife Financial
Quality assurance analyst Numetrix Ltd.
Information systems specialist Dow Chemical Canada Inc.

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Information Technology Management

Enroll in this program in your second-year and become one of the first to earn an extremely valued degree in Information Technology Management. Career opportunities available to you after graduating from this brand new plan are listed below.

  • Systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Web programmer
  • Project manager
  • Business or technical consultant