Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree

What is the BBA/BMath program?

The University of Waterloo is proud to announce Canada's first double degree program combining studies in the Faculty of Mathematics with studies in Wilfrid Laurier University's School of Business and Economics. In this program, you earn two degrees – an honours BMath from Waterloo and an honours BBA from Laurier – in the time it usually takes to complete one co-op degree. The double degree program is offered only through the co-op system of study. Though it takes the expected four 2/3 years to complete, the double degree program is different from other co-op programs because you complete 10 academic terms instead of the usual eight, complemented by 16 months work experience in a total of four work terms instead of the usual six.


In your upper years, you can choose to specialize in both the mathematics and business sides of the program. We encourage you to select complementary pairs from the following:


  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Operations Research
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science*


  • Accounting
  • Brand Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

* Students interested in majoring in Computer Science should look at the Business Administration and Computer Science Double Degree.

Where to apply: Waterloo or Laurier?

The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University each admit approximately 60 outstanding students to the double degree program per year. We recommend that you apply at both universities to maximize your chance of admission. The academic program is identical, regardless of home university. You’re awarded scholarships, live in residence, and participate in the co-op process at your home institution.

Co-op or regular?

BBA/BMath is a co-op system of study only program.

Co-op Work/Study Sequence


September - December

January - April

May - August

Year 1

Study term

Study term

Work term

Year 2

Study term

Work term

Study term

Year 3

Study term
(BUS 3A)

Work term

Study term

Year 4

Work term

Study term
(BUS 3B)

Study term

Year 5
(option 1)

Study term

Study term


Year 5
(option 2)

Work term

Study term

Study term

Co-op students at work

  • Special events co-ordinator, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Project manager, American Express Canada
  • Marketing analyst, Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences
  • Treasury credit analyst, TD Bank Financial Group
  • Business intern, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
  • Sales co-ordinator, Ericsson Canada Inc.


  • Risk advisor, securities division, Toronto Dominion Bank (U.K.)
  • Controller and business Systems Manager, Chatelaine
  • Business development manager, EDS (Thailand)
  • General manager, Motorola Cellular Division of Motorola
  • Corporate strategy group, digital equipment corporation manager, Latin American media and promotion, Proctor & Gamble

For more information


Ben Langendoen

3A Business Administration and Mathematics Double Degree, Co-op

Past co-op position: 
Accounting Analyst, Scotiabank, Toronto

Hamilton, ON

Intramural volleyball and soccer.

Advice to first-year students:

Math is hard. Get to know people in your program and help each other. Build relationships with other students and your professors - they're the best resource you have!

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