What is Math/Business Administration?
The Math/Business Admin single degree program provides more advanced quantitative and technical skills than traditional business or commerce programs. You’ll take courses from the Waterloo’s world-class Faculty of Mathematics and Wilfrid Laurier’s highly respected Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Our students benefit from the more than 40+ years of well-established ties the math/business programs have with industry for co-op jobs before and careers after graduation
The Mathematics/Business Administration plan provides an opportunity to combine courses in actuarial science, computer science, optimization, and statistics with courses in accounting, business, economics, human resource management, and management sciences. Graduates are well prepared to use sophisticated analytical techniques in the solution of business-related problems and adapt to the rapidly changing modern business environment.
Nicholas’ extracurriculars include being a Math Ambassador and a Special Events Residence Ambassador.
“I was interested in Math, and it’s the only school in Canada with a Math Faculty. The co-op program is pretty renowned, and it was important for me to balance school and real-life experience. It was really important to me to move away from home and experience the whole “university” life, and so Waterloo was the best mix between my educational/careers goals and embarking on a fun adventure.”
Your first year
All first-year students take a common selection of math courses called core courses. Normally in the fall term, Math/Business Administration students take:
- Classical Algebra (MATH 135 or MATH 145),
- Calculus 1 (MATH 137 or MATH 147), and
- Computer Science (CS) (one of CS 115, CS 135, or CS 145).
- A communication course and one of BUS 111W, ECON 101, ECON 102 or AFM 101
*Note: For suggested electives and more information please visit our course selection page.
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