The Environment and Business (B.E.S.) program produces knowledgeable and experienced graduates—people who can integrate the tools of business and sustainability and who have experience gained through paid co-op work terms.
Undergraduates leave with the foundations of a business degree - economics, finance, accounting, management and marketing. Undergraduate students also are provided with an environmental education including field ecology, human geography and environmental research techniques. Most significantly, integrated courses show how businesses can be both sustainable and profitable.
Canada's green leader
The Environment and Business degree is recognized for its environmental leadership with a #1 ranking in the Corporate Knights survey of how well sustainability considerations are integrated into business programs at Canadian universities.
Students leave with a skill set that is crucial and sought-after in the growing green economy:
While specialized and highly technical roles may still be important, a growing number of green companies were clearly looking for staff who could bridge the gap between environmental expertise and business savvy.
ECO Canada, Green Jobs Map, 2012
By graduation, EB student Danielle already felt like she had lots of relevant work experience:
Learn more about Environment and Business
The Environment and Business program is currently accepting applications for admission. Review the University of Waterloo's admission requirements or learn more about the application process. We look forward to seeing your applications!
Please refer to the Undergraduate Studies Calendar for the current degree requirements.
Samples of ENBUS 402 projects can be viewed on the Environment and Business projects page.
|Year||Fall term - September to December||Winter term- January to April||Spring term May-August|
View the course sequence for the Environment and Business program.
Refer to the program specific admissions page for details on Environment and Business admissions.
You can explore the most up-to-date tuition costs through the UW Tuition Calculator. Since Environment and Business is a co-op program, please note that there are additional co-op fees that begin in year 2.
Environment and Business students are eligible for a variety of entrance scholarships, including the following:
|Minto Green Real Estate Scholarships||$2,500||Based on academic achievement, min 85% admission average||4|
|UW Alumni@Microsoft Entrance Scholarship||$2,000||Given to an exceptional student||1|
|Chanan S. Saini Entrance Scholarship||$1,300||Given to an exceptional student||1|
|Joan M. Swanson Memorial Scholarship||$1,000||Given to an exceptional student||1|
|President's Scholarships||Varied, up to $5,000||Based on admission average||n/a|