More Than Business

SAF is more than just a business program

Experience Matters

For over 30 years, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) has been launching business leaders of the world. We provide an education where experience matters.

All of our programs provide students with the technical, analytical, evaluative, and communication skills needed to prepare for successful careers in public accounting, finance, industry, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Our undergraduate programs:

Program ChartOur graduate programs:

CPA logoSAF has received the highest level of national accreditation under the Chartered Professional Accountancy (CPA) National Accreditation Standards. The SAF's national accreditation provides customized pathways for SAF students to tailor their education for a direct route to the CPA designation.

Students in AFM, Math/CPA, and Biotech/CPA can combine their undergraduate studies with the MAcc graduate program to move directly to the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) after graduation.

CFA University Affiliation ProgramThe SAF's AFM and CFM programs are recognized under the CFA University Affiliation Program. AFM and CFM students will receive advanced preparation to challenge the 3 CFA accreditation exams as early as Year 4 of their program.

  1. Mar. 4, 2019SAF Alumnus José Hernandez writes book on how to combat corrupt businesses

    José R. Hernandez (MAcc '98) is quite involved with the School of Accounting and Finance being formerly part of the SAF Advisory Council, participating in our 2018 Valentine's story, and coming to the School as a guest speaker to talk about his experiences and book, Broken Business.

  2. Feb. 26, 2019CBV, adding value to a degree

    CBV, adding value to a degree and professional designation

    Co-op work experience is key to developing career-ready skills and enhancing technical knowledge. But when the links between studies and curiosity takes you off the beaten path, it can be a good thing.

    An elective, ambition, and a natural sense of curiosity has led many graduates from the Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program to discovering a meaningful career path in business valuations. 

  3. Dec. 13, 2018Which is More Motivating, Cash Rewards or Gift Card Rewards?

    When employees compete against one another to earn rewards, the type of reward they compete over affects their motivation!

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  1. Mar. 11, 2019Full-time vs. Part-time studiesKyrie outside the SAF wing in Hagey Hall

    Full-time or Part-time?

    TV shows and movies has falsely taught me that students go to university throughout the year – fall, winter, and summer. After talking to people and researching more, I found out that you do not have to go for the full year and you do not even have to study full time.

  2. Mar. 4, 2019AdmissionsKyrie outside Tatham Centre

    It is that easy!

    Applying for university can be a very simple task if you know how to do it. After further research, I figured out how easy it actually is to apply.

  3. Feb. 25, 2019Accreditation pathwaysKyrie with University of Waterloo sign, looking away.

    The right pathway for me

    Before looking into the Accounting and Financial Management (AFM) program, I had no idea what an accreditation pathway was and how it worked. University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) has received the highest level of accreditation from the CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) Canada and the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute, providing students with a direct pathway to the CPA and/or CFA designation.

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Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

Assistant professor; Canada Research Chair in Taxation, Governance and Risk