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. May 13, 2019Unrecognized Asset Values affect the Relation between Equity Returns and Debt Valuation Adjustment

    When a firm suffers from a credit downgrade, will it be possible for the firm to record a large unrealized gain in its income? The answer is yes under the accounting standard SFAS No. 159 of the U.S. GAAP.

  2. May 13, 2019The association between director overcompensation and related party transactions prone to insider opportunism

    Related party transactions (hereafter RPTs) involve a transfer of resources, services, or obligations between a reporting entity and a related party (SFAS 57; IAS 24). Although not all RPTs are “bad," prior research documents that some RPTs reflect insider opportunism and are harmful to shareholders.

  3. May 13, 2019Does corporate income tax avoidance require risk-taking?


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  1. May 13, 2019Extracurricular activities

    Too many to choose

    When I think of university, I think of all work and no play. That is not the case at the University of Waterloo. At UW, there is a multitude of  extra-curriculars for anyone to take part in.

  2. May 6, 2019Roommates

    Never alone

    One worry I had when I started to think about residence was whether I would actually like the person/people, I live with. As a very shy person, I am hesitant to live with people I do not know as most residences have shared rooms and there are very few single rooms. After looking into it a little more, I found out that when I am ready to apply for residence, I would have to fill out a form that asks for my likes and dislikes, what kind of person I am, and what it would be like to live with me.

  3. Apr. 29, 2019Choosing between residences

    Your home away from home

    Movies portrayed living in university residence as one shared room with your best friend, one shared bathroom, and microwaved ramen noodles. After some research, I found out that there is a variety of  residences available to students. Some options are very similar to the movies, which have single and double rooms available, complete with communal floor bathrooms and a residence cafeteria. Those are traditional dorms, where I would also have to get a meal plan.

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Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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