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. Nov. 30, 2018SAF Grads Excel in the 2018 CPA CFE Exam Results

    SAF CPA students once again proves that Waterloo dominates in the area of accounting education. The 2018 CPA Common Final Exam (CFE) results showcases one of our own, Qianyu Zhang (MAcc '18), in capturing the coveted National Gold Medal, along with 15 other SAF graduates who were named to the National Honour Roll. Congratulations to all our SAF graduates to which we will be celebrating their successes at the SAF Annual Honour Roll Celebration event in late January.

  2. Nov. 29, 2018Fall 2018 Velocity Fund Finals Velocity Fund Finalists Winners 2018

    Inventive startups win $130,000 at yesterday's 23rd staging of the University of Waterloo's Velocity Fund Finals (VFF). These companies developing bionic arms that learn, a new type of water treatment system, a scalable biological manufacturing platform, and a smart monitoring system for stream traps took home the top prizes. 

  3. Nov. 28, 2018Managing Climate and Carbon Risk in Investment Portfolios

    Companies that fail to curb their carbon output may eventually face the consequences of asset devaluation and stock price depreciation, according to a new study out of the University of Waterloo.

    The researchers further determined that the failure of companies within the emission-intensive sector to take carbon reduction actions could start negatively impacting the general stock market in as little as 10 years’ time.

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  1. Mar. 9, 2019MTax Info Session 2019Mtax students

    You're invited to an MTax Info Session 2019 for prospective applicants interested in learning more about the Master of Taxation program.

    To register for this event, please RSVP here

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  1. Dec. 10, 2018Picking a Program

    They expect me to pick just one?

    When I first began thinking about university, I thought I knew exactly which programs I wanted to apply for. Turns out I was wrong. Even though I did a lot of research, there are so many programs and so much information.

  2. Nov. 20, 2018Where to research University?kyrie looking at bulletin board

    What am I doing?

    Do you know where to go when you’re ready to start researching university programs? No?

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Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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