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. Feb. 2, 2018Waterloo Student Venture Fund makes inaugural investment in Nicoya Lifesciences Inc.
    by Patty Mah

    During the 2017 Fall term, the inaugural Waterloo Student Venture Fund (SVF) team reviewed 30 company pitches, conducted due diligence on three of these companies and presented two investment recommendations to the SVF’s Investment Committee. The recommendations resulted in the SVF’s first investment of $25,000 in Nicoya Lifesciences Inc. in its financing round in January 2018.

  2. Jan. 31, 2018SAF Alumni Named to Ontario Honour Roll for CPA Common Final ExamGroup pose of CFE Honour Roll

    Twelve graduates from the University of Waterloo’s School of Accounting and Finance are listed on the Ontario Honour Roll for the CPA Common Final Examination, a three-day exam required to become CPA designated.

  3. Jan. 23, 2018SAF partners with CPA Ontario to enhance performance management research and education
    by Patty Mah

    The current business landscape is highly dynamic with the emergence of disruptive digital technologies, rapidly changing economic conditions and the dramatic evolution of business models. To continue to add value in contemporary organizations, the role of professional accountants is also changing with the times. The broad accounting and finance expertise of a CPA, along with their ingenuity, judgement, and integrity allows them to thrive in the face of a constantly changing business landscape.

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  1. Mar. 10, 2018March Break Open House

    Please join the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) for March Break Open House on Saturday, March 10th from 10AM to 4PM. Below you will find the Schedule of Events specific to AFM. 


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Meet our people

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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