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. Sep. 13, 2018Coming home to SAF

    On September 1st, the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) and the University of Waterloo welcomed Dr. Steve Fortin (PhD, CPA, CA, ICD.D) as the new School Director.

  2. Sep. 6, 20182018 Investment Research Challenge

    The School of Accounting and Finance's (SAF) sixth Annual Investment Research Challenge proved to be another memorable experiential opportunity for SAF students. Serving as a training ground for students who have gone on to win external competitions, including the global championship for the 2016 CFA Research Challenge, 18 student teams competed in July for a top prize of $2,000.

  3. Aug. 28, 2018Exclusive Convocation Ceremony For SAFConvocation ceremony hall

    Convocation is a huge milestone. The entire university comes together to celebrate years of hard work, dedication, and engagement. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 marked a historical event for the University of Waterloo.

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  1. Oct. 26, 2018Text Analytics and Machine Learning Workshop

    The aims of this workshop will be to highlight the use of both simple and complex text analytics approaches for addressing a variety of issues of interest to workshop participants.

  2. Nov. 30, 2018Cybersecurity Reporting and Assurance Workshop

    The purpose of this workshop is to cover the AICPA’s proposal for a cybersecurity examination engagement that will serve as the foundation for a profession-wide approach for reporting on an entity’s cybersecurity risk management program.

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Meet our people

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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