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. Apr. 5, 2018Waterloo’s Student Venture Fund Take Home First Place at the Pacific Venture Capital CompetitionDavid Zhao, Jun Park, Fineas Tatar, Ismail Mohammad, Vishal Vinodkumar, Samir Javier

    L-R: David Zhao, Jun Park, Fineas Tatar, Ismail Mian, Vishal Vinodkumar, Samir Javier

  2. Mar. 15, 2018Blockchain Implications for Audit and Assurance
    Reprinted from CPA Canada

    New white paper identifies potential Blockchain implications for audit and assurance

    TORONTO, March 15, 2018 – A new white paper from the national professional accounting organizations in Canada and the United States, along with the University of Waterloo, finds blockchain technology could potentially impact the audit and assurance services landscape.

  3. Mar. 5, 2018SAF team advances to Americas Regional of CFA Equity Research Challenge2018 SAF winning team of CFA Equity Research Challenge, Local Division

    L to R: Steve Balaban, Faculty Advisor, Hammad Shams, Katherine Chan, Team Captain, Uday Sandhu, Justin Lee, Kevin Li

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Meet our people

Andrew Bauer

Andrew Bauer

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