Undergraduate Programs

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One School - Five Programs, Four Faculties

CPA logoThe School of Accounting and Finance (SAF) offers 5 distinct undergraduate programs to lead you to the professional business career you’ve always wanted.

Arts, Environment, Math, and Science have joined together to create a dynamic, multifaceted, experiential learning environment that tailors your degree to be a double-threat graduate which means that you’ll be ready to advance your career by the time you graduate, not just start it.

Waterloo's School of Accounting and Finance offers four programs that hold the highest level of national accreditation from CPA Canada, providing you with a direct pathway to the CPA designation.

The AFM and CFM undergraduate programs are accredited through the CFA University Affiliation Program. As a student, you will receive advance preparation to challenge the 3 CFA accreditation exams as early as Year 4 of the program.

Each year, SAF graduates demonstrate their expertise in the accounting field by excelling in the CPA Common Final Exam (CFE). Learn more about SAF's Student and Graduate Employment successes.

Waterloo students are brilliant, extraordinary individuals and exceptional leaders; year over year, they are the most sought-after students.

Larry Toste, Partner, KPMG

At RSM Canada, we empower individuals to enhance our value and develop successful careers at our firm and beyond. We are honoured to collaborate in providing an enriching environment for the University of Waterloo SAF students. Our partnership reflects our unwavering commitment to educate, engage and empower.

Daniel Booth, Canada’s Campus Recruiting Lead, RSM Canada

I have worked with many University of Waterloo undergrad co-op students and MAcc graduates over the years, and they have made a significant contribution to the success of our firm. I am consistently impressed by their technical capability, project management skill and strong work ethic. Each student shows a true willingness to learn new skills and work together as a team to provide the best solutions for our clients.

Ryan Thulien, Partner, PwC Canada