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Program and courses

Graduates will earn the one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts. This degree will qualify you to enter the workforce, or to pursue further education at the graduate (Master’s) level.

Key features:

  • GBDA students in the classroomSpend the first two years primarily at the Waterloo Campus (one day per week in Stratford) and your final two years at the Stratford Campus
  • Access state of-the-art facilities including the latest digital media labs, sound and video editing suites, team project rooms and more
  • Complete team-based design projects from start to delivery.
  • Connect with industry mentors, who will share their expertise with you.
  • Complete a paid internship with a company such as Desire2Learn, Canadian Tire or Axonify.
  • Earn your professional designation as a Certified Associate in Project Management (optional)
  • Take part in an international exchange and build your global network

First year courses

Fall term Winter term
GBDA 101 - Digital Media Design and Production GBDA 102 - International Business and Cross-cultural Management
GBDA 103 - User Experience Design ECON 101 - Introduction to Microeconomics
ARBUS 200 - Entrepreneurship Principles and Practices Elective or one of VCULT 100, VCULT 101, FINE 130 (if not taken in first term)
Elective or one of VCULT 100, VCULT 101, FINE 130 One elective
Elective One second language course

Upper year courses

In upper years you can look forward to classes exploring second languages, computer science, business ethics, cross-cultural communications and more. For a complete overview of the Global Business and Digital Arts program, and for course descriptions you can refer to the Undergraduate Calendar.