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Program and courses

Program features
The learning experience
First year courses
Upper year courses

Program features:

  • Earn a one-of-a-kind Honours Bachelor of Global Business and Digital Arts degree

  • Spend 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 equipment and facilities for your classes and projects

  • Complete team-based projects in collaboration with classmates, professors, and industry mentors

  • Complete a paid internship and gain on-the-job experience 

  • Earn the education hours required for certification as a Certified Associate in Project Management (optional)

  • Take part in an international exchange and build your global network (optional)

​The learning experience

Hear from professors Jane Tingley and Philip Boyle as they discuss their approach to teaching and learning:


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.