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Global Business and Digital Arts (GBDA) is a place where your design and business ideas turn into something truly powerful.

We believe that the combination of diverse skills and experiences are the key ingredient to disruptive creativity and innovation. With this in mind, the GBDA program encourages you to embrace your varied interests and study what you are passionate about, all while positioning yourself for a rewarding and successful career.

Program features

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

  • A unique combination of courses in creative design, technology and business
  • Complete team-based, project driven learning, in collaboration with classmates, professors, and industry mentors, that enables you to gain experience and build your skills

  • A paid internship with a company like Amazon, TELUS Digital, ManuLife RED Lab, or many others

  • Connections with industry partners and mentors who will share their expertise with you

  • Exclusive access to the Stratford School campus, a unique digital ecosystem that offers all the resources, services and equipment you need to complete your studies

  • State of-the-art equipment and facilities provided for your classes and projects

  • A Go Abroad program that allows you to study in another country for one semester.

  • Spend the first year primarily at the Waterloo campus and your final three years at the Stratford School campus.

*Please note, information that is reflected on this web page is valid through the 2018-2019 academic calendar year. It is subject to change.