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What will I learn?

Use your analytical know-how to solve problems in a rapidly changing technology environment. If you want more advanced quantitative and technical skills than are available through traditional business programs, this program is designed for you.

You’ll earn a Bachelor of Mathematics by taking courses from 2 prestigious institutions: math courses from Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics and business courses from the School of Business and Economics at nearby Wilfrid Laurier University.

When you graduate, you’ll have all the skills you need for a career as an analyst, information specialist, trader, or many other options.

Co-op

By alternating school terms and paid co-op work terms throughout your degree, you can explore new career areas and types of employers as your career interests evolve.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Portfolio analyst intern
  • Business systems analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data analyst
  • Marketing/business development
  • Project management officer
  • Software developer
  • Technical finance analyst

What can you do with a degree in Mathematics/Business Administration?

Waterloo Mathematics/Business Administration graduates often pursue careers in analysis, trading, accountancy, and more. They commonly work for consulting companies, government ministries, and accounting organizations.

Recent graduates

  • Senior Consultant – Deloitte
  • Business Analyst – Manulife Financial
  • Sales Analyst – EF Education First
  • Revenue Analyst – Challenger Motor Freight
  • Government, Risk, and Compliance Solution Specialist – Iceberg Networks
  • Investor Relations Specialist – Citco
  • Investment Analyst – Sun Life Financial

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (3 to 4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$47,000.00 (US$ 35,413) per year
Approximate tuition fees: CAN $47,000 - $48,000; Co-op fee: CAN $739/term
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Mathematics

University of Waterloo,

WATERLOO,

Ontario (ON),

N2L 3G1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English language requirements: MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 85,80 per section For co-op programs: speaking 3; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70, 60 per band, Writing 70,Speaking 70; PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 63, Writing 65, Speaking 65; EFAS - English for Academic Success: 75% overall in 400 level with 75% in each of academic, oral, and writing.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a Ontario high school diploma or equivalent.

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Any Grade 12 U English
  • One other 4U course
  • Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science is recommended

Admission averages: Individual selection from the high 80s

English language requirement:

  • Internet - based TOEFL (iBT) - 90 overall; 25 writing, 25 speaking.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall; 6.5 writing, 6.5 speaking, 6.0 reading, 6.0 listening.
  • MELAB: 85 overall; 80 per section; if you're applying to a co-op program: 3 speaking.
  • CAEL: 70 overall; 60 per band; 70 writing, 70 speaking.
  • PTE Academic: 63 overall; 65 writing, 65 speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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