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Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA) Double Degree

Business Administration (BBA) and Financial Mathematics (BA) Double Degree

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Earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Financial Mathematics in five years. This accelerated double-degree program gives graduates a competitive career advantage with a solid understanding of business practices and the complex modern financial instruments used to manage risk and generate profits.

This unique combination of technical and practical skills is highly sought after by employers.

In your mathematics courses, you’ll build the quantitative expertise needed to analyze risk in business and industry. You’ll understand the theory and the methods that are essential to succeed in the financial sector. In business courses, you'll learn about internal and external business structures and processes while developing the skills to manage them.

At Wilfrid Laurier University, community is important. Our campus pride and spirit are unmatched, and we understand that all of our students matter and belong. Our remarkable faculty will help you apply in-class concepts to real-world scenarios, including experts working in industry and through case-based experiential learning.

As a student in this program, you’ll be automatically entered into Canada’s largest business degree co-op program, where you’ll gain 12-16 months of practical work experience.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgAutomatic entry into co-op.
  • In your first year, you’ll work in a team to generate and present a new venture for our New Venture Competition, and in your third year, you’ll put your business knowledge to the test during a 10-day integrated case study competition, where you’ll analyze a real problem facing a real company.
  • The Laurier Student Investment Fund is a student-managed investment fund that manages over $1 million – and you can help this fund continue to be a great success story for Laurier. Last year, the fund had a remarkable 47.5% annual return at year end (for reference, TSX index had a 21.6% return).
  • Our program will give you experience solving real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management in our math labs, where you’ll use the appropriate mathematical and statistical software.

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Mathematics for Finance
  • Calculus I and II
  • Introduction to Mathematical Proofs

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 90s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 90s.
  • English at 70%.
  • Advanced Functions, and Calculus & Vectors at 80%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

The following concentrations are available to you in the Business and Financial Math program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Economics Minor
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Statistics and Data Analytics
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Computational Finance

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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