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Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Computer Science (BCS) (University of Waterloo) Double Degree


Business Administration (BBA) (Laurier) and Computer Science (BCS) (University of Waterloo) Double Degree

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The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Laurier and the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo (UW) have teamed up to give you two highly respected degrees from our two outstanding institutions. In this double-degree program, you’ll earn both a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Laurier and a Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) from UW in only five years.

Our double-degree program is for students who want an accelerated, challenging program and a competitive advantage in the workforce. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be in high demand in today’s information-rich society, where global companies are looking for employees with both computer science and business management knowledge.  

During your undergraduate career, you’ll have the opportunity to make the most of both campuses by collaborating with exceptional students, learning from passionate faculty members and by joining our vibrant community in the heart of our student-friendly, tech-region in the city of Waterloo. You’ll take classes and receive a student card from both universities for convenience.

To be accepted, you must meet the requirements of both programs to be accepted. If you choose to apply to Laurier and accept Laurier’s offer of admission, your main campus will be Laurier and you will automatically be entered into Laurier’s business degree co-op program, the largest business co-op program in Canada. You’ll take classes at both universities and receive a student card from both universities for convenience.

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Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgMandatory co-op program.
  • 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.
  • Laurier has one of Canada’s leading business schools, and an unbeatable sense of community – you won’t get lost in the crowd.
  • Our Lazaridis School of Business and Economics is internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Co-op is required for students and is a great way to learn through practical experience.
  • Application courses in senior years including iPhone Application Programming

First-Year Courses

  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Functional Areas of the Organization
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Computer Science/ Designing Functional Programs
  • Elementary Algorithm Design and Data Abstraction
  • Calculus 1
  • Algebra
  • Linear Algebra

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

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

Other Curriculums

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

Please note: Transfer students are not eligible for admission to this program. You must be attending postsecondary for the first time to be eligible for admission.

Design Your Degree

The following specializations are available to you in the Business and Computer Science program:

  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Supply Chain Management

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