Undergraduate Calendar 2007-2008

University of Waterloo

B U S I N E S S   A D M I N I S T R A T I O N   A N D  M A T H E M A T I C S   D O U B L E   D E G R E E

This Double Degree academic plan is administered jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Waterloo (UW) and the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). It is a restricted-enrolment plan with admission normally limited to Year One in a Fall (September-to-December) term.

Students who successfully complete this plan will be eligible to attend both universities' convocation ceremonies and be awarded a UW Honours BMath degree and a WLU Honours BBA degree at the respective convocations. Students may register for this plan at either university. The academic component is the same, regardless of where students are formally registered, but students participate in the Co-op process at their home institution. Thus, the degree attached to each student's registered university is a Co-op degree, with the other university's degree being a Regular one.

This academic plan cannot be combined with any other Major, Minor, or Option designation except as described in the notes below. It requires a minimum of 10 full-time academic study terms and successful completion of a minimum of 52 one-term courses (26 units). These 52 courses (26 units) must include 24 (12 units) specified mathematics and computer science courses taken at UW and 24 (12 units) specified business-related courses at WLU. The remaining 4 (2 units) elective courses may be taken at either university.

For UW-registered students, the Co-op process involves four (or five at a student's discretion) Co-op work terms intermixed with the ten study terms. The first of these work terms occurs during the May-to-August period between the second and third study terms. The complete sequencing of terms for UW-registered students is listed in the Study/Work Sequence chart on page 5:3. Students in this plan will be required to pay 6 co-op fees, which are usually assessed in the first three years of study.

For WLU-registered students, the Co-op process involves three (or four at a student's discretion) Co-op work terms intermixed with the ten study terms. The first of these work terms occurs during the January-to-April period between the third and fourth study terms. The earlier May-to-August period between the second and third study terms is an "off" term (where students are on their own for the term, similar to Regular students). With the exception of this first May-to-August term being an "off" term rather than a Co-op work term, the term sequencing for WLU-registered students is identical to the one for UW-registered students.

With the sequencing of study terms and work terms indicated above, the normal duration for this plan is four and two-thirds calendar years (or five calendar years at a student's discretion). Only under especially mitigating circumstances, and with the approval of both universities, can the term sequencing attached to the Double Degree plan be altered, and such instances will usually result in a delay (possibly as much as one calendar year) of graduation date.

All Double Degree plan students, regardless of their home university affiliation, are required to satisfy all term-by-term progression requirements of both UW's Faculty of Mathematics and WLU's School of Business and Economics to remain eligible to continue in the plan, and to meet all graduation requirements of both institutions to be eligible for the two degrees. More specifically, students must ensure that their course selection each term, their academic performance level, and their academic conduct in general, comply with all the policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements of both universities. Failure to do so will normally result in students being required to withdraw from the Double Degree plan. Such students may remain eligible to enrol in the (single-degree) WLU BBA program (although not necessarily in Co-op) or to enrol in another appropriate (single-degree) UW BMath plan respectively, depending upon their individual circumstances.

In addition to satisfying all of the BMath Honours degree requirements listed in Table I in "Degree Requirements" on page 10:5, students in this Double Degree plan must successfully complete the Faculty core courses outlined in Table II "Degree Requirements" on page 10:6 and all of the required courses specified below. Any questions or concerns about any of the overall BMath degree requirements or any of the specified courses should be directed to one of the plan's academic advisors at UW.

From UW
All of
MATH 237 (or MATH 247) Calculus 3
MATH 239 (or MATH 249) Introduction to Combinatorics
ACTSC 231 Mathematics of Finance
CO 350 Linear Optimization or CO 355 Mathematical Optimization
CO 370/CM 443 Deterministic OR Models
CS 330 Management Information Systems
STAT 371 Statistics for Business 1
STAT 372 Statistics for Business 2
One of
CS 338 Computer Applications in Business: Databases
CS 432 Business Systems Analysis

Three additional courses chosen from one of the following three Groups:

Group 1
CO 351 Network Flow Theory
CO 367/CM 442 Nonlinear Optimization
CO 372 Portfolio Optimization Models
CO 450 Combinatorial Optimization
CO 452 Integer Programming
CO 453 Network Design
CO 454 Scheduling
CO 456 Game Theory
CO 463 Convex Optimization
CO 466 Continuous Optimization
CO 485 Public Key Cryptography
CO 487/CM 432 Applied Cryptography
200- level CS courses
Group 2
ACTSC 232 Introduction to Actuarial Mathematics
300- and 400- level ACTSC and STAT courses
Group 3
AMATH 231 Calculus 4
AMATH 250 Introduction to Differential Equations
AMATH/PMATH 331 Applied Real Analysis
AMATH 341/CM 271/CS 371 Introduction to Computational Mathematics
AMATH 351 Differential Equations 2
AMATH 353 Partial Differential Equations
AMATH 431/PMATH 451 Measure and Integration
PMATH 334 Introduction to Rings and Fields with Applications
PMATH 345 Polynomials, Rings and Finite Fields
PMATH 351 Real Analysis
PMATH 354 Measure Theory and Fourier Analysis
Three additional courses chosen from
Groups 1, 2, and 3
300- and 400- level CS courses
From WLU

All of
BUS 111W Introduction to Business Organization
BUS 121W Functional Areas of the Organization
BUS 227W Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS 231W Business Law
BUS 247W Managerial Accounting
BUS 288W Organizational Behaviour 1
BUS 352W Introduction to Marketing Management
BUS 354W Human Resources Management
BUS 362W Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
BUS 383W Financial Management 1
BUS 385W Operations Management 1
BUS 393W Financial Management 2
BUS 395W Operations Management 2
BUS 398W Organizational Behaviour 2
BUS 481W Business Policy 1
BUS 491W Business Policy 2
ECON 120W Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 140W Introduction to Macroeconomics
One of
ECON 250W Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis for Management
ECON 260W Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis for Management

Five additional 300- or 400- level BUS elective courses (2.5 units) taken in third, fourth or fifth year.

From UW or WLU

Four additional elective courses (2 units) are required. Students are free to choose their elective courses from either university.

  1. For details about the various WLU Honours BBA policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements that apply to this Double Degree plan, please consult the WLU Undergraduate Calendar and/or one of the plan's academic advisors at WLU.
  2. The abbreviations "BU" and "EC" are used in the WLU calendar for Business and Economics courses respectively.
  3. Students must select one of the three available co-op sequences (as indicated on page 5:3) during their 3A term.
  4. UW-registered students who meet all the academic graduation requirements for this plan, but who do not meet the minimum requirements for a Co-op degree may, in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Mathematics Faculty Standing and Promotions Committee, be awarded a Regular Honours BMath/Business Administration and Mathematics degree.
  5. Students in the Double Degree plan may elect to have one of the following Math Faculty departmental Honours Majors designated on their UW BMath diploma and transcript: Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics and Optimization, Operations Research, Pure Mathematics, or Statistics. To be eligible for such a BMath Major designation and the WLU BBA degree, students must satisfy all of the requirements for both the departmental Major plan (including the minimum number of total math units) and the Double Degree plan (as specified above) except as provided for below.
    (a) Students pursuing Actuarial Science are exempt from the following courses: ACTSC 371, ECON 101, 102, ENGL 119 , and STAT 331. Additionally, students may take BUS 473W to replace AFM 472.
    (b) Students pursuing Operations Research are exempt from the following courses: AFM 101, 102, ECON 101, 102, MSCI 211, 311, 432, and STAT 331, 332.
    (c) Students pursuing Statistics are exempt from the following courses: STAT 331 and 332.
  6. Students not electing to have a BMath departmental Major designation (as described in 5. above) may, in certain circumstances, be permitted to have one Minor or Option designation on their UW BMath diploma and transcript. Such a designation must be in a UW discipline outside the areas of study offered by UW's Faculty of Mathematics and outside those offered by WLU's Department of Business, and it cannot duplicate a similar designation on the student's WLU academic record. In addition to the approval of the academic unit offering the Minor or Option, students require the approval of a Double Degree academic advisor from both UW and WLU to enrol for such a Minor or Option designation on their UW academic record. Students wishing to have a Minor, Option, or Specialization designation on their WLU academic record should consult the WLU Undergraduate Calendar for details and discuss their situation with an academic advisor from WLU's School of Business and Economics.
  7. Electing to have a separate Major, Minor, Option, or Specialization designation is not required for students in the Double Degree plan, and in some cases, satisfying the combined requirements for both the Double Degree plan and those for an extra designation may require successful completion of more than 52 courses.


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