Business and Computer Science (UW) Experience Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. Volunteer work, campus clubs, leadership programs, studying abroad, work experience – there are so many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Program Highlights

  • A unique opportunity to learn about business and computer science while simultaneously earning two degrees from two universities in only five years.
  • Only the best business schools worldwide are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – the highest standard of achievement for business schools. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics has been accredited since 2004.
  • The largest business degree co-op program in the country, which gives you the chance to explore different career options and develop skills for the future through 12-16 months of practical work experience.
  • You don’t get a Lazaridis BBA, you live a Lazaridis BBA. Be immersed in the reality of today’s businesses and learn how to think for yourself. You will learn to adapt to a world of evergrowing complexity, and solve problems no one has faced before.
    • In your first year, you will work in a team to generate and present a new venture for the BDO New Venture Competition.
    • In your third year, you will put your business knowledge and skills to the test during a 10-day Integrated Case Exercise (ICE), where you will analyze a real problem facing a real organization.
  • Graduates are in high demand in today’s information-rich society, where global organizations are looking for employees with both computer science and business management knowledge.
  • The University of Waterloo’s Computer Science program is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Council (Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals).
  • Take courses where you will gain an understanding of software, algorithms, programming and the limits of computation.
  • Explore opportunities to be creative and innovative and learn how to take your ideas and turn them into profitable new ventures. StartUp Lab, Laurier's incubator in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, provides support, mentorship and resources to startups founded by Laurier students.
  • The Lazaridis Students' Society (LazSoc) is the student government specifically for all Business, double-degree, and Economics students at Laurier and includes a variety of clubs, committees and associations. LazSoc strives to enhance your university experience by providing opportunities to discover and pursue your passions through academic and networking events.


Checklists for Success

Academic Checklist

Experience Checklist


Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

Develop competencies through your curricular and co-curricular opportunities to help prepare for your future.


Discover Career Opportunities

Laurier Business-Computer Science (UW) Graduates (2021)
Pursuing Further Education

Respondents from the 2021 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.


Your Experiences Tell Your Story

Share your story with the Laurier Experience Record. An interactive, shareable and official record of your hands-on experiences and learning opportunities at Laurier – the first of its kind in Canada!

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