Business (BBA) and
Financial Math (BA)
Experience and Career Guide

Make the most out of your university career by taking advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you and learning about the many ways you can extend your classroom experience into the real world. There are so many opportunities to learn, lead, and embrace new opportunities all while having an exceptional student experience.

In this Guide

Learn the many ways you can extend your classroom experience to the real world.

Your Year-to-Year Experience

Enhance your academic experience by learning about the opportunities available in your program.

Explore Co-Curricular Experiences

Participate in co-curricular experiences to complement your Laurier
academic journey and gain meaningful learning opportunities.

As a business and financial math student, you can: 

Outside of your program, there are many co-curricular opportunities for you to participate in. 

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge. See undergraduate options, minors and courses for more information.

The following concentrations are available to you in the Business-Financial Math program:
  • Accounting
  • Business and Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Computational Finance
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mathematical Modelling

Develop Your Knowledge and Skills

As a Laurier student, you will develop the following competencies through your curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Competency Framework

Competencies are categories of transferrable skills that appear on your online Experience Record to help you reflect on what you've learned from your experiences. The competencies include: 

  • Adaptability and Resiliency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Digital Literacy
  • Diversity and Intercultural Understanding
  • Functional Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Attributes
  • Self-Awareness

Functional Knowledge

  • Solve real-world problems in financial mathematics and risk management using appropriate mathematical and statistical software.
  • Develop a knowledge of finance, investing and risk management combined with rigorous mathematical modeling and analytical techniques utilized for problem solving.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in a business context and understand global issues affecting business management and performance.
  • Learn to understand and interpret the world using mathematical models and how to effectively reveal and explain patterns using numerical information.
  • Examine streams of data in an attempt to discover properties which could predict future data.
  • Learn about business principles and processes in all areas of business including accounting, business and sustainability, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, insurance and risk management, international business, marketing, strategic management and supply chain management.

Discover Career Options

All your experiences at Laurier can help you prepare for your future. Attend Career Centre events and workshops or book a career consulting appointment to explore career and further education options.

Pursuing Further Education

51 BBA-Financial Math respondents from the 2022 Laurier Graduate Survey conducted by the Career Centre. Graduates were surveyed within 12 months of graduation.

Alumni Careers and Pathways

Sample Further Education Programs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • Master’s Degree - Management and Professional Accounting, Mathematics
  • Graduate Diploma - Accounting

Sample Jobs Within the First Year After Graduation

  • business development representative
  • business systems analyst
  • equity research associate
  • finance and operations analyst
  • investment banking analyst
  • private equity specialist
  • research analyst
  • staff accountant
  • valuation advisory analyst

Careers Of Alumni 2-5 Years After Graduation

  • analytics engineer
  • associate portfolio manager
  • corporate development manager
  • equity analyst
  • quantitative trader
  • relationship manager
  • senior accountant
  • senior consultant
  • senior financial analyst
  • senior funding specialist

Career and Industry Options

Need some guidance on what you can do with your degree? Discover some career options and find resources to help guide you. 

  • corporate development
  • cryptocurrency
  • data science
  • entrepreneurship
  • finance/banking
  • global trade
  • human resources
  • insurance
  • management consulting
  • market analysis/research
  • marketing
  • quantitative analysis
  • risk management
  • statistics
  • supply chain
  • sustainability


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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