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Accounting and Financial Management, B.A.F.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Waterloo, Canada
Acquire the expertise to analyze financial information and take a leadership role in any business. The Accounting and Financial Management program offered by the University of Waterloo covers accounting, finance, business analytics, and investment management, and more.
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We offer a rich learning environment where you can develop professional competencies both inside and outside the classroom. Extend your learning through co-op work terms, extracurricular activities, and a host of other experiential opportunities. 

By the time you graduate, you'll be advancing your career, not just launching it! A degree in Accounting and Financial Management at the University of Waterloo sets you up for success. You’ll be able to analyze, interpret, and communicate the information that drives business decisions.

Sample co-op job titles

  • Fixed income analyst
  • Finance officer trainee
  • Junior financial analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Auditor trainee
  • IT finance assistant
  • Staff accountant/analyst
  • Accounting assistant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Business Stages
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Professional Pathways and Problem Solving
  • Analytic Methods for Business

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • All applicants to the AFM program are required to completed the AFM Admissions Assessment (AFMAA). 
  • It is strongly recommended that all AFM applicants also submit an Admission Information Form. (online)
Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including:
  • English (ENG4U) (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
  • Advanced Functions (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (minimum final grade of 75% is required)
  • Recommended courses: Principles of Financial Accounting, Mathematics of Data Management

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35400 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35400 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    7450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7450 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Waterloo

  • 810 - 1450 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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