Degree Combinations at Lazaridis School of Business & Economics: Next Gen of Business Talent


The world of business may already seem vast, but what if it could be boundless? Imagine merging your business acumen with your other passions, using your enthusiasm to shape your own future. At the Lazaridis School, this isn’t just a distant dream; it’s a present reality.

With a rich array of undergraduate programs, the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University offers you a blank canvas, and you wield the brush. It’s not just about earning a degree; it’s about refining a specialty that distinguishes you in a competitive job market.

The Benefits of Earning a Double Degree

In today’s dynamic business landscape, companies are seeking versatile professionals. A dual degree not only broadens your knowledge but can also distinguish you as a well-rounded candidate in crowded job markets. Additionally, combining a business degree with another field often leads to higher earning potential, making your combined degree a personal investment with promising returns.

Let’s explore a few ways in which earning a double degree can prepare you for a brighter future:
• Enhance your employability: A dual degree boosts your market value, equipping you with a multidisciplinary knowledge base that applies across various industries.
• Expand your network: Pursuing two distinct degrees expands your connections and networking potential in both your chosen fields.
• Develop adaptable skills: A double degree program nurtures your problem-solving abilities, giving you the skills to navigate challenges in the workforce.

“The working world demands a combination of deep expertise, flexibility, and a comprehensive approach that breaks down silos to consider new ways of doing things. This kind of learning is our specialty at the Lazaridis School because of our commitment to deliver a wide selection of programs that reach beyond traditional academic silos to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s business environment.”
—Chima Mbagwu, PhD Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Business Dual Degree Offerings

When you combine a business education with another field of study, you prepare yourself for a dynamic career journey. Whether you aspire to excel in entrepreneurship, technology, finance, or beyond, a dual degree empowers you to thrive in a competitive business world.

The following business double degree programs are available at the Lazaridis School:
• BBA + BSc in Computer Science: Blend business strategy with technological expertise, ideal for tech management roles or entrepreneurship.
• BBA + BA in Financial Mathematics: Master finance theory and business strategy for lucrative roles in finance and investment banking.
• BBA + BCS in Computer Science (University of Waterloo): Graduate with two in-demand degrees, one from Laurier and the other from the University of Waterloo’s prestigious Bachelor of Computer Science program to open doors to exciting career paths such as creating software innovations and automating business processes.
• BBA + BMath in Mathematics: Combine business education with advanced mathematics for analytical and quantitative prowess.

Combined Economics Offerings

Earning an economics degree offers a unique advantage in today’s complex economy. With a comprehensive grasp of economic theories, data analysis, and financial principles, you’ll be well-prepared to explore a diverse range of career paths.

The following combined economics degree programs are available at the Lazaridis School:
• BA in Economics and Accounting: Merge economics with accounting expertise, ideal for a rewarding career in accounting, finance, or as a consultant.
• BA in Economics and Data Analytics: Learn to work with real-world financial and economic data, equipping yourself with high-demand skills for data-driven businesses.
• BA in Economics and Financial Management: Combine economics and finance to thrive in investment banking and finance careers.
• BA in Economics + Management Option: Elevate your understanding of business by integrating management coursework to acquire essential leadership skills.

Your Path, Your Future at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

As a student, your future is waiting to be shaped by the choices you make. The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics believes in giving you the opportunity to blaze your own trail. Our programs inspire you to think differently and aim higher. Your future is not one-size-fits-all; it’s a path that is uniquely yours. The staff and faculty at the Lazaridis School are looking forward to helping you define and achieve your version of success.

“However you define success, the Lazaridis School is the best place to explore your potential to achieve it. We care about you, not only as the person learning in our classrooms, but the person – and professional – you’d like to become.”
—Kalyani Menon, PhD Interim Dean The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics