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Computing and Financial Management @ Waterloo?

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can anyone shed some light on this program? How is it? I got it as an alternate offer for Co-op Computer Science....
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So CFM is a slightly watered down computer science degree with a whole lot of business and finance courses, to sum it up. If that's not your thing (e.g. you hate bs) but you don't mind taking AFM (financial management) and ECON electives your first couple of terms, you could probably try transferring out after first year. You can do this if you maintain a 70% average in your CS courses and 65% overall. You'd also get the advantage of paying lower tuition your first year.

Basically, CFM gets the same CS education in first year, the core in 2nd year with hardware studies cut out, and then it gets much more scarce going into 3rd and 4th years. Meantime, you're taking lots of finance and business courses. Maybe it's your thing, maybe not.
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Hey peterv,

I made a similar thread to this earlier where people provided their info for the program

Heres the link: http://www.studentawards.com/Forum.aspx?g=posts&t=5075
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It looks good on paper, but I personally don't think it's worth it. You're basically treated as a second class citizen by SAF and the math faculty. And you won't get all the credits for proper CS degree or a proper AFM degree. It's the jak of trades. People from it have gotten decent jobs through coop, but I would recommend the double degree if you're looking for a cs/business program instead.
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