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Why is Waterloo Business being overlooked a lot?????

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I just took a look on their "Financial Analysis and Risk Management" and " Computing and Financial Management" programs and they both look awesome to me.

Especially the latter one, it has emphasis on programming and mathematics, aren't they the key factors that the employers from investment banks are looking for?

And also what in Queens and UWO's bussiness programs are better than Waterloo's? think Queens
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Waterloo doesn't have a "business" program.

It has:

- Accounting and Financial Management and other accounting programs
- The double degree programs (math/CS and business administration) that are with Laurier, but all of the visited stuff is at Laurier and the math/CS at Waterloo
- Math/FARM and CFM and a couple others that are more math/CS/technical and dint really have a large amount of traditional business courses
- Arts and Business, which is an arts degree where you take some random business course as electives

Queens and Ivey and others are traditional business programs. You take courses that introduce you to the business world and management and strategy and such. Then there are courses in the key functional areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, HR, etc. Other than a basic math course or statistics, there's usually no math courses. In upper years you specialize in an area (usually), such as finance.

For FARM and CFM, you take a bunch of math and CS courses. You take some finance and business courses, but essentially you are applying your math/CS knowledge to finance/business. You need more of the math/CS courses and only a small amount of finance/business to do this.

Also, many people say that CFM is a waste of money. They learn some CS/math and some finance/business, but supposedly not enough of either to be of much use. FARM and the DD programs or an engineering/math degree are what the naysayers of CFM suggest you take instead.

So that's why you probably never hear a lot about Waterloo business. Waterloo has a lot of great programs that are related to business and/or will help you in business, but there's no true, traditional business program.
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@g93 wrote
Waterloo doesn't have a "business" program.

It has:

- Accounting and Financial Management and other accounting programs
- The double degree programs (math/CS and business administration) that are with Laurier, but all of the visited stuff is at Laurier and the math/CS at Waterloo
- Math/FARM and CFM and a couple others that are more math/CS/technical and dint really have a large amount of traditional business courses
- Arts and Business, which is an arts degree where you take some random business course as electives

Queens and Ivey and others are traditional business programs. You take courses that introduce you to the business world and management and strategy and such. Then there are courses in the key functional areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, HR, etc. Other than a basic math course or statistics, there's usually no math courses. In upper years you specialize in an area (usually), such as finance.

For FARM and CFM, you take a bunch of math and CS courses. You take some finance and business courses, but essentially you are applying your math/CS knowledge to finance/business. You need more of the math/CS courses and only a small amount of finance/business to do this.

Also, many people say that CFM is a waste of money. They learn some CS/math and some finance/business, but supposedly not enough of either to be of much use. FARM and the DD programs or an engineering/math degree are what the naysayers of CFM suggest you take instead.

So that's why you probably never hear a lot about Waterloo business. Waterloo has a lot of great programs that are related to business and/or will help you in business, but there's no true, traditional business program.


oh really... but judging from the FARM and CFM's website, CFM's looks way better.
And CFM's requirement is higher..
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@jasonty9 wrote

oh really... but judging from the FARM and CFM's website, CFM's looks way better.
And CFM's requirement is higher..


I wouldn't judge a program from a website. The SAF (responsible for CFM but not FARM) is good at marketing. I'm not saying CFM is terrible btw.

Also the requirements mean little.
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FARM and CFM have similar requirements. FARM probably has slightly higher requirements.
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