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How good is Waterloo’s art and business program?

I am trying to decide whether to go to Waterloo for Art and Business (plus good co-op) then get my masters in Business administration, or go to Western for Social sciences (sociology) and after 2 years apply for a dual degree in business, or go to Laurier for sociology and management. What do you think is the better option? I’m still looking at other schools like Ryerson, I just want to know what school and direction I should go in.

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  1. It’s just a generic liberal arts program, not a real business curriculum. Apply to a BComm or BBA if you want to study real business. Arts and business is nothing but bait for naive high schoolers.

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  2. Do you know how much it costs to do an MBA? Generally you only do one if your employer pays for it. If you want to do business you are better off doing a B.Com or BBA. As for Arts and Business being “nothing but bait for naive high schoolers” I disagree. If an arts degree is what you are aiming for, adding business courses, especially if you expect to be self-employed, can be a good choice. I would not however use it in lieu of a business degree.

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  3. Taking liberal arts courses at a top school like Waterloo isn’t worth it. Things like Sociology and Business Administration are social sciences, If you were applying for engineering programs then it should be your first choice. Any non-STEM major, or degree for that matter, doesn’t mean much at which school you get it at. If you’re demoting yourself to the level that you need to take liberal arts/social science programs, at least make sure you enjoy what you’re doing, it could save you a lot of misery.

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  4. “If you’re demoting yourself to the level that you need to take liberal arts/social science programs, at least make sure you enjoy what you’re doing, it could save you a lot of misery.”***Wow, what hubris. Choosing to major in arts, humanities, or social sciences is not “demoting”. Where would this world be if all everyone ever studied was STEM? This belief that the only outcome for anyone not headed to professional programs is to be a Starbuck’s barista needs to stop as does the denegration of arts/social sciences students as being academically inferior. This opinion is plain ignorant. You might want to do some research and check the high school admissions averages for arts students at top schools including Waterloo. Just because someone opts for a program other than Engineering/Computer Science/Business doesn’t make them stupid and they aren’t just settling for whatever program has the lowest admissions standards so they can get in somewhere.

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