Skip to the content of the web site.

Assistant Coordinator, Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs

Department: Dean of Mathematics Effective Date: July 2004
Grade: USG 4 Reports to: Administrative Coordinator of the
Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs

General Accountability

The Assistant Coordinator is accountable to the Administrative Coordinator of the
Mathematics Business and Accounting Programs for general administrative duties,
including assisting the Administrative Coordinator with course scheduling, the
maintenance of Web-based and print publications, organizing and arranging of
meetings and various social events.

Nature and Scope

Organizational Relationships:
Other positions that report directly to the same supervisor:
None
Positions that report directly to the incumbent:
None


Description of general environment:
The Mathematics Business and Accounting plans include three collaborative plans
based in the Faculty of Mathematics:
• The Honours Mathematics/Business Administration plan, offered in cooperation
with the School of Accountancy, the Departments of Economics,
Management Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Waterloo (UW), and
the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU).
The Mathematics/Business Administration plans provide an opportunity to
combine courses in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Optimization, and
Statistics with courses in Accounting, Business, Economics, and Management
Sciences. Students may select one of four options:
• Economics Option: includes courses in the mathematical and computer
sciences combined with courses that include business, micro- and
macroeconomics, and micro- and macroeconomic theory.
• Finance Option: includes courses in the mathematical and computer
sciences combined with courses that include business, economics, general
life insurance, commercial and business law. The program leads to
various professional designations such as CFP and CFA.
• Systems Management Option: includes courses in the mathematical and
computer sciences combined with introductory and advanced business
courses including marketing, business policy, business finance, organizational behaviour, and investment management, as well as
economics courses.
• Human Resources Management Option: includes courses in the
mathematical and computer sciences combined with introductory and
advanced courses in Psychology and Human Resource management.
• Mathematics/Chartered Accountancy: a unique Honours plan offered in cooperation
with the School of Accountancy and the Departments of Economics
and Management Sciences, which combines mathematics with accounting and
business-related disciplines. It leads to the MAcc plan in the School of
Accountancy and the CA designation.
• BMath/BBA Double Degree, administered jointly by the Faculty of Mathematics
at UW and the School of Business and Economics at WLU: Students who
successfully complete this plan will be awarded a UW Honours BMath degree
and a WLU Honours BBA degree at the respective convocations. Students may
register for this plan at either university. The academic component is the same,
regardless of where students are formally registered, but students participate in
the Co-op process at their home institution.


Challenges:
All plans require extensive negotiations and liaison with partner departments, the
School of Accountancy and the SBE at WLU. The Double Degree program, currently
entering its fifth year, presents special challenges in coordinating registration,
scheduling, and other joint functions with administrative offices at both UW and
WLU.


Nature and source of controls:
The incumbent will operate within the policies and procedures of the two
University, the Faculty of Mathematics and the School of Business and Economics at
WLU


Significant internal relationships:
• Registrar’s Office
• Mathematics Undergraduate Office
• Math Faculty Computing Facility
• UW Graphics
• Faculty Coordinator of Publications and Liaison Services
• Faculty Alumni Officer, Faculty Development Officers
• Student clubs associated with the Business and Accounting plans.
Significant external relationships:
• WLU Registrar’s Office
• WLU School of Business and Economics

Statistical Data

The Double Degree program is entering its fifth year of operation. Enrolment is
restricted, with 45 students now admitted into first year at each of WLU and UW.
During 2005/06 there were 313 students in total registered in the plan at UW.
The Math/Accountancy plan also has restricted enrolment, admitting 55 students
annually directly into first year. In 2005/06, a total of 262 students were registered in
the Faculty.

The Math/Business plan has admitted 130 students directly into first year for Fall
2005. Students can also transfer in to the plan in second year and beyond. The
enrolment in Math/Business plans is among the largest in the Faculty (after CS).
Total enrolment in 2005/06 was 540 students.
The current non-salary budget for the Math/Business/Accountancy programs is
$25,000 per year. Increases are anticipated as support for these programs is
augmented and enhanced.

Specific Accountabilities

a) Work with the Administrative Coordinator to build course blocks and schedule
students into classes.
b) Develop and maintain Web pages for the various plans.
c) Work with the Administrative Coordinator to plan and organize meetings and
events for current students; Organize social events, speakers, career panels, etc.
for current and graduating students and alumni.
d) Answer written, telephone, and in-person inquiries requiring information about
undergraduate programs; provide references to other people on campus, as
appropriate.

Important Secondary Responsibilities:
a) Maintain and distribute information about the Department’s Undergraduate
programs.
b) Provide course support to instructors in the form of document preparation and
distributions of course material, scanning course material for the web as required.
c) Maintain bulletin boards displaying student information and promotional
materials.
d) Perform general Office Duties as assigned by the Administrative Coordinator
and/or Director.

Working Conditions