Conrad launches part-time weekend MBET program

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Craig Haney

The Conrad Centre has launched a part-time version of its Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program, designed for individuals who want to develop the skills to lead change and launch new ideas while balancing full-time work. Course material will be delivered in weekend sessions over three years, with the first cohort starting classes in September 2017.

The MBET program is a graduate business degree for entrepreneurs which combines interdisciplinary courses with practical experiences in venture creation and commercialization. The new part-time program's weekend format offers greater flexibility for students to develop their entrepreneurial skills with the mentorship of acclaimed faculty and industry leaders, while applying this learning to their workplace or venture in real-time.

Attend a webinar info session to learn more about the program including admissions tips and program details.

Part-time MBET at a glance

Course delivery

Three years in duration. Course content delivered in weekend sessions (Friday evening and all day Saturday) held roughly every three weeks, with a total of 12 weekend sessions per year.


Nine courses and a Corporate Commercialization Practicum. The practicum will begin in the second year.

All nine courses and the practicum are integrated throughout the program rather than divided by conventional terms. The program is designed so that course material is delivered at the time when it is most relevant to the experiential components of the course, a reflection of the MBET philosophy of learning for the sake of achieving goals rather than for the sake of solving problems that may occur in the future. 

The content of the part-time and full-time versions of the program is the same. 


Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre

University of Waterloo


Applications for the part-time cohort are currently being accepted. Please visit our Admissions Requirements page for detailed admissions requirements. 


For Canadian citizens and permanent residents, part-time tuition for the 2016/2017 academic year was approximately $11,508 CAD per year. The approximate total tuition for the three year program is $34,524.

For international students, part-time tuition for the 2016/2017 academic year was approximately $14,250 CAD per year. The approximate total tuition for the three year program is $42,750.

*The tuition rates listed on this page are subject to change and meant as a guide only.  For exact amounts, and incidental fees, visit the university's Student Financial Services page regularly.