The academic engine for entrepreneurs

The Conrad School is an immersive educational environment for entrepreneurs. Located within Canada's most innovative university, in a region ranked among the top startup ecosystems in the world, the Conrad School is the academic engine for entrepreneurship on campus, offering programs that are entrepreneurial by design.


Enhance your undergraduate degree by joining Conrad School's specialized programs, experiences, and courses.


Commercialize your ideas and earn your Master's degree or complement your degree with graduate offerings.

  1. Mar. 10, 2023Women in the digital workforce
    Nada Basir, professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business

    The work world has been permanently transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    But against this backdrop there are also labour shortages in many sectors. The unemployment-to-job vacancy ratio is at a historic low across Canada, partly because baby boomers who are close to retirement age have left the workforce, but not enough younger people are coming in behind them.

    Nada Basir, a professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, says there is an aspect to this conundrum that is rarely talked about: providing opportunities for women, particularly immigrant and racialized women, to get jobs or create new businesses amid this changing economy.

  2. Mar. 7, 2023Waterloo set to launch new PhD in entrepreneurship
    Professor and student in a meeting

    In another Waterloo first, the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business (Conrad) will launch Canada’s first PhD program in Entrepreneurship and Organization this fall. Conrad has long been a programmatic innovator in entrepreneurship education, having launched the country’s first immersive entrepreneurship graduate program 20 years ago, and a suite of undergraduate entrepreneurship courses and programs.  

  3. Feb. 17, 2023Meet the winter 2023 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners
    Jennifer Chen, E Co-op student and winner of an E-Launch Award

    This winter term, Enterprise Co-op students carried on the tradition of the Ignition Week pitch competition. Meet the winter 2023 pitch winners!

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  1. Apr. 4, 2023Apply to MBET
    MBET students in the classroom.

    Ready to apply? Walk through the process with us to ask your questions and get tips on how to prepare a successful application.

  2. Apr. 12, 2023Part-Time MBET Information Session
    MBET students in the classroom.

    Get an overview of Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program with a focus on the part-time program experience. Join us to learn more about the MBET program and the unique Waterloo innovation ecosystem, hear alumni success stories, get tips for the admissions process and ask your questions.

  3. Apr. 19, 2023MBET Information Session
    MBET student in the classroom.

    Join us for a one-hour online information session to learn more about the MBET program and the unique Waterloo innovation ecosystem, hear alumni success stories, get tips for the admissions process, and ask your questions.

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  1. Mar. 17, 2023My Experience Building a Christian Health Business Through MBET
    Jenni Lien, MBET '23

    Hi everyone, my name is Jenni Lien and I’m part of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) 2023 cohort.

  2. Aug. 25, 2021Humanist entrepreneurship and problem solving
    Rashi Jaising at the University of Waterloo main campus entrance in the winter.

    Rashi is a recent University of Waterloo undergraduate alumna (Honours Arts, Human Resources Minor) and a future graduate of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) student (Class of 2022).

    I come from India, a country with a vast population, 48% of our population consists of women. However, I have always sensed inequality between genders. I am a humanist, and I believe in equality for all.

  3. Apr. 7, 2021Making real contributions to early business objectives through the BETS program
    Edmond H., Math/CPA student

    My name is Edmond H. and I am in my second year of the Math/CPA program and am currently on my first co-op work term through the Bridging Entrepreneurs to Students (BETS) program.

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