MBA vs MBET

I often get asked the question, “What is the difference between an MBA and an MBET degree?” My usual response would be that someone has to hire MBAs, but I realize that answer is a little too simplistic.

It is not that Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs are of poor quality or in some way inferior; in fact, on many occasions, I have suggested to students that the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program may not be the best path for them and that they may be better suited for the MBA path.   

Doug Sparkes, Lecturer and Associate Director of the MBET program.

Yes, Larry Smith, we want to be stars!

Victoria Faraci is a graduate student in the English Department at the University of Waterloo, currently on a Co-op term as a Communications and Marketing Assistant at the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre.


My name is Victoria Faraci, and I am a wage slave.

Being a female in MBET

Shanae Vander Togt

I have never had difficulty imagining. It is amazing how many ideas I can come up with in my day-to-day life, opportunities like, “I wish I could do that” or “wouldn’t that be great if this existed?” Before I came to do my Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) degree, I would come across these opportunities and dismiss them after only a quick ponder.

Accomplishing my goals through MBET

Melissa Young Sing

Previous Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET)student, Melissa Young Sing, recently sent us an e-mail after finding an unexpected note while she was packing up her room. This note was a list of goals Melissa had written at the beginning of her year as an MBET student.

My first recruitment event: Re:Engineering Leadership

Victoria Faraci is an English graduate student at The University of Waterloo, currently on a Co-op term as a Communications and Marketing Assistant at the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre.


Last week I was invited to attend my first ever recruitment event: Re:Engineering Leadership, which took place at uWaterloo on Tuesday, October 1 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. in E5. This was a graduate studies fair where hopeful Engineering students thinking of graduate studies were able to ask questions and get more information.

What made this event really cool, though, was the fact that there were four other schools in attendance, all named Canada’s top engineering destinations:

Why MBET is different

Alphonsus Aigbokhan

I first came across the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program in 2009 while I was doing an online search for graduate programs in entrepreneurship. Having attained a Graduate Business Education (MBA) before, MBET initially struck me as any other graduate business degree, but after reading more about it, I was intrigued.

Reflecting on Jack Dorsey’s visit

Victoria Faraci is an English graduate student at The University of Waterloo, currently on a Co-op term as a Communications and Marketing Assistant at the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre.  

Winning Startup Weekend Hamilton with Walkbug: how MBET prepared me

On the 26th of April 2013 I participated in Startup Weekend Hamilton 3— a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, engineers and startup enthusiasts came together to share their ideas, form teams, and launch viable startups.

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