Graduate diploma in business and entrepreneurship

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The Conrad School offers a Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Business and Entrepreneurship to ambitious students who want to enhance their degree on a part-time basis with the practical business skills needed to attract potential employers in the fields of business and entrepreneurship.

This program is offered part-time and in-person only. Students take one course per term, and it takes two or more years to complete.

For international applicants, please refer IRCC requirements. For more information, contact the Conrad School.

    Admission requirements

    • A four year undergraduate Honours degree or equivalent from a recognized university
    • In the case of a three year undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized university, a minimum of 4 years of industry experience may be considered for admission into the program

    • A minimum average of 75% in the last two years of study

    • Provide proof of proficiency in English (if applicable); accepted examinations and required minimum scores for graduate studies are listed on the English Language Proficiency page

    Application deadlines

    Fall term

    June 1

    Winter term

    October 1

    Spring term

    February 1

    To view other imporant dates, please visit the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs calendar.


    Diploma requirements


    Students are required to successfully complete any six courses from the Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) series for the Graduate Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship (GDip).

    Note: The GDip cannot be completed concurrently with any full-time graduate program. However, up to three BE courses taken during a full-time graduate program can be counted towards the GDip.

    Please see the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar for program details. 

    BE courses

    In the BE courses, you will:

    • Develop business skills
    • Learn how to take your ideas to market
    • Network with entrepreneurs, business owners, and mentors
    • Combine your technical skill with business acumen

    Fall 2023 course offerings

    BE 600 Management and Leadership

    BE 601 Introduction to Finance and Managerial Accounting

    BE 602 Data Analysis & Management

    BE 620 Business Strategy

    BE 680 Consulting

    Course offerings by semester are based on current plans. Semester schedules are subject to change.

    Tuition fees

    Information on tuition fees for the Graduate Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship can be found on the Tuition fee schedules web page.