Graduate diploma in business and entrepreneurship

graduate students

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.

Students in the GDip program take one per term only and can complete the program in two and a half yearsThere is NO way to complete this program full-time.

    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. 

    Certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship

    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

    Course delivery - important notice

    In alignment with Waterloo's COVID-19 pandemic response, all BE courses for the spring 2020 term will be delivered virtually. For important updates and more information about how COVID-19 is impacting Waterloo operations, please visit the main Coronavirus Information page.

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

    Fall 2020 term

    BET 580 Consulting

    BE 600   Management and Leadership

    BE 601   Introduction to Finance and Managerial Accounting

    BE 602   Data Analysis and Management

    BE 606   Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Winter 2021 term

    BE 600   Management and Leadership

    BE 601   Introduction to Finance and Managerial Accounting

    BE 604   Marketing Management

    Spring 2021 term

    BE 600   Management and Leadership

    BE 601   Introduction to Finance and Managerial Accounting

    BE 605   Project Management

    BE 606   Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Note: Winter & Spring 2021 term information is preliminary/subject to change. Visit Business and Entrepreneurship Courses page for more information

    Tuition fees

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

    Apply today!

    Current University of Waterloo students

    Add BE courses to your schedule.

    Non-UWaterloo students

    Complete an online application.