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 the GDip program take one or two course per term only and can complete the program in two years.
Graduate students at University of Waterloo can also take up to three Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) courses to receive a Graduate Certificate of completion from the Conrad School.
In the Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) courses, you will:
- Develop your business skills
- Learn how to take your ideas to market
- Network with entrepreneurs, business owners, and mentors
- Combine your technical skill with business acumen
- 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
Students are required to successfully complete any six courses from the BE series for the Graduate Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship. Courses within the program are delivered on-campus and may be offered in a combination with both face-to-face and online modalities to facilitate completion on a part-time basis.
Note: The GDip cannot be completed concurrently with any full-time graduate program.
Please see the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar for program details.
Certificate of Completion requirements
Students who complete three BE courses as part of another graduate qualification may apply to receive a Graduate Certificate of Completion from the Conrad School. Students must fill out the BE Certificate of Completion (PDF) and send it to Tara Gingerich Hiebert in order to receive the certificate.
Alternatively, upon completion of their graduate degree, students may apply for admission to the GDip program, successfully complete an additional three courses, and be awarded the GDip. (A student may receive the Certificate of Completion, or the GDip, but not both).
To enroll in the Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) courses, please review the Schedule of Classes for the dates and times these courses will be offered.
|Winter 2020 courses|
|BE 600 Management and Leadership (0.50)|
|BE 601 Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting (0.50)|
|BE 604 Marketing Management (0.50)|
|Spring 2020 courses|
|BE 603 Operations and Supply Chain Management (0.50)|
|BE 605 Project Management (0.50)|
|BE 606 Entrepreneurship and Innovation (0.50)|
Information on tuition fees for the Graduate Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship can be found on the Tuition fee schedules web page.
Current University of Waterloo students: Enrol in Business and Entrepreneurship (BE) courses through the Schedule of Classes.
Non-UWaterloo students: Apply to the University of Waterloo for the Graduate Diploma in Business and Entrepreneurship by completing the Graduate Studies Application.