Earn a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) part-time on weekends.
The part-time MBET program is a practical graduate business degree for entrepreneurs. The combination of academic learning and real-world experience make for a dynamic and unique entrepreneurial education. Students develop the skills to solve problems and launch new ideas while balancing full-time work.
A schedule that works for you.
The part-time program's weekend format offers flexibility for students who want to develop their entrepreneurial skills. MBET students learn from industry leaders and collaborate with experienced mentors, gaining knowledge they can apply right away in their workplace or venture.
Three years in duration, content in the part-time program is delivered in weekend sessions (Friday evening and all day Saturday). The sessions are held roughly every three weeks for a total of 12 weekend sessions per year. The practicum begins in the second year.
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Part-time MBET overview
Courses and learning experience
MBET embraces a philosophy of learning by doing. Course materials are focused on practical theories that students can apply to their workplace or venture. Students don’t just learn about entrepreneurship, they experience it.
The program is made up of nine courses and the Corporate Commercialization Practicum (where you will create new ventures within a corporate environment). The content of the part-time and full-time versions of the program is the same. All nine courses and the practicum are integrated throughout the program rather than divided by conventional terms. For more detailed information about MBET courses, visit the Courses page.
Applications and admissions requirements
Applications for the part-time program are currently being accepted. Please visit our Admissions Requirements page for detailed admissions requirements. We accept applications on a rolling basis until the program is full.
The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business is currently located on the University of Waterloo's North Campus in the David Johnston Research & Technology Park. The Conrad School will relocate to a new location in the Engineering 7 building on the main campus in August 2018.
Part-time tuition for the 2018/2019 academic year was approximately $12,684* CAD, plus incidental fees. The approximate total tuition for the three year program is $38,052*.
*The tuition rates listed on this page are subject to change and meant as a guide only. For exact amounts, and incidental fees, visit the university's Student Financial Services page regularly. Textbooks, living expenses, laptops, and incidental fees are additional.
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