Part-time MBET

The Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) part-time program is a practical graduate business degree for entrepreneurs. The combination of academic learning and real-world experience makes for a dynamic and unique entrepreneurial education. Students develop the skills to solve problems and commercialize new ideas while balancing full-time work.

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Turn ideas into opportunities

The creation of new ventures is a defining attribute of entrepreneurs.

MBET students build their own ventures by applying the theory and principles they learn throughout the program.

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Solve real problems

Entrepreneurship is not just about starting a new business. It also includes commercializing intellectual property within existing organizations.

MBET students enable established companies to help solve problems and overcome barriers to commercialization and innovation.

Build impactful relationships

It takes and ecosystem to raise a startup and no founder accomplishes success alone.

MBET students support early-stage startups in the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor build high-potential business models and licensing plans.

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A practical, professional, course-based master's program

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.

In the MBET program, ten courses are integrated to correspond to the entrepreneurial process, rather than divided by conventional terms. The content of the part-time and full-time versions of the program are the same. Visit MBET Courses for more details. 

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Make an entrepreneurial impact where you are today.

MBET students gain high-value skills and knowledge that enable them to make an impact on enterprises and organizations of any size. Employees with an MBET degree:

  • effortlessly navigate ambiguity using creative and critical thinking,
  • confidently move ideas forward or create new business ventures,
  • pragmatically apply skills and knowledge to drive transformation, and
  • strategically support an entrepreneurial corporate culture.

Get support from your employer

Many employers sponsor professional development for employees including education programs like MBET. For more information, you can review the Employer Sponsorship Sheet, a guide to help you talk to your employer about financially supporting your pursuit of MBET.

Not sure if your employer sponsors professional development? Contact your company’s HR representative.

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. 

The current part-time format is three years in duration. The curriculum 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.

Admissions requirements

We are now accepting applications for fall 2024 part-time intake. Please visit our Admissions Requirements page for admissions requirements. 


Please see our Tuition page* for more information.

*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.


The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business is currently located on the University of Waterloo's East Campus in the Engineering 7 building.

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Join us for an online webinar to learn everything you need to know about the part-time MBET program, and to ask us your questions too.