Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Business and Entrepreneurship (direct entry)

The program information below is valid for the winter 2023 term (January 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Program type 
    • Diploma
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum 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 four years of industry experience may be considered for admission into the program.
    • A minimum average of 75% in the last two years of study.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Transcript(s)
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Students are required to successfully complete any 6 courses from the BE course series for the GDip. BET 580, BET 600 and BET 700 level courses are also eligible to be counted towards the 6 course GDip requirement. However, BET 600 and BET 700 courses are restricted to students enrolled in the MBET program.
    • Students who complete 3 BE courses as part of another graduate qualification may apply to receive a Graduate Certificate of Completion from the Conrad School. Alternatively, they may apply for admission to the GDip program, successfully complete an additional 3 courses, and be awarded the GDip. A student may receive the Certificate of Completion, or the GDip, but not both. Similarly, BET courses can be counted towards only one graduate certification, diploma or degree.
  • Link(s) to courses