Business and Entrepreneurship - GDip at Waterloo

At a glance:

The Graduate Diploma (GDip) in Business and Entrepreneurship is offered to ambitious students who want to enhance their degree on a part-time only basis with the practical business skills needed to attract potential employers in the fields of business and entrepreneurship. 

Application deadlines

  • February 1 (for admission in May)
  • June 1 (for admission in September)
  • October 1 (for admission in January of the following year)

Study options

  • Coursework

Minimum 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 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.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs

International applicants

International applicants should refer to IRCC requirements for studying in Canada on a part-time basis.