Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology - MBET at Waterloo

Program information

The Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) is a graduate entrepreneurship masters program that combines interdisciplinary courses with practical experiences in venture creation and commercialization.

Department/School Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
Faculty Faculty of Engineering
Admit term(s) Fall (September - December)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

International applicants - April 1 for admission in September of the same year

Canadian citizens and permanent residents - June 1 for admission in September of the same year

Delivery mode On-campus 
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program 12 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Coursework

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • Applicants who complete an honours degree at a Canadian institution require a minimum overall average of 75% (or equivalent) over 4 years or a minimum overall average of 75% (or equivalent) over the last 2 years for admission. All other applicants require a minimum overall average of 75% (or equivalent) over 4 years in the applicant's previous honours degree program for admission.
  • Normally have at least one year of prior work experience obtained either through cooperative work terms as part of an undergraduate academic program or through post-graduate work experience.
  • As part of the admissions process, an interview is required. Applicants who are unable to come to campus for a personal interview will be interviewed by telephone.

Application materials

  • Resume
  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)

  • References
    • Three references are required; at least one academic, one professional 
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?


    This program page is effective September 2022; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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