|Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
|Faculty of Engineering
|Fall (September - December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)
February 1 (for admission in September)
|Length of program
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Applicants will ideally hold a graduate degree in Business, Management, Economics, Psychology, Sociology or a related social science discipline, and must have a minimum overall average of 75%, or equivalent, in the previous degree. Those with more technical degrees (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics) may also be considered where there is clear evidence of interest in the application of those fields to human behavior and choice in organizational or entrepreneurial settings. Applicants should highlight any prior research or research assistantship experience in their applications. The graduate degree could be a one or two-year program.
- In exceptional cases, where a student has performed extremely well in a 4-year Honours degree in one of the domains listed above, and excelled in a scholarly research project, applicants can gain direct admission to the PhD program with the agreement of the Committee, Associate Director, Research and Doctoral Studies, and the Director of the Conrad School.
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results are required for domestic and international applicants to the PhD program. Applicants should have written these tests within the past five years.
- Curriculum vitae
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Supplementary information form
- Three references are required; at least two should be academic references and one can be professional
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
- TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)
How much will it cost?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business website to see information specific to your program of interest