Environment and Business - MEB at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School School of Environment, Enterprise and Development 
Faculty Faculty of Environment
Admit term(s) Fall (September - December)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)

Delivery mode Online

Note: Students are required to attend 2 on-campus block
courses at the beginning and end of the program.
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program Full-time: 3-7 terms (12-28 months)
Part-time: 10 terms (40 months)
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

  • Students must have completed a recognized four-year Honours Bachelor's degree at a Canadian university (or its equivalent), and have a minimum of 75% overall standing in the last two years of study.
  • At least three years of business work experience in a private, public or non-profit sector setting, either through full or part-time employment, through documented volunteer efforts, or through cooperative work terms as an undergraduate student.
  • The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) may consider applications from mature students who do not meet the regular academic admission requirements of a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent. To be considered, a student who does not meet the regular academic requirements must have at least eight years of management experience and a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550, or an equivalent score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (referencing ETS's GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools).

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
    • Two references are required; preferably one academic and one 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?

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
  • The MEB program will offer you an executive, MBA-equivalent degree through online courses with minimal on-campus study, and with course materials distributed online

  • Review the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development website to see information specific to your program of interest

This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually. Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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