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The application deadline for the Spring 2018 term (August Residency) is February 1, 2018. The MEB will consider late applications up to April 1, 2018 for the Spring 2018 term (August Residency).  If you are applying after April 1, 2018, and would like to be considered for the 2018-2019 academic year, please contact the Graduate Program Administrator. All applicants accepted in to the program must attend the August 20-31, 2018 foundation course, ENBUS 601 at the University of Waterloo.

Applicants who apply by February 1st have the opportunity to apply for a financial need award in their first year.

Explore our program admission requirements below. To learn more about the MEB program please contact the MEB Graduate Program Administrator Teresa Wilson

Admission requirements

Degree/work requirements

Minimum GPA Supporting documents Application Deadlines 2017

Completed a recognized four-year Honours Bachelor's degree* at a Canadian university (or its equivalent)

3 years of full-time work experience in a private, public or non-profit sector setting**

overall average of at least 75% in the last two years of study


Supplementary information form describing your interests and experiences in environment and business; approximately 500 words in length

2 letters of reference; preferably one academic and one professional


English language proficiency test, if applicable

February 1st for the Spring term (August Residency)

April 1st for late applications (August Residency)

To be considered for admission to the MEB, you must:

• Have completed a recognized four-year Honours Bachelor's degree* at a Canadian university (or its equivalent), and ideally have a minimum of 75% overall standing in the last two years of study. Applicants with a grade below 75%, but with relevant work experience, may be considered for probationary acceptance.

• Have at least three years of full-time work experience in a private, public or non-profit sector setting, either through paid employment, documented volunteer efforts, or through cooperative work terms as an undergraduate student.

• Provide two letters of reference; preferably one academic and one professional.

• Provide a statement of interest or purpose.  A supplementary form with a list of questions will be available to you as part of the application process.

• Provide a current resume.

• Provide proof of competency in English (if applicable).  An overall score of at least 100 is required in the Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT) or an overall score of 7.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic).

*The School 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, an applicant 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 Graduate Record Exam (GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools).

**Students graduating with a relevant co-op degree should contact the program for more details as they may qualify for admission to the part-time option of the MEB program.

Note: If there is a discrepancy between this site and the Graduate Studies Calendar, please refer to the latter for the most accurate information.

Application Process

Waterloo's graduate studies application process is entirely electronic. We do not require paper documents to be mailed to us at the time of the application. Refer to the short video below and application process website for more details. 

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Interested in learning more about the Master of Environment and Business professional degree? 

Contact Teresa Wilson,

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Master of Environment and Business