Please consult the Graduate Calendar for the Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) degree requirements.

Normally, full-time students graduate in 1 year by enrolling in 4 courses per term and complete the Capstone Project in the third and final term.

Part-time students have greater flexibility and will work with the program administrator to balance program and work responsibilities.

To graduate, students are required to have a minimum GPA of 70% and successfully complete the Capstone Project.

At a glance:

  • Coursework-based, on-campus
  • Full or part-time
  • 1 year
  • 8 courses
  • Capstone Project

Program schedule

The following is the suggested sequence and length for full-time students.

Term Courses

Fall

ECDEV 601 – Economic Development: Theories and Frameworks

ECDEV 602 – Economic Development: Policy and Practice

ECDEV 603 – Analytical Tools for Economic Development

1 elective

Winter

ECDEV 604 – Management and Policy Tools for Economic Development and Sustainability Professionals

ECDEV 605 – Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

ECDEV 606 – Innovation and Economic Development in Cities and Regions

1 elective

Spring/onward

Capstone Project

Note: If there is a discrepancy between the Graduate Calendar and the program schedule, the Graduate Calendar will take precedence and please notify the MEDI program administrator.

Contact:
grad.seed@uwaterloo.ca
Dragana Kostic
Program Administrator
Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI)