Gustavson School of Business

University of Victoria - Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Canadian MBA


Our location in Victoria, BC, even offers you the chance to be adventurous, as it not only gives you opportunities to connect with a diversity of people but to also drink in the astonishing beauty of our natural landscapes 365 days of the year.


Join us and earn your MBA in 17 months of daytime study or 24 months of weekend study. Admitting only 45 Daytime MBA and 20 Weekend MBA students each year, you will enjoy an intimate learning experience with tremendous access to resources such as our Executive Mentor program, networking opportunities, career and professional development resources and co-op (paid internship) options.

Program features


  • Client-based consulting projects, including a two-week international consulting project in Asia or Latin America
  • Team-based cohort learning model that connects you to future business leaders from around the world
  • Two award-winning specializations - Entrepreneurship, Service Management 
  • Executive Mentorship Program that connects you with experienced business leaders
  • One or two co-op (paid internship) work term(s) possible, and career development opportunities
  • Double degree and study abroad options
  • Best value in Canada - one of the most affordable MBA programs

Program Info






Program Format: Daytime MBA (Full-time)

Length of Program: 17 months 

Starting Dates: Mid-August 

Minimum years of work experience: 2 ~ 3 years 

Application deadlines: May 31

Courses conducted in: Victoria, B.C, Canada








Program Format: Weekend MBA (Part-time)

Length of Program: 24 months

Starting Dates: September

Minimum years of work experience: 6 years

Application deadlines: May 31

Courses conducted in: Victoria, B.C, Canada






Accreditation(s): AACSB & EQUIS

Ranking(s): University of Victoria (UVic) is ranked 3rd in Canada in the comprehensive category by the Maclean's 2015-2016 University Rankings.




The UVic MBA is ranked one of the top 50 MBA programs in North America by the QS TopMBA.




For the second year in a row our MBA students have won the Corporate Knights' Business for a Better World case competition in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  



Student Body




Full Time MBA: Number of Nationalities: over 15

Male to Female ratio: 54:46

Age Range: 23 ~ 45

Average Age: 29

Average GMAT: 606

Degree Background: 90% non-business degrees, 10% business degrees

Length of Work Experience: average 5.3 years








Weekend MBA:

Male to Female Ratio: 43:57

Average Age: 38

Length of Work Experience: average: 12+ years

Academic Background: 100% non-business degrees









Full Time MBAUniversity Degree: Prefer people with non-business degrees

GMAT: 550 + (or GRE)

English test(s) for international applicant: TOEFL iBT = 90 | IELTS = 6.5 

References: 2 reference letters

Personal Statements:

Work experience: minimum 2-3 years

Language fluency: TOEFL iBT = 90 | IELTS = 6.5








Weekend MBA

University Degree: Prefer people with non-business degrees

GMAT: 550 + (or GRE) 

English test(s) for international applicant: TOEFL iBT = 90 | IELTS = 6.5 

References: 2 reference letters

Personal Statements: 

Work experience: minimum 6 years

Language fluency: TOEFL iBT = 90 | IELTS = 6.5










  Application fees: $115 CAD Scholarship availabilities: Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships Tuition fees (Full time): $33,595 CAD (Canadian students) | $35,671 CAD (International students) Tuition fees (Weekend): $33,595 CAD (Canadian students) | $35,671 CAD (International students)      

Admissions criteria:

  • Completed the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor's degree (generally in a non-business discipline) from an academic institution recognized by the University of Victoria
  • The equivalent of a "B" average over the last two years of your Bachelor's degree
  • Three or more years of full-time professional experience is preferred
  • A GMAT score (550 and above preferred) or an equivalent GRE score
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score if your first language is not English

More information:





Name: Sandy Huang


Telephone: +1 250 853 3749





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