University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business


University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

Around Victoria

University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

Downtown Victoria

University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

Downtown Victoria

University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business
There is a business school built for those who see the need for a new way forward. A school that, while not right for everyone, is the perfect place for thinkers, generators of ideas, and creators of change. It’s right here, on Canada’s stunning west coast, at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Here, you’ll find learning that throws out convention and sparks personal growth. Listen closely for the call of adventure. Seize opportunities to do great business today and tomorrow, near and far, in a completely different way.
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Why the UVic MBA may not be for you?

When most people think of an MBA program, they think of a quick way up the career ladder or a stepping stone to a bigger salary. It’s an opportunity to extend your business knowledge, create new connections and hopefully advance your professional career, right? Yes, but that’s only part of it. If you’re only interested in pursuing an MBA in terms of profits and promotions, then you’ll probably find that the UVic MBA isn’t right for you.

It’s not that there is anything wrong with setting your sights on Bay Street or Wall Street. We just believe an MBA should push you to think bigger. That’s why instead of prioritizing the bottom line, like most business schools, our MBA challenges students to take a more sustainable approach to business that includes responsible leadership. This may not be important to you, but for our students it’s the difference that leads to building a career that aligns with their values. And it’s what has inspired us to take a unique approach to delivering an MBA.

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

Find out why the UVic MBA may NOT be for you: 


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:
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): $32,669 CAD (Canadian students) | $35,352 CAD (International students)
Tuition fees (Weekend): $32,669CAD (Canadian students) | $35,352 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:

Meet our MBA students and alumni 


Name: Sandy Huang
Telephone: +1 250 853 3749


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