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View our available program: Diploma in Business Administration 

Earn a business diploma in 273.9 days.

Nine months or 273.9 days, to be exact: that's how fast you can earn a business diploma through Continuing Studies at UVic. The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)–Accelerated program offers comprehensive business administration training, designed to give you the practical knowledge and skills required for professional success. Learn business administration, business writing, management computing, financial accounting, marketing, small business management, international business—and more—in less than a year!

Ask about our partnership pathway to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Royal Roads University.

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Program description

The Diploma in Business Administration – Accelerated program is a unique opportunity to earn a comprehensive business diploma in just nine months, while maintaining a part-time job. This prestigious business program teaches you the skills you need to get a career in today’s global business marketplace. You'll learn to make business decisions using the case study method, while working with excellent instructors with real-world experience.

Best of all: you’ll earn a Diploma in Business Administration, which would normally take two years to complete, and be on the path to your business career in less than a year!

Affiliated with

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Our business programs allow you to become certified with the CIM (Certified in Management) professional designation.

Who is this program for?

This program would be of interest to students who are graduating high school (or those who have recently graduated) and who want to earn a university business credential in a short period of time.

Find the right business program to suit your needs with this helpful comparison chart.

Career options

Some of our learners pursue careers in the following roles:
  • Administrative/Office Assistant
  • Financial Representative
  • Hotel/Restaurant Team Lead
  • Retail Supervisor


Courses and fees

To qualify for the University of Victoria's Diploma in Business Administration- Accelerated Option, you must successfully complete the following 14 courses.

Estimated fees

Fee description Canadian students International students
Program application fee (non-refundable) $300.00 $300.00
Tuition (includes $300 program deposit) $8,200.00 $10,250.00
Student fees $800.00 $1,300.00
Textbook costs (estimated) $500.00 $500.00
Estimated Total $9,800.00* $12,350.00*
Fees listed in this section are an estimate. Total program fees may vary depending on delivery format, course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application information

Admission requirements

  • Graduation from secondary school is required for admission to the program
  • Motivation to complete an intensive program of business study
  • If your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of fluency through the submission of an IELTS (Academic) score of minimum 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5), TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet Based TOEFL), completion of the UVic English Language Centre's ELPI 570 level, or equivalent level through one of our English pathway partners.


For more information about fees, processes and requirements please visit Business and Management Programs' policies page.

How to apply

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