This program is not currently accepting applications.

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This innovative, intensive 12-week program leads to an accredited Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) from the University of Victoria. You'll learn business communication, organizational behaviour, financial accounting, marketing, international business, management and leadership practices, and more. Enhance your resume and career success! Get on track to a new career in just 12 weeks!

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Program description

The CBA–Fast Track program gives you the business skills you need to get out into the field as soon as possible. Earn valuable business knowledge, management skills, real-world practical experience and a Certificate in Business Administration in just 12 weeks.

A case-based, international learning environment provides the support and practice in which to apply your knowledge and experience, while the intensive format of the Fast Track program ensures that your career isn’t interrupted for long periods of time.

Classes during the 12 weeks run Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. 

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

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?

The CBA–Fast Track program will be of value to you if:

  • you’re looking for a mid-career opportunity to enhance your professional expertise
  • a business credential would be useful to advance your career
  • your previous education is of a specialized nature and you wish to get a broader understanding of business management
  • you want to encourage your staff to get more training and professional development in business administration
  • you have a degree in an area other than business, and want to apply to the UVic Master of Global Business (MGB) program

Career options

Some of our learners pursue careers in the following roles:
  • Small Business Owner/Manager
  • Government Manager/Director (Provincial/Federal)
  • Consultant
  • University Administrator
  • Restaurant/Hotel/Retail Manager
  • Police/Fire Department Administrator


Courses and fees

To qualify for the Certificate in Business Administration, you must successfully complete eight courses. In the Fast Track program, these courses are made up of a standard curriculum of core business courses. When you register for the program, you are automatically enrolled in the set combination of courses.

Estimated fees

Fee description Canadian students International students
Program application fee (non-refundable) $150.00 $300.00
Non-refundable program deposit (due upon application) -- $300.00
Tuition (includes $300 program deposit, if applicable) $5,150.00 $6,500.00
Student fees $361.00 $636.00
Textbook costs (estimated) $500.00 $500.00
Estimated Total $6,161.00* $7,936.00*
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

Due to the intensive nature of the Fast Track program, two years post-secondary education or a minimum five years of work experience is required.

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 the Business and Management Programs policies page.

How to apply

This program is currently under review and is not accepting applications.