• Business Courses Online

Upgrade your skills through an online delivery style.

Are you looking for a fast way to upgrade your skills or add current and relevant training to your CV? We have a wide range of business courses offered in an online delivery format. Learn the difference between our different types of online delivery styles

Course features:

  • offers great networking opportunities as you get to know your instructor and classmates
  • each course can be taken individually for professional development
  • most courses can also be applied towards a Business Administration credential (Important: please consult your program's list of approved courses as not all courses qualify)

Here is a list of business courses offered in online format, including those offered in the upcoming term. To see the full list of courses and formats that Continuing Studies at UVic offers, please view our course listing page. 

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Business Administration

This course introduces you to the nature and scope of decision making in business, and provides an overview of the functional areas of management, finance, marketing, and organizational behaviour. Using a business case approach, you will develop a personal framework for defining and analyzing business problems and developing solutions and plans of action.
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Managing in the Digital Economy

This course will demystify the opportunities and challenges created by technology and provide guidance on how to successfully leverage technology for business success while mitigating risk.
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Strategic Leadership

The objective of this course is to create an awareness of what constitutes the process of leadership, and the skills needed to effectively lead in a complex and constantly changing environment.
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Strategic Management

This course uses a strategic management approach to provide you with a systematic framework for evaluating the strategies, policies, design, productivity and performance of organizations.
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Small Business Management

Small businesses represent a vital economic activity in Canada, and small business owners and managers must quickly develop a broad range of entrepreneurial and managerial skills in order to prosper and grow their companies.
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Management Practices

This course provides managers and students who aspire to management positions with an opportunity to assess and enhance their own use of contemporary management techniques and practices.
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Marketing

This course has been designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of marketing. The modules are intended to provide an introductory level of understanding of each topic, how that topic relates to the marketing function, and to encourage further studies in each specific area. The course outline will define the specific areas to be covered.
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Business Law

It is essential for business people to acquire a general understanding of the law as it affects businesses in the conduct of their operation and the legal framework within which management decisions take place.
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Human Resource Management

This course focuses on the management of human resources (HRM) in a Canadian context.
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Organizational Behaviour

This course will look at the impact that individuals, groups and structures have on human behaviour within any modern organization, from nonprofit to public sector to private sector.
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Interpersonal Business Communication

The goal of this course is to assist in improving the effectiveness of your interpersonal communication in a workplace and personal setting. You will be challenged to examine the way you communicate, the effect that your communication has on others and the application of the course material in a workplace settings.
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Business Writing

This course prepares you to become a better workplace communicator. You will focus on ways to strategically plan, format, and send business messages — presentations, letters, e-mails, proposals, and more — leading to better efficiency and efficacy on the job.
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IT Security and Privacy

Concerned about IT security issues? Want to understand how your privacy may be at risk? Assess the risks and understand the available tools to provide a secure environment in the office and on your personal devices.
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International Business

This course examines the global environment in which firms operate and how that environment affects the strategies and choices the companies make. We will examine how businesses are managed across different countries, considering factors both external and internal to the company.
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Employment Law and Labour Relations

This course will examine some of the legal principles that, to an ever-increasing extent, govern the employer-employee relationship. In the non-union sector, the common law of contract and several employment related statutes—such as the Employment Standards Act and the Human Rights Code—are of principal concern.
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Marketing Communications

This course will build on skills and knowledge introduced in your introduction to marketing course. In marketing communications, you will develop communication planning strategies which will support your organization. 
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Change Management

Change management is all about executing strategies to achieve goals and objectives. This course focuses on managing the motivation, behaviours, business controls and work environment in order to introduce, stabilize and normalize changes that are necessary to implement new strategies.
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Negotiation Skills

Negotiation concepts will offer a foundation for effective negotiating, and thoughtful application and repeated practice of strategic negotiating skills will make collaborative negotiation a habit. You will prepare for negotiations, assess your alternatives, build a climate of collaboration, and get beyond stubborn position-taking to develop agreements that work for both sides.
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Cloud Computing for Business

Cloud Computing is now fundamental to the digital economy and labour market. It is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power.
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Predictive Data Analytics and Modelling

Using standard industry-accepted informatics tools, you will design and create descriptive, diagnostic and predictive models. Learn how to translate stakeholder needs into model designs and understand the ethical implications of the analytical models you use.
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Intercultural Communication in the Workplace

As a global citizen, an understanding of cultural difference and ability to communicate effectively with diverse communities is critical for work in both local and international settings.
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Fees

For fee details and to register, click on "learn more" beside individual courses.