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!

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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 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—and be on the path to a business career—in less than a year.

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

Accredited by

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Our Business Programs allow you to become certified with the CIM (Certified in Management) professional designation. Learn more

Career options

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



Additional program information

Courses & 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

Description Fee
Program application fee $500.00
Program tuition fees for Canadian students ($9750 for International Students) $7,700.00
Textbook costs for full program $1,000.00
Estimated Total $9,200.00*
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 prove evidence of fluency in English through the submission of an IELTS score of minimum 6.0, or TOEFL score of 550 (80 Internet Based TOEFL).

Advanced Standing

Students may transfer up to three courses from UVic credit programs or from other colleges and universities, providing the course content and requirements closely match the certificate courses.

To obtain advanced standing send a written request for consideration of advanced standing, along with course outlines, to the Program Director and arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution to Business and Management Programs. Request for Advanced Standing (PDF)

Note: There is a transfer credit fee of CAD$150

How to apply

Students may apply by completing the PDF or online program application forms. Students must also submit required supplementary documents such as transcripts, resumes, letters and/or record of English fluency by mail or email.

Application dates

Starting in
August 2020
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