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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 9:00am to 4:30pm. 

Accredited by

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

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 something 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 Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Police/Fire Department Administrator



Additional program information

Courses & fees

To qualify for the University of Victoria's Certificate in Business Administration, you must successfully complete eight courses. In the Fast Track program, these courses are made of up 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

Description Fee
Program application fee $300.00
Program tuition fees for Canadian students. ($6200 for International Students) $4,850.00
Textbook costs for program (estimate) $500.00
Estimated Total $5,650.00*
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 prove evidence of fluency in English through the submission of an IELTS (Academic) score of minimum 6.0,with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL score of 550 (79 Internet Based TOEFL).

How to apply

Students may apply by completing our online application form. PDF application forms are also available: PDF | PDF (international student).

When applying, you must also submit the required supplementary documents such as transcripts, resumes, letters and/or record of English fluency by mail or email.

Application dates

Starting in
September 2019
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January 2020
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