Add a business certificate to your career development plan. 

The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is designed to fit the needs of mid-career professionals, full-time employees and people looking for professional development. Learn about business administration, marketing, technology, e-commerce and more. Courses are offered on-campus, online or through intensive workshops so you can complete the certificate at your own pace.

 

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Program description

The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is a flexible program with a diverse range of courses so you can tailor your business education to fit your needs. Multiple course types—from online courses to face-to-face evening courses to intensive one-week workshops—mean you can complete the program on your own terms and your own schedule. You’ll leave this program with an effective working knowledge of the analytical tools and management concepts used in modern business, as well as grounding in the practical management skills required in contemporary business activities.

Course work can be completed in a variety formats

Face to face

Each course is normally 13 weeks in duration and consists of one three-hour class per week. Classes are customarily held on campus on weekdays from 7 to 10 pm in the Fall and Winter terms.  A more limited selection of course topics may be offered during the Summer term. Please note that course schedules may vary, depending on class format and location.

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Online

The Certificate in Business Administration may also be completed via online learning. There is a textbook and/or readings package required for a course. Students login to the course and communicate with the instructor and fellow students via the course management system Moodle. View Moodle Computer Requirements. All assignments and course activities will be submitted electronically to the course instructor.

Intensive courses

Students may also take one-week intensive on-campus courses to reduce the completion time of the program.

Fast Track option

The Certificate in Business Administration Program can also be completed by taking the CBA Fast Track option, which is a full-time 12-week program held on campus.

Who is this program for?

The Certificate in Business Administration will be of value to you if:

  • you’re looking for a mid-career opportunity to enhance your professional expertise
  • a business credential would help advance your career
  • your previous education is of a specialized nature and you’d like a broader understanding of business management
  • you want your employees/staff to get more business training and professional development

Career options

Some of our grads have pursued 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

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Additional program information

Courses & fees

To qualify for the University of Victoria's Certificate in Business Administration, candidates must successfully complete eight courses as outlined below.

Courses open for registration

Program planning

Not all courses are offered every term. To see our upcoming offerings, please view our anticipated course schedule.

For students that have completed the program, graduation forms are available: Online form | PDF

Estimated fees

Description Fee
Program application fee $150.00
One required course ($495 - $695 per course) $595.00
Seven elective courses ($495 - $595 per course) $3,815.00
Textbook costs (estimated $100 per course) $800.00
Estimated Total $5,360.00*
*IMPORTANT NOTE:
Fees listed in this section are only an estimate. Total program fees will vary depending on course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application information

Admission requirements

Graduation from secondary school. Mature applicants who do not meet this requirement may also be considered on the basis of minimum five years' work experience.

Note: registrants who want to enroll in individual courses but do not wish to complete the requirements of the certificate program are also welcome. If, at a later date, students decide to enter the certificate program, they may apply.

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
January 2018
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Starting in
May 2018
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/ Online and on-campus
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Starting in
September 2018
Availability
Accepting Applications
Delivery Style
/ Online and on-campus
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