Earn a business diploma in 273.9 days.

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.

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Admission and completion requirements

Admission requirements

Graduation from secondary school is required for admission to the program, as is the 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 a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (213 Computer Based TOEFL, 79-80 Internet Based TOEFL) or a minimum of TOEIC score of 755.

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

Completion requirements

To qualify for the University of Victoria's Diploma in Business Administration- Accelerated Option, you must successfully complete 14 courses.

Application to graduate: DBA Online form | PDF

Career options

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



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 only an estimate. Total program fees will vary depending on course selections, student fees, textbooks and taxes.

Application dates

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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.