Business, Management and Leadership

Business education that fits.

You want a better job, but need a management credential to move up in your field. You need to work and support yourself, but you don't want to be stuck in the same job forever. You need a business education that fits your schedule. That's where we come in.

UVic Continuing Studies business, management and leadership programs have a proven track record for providing the skills and credentials employers are looking for. Our courses and programs will help you:

  • learn the most current business practices and technologies
  • anticipate problems and opportunities
  • set yourself up for personal and professional success

Whether you want to specialize or broaden your skills, we can help you achieve your goals.

Business courses

You can take our business courses a la carte or as part of a larger certificate or diploma program. Please see the individual course pages for more information.  

Business programs

For a complete description of the format, program requirements, curriculum and admission requirements for our certificate and diploma programs, please click on the programs tab below.

Courses open for registration

Certificate in Business Administration

The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is a flexible 13-week program with courses available online, on-campus (evenings), as well as intensive one-week workshops. There is also a full-time 12-week FastTrack option (on-campus).
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Certificate in Business Administration - Fast Track

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.
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Certificate in General Studies

This new flexible certificate allows you to create your own program by choosing courses from the wide range of diploma and certificate programs offered in the Division of Continuing Studies. You can customize a course of study to meet your specific learning needs and objectives.
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Computer Based Information Systems Certificate

The Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) certificate is an online program designed to help mid-career professionals enhance their foundational knowledge of IT systems.
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Diploma in Business Administration

The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) is a flexible 13-week program with courses available online, on-campus (evenings), as well as intensive one-week workshops. There is also an Accelerated option and specialized program for Aviation.
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Diploma in Business Administration - Accelerated

Earn a valuable university business diploma in just 9 months with our Diploma in Business Administration - Accelerated program. Get the skills and credentials you need to succeed in a career in today's global business marketplace.
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Diploma in Business Administration - Aviation

This 9-month business diploma program is offered in partnership with the Victoria Flying Club and provides professional business training for those interested in becoming commercial airline pilots or charter flight operators. Pilots do more than fly aircraft; they are active problem solvers and decision-makers and the best are skilled in business management, team building and crew resource management. A competent pilot must also be able to communicate professionally and clearly with crew members, passengers, and air traffic control. All of these topics and more are covered in the DBA – Aviation program. The University of Victoria, in cooperation with the Victoria Flying Club, offers the Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) – Aviation Option.
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New Program: Certificate in General Studies

Have you ever wanted to design your own credential? Have you ever struggled to find a program that meets your specific interests and needs? Then you might be interested in our newest program: the Certificate in General Studies.

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Summer 2016 Courses

Looking to learn something new this summer? Look no further than Continuing Studies at UVic.

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Shawn Ridout

What's a young man to do when he's looking for more career opportunities just as the economy hits the skids? If you're Shawn Ridout, you screw up your courage and go back to school.

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