Business, Management and Leadership

Business education that fits.

You want a better job, but you 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.

Our Business, Management and Leadership courses have a proven track record for providing the skills and credentials employers are looking for. Our courses and programs are designed to 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 Administration programs

PROGRAM Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)
CREDENTIAL Certificate Diploma*
TIME TO COMPLETE 1-3 years 2-4 years
START DATES September, January and May September, January and May
ADMISSION NOTES High school graduation required. Best suited 2+ years work or University/College experience.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis.
High school graduation required. Best suited 2+ years work or University/College experience.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis.
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*The diploma options require completion of 14 courses, this includes eight that are part of the certificate program plus an additional six courses.

For a complete description of the format, program requirements, curriculum and admission requirements for our certificate and diploma programs, please view the individual program pages. For more details about requirements and policies, please visit our policies page.

Following completion of a Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration (CBA or DBA), students may also pursue a pathway to a degree at our partner institution, Royal Roads University. 

International students

We also offer program options in Business, Management and Leadership for international students.

Professional development

You can take our business courses individually or as part of a larger certificate or diploma program. Please see the list of individual course pages below. We also offer the following micro-crenditals: 

Business Communication - for those who believe effective business communication is vital to the workplace and want to become better at it and want to add a credential to their portfolio in a short period of time

Essential Soft Skills Training - for recent graduates of post-secondary institutions who want to complement their specialized education (i.e., hard skills) with soft skills training. As well as early- to mid-career professionals in a wide range of industries including but not limited to health and safety, health care, education, and engineering.

Business continuity - for staff and managers of organizations in all sectors, both early-career and mid-career, who are non-specialists in business continuity. Put your organization in a winning position by learning how to minimize the impact of a crisis on human resources and business operations with the following two programs: 

PROGRAM Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability (OPA) Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity (EMOC)
CREDENTIAL Professional Development Certificate Professional Development Certificate awarded on completion of all four courses
DELIVERY STYLE Online asynchronous Online asynchronous
COURSE DURATION 6 weeks 12 weeks per course
HOURS OF STUDY approximately 4-6 hours per week approximately 5-7 hours per week
START DATES The first offering witll start fall 2022 ongoing
PROGRAM FEES* $371.25 for BC residents
$495.00 for non-BC residents
$695 per course
BEST SUITED FOR Staff and managers of organizations in all sectors, both early-career and mid-career, who are non-specialists in business continuity and who would like to learn the fundamentals before considering a more in-depth program such as EMOC. Staff and managers of organizations in all sectors, both early-career and mid-career, who are non-specialists in business continuity and who would like more in-depth knowledge and skills, including the ability to produce detailed planning documents for their organization.
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Courses open for registration

Business Courses Online

Are you looking for a fast way to upgrade your skills or add current and relevant training to your CV? We offer a number of online business courses that pack a whole term's worth of content into a compact week of immersive learning.
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Courses open for registration

Business Administration – Accelerated

Earn a valuable university business credential in just nine 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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Business Administration – Aviation

This nine-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.
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Business Administration – Certificate

The Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is a flexible 13-week program designed to fit the needs of mid-career professionals, full-time employees and people looking for professional development. Learn about business administration, marketing, technology and more.
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Business Administration – Diploma

The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) is a comprehensive business administration program designed to give you the practical knowledge and skills required for professional success. You'll learn business administration, business writing, management computing, financial accounting, marketing, small business management, international business and more.
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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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Business Communication

Effective communication skills can help you go places. This versatile program provides practical information and easily applied strategies to help you become a confident communicator in any industry.
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Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

This professional development certificate provides you with the tools, plans and methods to help you give value and meaning to data, and guide you and your organization to success.
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Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity

This four-course micro-credential program focuses on the interrelationship of: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response and Business Continuity. Plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack.
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Essential Soft Skills Training

The Essential Soft Skills Training (ESST) micro-credential is a new five-week, part-time, instructor-led online program that will build learners’ competencies in critical soft skills: organizational skills, communication skills, critical thinking, and team-building.
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General Studies

This flexible certificate program allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning goals.
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Organizational Preparedness and Adaptability

A six-week online program to help you become more proactive, rather than reactive, and to prepare your organization to withstand any crisis.
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Micro-credentials keep Continuing Studies learners on leading edge

Learners within the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria continue to benefit from the department's resolute commitment to preparing people for an evolving economy and workforce. The division's latest initiative advances accreditation in micro-credentials, which are standalone short-duration, competency-based learning experiences.

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Creating Opportunity in Crisis

Crisis communication has perhaps never been more of an in-demand skill than it has in the last couple of years. The pandemic has revealed many examples of people who have communicated well during crisis, as well as several examples of those who haven’t.

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Talking EMOC with student Jonny Morris

This program is a real confidence boost. It helps shake out your lack of awareness and where your blind spots are.

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Q&A with BIDA student Hiranand Chawla

We recently caught up with Hiranand Chawla, a student in our Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program. We were interested to learn more about his experience in the program.

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Your study and work permit FAQs

The Division of Continuing Studies is very fortunate to have a Regulated International Students Immigration Advisor (RISIA) as part of its Registration and Student Services Team. Find out answers to common immigration questions.

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A life lived learning

with student Rena Hayes   By Therese Eley, Marketing Services "A good education is the key that will open many doors to a good career and a bright future.

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Avoid the 5 common pitfalls of emerging leaders

When you land in your first leadership role, you will likely find yourself tempted by some of the common snares that can befall an emerging leader. In this article we explore five of the most common mistakes made by emerging leaders. 

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An international business program in the truest sense

We would like to give a shout out to the exceptional work done by our business management program staff, instructors and other Continuing Studies team members.

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Bringing value to business education

Richard Mimick has been in the "Business" business a long time. With a distinguished career spanning several decades, across multiple industries, he brings a wealth of connections, experience and knowledge to the Business and Management programs at Continuing Studies.

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Integrative business management

Program Director Richard Mimick talks about how our Certificate in Business Administration - Fast Track program uses integrative general management (IGM) to stay up to date in our fast-paced global marketplace.

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Meet our business program assistants

If you are a student in our Business & Management Programs, chances are you’ve benefited from your interactions with these two ladies. Cathy Henderson and Kim Carver are the program assistants for these programs.

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Getting un-stuck

"I had taken a few community courses through Continuing Studies at UVic, just for pleasure, but the Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) program was the first professional program that I took through Continuing Studies, outside of my degree at UVic," says graduate Carrie LePage, "It was helpful because I could work at the same time."

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Exciting new Pathway to a BBA option announced!

We have just announced an exciting new "Pathway to a BBA" option for students interested pursuing a career in Business Administration.

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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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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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Jolene Kendzel, Program Assistant
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