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 programs

PROGRAM Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) CBA - Fast Track Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) DBA - Accelerated, DBA - Aviation
CREDENTIAL Certificate Certificate Diploma* Diploma*
TIME TO COMPLETE 1-3 years 12 weeks 2-4 years 9 months
CORE COURSES 1 8 8* 14*
May 2019
Sept. 2019
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May 2019
Sept. 2019
Jan. 2019
May 2019
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Aug. 2019
ADMISSION NOTES High school graduation required. Best suited 2+ years work or University/College experience.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis.
Min. 2 yrs. university.
5 yrs. work 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.
High school graduation required, no work experience required.
The aviation option requires a passion for aviation.
Applicants are considered on an individual basis.
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*The Diploma options require completion of 14 courses,  this includes 8 that are part of the Certificate program plus an additional 6 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.

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

International students can view more info here

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 or our course schedule for more information.  

Courses open for registration

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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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.
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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, 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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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 Intelligence and Data Analytics

The Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program will give you the competitive edge you need to cut through the data jungle and make informed business decisions.
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Computer Based Information Systems

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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General Studies

This new flexible certificate allows you to customize a course of study to meet your specific learning needs and objectives.
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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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The Business Intelligence and Data Analytics program you've been waiting for...

  A quick web search on the fastest-growing jobs across Canada will invariably have big data analytics showing up high on the list, across virtually all industries.

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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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Lisa Drisdelle, Program Assistant
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Jolene Kendzel, Program Assistant
Tel 250-721-8072