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.

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Certificate in Business Administration

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.
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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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Diploma in Business Administration

The Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) Program is designed to enable graduates of the Certificate in Business Administration—and other mid-career learners with similar levels of academic preparation—to pursue further studies for career or professional development needs. The DBA also allows graduates to complete bridging programs designed to satisfy professional organization accreditation.
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Diploma in Business Administration - Accelerated

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.
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Diploma in Business Administration - Aviation

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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Computer Based Information Systems Certificate

The Computer Based Information Systems (CBIS) certificate is a non-credit program designed to help mid-career professionals enhance their foundational knowledge of technology and information systems. Whether you are making a career move within your current place of employment or transitioning into the IT field, this credential will add value to your resume and skill set.
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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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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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