Personal and Career Development

Take your first step on the path to success.

Do you want more out of life, but aren't sure how to get it? Then take a look at our career and personal development courses. These courses are designed to help you look at the factors—internal and external—that might be holding you back from personal success, and how to fix them. All you need is a desire to learn.

University 101 and 102

These non-credit courses are for you if your economic and social circumstances pose obstacles to university education (low income, mental health challenges, single parenthood, homelessness). The classes are taught by UVic instructors on topics such as:

  • critical thinking
  • philosophy
  • creative writing
  • local and world history
  • classics of English literature
  • art history

Continuing Studies and the Faculty of Humanities at UVic sponsor these courses. There are no tuition fees, but you must still apply and be accepted into the University 101 program.

Enhancing and Enriching Your Life

What do you really want out of life? These courses will help you discover ways to enrich your career, your personal life and more. In three individual sessions with a counselor/life coach, you will develop life goals by exploring your interests, needs, values, passions, priorities, personal characteristics and lifestyle preferences.

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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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Diploma in Intercultural Education

The Diploma Program in Intercultural Education prepares students to play a productive and socially responsible role in an increasingly multicultural and diverse world. Students will develop skills to support all aspects of cultural diversity, inclusion and social change in their community, their workplace and around the world.
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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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