Our Business Administration certificate and diploma programs focus on providing you with applied skills, helping you to develop the ability to analyze real-world business problems, strategize solutions and execute plans.
Program information session
Join us for a free 30-minute Zoom information session where we will introduce you to the business administration program as a whole and outline the differences between the Certificate and the Diploma.View information session details
If your first language is not English, you will be asked to provide evidence of English fluency at a level of IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). For full details about admission requirements, please visit Business and Management Programs' policies page.
Need more English preparation? Take a look at our English Language Centre Programs. We have a number of online and in-person options to choose from.
The UVic Certificate and Diploma in Business Administration (CBA/DBA) programs are laddered: students who begin their studies in the CBA program (8 courses) may apply to continue in the DBA program (6 more courses, total 14) if they choose. Our CBA/DBA programs may also qualify you to apply to a degree program at a partner institution.
If you already have an undergraduate degree, some courses from the DBA may serve as pre-requisite courses for the UVic Master of Global Business or Master of Management programs. Please contact us for more details on transferability.
The guard.me@UVCS plan provides emergency medical insurance coverage for international students who are new to UVic Continuing Studies. This plan covers required medical services to address new and unexpected illness or injury. For more information about medical insurance and other policies, please visit Business and Management Programs' policies page.
Many of our program options may qualify you to apply for a post-graduate work permit in Canada. Contact us to find out which option is right for you.
International students studying in Certificate or Diploma in Business Administration programs can participate in the award winning UVic homestay program.
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Our full-time study options:
CBA/DBA – Full-time
Students will typically select from a variety of evening, online or intensive course offerings and register in a minimum of three courses per term in the September and January terms. Students may take additional courses during the May term to shorten the duration of their total program if desired. Most courses are 13 weeks in duration and consist of one three-hour class per week. Classes are customarily held on campus, and will be scheduled for a weekday, weekday evening, or Saturday. A more limited selection of course topics may be offered during the Summer (May) term. Please note that course schedules may vary, depending on class format and location. Students should be sure to review course delivery styles when registering for online courses.
Minimum of secondary school completion and two years professional experience