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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

VIU International, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 16,731

Course Accredited By

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  • 20 Months
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree

Are you ready to take the next big step in your career and become a global community leader? The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) inspires learners to become professionals able to navigate and meet the challenges of an increasingly complex, digital, interconnected world. 

With a focus on building the leader of tomorrow, the VIU MBA program is among the most technologically integrated programs in Canada, with data analytics embedded in research courses and four dedicated, technology-focused courses. This approach allows our students to graduate with specialized expertise on how the digital and technological landscape is driving everything from organizational behaviour to industry, exploring phenomena like surveillance capitalism and digital media management.

MBA students are supported by career coaching throughout the program, and work with industry mentors during an internship where they apply their learning to a business project with the full support of experienced, dedicated program faculty.

As a VIU MBA graduate, you will launch your career with the essential disciplinary knowledge, growth mindset and creative and foundational thinking that will make you a confident leader in the broader global business community.

Vancouver Island University's Master of Business Administration offers students the opportunity to learn in a dynamic global setting with students from all over the world. Our small class size enables students and faculty opportunities to learn in a collegial setting, while the diversity of our students and faculty provide a relevant global perspective for today's business world. Our MBA faculty bring a unique combination of industry-based expertise and international experience into the classroom, providing academic rigor to real-world examples and cases from their own experience.

Vancouver Island University's Master of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The MBA program is offered in an intensive 20-month, full-time format which includes a series of well-articulated integrated courses in Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Research, and Technology and a 4-month internship and an applied business project.

All students participate in a 3-week Foundation of blended coursework at the start of the MBA program. The Foundation introduces students to the core principles of the program learning outcomes and rigorous requirements of academic writing and professional representation at the graduate level, setting our students up for success.

Progression through the coursework in each semester is divided into 1, 2, or 3 modules. Students are provided with down time in between modules to ensure ample opportunity for knowledge retention and career exploration. Each semester ends with a 2 week official break in study.

Upon successful completion of course work, students complete an internship. Working with an industry mentor, students identify a significant organizational problem that will be used to write an Applied Business Project under faculty supervision.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2023
  • September 2023
  • This is a competitive admission process with limited seats in the program. Applicants who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program.
  • University Bachelor degree from a business or non-business discipline.
  • A minimum “B” average in last two years of undergraduate degree.
  • Letter of introduction explaining how the MBA will contribute to career plans.
  • A résumé describing education, work and volunteer experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation from past employers or professors.
  • One year minimum of work experience is required.
  • No GMAT (entrance examination) score required.
  • Applicants whose previous degree was obtained in a country where English is not the primary/official language and from a university where English was not the language of instruction must meet one of VIU’s English Language requirements for Graduate Programs.

Additional Admission Requirement for International students:

  • Certified copy of all educational documents (enclose one copy in the original language and a certified copy translated into English, if applicable).

Fall Intake

Year 1 - Fall Semester

  • Foundations 1
  • Foundations 2
  • Research 1 - Introduction
  • Economics 1 - Introduction
  • Marketing 1 - Introduction
  • Management 1 - Strategic Management
  • Finance 1 - Finance and Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting 1 - Basics of Accounting

Year 1 - Spring Semester

  • Research 2 - Research Design
  • Economics 2 - Microeconomics
  • Marketing 2 - Strategic Marketing
  • Management 2 - Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Finance 2 - Finance Theory and Application
  • Accounting 2 - Context of Accounting
  • Technology 1 - System Management
  • Work Integrated Learning Foundations

Year 1 - Intersession Semester

  • Research 3 - Data Analytics
  • Economics 3 - Global Context
  • Technology 2 - Communication Tools
  • Management 3 - Strategic Global Talent Management
  • Accounting 3 - Financial Decision Making
  • Technology 3 - Digital Behaviour
  • Work Integrated Learning Foundations

Year 2 - Fall Semester

  • Economics 4 - Advanced Topics in Economics
  • Marketing 3 - Global Marketing)
  • Management 4 - Operations Management
  • Finance 3 - Investment Management and Markets
  • Emerging Business Technology
  • Work Integrated Learning Foundations

Year 2 - Spring Semester

  • Internship
  • (Research 4 - Applied Business Project
  • Spring Intake

Year 1 - Spring Semester

  • Foundations 1
  • Foundations 2
  • Research 1 - Introduction
  • Economics 1 - Introduction
  • Marketing 1 - Introduction
  • Management 1 - Strategic Management
  • Finance 1 - Finance and Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting 1 - Basics of Accounting

Year 1 - Intersession Semester

  • Research 2 - Research Design
  • Economics 2 - Microeconomics
  • Marketing 2 - Strategic Marketing
  • Management 2 - Leadership and Managerial Skills
  • Finance 2 - Finance Theory and Application
  • Accounting 2 - Context of Accounting
  • Technology 1 - System Management
  • Work Integrated Learning Foundations

Year 1 - Fall Semester

  • Research 3 - Data Analytics
  • Economics 3 - Global Context
  • Technology 2 - Communication Tools
  • Management 3 - Strategic Global Talent Management
  • Accounting 3 - Financial Decision Making
  • Technology 3 - Digital Behaviour
  • Work Integrated Learning Foundations

Year 2 - Spring Semester

  • Economics 4 - Advanced Topics in Economics
  • Marketing 3 - Global Marketing
  • Management 4 - Operations Management
  • Finance 3 - Investment Management and Markets
  • Emerging Business Technology
  • Work Integrated Learning Foundations

Year 2 - Intersession Semester 

  • Internship
  • Research 4 - Applied Business Project

     
  • Fees per Program Amount Tuition 28,013.20 
  • Student Activity fee (68 credits x $9.41 per credit) 639.88 
  • VIU Students' Union fee (20 months x $20.90 per month) 418.00 
  • Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 550.00 
  • Textbooks and supplies (approximate cost) 1,500.00 
  • Total 31,121.08

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