International training

International classroom
Change the way you see the world.

We have an outstanding record of creating and providing organizations from around the globe with training and development specifically designed to meet their needs.

Our international management content focuses on creating an entrepreneurial and service management culture to suit the fast pace of business in the 21st century. Our customized training plans will help you deal with new challenges and opportunities.

Our offerings range from short, two or three day, focused program modules to longer, two to four week, mini-MBA types of courses. Shorter programs may be delivered anywhere in the world, but for longer programs we prefer to bring participants to Victoria for a more complete, all-round experience.

From April 26-28, 2010, a delegation led by Victoria BC mayor, Mr. Dean Fortin, visited Changsha, China. During the visit, Mayor Fortin and Changsha Mayor Zhang signed an LOI (Letter of Intent) on the promotion of education, science and technology, tourism, and trade between the two cities. At the signing ceremony, the business schools of the University of Victoria and Changsha University also signed a letter of intent on the promotion of executive programs.

Dr. Klein also met with representatives from Hunan University in April 2010. In 2011 and 2012 MBA students and faculty from Hunan University visited UVic for training in North American business practices and entrepreneurship.

Past international clients have come from a diverse set of industries and countries. For example, we have recently provided training for senior executives from Chinese technology firms and for managers from a major Korean bank.

Our clients come to us for our:

  • expertise in management education
  • commitment to delivering high-value programs
  • attention to service quality
  • focus on customizing to their needs
  • spectacular location
  • world-class facilities

Located on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia, the University of Victoria offers an unparalleled experience to our visitors. Whether it's afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel, hiking on the wild Pacific West Coast, or a stroll through the Butchart Gardens, Victoria has something for every visitor. Once the day's work is done, you'll have plenty to do. Join us for a short seminar or extended program and you'll discover why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's readers' polls consistently rate Victoria one of the best cities in America, and Vancouver Island one of the top North American islands.

Our local corporate connections are very important to us, and friends such as the Victoria Chinese Commerce Association (VCCA) help us welcome business people from Asia to our city. Recently the school's Dr. Linda Shi served as a director of the VCCA.

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Along with award winning faculty recognized for their excellence in teaching and research, we are known for our warm and friendly environment and our delivery of custom programs.

We offer a full suite of services including translation, transportation and accommodations as well as relaxation and tourism opportunities.

Members of the Taiyuan National High-Tech Park group came to our campus in August 2007 for the Executive Development Program

"[The Executive Development Program] provided us, the entrepreneurs in an interior province of China, an opportunity and window to explore the advanced management practices in developed countries."

"[The program] helped us to broaden our horizon by seeing and touching different social environment, culture and mind settings."

A manager in the National Sun Yat Sen University International Executive MBA program, here in June 2006

"Nice campus, excellent instructors and program administration. Nice community and beautiful city."

Woori Bank branch managers, here in 2004

"All the lectures were impressive. The course materials were also of much help."

"Good opportunity to get the sense of international business."

Managers in the Wen Xin United Press Group of Shanghai, here in 2005

"The talk opens my mind. It's quite useful and interesting."

"This module is very useful for my work. A lot of new ideas."

"A lot of new concepts and skills for us to improve our communication management. Excellent!"

"Enlightening methods and fresh ideas."

For more information, please contact:

Charmaine Stack, Director
Executive Programs Administration
Tel: 250-472-4446
Email: execprog@uvic.ca