Frequently asked questions about the program
The total cost for the Gustavson MBA program is approximately $31,000 for domestic students and $32,000 for international (visa) students. This estimate includes tuition, program fees, athletic and recreation fees, graduate student society fees, university bus pass, extended health and dental insurance, co-op fees, and the international integrated management exercise fees.
Please note: tuition and fees are subject to change without notice
All accepted students are automatically considered for any scholarships awarded through the Gustavson School of Business. Scholarships are awarded to the top 10–15% of the incoming class based on prior academic performance. The awards range from $500–$10,000 CDN. Students do not need to apply for these Entrance Awards.
The University of Victoria offers a variety of other scholarships. See Student Awards and Financial Aid for eligibility.
Absolutely! You can check your status at UVic's MYSTATUS. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed once they are complete.
Graduates of Canadian universities must have a "B" average in the last two full-time years of their undergraduate degree. Applicants with degrees from any country other than Canada must have earned the equivalent of a "B" average over the last two years of their degree to be considered admissible. For a list of the international equivalents, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies information on minimum requirements from other countries.
If you do not have a "B" average, you may be considered for admission as a mature student. To qualify as a mature student, you must have at least four years of relevant full-time work experience after graduating from your bachelor's degree.
What are the main components Gustavson School of Business considers when making admissions decisions?
Although our application deadline is April 30, we review applications as soon as they are complete. If we still have space in the program, we continue to accept applicants after this date. We usually start the admissions process in January. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as they have decided to apply.
We recommend that international students submit their application by March 31 to allow sufficient time to obtain a Government of Canada Study Permit (and Temporary Resident Visa if necessary) if they are selected. For more information, see information for International degree students.
- sending a money order issued in Canadian or US funds
- providing Graduate Admissions and Records with a credit card number
This information can be included with your application or faxed to UVic Graduate Admissions and Records at 250-472-5420.
If you have less than three years of full-time work experience, you must completeat least one paid internship term. If you have three or more years of full-time work experience, you are not required to complete any work terms, but you may still choose to do so.
The Daytime program is very intense. You can expect to spend 70–80 hours per week learning in class, doing readings, and working on projects.