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Business

The Sardul S. Gill Graduate School offers a unique business program with a global focus. Learn business strategy, organizational behaviour and sustainability in an international business context. You can choose from a diverse range of programs and graduate degrees.

You’ll connect with other universities and an extensive network of organizations. In each program, you can take part in an international research exchange or industry practicum. You’ll earn a valuable understanding of sustainable international business.

Degree programs offered

Our MBA teaches you new ways to look at innovation, management and leadership. You’ll learn to initiate change alongside a community of creative thinkers. You’ll complete either an integrative project or a research project.

This program is offered as a:

  • Daytime MBA program – for young professionals pursuing MBA full-time
  • Weekend MBA program – for working professionals
  • Corporate MBA – offered by special arrangement through an educational services contract

We’ve partnered with the Faculty of Law to offer our MBA+JD program. You’ll spend your first year devoted to the first-year law curriculum. In your second year, you’ll work on your MBA courses. You’ll write a major paper for your law degree and you’ll complete a research or integrative project as part of your MBA. You'll graduate a business specialist who’s certified to practice law in all provinces except Quebec.

Learn more about double degree programs.

You’ll need to meet our admission requirements and the Faculty of Law’s admission requirements.

Live, work and study abroad to discover how business is conducted internationally. Our MGB program combines applied learning and international experience across three countries. This immersive, culturally-focused program will help you develop career skills that you can use around the world. You’ll choose from four paths, each one offering a unique travel and business experience. You’ll also complete internships and projects.

Our MM program pairs perfectly with a non-business degree. This program begins immediately after you complete your undergraduate degree. You’ll build upon your undergraduate education and explore sustainable business practices. You’ll gain valuable work experience through our internship work term. You’ll graduate with core business skills essential to working within different organizational environments.

Our PhD program focuses on research that makes a meaningful difference in the world. You’ll work with award-winning faculty in an elite environment. You’ll work in a highly-personalized program that’s based on mentorship and peer-to-peer learning. You’ll undertake coursework and candidacy exams in preparation for your final dissertation. You’ll defend your original research in an oral defense.

We also offer international research exchanges, industry practicums and teacher training.

Program Expected length Project and/or thesis Course-based
Daytime MBA 16 months Yes No
Weekend MBA 24 months Yes No
MBA + JD 4 years Yes No
MGB 12 - 16 months Yes Yes
MM 1 year Yes Yes
PhD 4 years Yes Yes

Quick facts

Program options:
Masters, Doctorate
Program delivery:
On-campus, Other: cohort-based, on-campus; weekend options (MBA), international (MGB, MBA, MM)
Dynamic learning:
Other: MGB: Study, travel, live in 3 countries, then complete the program with a mandatory global internship. Co-op optional (MBA), internship required (MGB), industry practicum and research exchange optional (PhD)

Areas of focus

  • Business Administration
  • Strategy
  • International Business
  • Sustainability
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Innovation

Find a supervisor

You are not required to find a supervisor prior to applying to our programs. PhD students can email busiphd@uvic.ca for help with the supervisor process.

To find a supervisor, review the faculty contacts. When you’ve found a faculty member whose research complements your own, contact them by email.

See our complete faculty listing for a full list of contacts in Business.

Funding & aid

Graduate students registered in full-time programs are automatically considered for a fellowship. This is based on a qualifying GPA.

Individual award amounts may vary depending on the program.

UVic Fellowship Awards

  • Up to $17,500 per year (master's)
  • Up to $20,000 per year (PhD)

UVic Graduate Awards

  • Up to $10,000 per year (master's and PhD)

Eligibility

  • The minimum requirement for funding consideration is a A- average on the last two years of course work
  • Full-time registration (3.0 units) for UVic Fellowship holders and at least part-time registration (1.5 units) for UVic Graduate Award holders
  • Full-time registration for students registered with the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is 1.5 units

You can also join the co-op program or work as a research or teaching assistant.

Funding opportunities

Tuition & fees

Please visit the program websites for detailed tuition and fees information:

Application deadlines

MBA

  • Domestic and international: April 30

MM

  • Domestic and international: April 30

MGB

  • September intake: Domestic and international, April 30
  • January intake: Domestic and international, August 31

PhD

  • We offer admission on a two-year cycle. Our next admission point is September 2022, and the deadline for that cycle is January 30, 2022.

Admission & program requirements

You must meet the minimum graduate school admission requirements.

Review the graduate admission requirements and this program's admission requirements in the Graduate Calendar.

If your first language is not English you must provide proof of language proficiency. Learn more about language requirements, including what exemptions and tests are allowed.

Ready to apply?

You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

Apply now    How to apply

Need help?

Contact gillgrad@uvic.ca for admissions questions.

Contact the graduate secretary at mbasec@uvic.ca or 250-721-6058.

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