Gustavson news

Gustavson's Masters of Global Business program continues to rise in Financial Times’ ranking of the top 100 Masters in Management programs worldwide

Sept. 10, 2018, Victoria, BC – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria has not only been named for a second year in a row to the top 100 Masters in Management Programs worldwide by Financial Times (FT) for its Master of Global Business (MGB) program, the school has moved up on the list with the program’s international mobility (12th) and international course experience (21st) being rated at the top of the list of the world’s best.

Innovative MBA for TELUS garners global recognition at Excellence in Practice Awards

May 16, 2018 – The Peter B. Gustavson School of Business’ award-winning partnership with TELUS has continued its streak of global recognition by winning the Silver Award for Talent Development at the Excellence in Practice Awards.

Fourth annual Gustavson Brand Trust Index reveals trends among Canada’s most trusted brands

May 1, 2018 - Gustavson has unveiled the fourth annual analysis of the brands most trusted by Canadians, highlighting how shared values, relationship management and customer experience influence consumer trust.

Gustavson achieves carbon neutrality for frequent air travel

April 17, 2018 - As a way to offset the frequent airplane travel that comes with being an internationally focused business school, Gustavson is going carbon neutral—believed to be the first business school in the world to do so. Gustavson is investing in three carbon offset projects that will improve living conditions in communities in Uganda, Honduras and Thailand, and two environmental projects in BC.

AACSB International recognizes the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business for Innovation in Leadership Development

April 18, 2018 - For the second consecutive year, AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – has recognized Gustavson among 30 global institutions who are defining what it means to lead in the face of uncertainty, and cultivating that winning skillset in the next generation of business leaders.

$1M donation expands business education program for aspiring Aboriginal entrepreneurs

April 3, 2018 – Aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada will benefit from a $1 million gift from BMO Financial Group to expand the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs Program (ACE).

Five-year EQUIS re-accreditation confirms Gustavson’s excellence

March 29, 2018 – Gustavson has retained its European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation through to 2023. The five-year re-accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), who administers the global designation, comes after a rigorous peer-review visit held in late 2017.

Diversity, inclusion, and the what’s next for the world: Victoria Forum Report released

March 21, 2018 – From Nov. 17-19, 2017, the University of Victoria, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, launched the inaugural Victoria Forum to explore diversity and inclusion issues facing society today. On March 21, 2018, the Global Centre for Pluralism released the Victoria Forum Report, which may be accessed here: www.victoriaforum.ca/final-report/

Innovative Master of Global Business program expands to Scotland and Thailand

January 31, 2018 – The Master of Global Business at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is offering a new study path for students joining the program in January 2019.

Slack CEO and Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield named 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year

January 24, 2018 - Technology Innovator Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack and University of Victoria alumnus, is the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business 2018 Distinguished Entrepreneur of the Year (DEYA).