Executive Programs has developed a partnership orientation over the years that is central to our delivery of customized in-company programs. Our partnerships, however, also extend to joint offerings with other leading international business schools and industry organizations.

Changsha University

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.

Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC)

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Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). Attendees to many of our programs and courses entitled to Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) verified by the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).

First Nations Technology Council (FNTC)


Executive Programs at the Gustavson School of Business has partnered with the First Nations Technology Council to deliver computer training within the Aboriginal programs offered.

Government of the Republic of Tunisia

The University of Victoria, through the Gustavson School of Business, has signed agreements to work with the new government of the Republic of Tunisia to help develop its administrative capacity and to promote academic collaboration and exchange.

The agreements support reform of Tunisia's higher education system, the exchange of administrative best practices, the exchange of scholars and researchers, and the development and delivery of training programs in leadership and governance.

"Tunisia is the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Academic cooperation and exchanges are one of the best ways to advance the agenda of democratization and the development of human capital," said Vice President Academic and Provost Dr. Reeta Tremblay. "We're pleased to support Tunisia's Ministry of Higher Education's efforts to train their future leaders."

"We have tremendous capacity within the university, particularly in the schools of Public Administration and Business and through our Executive Programs to help the new government achieve its educational goals and to assist with the transition to democracy that is underway in Tunisia," said Dr. Saul Klein, Lansdowne Professor of International Business and former director of Gustavson Executive Programs (now Dean).

Then Dean of Gustavson, Dr. Ali Dastmalchian, and Klein signed the agreements on behalf of UVic in Tunis on May 11 and 12, 2012, with Mohammed Abbou, minister responsible for administrative reforms in the public sector, and with Dr. Moncef Ben Salem, minister of higher education and scientific research.

In April 2015, the first phase of entrepreneurship training was delivered in Tunis by Gustavson professors.

Hunan University

In April 2010 Dr. Saul Klein met with representatives from Hunan University in China and discussed a number of joint educational opportunities, including executive programs. In August 2011 the first Hunan MBA cohort attended classes at the UVic campus.

Ministry of Advanced Education (AVED)


Executive Programs at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has partnered with the Ministry of Advanced Education to provide entrepreneurship training on Haida Gwaii with the Haida Owned and Operated program. Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

National Sun-Yat Sen University (NSYSU)

Executive Programs at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has partnered with the National Sun-Yat Sen University (NSYSU) to deliver an intensive four week Master of Human Resources International Program delivered in a total of 27 days with a combination of classroom and company visits. The program includes four components: classroom teaching, group discussion, company visits and an Integrated Management Exercise.

Coast Mountain College

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Gustavson School of Business, Executive Programs has partnered with the Coast Mountain College to deliver training to Aboriginal communities in Northwest BC. The partnership means that participants in select Aboriginal programs are presented with laddering opportunities into Coast Mountain College programs.

University Executive Education Network (UEEN)

In order to bring courses right to your region and further our mission as the premier supplier of global executive education, SEEC has sought out and developed the University Executive Education Network (UEEN) an extensive network of learning partnerships with leading academic institutions across the North America, each carefully selected for their commitment to excellence.

These partnerships allow us to enhance the quality of your educational experience by leveraging local faculty and regional expertise.

Current Partners:

Project Management Institute


Earning your PMI certification is a big step, maintaining it doesn’t have to be. Attendees to many of our programs and courses are entitled to Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)®.

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto


Executive Programs partners with the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto to offer the Governance Essentials Program for Directors of Not-For-Profit Organizations (NFP).

Schulich Executive Education Centre York University


We partner with York University's Schulich Executive Education Centre to provide world class training in project management, and leadership


Service Canada

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Service Canada has partnered with Gustavson's Executive Programs to deliver training for Northwest BC's Aboriginal communities. Such programs include, but are not limited to: Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (NW-ACE), Northwest Canadian Aboriginal Management Program (NW-CAMP), Haida Owned & Operated Program, Northwest Empowering Aboriginal Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs (NW-EAGLE).


Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Executive Programs at the University of Victoria is an Official Learning Partner for TELUS® Communications. The partnership will provide TELUS® employees in the Faculty of Leadership & Professional Development with access to corporate learning solutions that enhance workplace performance and advance career development initiatives.

Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP)


UVic Gustavson School of Business Executive Programs, has partnered with Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP) to deliver important training for budding entrepreneurs in the Northwest of BC (NW-ACE & NW-EAGLE) as well as training for Canada's Aboriginal Financial Institutions and village band officers (NW-CAMP).

Whistler Chamber of Commerce


The Whistler Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business, Executive Programs to provide a framework to create an outstanding customer service focussed company. Participants are taught how to deliver better service by using relatively unknown human behaviours and business principles to effectively manage teams.