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.

The University of Victoria's award-winning Gustavson School of Business offers short-term intensive winter and summer programs for students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

These programs are designed to:
  • enhance your business education
  • improve your communication skills
  • provide you with a challenging, international and enjoyable learning environment

Students have attended from many countries, including Australia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Taiwan, Kenya, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, France, Netherlands, India, Austria and China and have developed lasting friendships from their time together. In addition to internationally recognized business education, students have the opportunity to explore Canada's beautiful west coast. Activities such as visits to world-famous sites like Butchart Gardens in the summer and skiing at Mt. Washington Alpine resort in the winter, are just some of the numerous activities Victoria has to offer. Join us in Canada and you will find out why the University of Victoria continues to be a popular destination.

For more information, please click on the links below:

International Summer Institute for Business Management

International Winter Institute for Business Management

Summer Graduate Business Studies

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. The school’s Dr. Linda Shi serves as a director of the VCCA.

Learn more about the City of Victoria.

If you are interested in recreational information, please visit the Tourism Victoria website.

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