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Mia Maki

Gustavson associate dean Mia Maki

Associate Teaching Professor; Associate Dean, External & Outreach

Office: BEC 414 250-472-4513
BA in Sociology & Math, University of Alberta; MBA, University of Victoria; FCPA, FCMA
Area of expertise:
Entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, risk assessment and risk management, strategic planning, governance, negotiation


Mia Maki joined the faculty at the Gustavson School of Business in 2007 bringing more than 25 years of teaching and facilitation experience. She is part of the entrepreneurship team and teaches entrepreneurial finance and venture planning, in addition to courses in accounting, managerial finance and corporate finance at both the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Mia teaches/facilitates for the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and Alberta in executive education and continuing education programs. 

She is formerly CFO and COO for IVL Technologies and consults for several local technology and non-tech companies. Mia has assisted in raising over $50 million in funds and in international initiatives including acquisitions in the US, strategic partnerships in Japan and joint subsidiary creation in Europe. 

In addition, she provided risk assessment and other support to BC Ferries, originally in the $520M capital acquisition program for the Super “C” ferries, and in the fleet-wide operational project, SailSafe. 

Mia holds a Certified Management Accountants’ designation (now Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA) and was honoured as a fellow in 2005 for her commitment to the organization and the community. She is an active volunteer in the local community and serves on numerous boards and committees including board chair for Archipelago Marine Research, and St. Michael’s University School Audit and Finance Committee.


Courses taught

  • ENT Planning and Finance (MBA)
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting (MBA)
  • Managerial Finance (MBA)
  • International Finance Management (MGB)
  • Corporate Finance (BCom)
  • Venture Plan-Finance Expertise (BCom)
  • Strategic Management (BCom)
  • Financial Management at Island Heath (VIHA), Financial Management 101 Light (Executive Programs)
  • Staffing and Scheduling at Island Health (Executive Programs)
  • Island Health Authority (VIHA) Finance Training, Finance 101 Hands On (Executive Programs)
  • NW-ACE, Revenue models and Forecasting (Executive Programs)
  • UVic Budgets for Managers (VPAC Initiative) (Executive Programs)
  • SAIF (Shanghai Institute of Finance), Finance in Canada (Executive Programs)
  • NW-ACE, Revenue, Costs and Financial Statements (Executive Programs)
  • ECMA, Strategic Management Module (Executive Programs)

Selected publications

Journal publications

Doughnut Economics and the push for regenerative, distributive systems. 2021 edition of CPABC in Focus,-distributive-systems/

Doughnut Economics - an Introduction; How a radical business model is changing the goal for business.
2021-2022 Winter edition of CPAAB Dividends magazine, page 20  

Why is strategy so hard? September/October 2019 edition of CPABC in Focus ​


Maki, M. (2014, June). Change Management: Organizational Success in a Dynamic World. Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C., Spring/Summer Conference.

Maki, M. (2013, February). The Role of Innovation in Optimizing Value. Financial Management Institute Conference.

Maki, M. (2012, November). Performance Measurement and Management. Air Transport Association of Canada AGM.

Maki, M. (2010, November). Creating Value. Air Transport Association of Canada AGM.


ESG and Doughnut Economics, podcast, January 2022, CPA BC Coffee Chats​ 

Grants & awards

Recognition & awards

  • 2019 - BC’s Most Influential Women in Finance, BC Business

  • 2018 - Colin Lennox Technology Champion Award, VIATeC

  • 2017 - Gustasvon Excellence Award for Teaching, Gustavson School of Business

  • 2016 - Alan Blizzard Award, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)

  • 2016 - Community Engagement Award, Gustavson International Advisory Board

  • 2013 - Volunteer of the Year Award, CMA Canada – British Columbia

  • 2012 - Gustavson DEYA Award of Excellence, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

  • 2011 - Gustavson DEYA Award of Excellence, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

  • 2010 - Gustasvon Excellence Award for Teaching, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

  • 2009 - Gustavson Innovation Award, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

  • 2005 - Fellow of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA), Society of Management Accountants of Canada

  • 1999 - Dean's List Award, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria