Program structure

The UVic Weekend MBA is built around issues that directly affect the BC economy – like sustainability, innovation and globalization – that hold important lessons no matter where you choose to work.

Classes are held one weekend per month, supported by online learning between weekends allowing you to pursue your goals without compromising your lifestyle or pausing your career.

Your MBA journey begins in September with the Essentials of Business and Leadership (EBL), a full-time, intensive 3 day experience that leads in to your first weekend class. EBL is a bridge into the MBA program, bringing together students from diverse professional, cultural and educational backgrounds, and providing you with a common footing from which to begin the study of business at an advanced level.

By the end of EBL, you will have begun to develop a shared language of business and an integrated approach to problem-solving, while enhancing self-awareness and cultivating a strong sense of team and cohort.

As the program unfolds, you’ll be introduced to the core functions of business through the following six academic terms that bundle together the course work, applied projects, and professional development opportunities into one complete package.

Click here for the 2019-2021 program schedule.


September - December

  • Essentials of Business and Leadership
  • Applied Managerial Economics
  • Applied Data Analysis and Decision Analysis
  • Managing People and Organizations 1
  • Consulting Methods 1

January - April

  • Marketing Management
  • Information Technology in the Organization
  • Innovation and Design

May - August

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Analysis and Action
  • Collaboration in Organizations

September - December

  • Business and Sustainability
  • Managerial Finance
  • Managing Legal Risks
  • Consulting Methods 2
  • Capston Project begins

January - April

  • Operations Management
  • Managing People and Organizations 2
  • International Business 1 and 2, including
    • One-week International Consulting Trip
  • Capston Project continues

May - August

  • Managing in the Service Economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Capstone Project completes