Apply to the Master of Global Business (MGB)

September intake (Path 1): application deadline is April 30 for both domestic and international applicants.

January intake (Path 3 and Path 4): application deadline is August 31 for both domestic and international applicants.

Start your Master of Global Business (MGB) application:

  1. Apply to UVic
  2. After you have applied, you can check the status of your application at My UVic Application
  3. We make offers of admission on an ongoing basis, so the program may reach capacity before the application deadline. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you apply well before the deadline. We continually review complete applications and notify applicants as soon as possible.

For your reference, please review the information on application fees.

Admission criteria

You must demonstrate a level of maturity, motivation and potential consistent with the demands of a professional management program and a successful career in international business. These characteristics are assessed based on your resumé, references, and personal statements.

Please note you may be invited to complete an interview after the admissions committee reviews your application. 


  • You have completed, or are about to complete an acceptable Bachelor's degree (or recognized equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Victoria). 

  • You have earned the equivalent of at least a B average over the last two years (or equivalent of 30 UVic units) of your degree.

  • We ask that all applicants complete the following 5 business fundamental courses with a minimum grade of B- in each individual course:

    Finance (equivalent to UVic's COM 240)
    International Business (equivalent to UVic's IB 301)
    (equivalent to UVic's COM 202)
    (equivalent to UVic's COM 250)
    Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management
    (equivalent to UVic's COM 220)

    If you are missing any or all of these courses, you may still be considered for admission. We will advise you how to make up for these courses before joining the MGB program.  for more information.


Your résumé should outline your professional experience and other experiences that may be of interest to the admissions committee (e.g., extra-curricular activities, personal and professional accomplishments, awards, recognitions). Your résumé must demonstrate your professional experience, motivation and international management potential. 

Although formal work experience is not a requirement for eligibility, any work experience that you have had since graduation, or during your studies (Co-op, internship, part-time work, entrepreneurial ventures, volunter experience, field schools, etc.) should be highlighted either in your résumé or by other documentation, as these experiences will be taken into consideration by the committee.


Assessment Reports are required from a minimum of three references who are familiar with your work (more than three are encouraged). Your references should be individuals who can provide a candid assessment of your abilities. Please note at least two of your references should be academic

The names and email addresses of your references are required when you fill out your online application. Thus, it is important that you contact your references before providing their name in the online application, in order to confirm their willingness to provide you with an assessment. A letter of reference may also be supplied in addition to the Assessment Report. Please note that additional paper/hard-copy assessment documents are not required.

For more information on how to submit your Assessment Reports, please visit the UVic Graduate Admissions page and scroll down to the "Assessment Reports" section.

Personal submissions

You must prepare and submit two personal submissions:

  • Your path choice (written submission)

Tell us your preferred path choice and explain the reasons for your preference (i.e., Path1: Canada, Taiwan, Austria; Path 3: Canada, Austria, Peru; or Path 4: Canada, Scotland, Thailand). You may also indicate if you would be equally happy with any path.

    • The format of this submission should be standard written format, with approximately 500-700 words in length.
  • About yourself (video submission)

Tell us why our program is a good fit for you and why you are a good fit for our program. Show us your understanding of the values and culture of Gustavson and the MGB program. Tell us how they link to your personal and/or professional goals.

We want you to give us an insight into who you are, and what contribution you will make to the program and to your preferred path cohort.

    • The format of this submission must be a video, must include you speaking, and should be approximately 3 minutes in length.
    • You may submit your video by uploading it as an "unlisted" video to YouTube or another digital platform. Make sure to include the access link to your video as a pdf document in your application.
    • Consider the following three things when composing your video:
  1. Tell us about your personal journey so far—how does the MGB play into your next steps and future goals?
  2. What nuances or features are most appealing to you about the MGB program?
  3. What do you hope to get out of the MGB program?

English language proficiency requirement

If your first language is not English, and you have lived in Canada or another English-speaking country for less than three years, you must provide evidence of fluency in English. Please note tests taken more than two years prior to application will not be considered.

The following minimum test scores are accepted: 

TOEFL (Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Minimum overall TOEFL requirement: 90

Applicants must score a minimum of 20 in each section of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

The TOEFL code for the University of Victoria is 0989.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Minimum overall IELTS requirement: 6.5

Applicants must score a minimum of 6.0 in each section of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

MET (Michigan English Test)

Minimum overall MET requirement: 64

For your reference, please review UVic's English language proficiency requirement page.