Frequently asked questions about the MGB program

What is the focus of the MGB program?

Our MGB program provides students with a deep understanding of doing business in a global environment and the unique characteristics of the North American, Asian and European business context and markets. Please review our website for full information on our MGB Program.

What is the general structure?

The program curriculum contains two types of courses. The first group consists of courses that start and end within a module. The second group of courses is held over the duration of the entire course component of the program. In addition, starting from the third module of the program, students will participate in the Global Business Project, a team-based project developed under faculty supervision.

Can I do the MGB program part-time or on-line?

No, the MGB Program is a full time program.

How long is the MGB program?

You can complete your MGB degree in 12 to 16 months. The curriculum requires full time attendance from the beginning of September to the end of August for the September entry point. Or from the beginning of January to the end of December for the January entry point.

What are the tuition and fees for the MGB program?

Please see tuition, fees and scholarships for more information.

What kind of funding can I expect as an MGB student?

Scholarships will be available to applicants whose undergraduate academic performance is exceptional. Scholarship amounts will vary, depending on applicants’ undergraduate GPA, comparative to other applicants.

What are other sources of funding?

The UVic Student Awards and Financial Aid has information about Canada Student Loans and other awards listed.

What are my living costs in each MGB Path location?

The cost of living will vary significantly for individuals depending on the MGB Path choice, city and especially, individual lifestyle expectations. Typical costs of living that an MGB student will have to budget for include accommodation, local transportation, food, health and personal care and miscellaneous.

There are a number of online resources which provide current information on cost of living in different cities around the world.

For more information on the living costs for each MGB Path location, visit:

What are the admission requirements?

See MGB Admissions for admisssion criteria and application steps.

Do I have to write the TOEFL/IELTS?

Applicants whose first language is not English, and who have not resided in Canada (or any country where English is an official language) for at least three consecutive years immediately prior to the beginning of the session applied for, must demonstrate competency in English. Applications are not be processed without a score that meets the minimum.

Applicants holding a recognized degree from a country where English is an official language of the country are exempt from the English Competency.

My TOEFL/IELTS scores are older than two years. Do I need to redo the test?

Yes. The Office of the Registrar will not accept scores older than two years.

Do I have to write the GMAT/GRE?

No, GMAT/GRE scores are NOT a MGB admission requirement.

How do you calculate my GPA?

The University has a consistent system to review and translate equivalent grades should your grade scale be different from UVic's 9 point scale. International students please check the minimum requirements from other countries.

How is my application reviewed?

The application will be reviewed as a whole. All components submitted will be reviewed and assessed with an overall perspective on your academic achievement, experience, references, potential and aptitude.

How do I submit my documents?

For more information on how to submit all the required documents, please visit here.

How can I check the status of my application?

After applying online, you can check the status of your application by visiting MYSTATUS. As January-April is a busy season for the Graduate Admissions office, please allow a few weeks for processing. Any discrepancies, please contact the MGB Program Office.

When do I find out if I have been accepted into the program?

Applications are reviewed by the Business MGB Admissions Committee when all materials have been received. Offers can be made as early as April for the September intake, and August for the January intake.

I'm an international student. What documents do I require to study in Canada?

Please review our international degree student information or visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. You require a Study Permit to study at the University of Victoria.

What if I have further questions?

If you have specific questions, please contact our MGB Program office by email at or by telephone at 250-472-4140