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MBA Program Profile

Canada > University of Victoria
University of Victoria
Gustavson School of Business

Program Strengths: The UVic MBA program provides an intense, integrative, international and experiential learning environment. Even if your undergraduate degree isn't in business, your MBA is closer and more affordable than you might think.

Join us and earn your MBA in 17 months of daytime study or 29 months of evening study. Admitting only 45 day and 15 evening students each year, you will enjoy an intimate learning experience with tremendous access to resources such as our Executive Mentorship network, career resources and co-op (paid internship) options, a two-day sustainability consulting case exercise, and a two-week international consulting project in China, India or Brazil.
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City: Victoria, BC
Country: Canada
Full-Time < 18mos BSchool: 69
Tuition to Complete Program: Can$ 22,620
University Enrollment:
Total Length of MBA 17
School Concentrations:
• Entrepreneurship• International Business

Service Management
Average Age: 30
Age Range: 23-51
MBA Housing per Month:
Housing on Campus: Yes
Average Work Experience: 6
MBA Program Starts: August
Application Deadline(s): Apr 30
GMAT Required: Yes
GMAT Range: 550 to 730
MBA Taught in English:
Minimum TOEFL: 90
MBA Enrollment per Program Type
Full time:
  (1 Year)
Full time:
  (12-18 months)
Full time:
  (18-24 months)
Part-Time Evenings: 32
Part-Time Weekends:
Executive (EMBA):
Executive Education:
Masters Degree:
Program Length (in months): 17
Classes Begin: August
Full-Time Student Demographics
% Female: 49
% International: 41
% Married:
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Percent (%) Students by Region
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University Enrollment:  -
Average Age: 30
Age Range: 23-51
Average Work Experience: 6
Percent (%) Students by Undergraduate Majors
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GMAT Required: Yes
GMAT Range: 550 to 730
Minimum TOEFL Required: 90
MBA Taught in English:
Percent (%) Acceptance Rate: 21
Interviews Recommended: Yes
Interviews by Invitation Only: Yes
MBA Program Start Dates: Aug
Application Deadline(s): Apr 30
Tuition and Fees in Can$
Full-Time Programs:
  3,770 per semester
X 6 total semesters or terms to complete program
= 22,620
+ 8,378   additional required fees
= 30,998
Estimated Housing Costs per Month Can$ :  -
Recommended Annual Budget Can$ :  -
Financial Aid
  Available to all MBA students Available to citizens of host country only
Scholarship Yes Yes 
Bank loan with local cosigner   Yes 
Bank loan without local cosigner   Yes 
University loan with local cosigner   Yes 
University loan without local cosigner   Yes 
Teaching Assistantships Yes Yes 
Research Assistantships Yes Yes 
Percent (%) Students Receiving Scholarships:
Average Scholarship Package:  -
Web Site for Financial Aid Information:
MBA Taught in English:
Teaching Methods Used
% Case Study: 50
% Distance learning:
(video conferencing, Web-based learning)
% Experiential Learning: 80
% Lecture: 50
% Simulations: 10
% Team projects: 50
Class Size
# Students in a Core Class (avg) : 45
# Students in a Elective Class (avg) : 20
Student-Teacher Ratio:
(# students : # teachers)
MBA Program Concentrations:
• Entrepreneurship• International Business

Service Management
MBA Program Leading Areas of Study (top 3):
• Entrepreneurship• International Business
Notable Institutes, Centers of Excellence, Partnerships with Industry and Academia: * UVic MBA + EDHEC (France) MSc double degree option
* UVic MBA + Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA) MGM double degree option
* Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation
* The Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs
Renowned Professors: Dr. Saul Klein, International Business, Dean.

Dr. AE Elangovin, Organizational Behaviour - is among 10 Canadian scholars honoured with a 2012 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

Dr. Ana Maria Paredo, International Business - the recipient of the 2013 Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization.
Internships: In our MBA program, you have the option to apply what you've learned and gain valuable experience through one or two paid internships in a high-performance position. Hundreds of positions are posted each term. More info:
Practical experience during curriculum: International Integrative Management Exercise (IIME)is a 10 to 12 day consulting project overseas. You apply both your cumulative business knowledge and develop your global mindset and skill-set.
In addition to the consulting project, other opportunities include:
* visiting multi-national and local businesses
* attending guest lectures on culture, government, finance, etc. at our partner universities
* networking with local business people
meeting local MBA students
Consulting Opportunities: In the first year you participate in two consulting exercises called Integrative Management Exercise (IME) one in Victoria and one in China, India or Brazil. In your team, you research and analyze the client's issue then submit your recommendations to the company in both a team presentation and report.
Career Services: Working with your MBA Co-op and Career Adviser, you develop the 'soft' skills and professionalism to prepare you for internship and career opportunities. Career development workshops include:
* career research skills
* creating a career marketing plan including cover letters and resumé writing
* networking skills
* interview skills, including a Mock Interview Clinic
* employer recruitment and information sessions
* industry and alumni panel presentations
* business etiquette
Joint-Degree Programs:
• Engineering• Law
• Other
Professional & Academic Clubs & Organizations:
Accreditation: AACSB,EQUIS
Exchange Programs: Yes
Campus Housing Available: Yes
Married Student Campus Housing Available: Yes
% of Full-Time Students Living On-Campus:
Estimated Housing Costs per Month Can$ :  -
Recommended Annual Budget Can$ :  -
Social/Cultural Clubs & Organizations:
Employment Offers:
Percent (%) students who received their first job offer within three months of graduation: 100
% Post-MBA Job Function:
Client Service50
Project Management10
% Post-MBA Job Industry:
Major Employers: KPMG
BC Government
Custom House Currency Exchange
TD Bank
Ministry of Finance
Imperial Oil, Calgary
HAECO, Hong Kong
L?Oreal, Paris, France
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vancouver
Scotia Bank, Canada and Malaysia
Seaspan, Vancouver
Average Starting Salary & Bonus:
To nearest $1000 USD
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Address: 3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2
Country: Canada
Phone: 1 250 721-6075
Fax: 1 250 721 7066
Size of Nearest City: Small
City Population: 335000
Nearest Major City: Victoria
Do you need a car?: No

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