Gustavson School of Business MBA

University of Victoria, Victoria

Graduates from the Gustavson MBA program praise the professionalism, intelligence and empathy of both the teaching staff and their fellow students. Students have many program options, all of which strive to provide students with a global outlook.

Gustavson also prides itself on its focus on sustainability in business. For example, students use pipeline projects as case studies to consider business from the environmental and Indigenous perspectives.

The MBA program offers both daytime and weekend streams. The full-time option requires students to spend 70 to 80 hours per week on attending class and completing assignments; the part-time is one weekend per month for 24 months.

Participants can also opt for a specialized degree in either entrepreneurship or service management, or to complete a double degree in conjunction with the university’s law, engineering or science faculties. For francophones, a daytime program is offered in partnership with EDHEC Business School in France.

Both daytime and weekend students participate in the essentials of business and leadership program prior to starting classes. It’s designed to enable students from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds to start their MBA from a similar vantage point, by discussing approaches to problem solving, business language and cultivating teamwork. For daytime students, the program lasts three weeks, and three days for weekend students.

A new extracurricular speaker series aims to connect students with business leaders.

Notable alumni include Mike Corrigan, former president and CEO of BC Ferries, and Mischelle vanThiel, founder and CEO of BrainPower Business Group Inc.

For those considering an application, the faculty connects prospective students with alumni for informal learning sessions.

Full-Time: 17-21 months

Part-Time: 24 months

Work Experience: 2 years

Cost: $36,380

Cost (International): $42,758

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 34

Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 14

Female Students: 59%

International Students: 82%

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