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Vancouver Island University MBA

About Vancouver Island University- MBA

Vancouver Island University's Master of Business Administration is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The MBA program is offered in an intensive 20-month, full-time format which includes a series of well-articulated integrated courses in Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Research, and Technology and a 4-month internship and an applied business project.

All students participate in a 3-week Foundation of blended coursework at the start of the MBA program. The Foundation introduces students to the core principles of the program learning outcomes and rigorous requirements of academic writing and professional representation at the graduate level, setting our students up for success. 

Entry Requirements:

The MBA program has a limited number of seats and the best applicants will be offered a position.

  • University Bachelor degree from a business or non-business discipline.
  • A minimum “B” average in last two years of undergraduate degree.
  • Letter of introduction explaining how the MBA will contribute to career plans.
  • A résumé describing education, work and volunteer experience.
  • Two letters of recommendation from past employers or professors.
  • One year minimum of work experience is required.
  • No GMAT (entrance examination) score required.
  • Applicants whose previous degree was obtained in a country where English is not the primary/official language and from a university where English was not the language of instruction must meet one of VIU’s English Language requirements for Graduate Programs.
  • Additional Admission Requirement for International students:
  • Certified copy of all educational documents (enclose one copy in the original language and a certified copy translated into English, if applicable).

Application Process:

International Students:

  • Application Form

In addition to the application form applicants must submit the following:

  • A non-refundable Application Fee,
  • Certified copy of all educational documents (enclose one copy in the original language and a certified copy translated into English, if applicable.),
  • Applicants whose previous degree was obtained in a country where English is not the primary/official language and from a university where English was not the language of instruction must meet one of VIU’s English Language requirements for Graduate Programs.
  • Letter of introduction explaining how the MBA will contribute to career plans,
  • A résumé describing education, work and volunteer experience,
  • Two letters of recommendation from past employers or professors.

Fee & Expenses

Tuition Fee (Domestic) -  $27,463
Tuition Fee (International) - $48,000