Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: Vancouver Island University

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The Vancouver Island University MBA

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Vancouver Island University MBA Program

Through Vancouver Island University’s dual-degree program, students earn an MBA as well as a master of science in international management from England’s University of Hertfordshire. (There is also a single-degree MBA program.) There is no GMAT requirement, and the school provides a supportive environment for candidates who do not have a business background by providing a foundation program before regular classes start. Students finish their degree with specialization courses. In addition, some complete a four-month internship along with a written report, usually about the company sponsoring the work placement. Classes begin in either July or September.

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Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 155
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 2
Work experience required: 1 year
Gender ratio: 57% male, 43% female
Percentage of international students: 87%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 14 to 16 months
Full-time tuition: $21,239
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Combined MBA and master of science in international management