Canada’s Best MBAs 2017: University of Victoria

Canada‘s Best MBA Programs 2017

The University of Victoria MBA

Gustavson School of Business

Victoria, British Columbia

University of Victoria MBA Program

The Gustavson School sums up its program with four qualities: international, innovative, integrative and sustainable. With 61% of MBA students and 50% of faculty hailing from outside Canada, this program can credibly claim to have a global scope. Gustavson offers two MBA specializations: entrepreneurship and service management. Students in the former stream have access to the Coast Capital Savings Innovation Centre, an on-campus incubator that helps develop their business concepts, with everything from seed investing to mentorship. The service management stream focuses on the needs of service organizations, from transportation to finance to educational institutions. A new part-time weekend MBA introduced this fall consists of 20 monthly weekend sessions on campus, with week-long residencies at the beginning and end of the schedule. The full-time program begins each August; the part-time option begins in September.

New this year! Gustavson has introduced a new Weekend MBA starting in fall 2016

Classroom experience
New full-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: 44
New part-time students enrolled, July 2015–July 2016: N/A
Students’ average GMAT score: 589
Work experience required: 3 years
Gender ratio: 68% male, 32% female
Percentage of international students: 61%
Program duration & cost
Full-time program length: 17 to 21 months
Full-time tuition: $34,945
Part-time program length: 24 months
Part-time tuition: $34,945
Specializations and joint degrees offered:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Service management