MBA/MScIB in partnership with
Double your investment
–That’s good business!
Access the power of 2
international business schools
Go Global Global Mindset
Come to Vancouver Island University (VIU) and earn a • Dual concurrent Canadian & British degrees
Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master
of Science in International Business (MScIB) at the same
• 14 to 18 months from start to finish
time. This dual Canadian & British program is designed to
give students an opportunity to combine knowledge and
practical experience through the integration of theory, • Finance option
research and practice that can be applied at regional,
national and international levels. • No GMAT required
The University of Hertfordshire (UH) recognizes this
program as fulfilling the requirements of the UH MScIB • Work experience preferred but not required
degree. As a result, on completion of the program,
candidates will receive a Canadian MBA and a British MScIB, • Internship required
opening up a world of opportunities.
• Competitively priced
• Two start dates each year
• Graduates with an undergraduate degree in
any subject may apply
• Global learning environment
• New technologically enhanced facilities
• Career support provided
• International students are eligible to work in
Canada while studying & after graduation
• Authorized by the Degree Quality
Assessment Board (DQAB) British
Columbia Ministry of Advanced
• VIU Business School accredited
by the Accreditation Council for
Business Schools & Programs
Bold and Innovative
In today’s global economy, organizations and businesses The VIU and UH Faculties of Management have
need professionals with the knowledge and ability to designed their respective degrees to reflect the core
lead change, the courage to embrace innovation and values of two outstanding universities, which include:
solve ethical dilemmas, and the skills and wisdom to teaching excellence, an applied focus, faculty/student
successfully guide diverse work teams. Business leaders interaction, a global learning environment, and a focus
are increasingly required to respond to the demands on educational and employment success for students
of the market and different stakeholders, while from diverse backgrounds.
balancing social responsibility. These issues add to the
The core vision of the program is to develop superior
complexities of operating a successful business in the
managers with global mindsets. Small classes and
flexible learning modules are just some of the strengths
Vancouver Island University’s Faculty of Management of our MBA/MScIB program that will help students
and UH Business School build on the success of previous develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in
partnership programs. This partnership provides today’s competitive business world.
graduates with the support and credentials needed to
Upon graduation, students will have access to the
apply for management positions in North America and
experience and networking opportunities of over 600
around the world.
VIU MBA program alumni who are working in small,
medium and large corporations in Canada and around
Relevant and Intensive
The intensive 14-month, full-time format includes a 4-month Internship and Applied Business Project. Students
with a non-business degree complete an additional 2-month Foundation Program before the start of the MBA/
MScIB program. Students who choose the Finance option will study an additional 2 months after completion of the
core program. There are two start date options.
FIRST START DATE
Foundation Program First Semester Second Semester Third Semester Internship + Applied Business Project
July & August September - December January - April May - June July - October
SECOND START DATE
Foundation Program First Semester Second Semester Third Semester Internship + Applied Business Project
October & November January - April May - July August - October November - February
FOUNDATION PROGRAM SECOND SEMESTER FINANCE OPTION
for non-business graduates MBA 501 (Additional 2 months of study)
PMBA 501 Managing the Networked Enterprise One Finance elective in Third Semester plus 2
Management and Strategy MBA 505 additional Finance courses which may include:
PMBA 502 Management Decision-Making: Global Financial Institutions
Foundations of Marketing Operations and Decision Analysis Management
PMBA 503 MBA 506 Mutual Funds Industry in Canada
Foundations of Economics Research Methods and Consulting Skills Real Estate Investment
PMBA 504 MBA 521 Global Investment Management
Basics of Accounting and Quantitative Financial Performance Measurement Equity Security Analysis
Methods MBA 522 Fixed Income Security Analysis
International Business Strategy Derivative Instruments and Markets
MBA 500 MBA 579
Internship Preparation II INTERNSHIP + APPLIED BUSINESS
The Effective Manager
MBA 502 THIRD SEMESTER
Establishing the Global Context FOURTH SEMESTER
MBA 503 International Human Resource MBA 580
Management Decision-Making: Financial Management Internship (for non-finance students)
Analysis MBA 541 MBA 582
MBA 504 Corporate Social Responsibility Finance Focused Internship (for finance
Management Decision-Making: students)
Managerial Economics +1 ELECTIVE MBA 581
a selection of electives will be offered each year Applied Business Project (for non-finance
MBA 523 and may include:
International Marketing students)
Small Business Management
MBA 578 Business Strategies for Sustainable
Internship Preparation I Development
Finance (see course list next column)
Strategic Marketing Management
Doing Business with China
Special Topics in Management
TOTAL: 54 CREDITS
Work Experience Included
The Internship + Applied Examples of Internship Placements
Business Project Envision Financial
www.viu.ca/mba/internships.asp Lafarge North America
Business Development Bank of Canada
All students, except those taking the Finance option,
are required to complete an internship integrated with
Canwest Global Communications
an Applied Business Project in the final four months of Fairmont Hotels
the program. Finance option students are required to Meyers Norris Penny Chartered Accountants
complete an internship, but do not do a major project.
These experiential learning activities provide opportunities Off-Campus Work
for students to apply the knowledge and skills gained www.viu.ca/mba/career.asp
throughout their course of study to an active business International students who qualify are eligible to work
environment. Internships are required and support is part-time on- and off-campus while studying full-time. This
provided by VIU Internship Coordinators. provides MBA/MScIB students with a valuable opportunity
to earn money and gain Canadian work experience while
The MBA/MScIB internship will provide students with
important Canadian work experience to support their long-
term job prospects in Canada and all over the world.
The Applied Business Project is a written report, normally International MBA/MScIB graduates from VIU are eligible
related to the company where students are doing their to work in Canada for 14–18 months. VIU/UH MBA/MScIB
internship, and will address specific business problems or graduates are employed by some of the most prestigious
issues within the organization. companies in the world, as well as unique niche companies
in locations such as Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto,
Calgary, Edmonton, Istanbul, Shanghai, Mexico City and
Global Knowledge + Global Experience
= Global Career
Where are our graduates working? Project/Production Management
Group 2 Architecture Engineering Ltd.
Learning Wise International Inc.
Sales & Marketing Shell (China)
BAM Strategy Reckitt Benckiser
Eclipse Technologies Inc. ThyssenKrupp Dongyang Elevator
Genesis Land Development Corporation Dantherm (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.
Lafarge North America
Top Sources Lab Inc.
Macronix International Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Baosteel International
Kornova Investments (Vietnam) Inc.
Finance & Accounting MBA/MScIB Class of 2009/10
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
The class of 2009/10 features students from
22 different countries and a wide range of
HSBC backgrounds, thus providing a rich learning
Finning (Canada) environment.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Number of Applicants:
First Nations Finance Authority
Management & Consulting
Medica Sur SAB
Exxon Mobil Limited
Honeywell Aerospace Countries Represented:
Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Ecuador, El
Riddell Kurczaba Architecture Engineering
Salvador, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran,
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria,
Stream International Corporation Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Taiwan, Trinidad/Tobago,
Participants are supported in their learning
• Extensive library and wireless computer resources
• Study support services, including a writing, math
and accounting centre
• Professional student advising and support
• A faculty supervisor for each Applied Business
• The MBA Internship Office and Internship
• VIU Alumni Association
• Homestay & on-campus student residences
• For ALL applicants
February 28 for June Start
and April 30 for September Start
• Business Graduates
February 28 for August Start
and April 30 for January Start
Two Start Dates
• Non-business Graduates
June & September
• Business Graduates
August & January
58,577 sq.ft Library
General Admission Requirements
• University bachelor’s degree from a recognized,
accredited institution, in any area of study.
Post-Degree Diploma In
• A minimum ‘B’ average in the last 2 years of
Business Studies (PDDB)
VIU’s Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies is
• For international students, completion of the VIU English
a specialized short, focused program designed for
Language Centre University Preparation Program or
students who have graduated with non-business
TOEFL iBT score of 88 (with no section under 20), or IELTS
or business degrees. The PDDB has several areas
6.5 (with no band under 6.0), CAEL 70, or equivalent
of specialization. These programs are twelve
months in length and can be used as a credential • Letter of intent, a résumé, and two letters of
towards entry into the MBA/MScIB program. The recommendation from past employers or professors must
program is also an excellent way to support entry be included as part of the application.
into the business world. • Work experience preferred but not required.
Tuition: $14,750 • GMAT accepted but not required.
For more information Apply online: www.viu.ca/mba/apply
Foundation Program (non-business graduates)
International: $4,850 CAD* + student fees & textbooks
Domestic: $2,425 CAD* + students fees & textbooks
International: $29,500 CAD* + student fees & textbooks
Domestic: $18,500 CAD* + student fees & textbooks
Cost of Living
The average cost of living including housing, food,
local bus transportation and medical insurance is
$800–1,000 per month.
* Subject to change without notice
Vancouver Island University Facilities at VIU
& University of Hertfordshire VIU has four campuses located in the central Vancouver
Vancouver Island University, established in 1936, is Island region and on the Sunshine Coast. The main
a public, degree-granting University. VIU currently campus, which hosts the MBA/MScIB program, is in the
has in excess of 18,000 full- and part-time students, city of Nanaimo. The scenic, 110-acre campus overlooks
including 1,000 international students from more than the ocean and coastal mountains of British Columbia
40 countries. and is about a 5-minute bus ride from downtown.
Over 600 Graduates
The University of Hertfordshire is a public degree- VIU’s facilities include a 294-seat theatre, a new library,
granting institution with over 24,000 full-time students. numerous research centres, an art gallery and a 20,000
UH offers a full range of academic disciplines; its square foot gymnasium and fitness centre. A 400-room
business school is one of its largest faculties and has a Student Residence Village is located in the heart of the
worldwide reputation for its excellence in partnership campus and features an outdoor basketball court and
programs. UH is consistently ranked as one of the top a beach volleyball court. The campus also has wireless
new universities in the United Kingdom. internet access.
VIU and UH have been working in partnership since The new Faculty of Management Centre includes a
2002. The first stage of the partnership included lounge for graduate business students, lecture theatres,
delivering the UH MBA and IMBA on the VIU campus. two computer labs and seminar/break-out rooms for
The Universities then expanded their relationship to group activities. All rooms are technologically enhanced
include undergraduate and faculty exchanges, and in order to simulate a creative business environment.
most recently the development of the MBA/MScIB VIU’s new main library in Nanaimo offers over 230,000
dual degree. These two innovative universities will books and journals, online resources, viewing rooms
continue to deepen what has become a very beneficial and multimedia computer stations.
relationship, enhancing the national and international
reputations of both institutions. Within a 5-minute walk of the campus, there are sport
facilities which include an indoor aquatic centre with
an Olympic-sized swimming pool, wave pool and water
slides; twin indoor ice rinks for skating and ice hockey;
soccer and baseball fields and a 400-metre track.
What VIU alumni are doing
Sean McCarthy (MBA 2010)
North American Sales Manager,
Enkhi (Nadine) Sin (MBA 2009)
Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lindsey Munday (MBA 2009)
Handoko Utama (MBA 2009)
Bank Guarantee Manager,
“For those students looking for a
great learning environment with
a faculty that is approachable, “I am glad I made the decision to
available and extremely helpful, VIU study my MBA/MScIB at VIU. I have
is ideal. The international networking learned to respect other cultures “The MBA program is very intensive
opportunities for prospective and ideas; to follow new rules and and demanding, with a good mixture
students are far reaching and I am to create my own rules...with the of classical theories with current
confident I will be staying in touch internship experience I am having realities of the world of business... I
and building upon this global a complete sense of what ‘real life’ is couldn’t imagine having done my
network in the future.” and started my career development.” MBA anywhere else.”
Peter Northcott, Canada Veronica Villalva, Mexico Rupinder Kiki Sidhu, Canada
Class of 2008 Class of 2008 Class of 2003
Nanaimo: A great place to live, study and work
Vancouver Island University is located in the city of Nanaimo, Nanaimo is also a tourist destination. Surrounded by
on beautiful Vancouver Island. VIU is a 20-minute drive from magnificent mountains and ocean, islands, parks, lakes and
the Nanaimo Airport and a 5-minute drive from downtown wilderness areas, the scenery in Nanaimo is spectacular.
Nanaimo. Nanaimo’s mild climate allows students to enjoy hiking, sailing,
golfing, kayaking, cycling, diving, salmon fishing and many
Nanaimo, a city of 85,000 residents, offers a friendly and
other outdoor sports and recreation opportunities year-round.
supportive community that is within easy reach of major
In winter, skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are a short
metropolitan areas like Vancouver and Victoria. Nanaimo is an
drive away at Mount Washington Resort.
emerging business centre with excellent infrastructure and
transportation links. The current development of downtown
Nanaimo is expected to enhance business and employment
opportunities for the region well into the future.
How to get to Nanaimo
There are regular, 15-minute flights from Vancouver International Airport
(YVR) to Nanaimo-Collishaw Airport (YCD).
By Sea & Land:
The best route is by BC Ferries from Horseshoe Bay (Trans-Canada Highway #1),
West Vancouver to Departure Bay, Nanaimo. The ferry trip is very beautiful and Nanaimo CANADA
takes about 1.5 hours. U.S.A.
Another BC Ferries route is from Tsawwassen in Southern Vancouver to Duke Point
in Nanaimo. This is also a very beautiful trip and takes about 2 hours.
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International students must enclose: Canadian students must enclose:
1. A $150 (Cdn) non-refundable Application Processing Fee. 1. A $150 (Cdn) non-refundable Application Processing Fee.
2. A passport-size photograph. 2. An official copy of all educational documents.
3. A certified copy of all educational documents. (Enclose one copy in the original language, and 3. (a) Enclose a letter of introduction explaining how the MBA will
a certified copy translated into English, if applicable.) contribute to your career plans.
4. Proof of successful completion of VIU English Language Centre, University Preparation (b) Enclose a résumé describing your work and/or volunteer
Program, or min. TOEFL 550 (Institutional Number 9581), TOEFL Computer Based Test experience.
(CBT) 213, iBT 88 with no section under 20, IELTS 6.5 with no band under 6.0, CAEL 70, or (c) Enclose 2 letters of reference from former employers and/or
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (min. ‘B’) or Proficiency in English (min. ‘B’). professors.
5. (a) Enclose a letter of introduction explaining how the MBA will contribute to your career plans.
(b) Enclose a résumé describing your work and/or volunteer experience.
(c) Enclose 2 letters of reference from former employers and/or professors.
Family Name First Name Middle Name E-mail Address:
Telephone Number Fax Number Date of Birth Place of Birth Male [ ]
( ) ( ) Yr. Mo. Day Female [ ]
Citizenship First Language Social Insurance Number
[ ] Canadian Citizen [ ] Permanent Resident (landed immigrant)
First Language Citizenship (if not Canadian) Citizenship Status will be: [ ] Study Permit [ ] Minister’s Permit [ ] Other, specify
Passport/Travel Document No. Country of Issue Sponsoring Organization & E-mail Contact
Name Telephone E-mail Address Preferred Language Relation to student (father, friend, etc.)
MBA/MScIB start date requested __________/__________/__________
day month year
I plan to begin my studies in VIU English Language Centre’s University Preparation Program [ ] Yes [ ] No
If no, enclose proof of English language ability. (See #4 at the top of this page.)
Name of last school/college/university attended ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
From ________________ to ___________________ Transcript attached  Program of graduation attached  To be sent later 
Grade/Form/Level completed or Degree/Diploma earned _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address of last school/college/university attended ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Previous Year’s History Please indicate your main activity during the past year. Please indicate where you were located.
[ ] Other Educational Institution [ ] Attending College [ ] Other [ ] in British Columbia [ ] in another country
[ ] Working [ ] Attending University [ ] in another province
Type of Payment Please read the following before signing:
1. I understand that acceptance of this application does not guarantee admission to a program or
[ ] Certified Cheque or Money Order – Reference # ____________________ course.
2. I understand that my admission is subject to availability of a place for me in the program for
[ ] Bank Transfer – Reference # ____________________________________ which I have applied.
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3. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Vancouver Island University (VIU) and of the
[ ] Credit Card: [ ] VISA [ ] MasterCard [ ] American Express department and program in which I shall be registered, and any changes which may be made
[ ] I authorize to charge $150 (Cdn) to my credit card. while I am a student at VIU.
4. I certify that all statements on this application are true and complete. I understand that
misrepresentation of this information in any material way may result in cancellation of my
Credit Card Number: ____________________________________________
admission or registration status.
Expiry Date: _____________ ______________
Month Year I hereby authorize Vancouver Island University to release transcripts of my record to:
[ ] Parents [ ] Sponsoring Agency [ ] Other Educational Institution
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