MBA_brochure_2011_Oct_28 by wuyunyi


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
    21st century.
                                                               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
                                                               the world.

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.

      Foundation Program               First Semester                  Second Semester             Third Semester                Internship + Applied Business Project
          July & August               September - December               January - April              May - June                              July - October

              Foundation Program                   First Semester                Second Semester             Third Semester               Internship + Applied Business Project
                 October & November                  January - April                  May - July              August - October                        November - February

Program Structure
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 540
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
                                                              Fraud Prevention
                                                              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                                   Lafarge North America
                                                                     Business Development Bank of Canada
    All students, except those taking the Finance option,
                                                                     Sunlife Financial
    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
    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
                                                486 MBA/MScIB
Management & Consulting
                                                Number Enrolled:
 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,

    Student Support
    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

    Admission process
    Application Deadlines
      •	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)
                                                                                undergraduate studies.
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:

                                                                           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
                                                    On-Campus Residences

    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,
                                                                                                                          Kaidi Electrical
                                                                                                           Enkhi (Nadine) Sin (MBA 2009)
                                                                                                                     Project Coordinator,
                                                                                                                      Lafarge Canada Inc.
                                                                                                             Lindsey Munday (MBA 2009)
                                                                                                                         VP Operations,
                                                                                                                          Space Energy
                                                                                                             Handoko Utama (MBA 2009)
                                                                                                                Bank Guarantee Manager,
                                                                                                                         HSBC Indonesia

“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
     By Air:
     There are regular, 15-minute flights from Vancouver International Airport
     (YVR) to Nanaimo-Collishaw Airport (YCD).
                                                                                                   VANCOUVER                WHISTLER
     By Sea & Land:
                                                                                             P A

     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.

                                  Fisheries &                                     Social Sciences

                                  Aquaculture PIAF
                                                               Arts & Sciences

                                                                                                                       Centre for
                                 Environmental                                                                         Education

                                                                                                                                                                                            DUAL DEGREES
                                 Science                                                                                                              Student
     Centre for                                                                                                                                       Residences
     Shellfish Research                                                     Library

                                                   Physics                            Cafeteria

                                                                                                                  Faculty                                                                              For More Information
                                                                                                                  of Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                     MBA/MScIB Admissions
                                    Visual &                                                                                   Students’ Union
     High School
                                    Applied Arts             Theatre
                                                                                                    Student Services
                                                                                                                               Pub                                                        Centre for International Education
                                               Music                                                                                                                                            Vancouver Island University
             Arts & Humanities
                                                                                                                                                                                                              900 Fifth Street
                                 Art Gallery
                                                                                                            Gymnasium                             ASTEC
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nanaimo, British Columbia
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Canada V9R 5S5
                                                                                                                                                 Welding Shop
                                                                            Career &
                                                                            Academic Prep.

                                                                                                                           Automotive Shop
     Va anaim
         ou o C

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tel: 250.740.6316
            ve am
              r Is pu

                                                                   Hairdressing                                                                               Heavy Mechanical
                                                                                                                                                              & Carpentry                                 Fax: 250.740.6471
                  lan s



                                                                                                                                                                                               MBA/MScIB Program
                                                                                                                                                                               Application for Admission
                                                                                                          900 FIFTH STREET, NANAIMO, BC, CANADA V9R 5S5 • TELEPHONE: (250) 740-6316 • FAX: (250) 740-6471
                                                                                                                                                             E-MAIL: • WEBSITE:

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 [   ]
                                         Mailing Address
Personal Data

                                         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

                                             Emergency 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 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Educational Background

                                         From ________________ to ___________________       Transcript attached   []    Program of graduation attached            []      To be sent later   []
                                                    year                  year

                                         Grade/Form/Level completed or Degree/Diploma earned _________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                         Address of last school/college/university attended ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                   City                                   Country

                                   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.
Payment & Declaration

                                                                                                                              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
                                         Cardholder’s Name: ____________________________________________                      Date: __________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                              Signature of Applicant: ___________________________________________________________________
                                         Cardholder’s Signature: _________________________________________                                                I declare that the statements in this application are complete and correct.

                                     jANUARY 2011
                                                                                                                                                          Visit our website:

in partnership with


Contact information
MBA/MScIB Admissions
Centre for International Education
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Canada V9R 5S5

Tel: 250.740.6316
Fax: 250.740.6471



To top