Gustavson School of Business

Short-Term Business Programs

Summer Graduate Business Studies (SGBS)

June 20 – July 16, 2022

A short-term summer program specifically targeted for masters students world-wide.
  • Open to any graduate level student currently attending university/college in their respective country looking to take the next step.
  • Study global strategy, cross-cultural management and social entrepreneurship in beautiful Victoria BC, Canada. Four weeks of innovative graduate level business studies taught by the University of Victoria’s award-winning faculty.
  • Join graduate level students in classes to prepare you for business success while having an opportunity to build relationships and contacts with other future leaders from around the world.
  • Take part in field trips relating to module content and meet local business owners
  • Students can register for each module individually- each module is 1.5 weeks
  • Join fun activities such as whale watching, wine tasting and visits to top tourist and cultural sites

International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM)

ISIBM A: July 3-26, 2022 ISIBM B: August 3-23, 2022

Develop a fundamental understanding of business skills and tools to succeed in today’s global marketplace.
  • Students from any faculty can add international business skills to their educational resume
  • Increased understanding of the fundamentals of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Service Management
  • Improved business communication skills, intercultural awareness and preparation for further studies abroad
  • Program combines high-level academic content with fun social, cultural and tourist activities
  • Meet students from around the world including native speakers of English
  • Stay on-campus in student townhouses/condos- Each student has their own private bedroom and then shares a living/dinning room, kitchen and bathroom with students from a different language background

International Winter Institute for Business Management (IWIBM)


Created to enhance your business education, improve your English language skills, and prepare for your future business success in an engaging and fun international learning environment.
  • Increased understanding of the fundamentals of Business Communications and Service Management.
  • Improved business communication skills (oral, written, resume writing and interpersonal skills).
  • Intercultural awareness that prepares you for further studies abroad and international business.
  • Long-lasting friendships and networks with participants from around the world.
  • Wonderful classroom and social activities and enjoyable winter memories.