International Winter Institute for Business Management

  • International Winter Institute for Business Management

    Jan. 6 – 22, 2020 Registration now closed

International Winter Institute for Business Management

Enhance your business education, improve your English language skills, and prepare for your future business success in an engaging and fun international learning environment.

Program Modules

Register today to take the next step in your studies and career!

The International Winter Institute for Business Management (IWIBM) is an intensive three-week program taught by our award-winning professors from the Gustavson School of Business. This program pairs theoretical concepts with experiential learning. Topics covered are Business Communications and Service Management.

Victoria offers one of the most unique climates within Canada. During the winter season the temperature is mild near the Pacific Ocean. On the mountains it is a winter wonderland with world-class skiing only a few hours away from the University of Victoria.

Business Communications

Service Management

Study Business Management
Earn credits while studying Business Comminications and Service Management in the Canadian setting.

Experience Canada (and Victoria)
The program offers a wide range of inclusive activities like a stay at the local ski hill (Mt. Washington), sightseeing and socio-cultural events, all around one of Canada’s most sought after destinations, Victoria, B.C.

Meet New Friends, and Network!
Students come from all over the world to attend the IWIBM. During the program you will make new friends and network with future business professionals and leaders on a daily basis.

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  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students
  • Program contains two modules: Business Communications and Service Management
  • Taught by award-winning professors at the Gustavson School of Business
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion and Grade Letter
  • Equivalent to 3.0 North American credit hours of course work (credit re-validation is the responsibility of the student’s home institution)
  • Scholarship opportunities available, inquire for details
  • Engaging university teaching style and fun activities


Jan. 6 – 22, 2020 Program $4,000 + 5% GST

Deposit: $500 + 5% GST
Registration Deadline: Registration now closed

Included in the Program Fee:

  • Tuition & Course Materials
  • Meal Card for on-campus lunches
  • Transportation to the University
  • Two nights’ accommodation at Mount Washington Resort
  • Ski rentals and lesson
  • Additional activities

“I enjoyed the IWIBM so much. Studying at UVic, making international friends and joining exciting activities gave me valuable experiences and memories. I gained a lot from the program.”

Li Txz Yan (Ellie), Hong Kong

“I have created so many long-lasting friendships in and out of the program. The program has helped me to grow and improve in different subject areas and I became more confident concerning my personal talents and skills. University was never as much fun as it was in Victoria and I’ll never forget the wonderful time I had! Hugs from Germany!”

Sabrina Karmann, Germany

“It has been a challenging experience and an opportunity to develop cross-cultural awareness. Moreover thanks to the class activities I have improved my public speaking skills. In addition ISIBM is a great opportunity to learn something more about Canada and British Columbia in particular thanks to the class and extra activities.”

Licia Frega, Italy

Victoria, BC City of Gardens

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. The city is the 15th most populous Canadian metro region. Sometimes Victoria is called “a bit of Old England” because of its beautiful gardens and British-influenced architecture. It is easily accessible by air and sea from Vancouver (east) and the US (south), and the rest of the world. It is an attractive city and a world famous tourism destination which has a large non-local student population who come to attend the University of Victoria and other local institutions.

You will discover a rich and well-preserved heritage, a thriving arts and entertainment centre and, with Canada’s most temperate climate, year- round outdoor recreation. So, whatever your interest – education, career or lifestyle – Victoria offers an abundance of opportunities.

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