Summer Graduate Business Studies

  • Summer Graduate Business Studies

    July 13 – August 7, 2020

Summer Graduate Business Studies

If you are a future business leader, who envisions a career where you will do well by doing good, then this is the program for you.

Program Modules

Since 2013 we have been pleased to offer a short term summer program specifically targeted to masters students worldwide.

Delivered by the same instructors that teach our own MBA students, the program offers a thorough overview of the fields that garnered Gustavson Business international attention and awards.

Global Strategy, Cross-Cultural Management and Social Entrepreneurship are key areas of specialization for Gustavson. We have adapted the format of our regular MBA courses to present you with a rigorous, innovative term of study. The program is equivalent to three graduate level courses.

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Global Strategy

Social Entrepreneurship

Cross-Cultural Managment


  • 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.
  • Tailored to masters students world-wide, 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.
  • We recommend that students register for the full four week program, but we also recognize that being away from work/school for this length of time is not always possible. Students can now register for SGBS on a per-module basis.


Full program: July 13 – August 7, 2020

Program fees: $5,500 + 5% GST

Deposit: $600 + 5% GST – Paid upon registration
Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and course materials
  • On-campus executive housing with partial meal card
  • Class-related field trips
  • Some extracurricular activities
  • Welcome lunch and farewell banquet dinner

Per-Module Pricing*

Module 1: Global Strategy – July 13–July 20- 32.5 hours

Module 2: Social Entrepreneurship– July 21-July 28 – 32.5 hours

Module 3: Cross-Cultural Management– July 29- August 7 – 32.5 hours

Pricing per-module:

1 module: $2,500 + 5% GST

2 modules: $4,000 + 5% GST

3 modules: $5,500 + 5% GST

*Per-module pricing includes tuition, materials, on-campus accommodation, a meal card, some extracurricular activities and field trips (if applicable to that module)

“The SGBS program is amazing for three reasons. First of all, students can take several different types of lectures by different business professors who are experts in educational teaching and research. Secondly, the program has only 20 to 30 students in a class, which means that you develop close relationships with your classmates and professors. Thirdly, students learn not only studying about business administration but also the culture and history in Victoria. The program coordinator will give students opportunities of activities after class. I totally recommend joining the SGBS. You will see a different world from here.”

Shiho Nakamura
Ph. D. Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, College of Business Administration

“The curriculum of SGBS was really exciting and challenging at the same time. Through vivid teaching style, complicated topics become easier. The professors’ experience was really inspiring.”

Te-Fen Hsu
Student from National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

“I like the teachers. They offer us a lot of materials and information. They even inspire me to be a critical thinker and search for lots of information on topics.”

SGBS participant

“Like every international student, I was scared and confused about living and studying in an unfamiliar country before I got here, but all considerations were gone after I met our fantastic coordinators, knowledgeable professors, friendly local volunteers and other awesome diverse exchange students! Moreover, the professors at UVic business school lived up to their reputation of leading one of the best business schools in Canada, and all the content they taught that was related to business is still useful for me.”

Aubrey Zhou

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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