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International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) - July

University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business
4 weeks
Full time/part time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
On campus
Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
03 July 2022
Application deadline: 10 June 2022

Program description

International Summer Institute for Business Management - July

The July International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) is a four week university course that combines high-level academics with a fun activity 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 Communication, Entrepreneurship, Service Management and International Business.

Students from around the world take part in class discussions, debates and group presentations. Students work in pairs and small groups as well as complete a number of readings, homework assignments and tests. Students complete a group presentation to "pitch" their new business idea. 

Study Business Communication and Management

Students join two full courses that cover Business Communication and Business Management (with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Service Management and International Business). Most participants are able to earn the equivalent of 6.0 North American credits from their home university. It is up to each student to gain permission from their home faculty.

Enjoy the best of the west coast of Canada

The activity program is included in both the July and August ISIBM. Students join social, cultural and tourist activities that highlight the best of Victoria. Previous years' activities have included whale watching, city tours, hiking, sports night, visits to the Sydney night market and Butchart Gardens. Activities take place in the evenings and weekends after classes. 

On-campus accommodation/meals

Included in the cost of the ISIBM program is on-campus housing for all participants. Students will have their own private bedroom with a bed, desk, window and storage. They then share a living room, dining room, kitchen and washroom with 3 other students from a different language background. The campus housing is a 5 minute walk to all restaurants, cafes, gyms and classrooms. Each student is provided with a meal card to use at the various restaurants on campus. 

Meet New Friends and Network!

During the program you will make new friends and network with future business professionals and leaders on a daily basis. Students come from all over the world including countries where English is the first language. Students who are non-native speakers of English can really improve their English communication skills. 

Admission requirements

To join the International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) program, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in their home country and have a minimum English language level of IELTS 5.0 or TOEFL 45 or equivalent. 

Students should ask for credit approval from their home university before starting the ISIBM program. 

If students are coming from a country that requires a temporary resident visa, they should apply at least 2 months before the start of the program. We will provide a Letter of Acceptance when a student applies and pays the program fees. If the student is unable to get a visa, we will refund the full fees minus a $150 service fee. Deadline to apply for the July ISIBM program is June 10, 2022

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Program content

Module 1: Business Communication

Business Communications will focus on the development and enhancement of skills in written/oral business communication, non-verbal and cross-cultural communication. Students will learn how to develop efficient use of verbal and non-verbal skills in business situations and be able to use language to convey specific messages to intended audiences. Students will take part in a variety of class discussions, debates and activities. Each participant will join a small group to present a business "pitch". Awards will be given to the most creative, sustainable and unique.  

Module 2: Business Management: Entrepreneurship, Service Management, And International Business

This course is based on a program that has earned UVic several international awards. It aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace. We begin with issues relating to starting a business (entrepreneurship), continue with topics around ensuring success (service management) and end with issues involving growing the business (international business). Whether you plan to start your own business one day or work in a large multinational corporation, this course provides you with the knowledge to enhance your opportunities for success.

Scholarships & funding

Partial scholarships are available for the ISIBM program. Please visit the institute website for further information about scholarships. Deadline to apply for scholarships is May 27, 2022.

Program delivery

Classes take part on campus Monday to Friday from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm. Classes will be led by our award-winning Gustavson School of Business professors. These are the same professors who teach our Bachelor of Commerce and MBA programs.

Students are divided into two cohorts for classes but join together for the activity program on evenings and weekends. There are 2-4 activities per week. Activities may include whale watching, visit to a night market, hiking, world-famous Butchart Gardens and fireworks.

Tuition fees

  • Program Fee: $4,650 + tax (Canadian dollars)
  • Deposit with enrolment: $525 applied to the program fee
  • Fees include tuition, materials, on-campus housing, activity program, meal card, airport pick-up and graduation banquet
  • Deadline to apply for July ISIBM is June 10, 2022

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University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

The Gustavson School of Business is the business school at the University of Victoria on the stunning west coast of Canada. The quality of our programs is reflected in the thought leadership our professors bring to the classroom and in...

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Why study at University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

  • Gustavson School of Business is ranked in the top 1% of the world's business schools
  • Located on the stunning west coast of Canada
  • Focus on internationalization and experiential learning
  • 104 partner universities in 43 countries
  • UVic students have a 90% employment rate post-graduation

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University of Victoria - Gustavson School of Business

3800 Finnerty Rd Building Room 254
V8P 5C2 Victoria British Columbia

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