Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) - Accelerated

Accelerate your career prospects with a business diploma.

Earn a business diploma in less than nine months.

We know that many students graduating high school don't fit the traditional university student mold. We know you're looking for study options that will improve your job prospects in the shortest amount of time possible. That's why we've created a unique, fast-paced business certificate program. Gain the competitive edge you need in less than a year!

The University of Victoria’s non-credit Diploma in Business Administration (DBA) – Accelerated program gives you the unique opportunity to study a comprehensive business administration program and develop the practical knowledge and skills required for professional success.

273.9 days. Just imagine how good that last 0.1 of a day is going to feel.

Hear what past students have to say:

This Diploma program gave me the direction and motivation to pursue a Bachelor degree in Commerce this fall. Highly educated instructors with professional designations and practical business experience from a variety of business backgrounds, added to the validity of this superb program.

Kellen, 2010 DBA graduate

Entrance Requirements

  • Successful completion of Grade 12
  • Motivation to complete an intensive business program

Program Format

Intensive class sessions alternate with breaks in study that you can use to work or volunteer to build your resume. You complete 14 full-time (9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday), academic courses in a nine-month period. These are:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Management Computing
  • Interpersonal Business Communications
  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Small Business Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Management Accounting
  • International Business
The program runs once per year, starting in mid-August.


Courses are held on the University of Victoria campus or in a classroom facility near the Victoria International Airport.

Application Deadline

The Diploma of Business Administration - Accelerated program starts mid-August. Applications are accepted year-round, but if you want to start the program this year, you need to apply no later than mid-June.

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