Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) - Fast Track

Intensive business training to jump start your career.

There's only 84 days between you and your future.

You want a new career, but need some business credentials. You want to pursue an MBA, but don't have a business degree. You want to get to work as fast as possible. We want to help you achieve your goals.

The University of Victoria's innovative, intensive 12-week Certificate in Business Administration – Fast Track program gives you the business skills you need to get out into the field as soon as possible. You'll acquire highly valued business knowledge and management skills—and real-world practical experience—in just 12 weeks.

If you have a bachelor's degree in a subject other than Business, and you want to pursue an MBA, the CBA – Fast Track is also a recognized pre-requisite for the University of Victoria's Masters in Global Business program.

Hear what former students have to say:

The CBA Fast Track program is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had to date. Not only did I learn an incredible amount from the program, but I learned an extraordinary amount from the students . . . . For 13 weeks, we not only learned from the Continuing Studies Business Faculty, we learned from each other. It was an enriching experience; one that I truly will never forget. The friendships and bonds that were formed in our class, and with some of the teaching faculty, is something that will always be with me.

Janai, CBA FastTrack graduate, 2009

Program Format

CBA – Fast Track is a 12-week program consisting of eight core business courses. Courses are usually held on-campus, weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. When you register in the program you are automatically enrolled in these business admin courses:

  • Business Administration
  • Interpersonal Business Communications
  • Business Writing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Strategic Management

To qualify for the University of Victoria's Certificate in Business Administration – Fast Track, you need to successfully complete these eight courses.

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree
  • a minimum of five years work experience

If your first language is not English, you also require a minimum TOEFL score of 550 or a minimum TOEIC score or 755. Please contact us for more information.

Application Deadline

The CBA – Fast Track program begins 3 times per year, in January, May and September.

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