Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)

Add a business certificate to your career development plan.

Business education that fits.

You want a better job, but you don't have the time to sit in a classroom all day. You need to work and support yourself, but you don't want to be stuck in the same job forever. You need a business education that fits your schedule. That's where we come in.

The University of Victoria’s Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) is a flexible program, designed to fit the needs of mid-career professionals, full-time employees and people looking for professional development opportunities. The program has a diverse range of courses so you can tailor your business education to fit your needs. And multiple course types—from online courses to on-campus evening courses to intensive one-week workshops—mean you can complete our business certificate on your own terms and your own schedule.

Hear what former students have to say:

What I learned during my CBA experience is a valuable asset to doing an MBA. I will always remember to satisfy customer needs, satisfy customer needs, satisfy customer needs!

Sal, CBA graduate, 2013

Program Format

To obtain the Certificate in Business Administration, you need to successfully complete eight courses. You start with the foundation course Business Administration, and then complete seven more courses of your choosing. Some of the courses you can choose from include:

  • Business Ethics
  • Business Writing and Presentation Skills
  • E-Commerce and Social Marketing
  • Employment Law and Labour Relations
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Management
  • Professional Sales Skills
  • Small Business Management

Classes are held on-campus (weekdays, 7 to 10 pm) or online, and usually run for 13 weeks. There are also intensive one-week on-campus courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Graduation from secondary school
  • a minimum of five years work experience

You can also register for individual courses without taking the CBA certificate program.

Application Deadline

The CBA program begins three times per year, in January, May and September. Please contact us for more details.

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