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PETER B. GUSTAVSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria, British ColumbiaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1990Established Year
  21593Enrollment

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Founded in 1990, the Gustavson School of Business is one among the ten faculties of the prestigious University of Victoria and offers business and management courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The school is situated in Victoria, on Canada’s West Coast. The Graduate School at Gustavson is named Sardul S. Gill Graduate School. GSB offers Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral and Executive programs in Business. The Master in Global Business (MGB) at GBS is acclaimed both nationally as well as globally.

The school specializes in entrepreneurship, international business and service management. It is among the 1% of the world’s business schools holding both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. Gustavson school of business focuses on a global mindset and skill-set achieved from students and faculties from diverse backgrounds.

Ranking

  • As per the QS global MBA rankings Canada 2020, Gustavson school of business is ranked at 15th position in the country.
  • Corporate Knight’s Better World MBA ranking has placed GBS 19th worldwide and 1st in western Canada.

Highlights

TypePublic
Establishment year1990
Application modeOnline
Document submission modeOnline on application portal
Courses offeredUndergraduate, graduate and executive programs
Total students1131 (UG) + 200 (PG)
Faculty and staff122
Total revenues (University)635 million CAD
University Endowment470 million CAD
Academic calendarSemester
Interview requirementFor graduate applicants
Official websiteuvic.ca/gustavson
Work studyAvailable

Campus

  • Gustavson school of Business is one of the 10 schools of University of Victoria.
  • The school is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Western Shores of British Columbia.
  • Athletics, recreational facilities and sports clubs are available on the school’s campus.
  • The university campus has its own movie theatres, auditoriums, Gardens, Art galleries and other campus services like Bookstore, Libraries, Health clinic, Computer labs, Restaurants, Cafes and Banks.

Residence

  • Both on-campus and off-campus housing facilities are available. Homestays are a popular choice of accommodation for international students in Canada.
  • University of Victoria hosts homestay programs, in which students are provided opportunity to live with a local family.
  • On campus accommodations are provided on the basis of a lottery system.
    • Undergraduate students are given priority.
    • Single rooms, double rooms, Apartments available with or without meal plans.
  • University of Victoria has partnership with online rental agencies to provide off-campus listings for renters and landlords.

Programs

  • Gustavson School of Business offers UG and PG programs to all international students.
  • A four-year Bachelor of Commerce is offered under undergraduate admissions.
  • Graduate programs that are offered by Sardul S. Gill Graduate School includes MBA, Masters of Global Business, Masters of Management and PhD in international management and organisation.
  • GBS also offers executive programs for working professionals. These include professional development, custom programs, indigenous programs, and international training.
  • Some programs are compulsory for international students before commencement of the original course:
    • For B. Com – Business and English Communication (COM 206C)/Introduction to Canadian Business (COM 290)
    • These courses are integrated and do not need extra applications.

Application Process

  • Applicants must apply online through the official site if considering applying to the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
  • An online application with a supplement application (for BCom) is required to be filled and documents must be uploaded before the deadline.
  • For undergraduate admissions, admissions are provided on the basis of previous grades and the overall personality of the applicant.
  • Status of application can be checked at the portal itself.
  • Interview is required for graduate applicants.
  • Undergraduate Portal:
  • Graduate Portal: Graduate Application
  • Application fee: 127 CAD

Application Deadlines:

SemesterDeadline
Summer termMarch 31
Fall termMay 1
Spring termOctober 31

Note: English language proficiency reports can be submitted within one month after the deadline.

Required documents and eligibility:

  • Application form
  • Certified copy of certificates from high school/college/university
  • Official translation of transcripts if not in English
  • Additional course specific requirements
  • Work experience (for graduate applicants)
  • Resume
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • Professional reference (for graduate applicants)
  • English language proficiency[8] results:
Test/Course typeMinimum score (UG)Minimum score (PG)
IELTS6.5Minimum overall: 6.5
Competitive overall:7.0
TOEFL iBT90Minimum overall: 90
Competitive overall:95
MELAB9090
CAEL70-
LPI (Language proficiency index)Level 6-

Cost of attendance

  • Moving to study in Canada can be a huge task for some. It is suggested that students keep in mind all the expenses and requirements before coming to Canada.
  • Tuition fee per year for international students is tabulated below:
Undergraduate – B. Com (In CAD)
Tuition24,926
Co-op fee0-1267
International program fee1,348
UVic student society494
UVSS dental and extended health360
Commerce student society100
Academic sub total27,228 CAD
Graduate - MBA (In CAD)
Tuition fee37,909.80
Program fee4,442.22
Internship919.99
International applied project6,000
Text book cost2,600
Total50,952.02 CAD
Estimated Ancillary graduate student costs2,986.30 CAD
  • Accommodation fee per year including internet, electricity, hot water and heat is given below:
Type of AccommodationCost in CAD
Dormitory: super single room + meal11,844
Dormitory: single room + meal11,424
Dormitory: Double room + meal10,014
Cluster room6,954
Cluster townhouse (Double bedroom)9,042
Bachelor apartment6,984
One-bedroom apartment8,720

Financial aid for International Students

NameEligibilityValue in CADProgram typeSeparate application required
Ritchie Foundation MBA Entrance scholarshipsApplication must show strong academic strength1,000-9,000Graduate - MBANo
Margaret Lowe Memorial ScholarshipFemale students showing academic excellence during application5,000Graduate - MBANo
International Entrance ScholarshipsMerit basis, must be admitted to the university10,000All undergraduate programsNo
President beyond borders fundApplicants from Asia pacific region like India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia,
Nepal etc. who have been admitted in the university are awarded on basis of merit
5,000All undergraduate programsNo
  • Work study is available as a part time job on campus as a financial assistance.
  • Bursaries are awarded to international undergraduate and graduate students who experience financial crises.

Alumni

  • The university has a large alumni network throughout the world which offers advantages and opportunities to learn and work.
  • Alumni cards can be availed to get on-campus and off campus discounts.
  • Distinguished alumni include: -
    • Don Drummond, BA '76 (Humanities)
    • Michaela Tokarski, MBA '01 (Business
    • Brad Forth, BEng '88 (Engineering)

Placement

  • Gustavson School of Business offers career support and co-operative education.
  • The career support is to guide and prepare students in deciding and preparing for career opportunities.
  • Co-operative education familiarizes students with the industry environment.
  • Graduate student employment percentage within 3 months of graduation (2017-2018):
    • B Com: 85%
    • MBA: 89%
    • MGB: 91%
  • University has an online job portal which enables job providers and job seekers to connect to each other.
Find a Program

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90  |  GRE  317  |  GMAT  589
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 24,3751st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Master Global Business

FULL TIME | CO-OP
$ 26,6681st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 16,2561st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

7.8/10

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90  |  GRE  317  |  GMAT  589
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 24,3751st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Master Global Business

FULL TIME | CO-OP
$ 26,6681st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 16,2561st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

7.8/10

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90  |  GRE  317  |  GMAT  589
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90  |  GRE  317  |  GMAT  589
SIMILAR PROGRAMS
$ 24,3751st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

Master Global Business

FULL TIME | CO-OP
$ 26,6681st YEAR
FEES

1 YEAR

Course Duration

Apr 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
SIMILAR PROGRAMS

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 30

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90
$ 16,2561st YEAR
FEES

4 YEARS

Course Duration

Feb 28

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  90  |  IELTS  6.5  |  MELAB  90

COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

7.8/10
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Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Overview

Institution TypePublic
AffiliationUniversity of Victoria
Student Population21593
Application Cost$127
Average Cost of Attendance$26,668 / Year

Admission & Dates

Regular decision Deadlines

April 30

Application Deadline

July 30

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
MELAB-90- -
IELTS-6.5- -
TOEFL-90- -

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Acceptance Rate

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program85.0%
Total Applicants1331
Total Enrolled1131
Graduate
Graduate Programs15.0%
Total Applicants1274
Total Enrolled191

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Enrollment

Enrollment
Undergraduate Enrollment1131
Graduate Enrollment191

Attendance Cost

$26,668

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,256 / Year
Post Graduate Program$26,668 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
ProgramsAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
RANKING
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    7.8/10

    8/10academic
    8/10infrastructure
    8/10placements
    9/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    7/10accommodation

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    Libuša pika, SOUTH KOREA Bachelor of commerce [b.com] on-campus
    Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
    Current student , Batch : 2020
    7.8
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    STUDYING AT THE BEST UNIVERSITY - PETER B. GUSTAVSON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

    I completed my class 12 under CBSE board in commerce and had plans of pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce abroad. To get information regarding various universities abroad I visited a career fair in my city where I got to know about this college. For applying to the courses of the college I was required to complete the student application.


    Course Curriculum - 

    I carefully read the course details before selecting this college as it has a direct impact on the career. The program provides me an in-depth knowledge of the important subjects as well as an opportunity to use it in practice. I am also getting to gain practical experience from the course.

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    8 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
    8 /10
    placement
    7 /10
    extracurricular
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