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Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is internationally accredited and ranked among the top business schools in Canada. 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.


  • 'Canada’s Best Business Universities 2017', Maclean’s- #18
  • QS Global MBA Rankings 2018 Ranks for Diversity- #1
  • Eduniversal MGB program: International Management in North America- #25
  • November 2012- MGB program recognized with the Outstanding Program Award by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).

Key Features

  • Master of Management (MOM)- newly added 12-month program.
  • Offers compulsory paid co-ops for all undergraduate students
  • Academic partnership with 100 international Universities across 40 countries.
  • Graduate students won Better World Case Study Competition consecutively in 2015 and 2016 editions of World Economic Forum at Davos.
  • Alan Blizzard Collaborative Teaching Award for Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs Program in 2016.
  • Academic research 2017: 23 peer-reviewed articles, 5,000 books/book chapters, 55 journal editorial boards, more than 50 conference presentations.
  • Prof. Ravee Chittoor named a Canada Research Chair in Global Economy, 2015 – 2020.

Student Satisfaction

  • Diverse scope of International Internship.
  • Co-op requirement leads to new experiences.
  • Highlights of impactful learning at GSB in 2017:
    1. International Academic Exchange: 100% graduate and 77% undergraduate
    2. 83.5% alumni employed with 3 months of graduation.


Type of UniversityPublic
Faculty Members122 (including non-teaching staff)
Number of Undergraduate Seats969
Number of Postgraduate Seats247 (including 10 Ph.D. students)
Percentage of International Students61%
Basic Tuition Fee – Undergraduate Canadian StudentsCAD 507.56
Basic Tuition Fee - Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 1,655.16
Basic Tuition Fee - Graduate Canadian StudentsCAD 4,162.66
Basic Tuition Fee - Graduate International StudentsCAD 5,162.02

Campus and Residential Facilities

  • Located at Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada.
  • Spread on 402 acres of property.
  • 8 transit routes available to access university.
  • Walk or cycle in/around the campus.

On-campus residence services are available for both undergraduate and graduate students at GSB.

  • On campus residence compulsory for fresh Undergraduate students.
  • Limited number of bachelor apartments, one-bedroom apartments, and cluster rooms for graduate students
  • Allotment via Lottery system for graduate students.
  • List up to 5 choices (residence building/room type/community) in order of preference.

Residences at UVic grouped in 7 separate neighborhoods on-campus:

  • 21 dorm buildings: single and double occupancy rooms; standard meal plan.
  • 121 self-contained apartment and townhouse units. Optional meal plan.
  • 46 self-contained, furnished bachelor and one-bedroom apartments for graduate students; optional meal plan.

Live in Living and Learning Communities (Business Community, Engineering Community etc.) with students of similar academic or personal interests.

  • Limited space
  • Competitive entrance.

Other Options include- Substance-free community and Quite Floor Community

Programs, Faculties and Divisions

ProgramDurationIntakeSpecializationCo-opInternational Exchange
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)4-yearSeptemberEntrepreneurshipthree paid co-op work terms in Canada or internationallyOne academic term
International Business
Service Management
Non-Specialized Options
Master of Business Administration (MBA)17 – 21 monthsSeptember, January, MayEntrepreneurship1 paid co-op term is mandatory for students with less than 3 years of work experience post-Bachelor’s Degree.International Applied Project – a 2 weeks consulting project;
Service Management
Master of Management12 monthsMay---
Master of Global Business (MGB)12-16 monthsSeptember, January-Global Business Experience of at least 300 hours of work with an organizationInternational Research and Consulting Project
Ph.D. in International Management & Organization4-yearSeptember, January, May-Opportunities to teach in undergrad programsInternational Research Exchange at Overseas Partner University or Industry Practicum


  • MBA in weekend/evening programs for full time working personnel.
  • MBA in customized modular formats for organizations.
  • Double degree option combines GSB’s MBA with Law, Engineering (non-thesis), M. Sc. (non-thesis) or a Business/Finance Degree from EDHEC France.

All you need to know about Application Process

ProgramAcademic RequirementDocument Requirement
B.ComSuccessful completion of High SchoolOfficial Academic Transcripts
Admission Average is 80 – 85%Personal Statement, Answer to specific short question
Proof of English Language ProficiencyCurrent Resume in Gustavson Resume Template
MGB and MBAA 4-year degree or a 3-year degree. Master’s Degree with average GPA of 7 or 60% averageAcademic Official Transcripts directly from issuing authorities.
Proof of English Language ProficiencyResume
Additional requirement for MBA: GMAT Score 620+References
Full-time Professional work experience post-graduation: 2-5 years (MBA)Personal Submissions
Ph.D.MBA or another masters-degree (e.g., in Economics or Sociology) and experience working within an organization.All Academic Official Transcripts directly from issuing authorities.
GRE or GMAT Test scores: 650 and above.Curriculum Vitae and Letters of endorsement
Proof of Language ProficiencyStatements of goals and research interests

Language Proficiency Tests

Accepted TestsRequired Scores
IELTS Academic6.5, with no component less than 6.0
MELABMinimum score of 90.
TOEFL IBT90 with no section less than 20
CAEL70, with no section less than 60

How, When and Where to Apply?

-September entryJanuary entry
Deadlines for BCOM ApplicationFebruary 28 -
BCOM Supplemental applicationFebruary 28 -
English language proficiency for BCOMMarch 15 -
Application Deadline for MGBApril 30August 31
Application Deadline for MBAApril 30 -
Application and Transcript Deadline for Ph.D.January 30 -

Steps to apply

  1. Create a profile on the UVic Application Portal.
  2. Fill in all details in the application.
  3. Submit the application along with Application Fee.
  4. Upload documents showing interim grades.
  5. Complete your supplemental application.

Application Fee

Submit non-refundable application fee

Canadian/US ApplicantsCAD 76.25CAD 124CAD 119
International ApplicantsCAD 127CAD 156CAD 147
Admission Confirmation Fee (One-time)CAD 200--

What after you get admission?

  • UVic sends a Confirmatory email with a 9-digit student number and an Introductory email.
  • Use the student number to create a NetLink ID
  • Apply for Residence and Scholarships.
  • Undergraduate Students: Submit Acceptance Fee of CAD 200.
  • Graduate students get in touch with Graduate Admissions and Records via email to secure place.

As soon as Admission Offer is issued, apply for Study Permit from the IRCC, Government of Canada.

Cost and Expenses

BCOMYear 1
International program feeCAD800
UVic Student Society (UVSS) and other fees (bus, athletics, etc.)CAD486
UVSS Dental and UVSS Extended HealthCAD290
Commerce Student Society (CSS)CAD100
Academic sub-totalCAD23,351
MBA program feeCAD604.88
Internship (Co-op work term)CAD867.26
International Applied Project (estimate)CAD5,500.00
MGB program feeCAD1,188.56
Internship feeCAD433.63


Ph.D. Tuition and ancillary fees for International Students were CAD 9,200.

Fee Payment Deadlines

Tuition and fees deadlines are standard across all programs.

Term1st Term (September – December)2nd Term (January – April)Summer Term (May – August)
Due DatesAugust 31December 31April 30

Residence Fee

Accommodation TypeSeptember to April
Dormitory Single OccupancyCAD10,608
Dormitory Double OccupancyCAD9,306
Cluster RoomCAD6,430
Bachelor ApartmentCAD6,456
One-bedroom ApartmentCAD8,062

Residence Fee Payment Due Dates

TermsAcceptance FeeBalance Fee
Term 1 (Sep – Dec)on acceptanceAugust 1
Term 2 (Jan – Apr)October 1November 15

Scholarship and Financial Aids

CAD 8 million and CAD 4 million are disbursed annually by UVic as scholarship and bursaries respectively.


Name of ScholarshipAmountApplicable forNumber of ScholarshipApplication Deadline
International Entrance ScholarshipCAD10,000academically outstanding international students entering the 1st year of an undergraduate program at UVic20February 28
President’s Beyond Borders FundCAD5,000academically outstanding international students from the Asia Pacific region entering an undergraduate program at UVic3February 28
Lee Hayes ScholarshipVariesStudent of GSB1April 30 Applicants need to submit an essay on their commitment to their educational and career goals


Name of the BursaryAmountApplicable forNumber of BursariesApplication Deadline
CIBC Bursary in the Peter B. Gustavson School of BusinessUp to CAD2,5001st or 3rd-year BCOM student at GSBVaries-
William C. Mearns in BusinessVariesStudents entering the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.Varies-


Name of AwardAmountApplicable forNumber of AwardsApplication Deadline
Bill Buckwold/Jennifer Richardson AwardVariesGraduating BCOM or MBA student who has overcome a significant challenge to achieve their educational goal.1April 30
Sybil Verch Woman in Business AwardCAD2,500Outstanding woman student of BCOM at GSB entering 4th year1Nomination by GSB

Work While You Study


  • Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) for on-campus part-time employment opportunities
  • Full-time students with documented financial need can participate.
  • International Students can apply with valid SIN.

Co-op and Internship

B.Com- Mandatory co-op program for 3 work terms

MBA– 1 work term Co-op may be mandatory depending on work experience

MGB- Mandatory 1 co-op work term/internship program required

Average monthly co-op salaries (2017–18)

Overall UndergraduateOverall Graduate

Work after Graduation

UVic Career Services assists graduating students finding their suitable placement that matches their interests, competencies, and experience.

Find a Program

Business, Finance, Economics, Management & Statistics 5 Programs

$18,583 PER

CO-OP & ON-CAMPUSBusiness Administration
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$7,959 PER

CO-OP & ON-CAMPUSGlobal Business
4 yearsfull-timeEnglish

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Overview

Institution TypePublic
AffiliationUniversity of Victoria
Student Population
Average Cost of Attendance$18,583 / 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
IELTS-6.5- -
TOEFL-90- -

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Acceptance Rate

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

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Enrollment

Undergraduate Enrollment1131
Graduate Enrollment191

Attendance Cost


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$3,540 / Year
Post Graduate Program$18,583 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Management ProgramsAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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