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Estd 1963Established Year
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Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business is a school specializing in the areas of Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Service Management. It has only 1100 students pursuing the undergraduate business program, graduate programs as well as executive programs.

  • Application deadlines have been stated by the university. No extension to the deadlines is accepted by the school.
  • Conditional admission may be granted to the applicants who do not fulfill English proficiency requirements.
  • Online applications can be made through the University of Victoria Admissions Portal.
  • GMAT scores must be provided for the MBA program.


Application portalUniversity application portal
Application feeVaries
Mode of paymentCredit/ Debit/ Master card
GRENot required
GMATRequirement Varies
International application deadline28th February
Academic calendarSemester

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Admission Deadlines

Admission deadlines and the document submission dates for undergraduate as well as transfer students are strictly followed. Applicants are suggested to ensure that applications are sent in by the deadlines mentioned below as no extension to these dates is allowed by the school.

Undergraduate (domestic and international students)
Application submission28 February
Supplement application28 February
English proficiency proof submission15 March
Transfer student deadlines
Application submission & Supplement application28 February
Additional documents & ELP submission15 March

English Language Proficiency

English proficiency test score is a must but the school may consider other test scores similar to the level required for TOEFL on an individual basis in order to grant admission to the applicant who fails to provide proof of the following.

Test TypeTest Score
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment70 with no component less than 60
IELTS6.5 with no component less than 6.0
Language Proficiency IndexLevel – 6
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery90
TOEFL (IBT)90 with no section less than 20

Conditional Admissions

  • University Admission Preparation Program where the applicant must score 80% and above.
  • University Admission Preparation where an applicant would prepare for Advanced English and Canadian Studies Program where score must be 80% and above in English, 60% and above in Canadian studies.
  • ELC Preliminary Admissions are also offered where up to 24 months are given to the applicant to fulfill English language proficiency requirements. Applicants can then begin the degree without reapplying. The applicants can register with the English language center of the university.

Visa Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants must submit a visa application to Canada Immigration & Citizenship. There are certain requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicant in order to apply for a study visa.

  • An acceptance letter from an educational institute in Canada is required.
  • Identity proof of the applicant along with photographs and birth certificate is required.
  • An applicant must provide financial support proof. Guaranteed Investment Certificate must be provided which demands a deposit of 10,000 CAD.
  • A letter of explanation, stating reasons to apply for a study permit must be provided by an applicant.
  • After applying for a study permit a temporary visa application must be submitted. The applicants are required to submit the Valid passport, Specified application fee, Offer of admission, Evidence of sufficient funds, and Medical exam.

Applicants must note that this process can take up to three months.

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Undergraduate Admissions

Bachelor of Commerce is the only UG program offered by the School of Business. The admission requirements for the course are mentioned below:

How to apply: UVic application portal

Application Fee: 76CAD

Admission requirements:

  • Supplement Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Minimum GPA requirements: 80%.
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Computer Literacy
  • Impact Statement stating
  • ELP scores for international applicants.

Peter B. Gustavson School of Business Graduate Admissions

The graduate school offers three master's programs-MBA and Master of Global Business. The program-specific requirements are mentioned below:

Where to apply: University application portal

CourseApplication DeadlineAdmission RequirementsELP Requirements
MBAApril 30GPA- B Score, GMAT- 550, 6 work experience (preferred),
2 LOR, 2 Personal Statement
TOEFL (IBT) 90 or
Master of Global BusinessApril 30, August 31Resume, 3 LOR, 2 personal submissions,
GMAT not required, Work experience preferred. 
TOEFL (IBT) 90 or

Note: GMAT waiver is also granted to the MBA aspirants if they have an experience of more than 12 years in the area of study.

The University will launch a Master’s in Management by 2021. Interested applicants can visit the graduate school site for admission regarding details.

The business school assesses the students 60% on the basis of the application while 40% is assessed on the basis of the supplement application. This supports the applicant with a weak academic background. Preference is not given to the early applicants, however, applicants are suggested to apply by January.

Application decisions are usually communicated by April 15. UG Applicants who do not receive the acceptance mail can send their queries to

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