The International Winter Institute for Business Management (IWIBM) is a three-week undergraduate program offered ONLINE by the Gustavson School of Business at the world renowned University of Victoria. This program provides an overview of how social ventures work and how service organizations can best design themselves for effective and professional customer service. Students can study one or two courses: Social Entrepreneurship and Service Management. Each course is 39 hours. (Equivalent to 3.0 North American credits each or 6.0 for both courses.) The program is a combination of lectures, group discussions and student presentations. Classes will be a combination of live Zoom sessions and pre-recorded lectures and videos. Students will have online discussion groups with participants from around the world. Program dates: January 27 to February 12, 2021 Tuition fee: $3,937.50, includes tuition, materials and tax. (Students can register for one module for $1,968.75) Deadline to apply: January 15, 2021
Innovations in mathematics over these five centuries caused revolutions in European civilisation and science - several times. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, algebraic geometry and what they called Rational Mechanics or the mathematics of the infinite (you call it the calculus) changed the West's economy and technology and science repeatedly. This history is a story of developments in mathematics that came about for all sorts of accidental and incidental reasons, changed the economy of Europe, created capitalism, gave rise to the ambitions underlying modern science, and created the most powerful analytical tool known to humans. Course Programme Session timings are below. Please plan to arrive online shortly before each session is due to begin. Friday 13 November, 6.30pm: Muslim inheritance, new tech and ancient wisdom, universities, logic and symbols, and Leonardo (not da Vinci) and capitalism Saturday 14 November, 6.30pm: Renaissance maths, status of the Greeks, and the power of mathematics; Brunelleschi, engineers, and mathematics as a window on the mind of God Sunday 15 November, 6.30pm: Geometry, recovery of Archimedes, ambitious engineers, the diversity of mathematical practices Monday 16 November, 6.30pm: Where did algebra really come from? Cubics, printing books and notation Tuesday 17 November, 6.30pm: Going beyond the ancients (i): infinitesimals, the missing heuristic, and maths gone rogue Wednesday 18 November, 6.30pm: Going beyond the ancients (ii): Cartesian algebraic geometry, a hidden heuristic? The search for a Theory of Everything (the GAGTOC) Thursday 19 November, 6.30pm: New maths, new physics, new cosmology, new science, new world. It's called force and here are its equations. Additional requirements ICE (Institute of Continuing Education) is committed to providing equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality. We aim to support and encourage under-represented groups, promote an inclusive culture, and value diversity. Further information about student support. Course materials A book list, course syllabus and detailed timetable are circulated as far as possible in advance of a course. You will receive these documents by email if you have provided us with your email address; please check your spam folder if you have not received these documents.
The ISIBM program is a 3 or 4 week undergraduate level program which provides an overview of the Canadian business environment and aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace and how service organizations can best design themselves. Students come from all over the world and from various different disciplines to improve their business knowledge. Gain credits from your home university while enjoying the beautiful west coast of Canada. The program combines academic programing with fun, extracurricular activities. Program highlights for 2021: Available to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline (business or non-business) Program dates are July 4-27 or August 2-22, 2021 Tuition fee: July: CAD$4,800 + 5% GST August: CAD$4,650 + 5% GST Tuition includes on-campus accommodation, course materials, class-related field trips and extra-curricular activities which may include a whale watching cruise,visit to a night market, tour of Victoria, world-famous Butchart Gardens and more. Program content: Module 1: Business Communications Student's capabilities in written communication, oral presentation and non-verbal communication are developed and enhanced within a business and management context. Report and technical writing, presentation preparation, public speaking, business etiquette, negotiation skills, time management and inter-personal communication skills are among the topics emphasized. The ISIBM integrates business communications with service management and students will make presentations on the core business challenges discussed in service management. Module 2: Business Management There are three components in this module to help students develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today’s global marketplace through the three steps of business growth: Entrepreneurship (starting a business) Service Management (Ensuring success) International Business (Growing the business)
The Winter Graduate Business Studies (WGBS) program is an excellent platform for graduate students to experience innovative graduate-level business studies focussing on the topics of global strategy and social entrepreneurship all taught by our world-renowned MBA faculty. Join graduate level students in classes to prepare you for business success while having an opportunity to build relationships and contacts with other future leaders from around the world. *This program will be ONLINE for 2021. Classes will be a combination of live Zoom classes and pre-recorded lectures and videos. Students will have online discussion groups with their peers from around the world. This three week program focuses on two courses: Global Strategy and Social Entrepreneurship. We have adapted the format of our regular MBA courses to present students with a rigorous, innovative period of study. The program is equivalent to two graduate level courses. (Students must seek credit approval from their home university.) Global Strategy and Social Entrepreneurship January 18-February 5, 2021 Program fees: CAD$3,150.00 Registration deadline: January 8, 2021 Students can register for one module for CAD$1,575 The program fee includes: tuition, course materials and tax Global Strategy – January 18-27 Develop an understanding of doing business in a global environment. Topics include evaluating the attractiveness of different markets; considering the best ways to enter these markets; differences in culture and the impact on consumer behavior and human resources management; and adaptations that are required in planning for different markets. Social Entrepreneurship - January 28-February 5 Through a combination of lectures, group discussions and field trips to local social enterprises wrap up with a team-based project that requires students to apply what they've learned through the analysis of a social enterprise case.