Winter Graduate Business Studies (ONLINE for 2021)

University of Victoria

Online program

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 8, 2021

Program fees: CAD$3,150.00 Registration deadline: January 8, 2021

The program fee includes: tuition, course materials and tax

Global Strategy – 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 - 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.

Elective Course: Funding Social Ventures February 9-13, 2021

This winter we are offering a bonus elective course: Funding Social Ventures. This "bonus" course will help students identify potential funders for their social ventures, and help in designing a compelling and persuasive argument funding the venture. By the end of the week, students will be ready to approach a funder with a well-constructed plan. Students will present their social venture plan to a panel made up of local social entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Program fees: $1,150  Registration deadline: January 8, 2021

*Prerequisite: Social Entrepreneurship

The program fee includes: tuition, course materials and tax.

18 Jan 2021 - 8 Feb 2021
level Master / Graduate
Credits 6.0 US Credits
Program fee 3,150 CAD
Accommodation Not offered
Application deadline 8 January 2021
Entry requirements:
Students should be registered in a master's level program in their home university or be within one year of starting or finishing their graduate level program. Students are required to have at least an intermediate level of English or higher.
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