University of Victoria
5 ways to tell if the UVic Master of Global Business (MGB) is the right fit for you
1. You’re intrepid.
A spring term in France? A summer semester in Korea? How about an autumn in Peru? The UVic MGB is the only program in Canada where each term offers a new country to explore. Starting your first semester in Victoria, you’ll then choose from three different paths that take you around the world, across three different continents. So yes, you could say that this program is geared towards adventurous and bold students.
2. You’re thinking beyond Canada.
Like any program, we want our students to succeed. But we want to help on a global level too, so you can increase your job prospects and potential salary for a career that can take you anywhere. Through practical experiences, our classes follow a curriculum similar to an MBA in many ways, but through a global lens. It’s part of the reason that 40% of our graduates are now working in a career outside of their home country.
3. You want to grow your global perspective.
The most important lessons don't always take place in the classroom. With every semester in a foreign country, the UVic MGB strives to build cross cultural intelligence and valuable soft skills both inside and outside of the classroom. As you immerse yourself in a new culture, each country will offer you a unique global perspective and prepare you with lifelong skills for international business. And you won’t just be a stranger passing through.
4. You’re thinking big picture.
The Gustavson School of Business isn’t interested in educating and preparing students just so they can land bigger salaries. To us, business is more than profits. It’s not to say there is anything wrong with Wall Street, we just think the world is bigger than that. That’s why our program strives to build principled leaders for the future and we do it by integrating triple bottom line thinking - profits, people and planet - into every aspect of our sustainable business program.
5. You’re looking for your next challenge.
Sure, this program sounds like a lot of fun, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. This master’s degree isn’t for the faint of heart. Not only are you tackling an intensive course load, but you’re also immersed in a completely foreign country and culture. We’re interested in students who are looking to push themselves and their comfort level.