Graduate Programs

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The Faculty of Management offers three graduate programs, the Master of Business Administration / Master of Science in International Management International dual degree (MBA/MScIM), the Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, the Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation, and the Post Degree Diploma in Business Studies.

Master of Business Administration

VIU has been offering an MBA since 2002 in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, and building on that success, we are now offering the innovative Canadian/British MBA/MScIM dual degree package. The dual degree is designed to give students an opportunity to combine new knowledge and practical experience through the integration of theory, research, and practice that can be applied at regional, national and international levels. The University of Hertfordshire (UH) recognizes the VIU MBA program as fulfilling the requirements of their Master of Science in International Management (MScIM). As a result, on completion of the VIU MBA program, candidates will receive a Canadian MBA and a UK MScIM.

Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation

VIU’s Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation is an intensive online, part-time program designed for students who have credentials in accounting, commerce, management, business administration, law enforcement or criminology. This 2–year program provides students with skills and knowledge essential to forensic fraud investigators, and is endorsed by the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada.

Post Degree Diploma in Business Studies

VIU’s Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies is a specialized, short, focused program designed for students already possessing an undergraduate degree with an opportunity to study business and management. This program is one year in length and exposes participants to accounting, entrepreneurship, financial services, general management, human resource management, international business, management and leadership, marketing, and not-for-profit. The PDDB also provides an avenue for students who wish to pursue graduate programs but need a stronger academic background.