FOM Graduate Programs

ACBSP Accredited

At VIU, our Graduate Programs within the Faculty of Management are ACBSP accredited. We provide a unique opportunity for students to study in a comfortable west-coast setting that taps into the fast-paced environment of business and industry in our surrounding region.

Close student-professor relationships, combined with small class sizes create a unique experience that allows each student to individually tailor their education in the direction they wish their career to go. The opportunity for students to work closely with people from around the world builds understanding and international business competencies that foster a local feel combined with a global mindset.

Current Programs

Master of Business Administration - This intensive two-year program equips students with the skills to operate in the increasingly integrated and global field of management. The program is offered through a series of modules and a technologically integrated curriculum. 

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management - This two-year program prepares students to lead the leisure industry in innovative, sustainability practices. The program is offered through a highly experiential modular format and culminates in the completion of an industry-oriented, research-based thesis.  

Graduate Certificate in Business - This one-year program builds the required skills for academic success at the graduate level before providing participants with a solid foundation of graduate-level business management skills and competencies. 

Graduate Diploma in Project Management - This one-year program is ideal for building the highly sought-after skills of project management. Students gain competence with core theories of project management before applying this knowledge in an integrative applied project. 

Graduate Diploma in International Trade - This one-year program equips students with key principles and practices of international business and trade. Students have access to all of the e-books for the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and some of their assessments.

Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Leisure Management This one-year program prepares students with the skills needed to respond to global sustainable leisure challenges. Students engage in place-based and experiential learning on the topics of leisure, sustainability, innovation, social change and research methods. This is currently an exit option only for students who do not qualify for the MA SLM thesis program after completing their coursework. 

Graduate Programs Office

Graduate Programs Advisor

Golfer Okorie

250.740.6164 | Local 6164
Office: Building 250, Room 320a

The Advisor is the first point of contact for most program-related concerns such as course concerns, program advising, educational goals, and program pathways. Students are encouraged to check in to the office (Building 250, Room 320a) during drop-in hours. Check your emails for weekly updates on drop-in hours. Students can also book an appointment to meet the Advisor via the Experience Hub.

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

Carolyne Rickett

250.740.6177 | Local 6177
Office: Building 250, Room 306

Graduate Programs Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
Phone: 250.740.6177
Office: Building 250, Room 306