Graduate Certificate

Build Your Academic Business Knowledge

The Graduate Certificate in Business (GCIB) is an integrated, cohort based program that builds a foundation of academic excellence before providing a solid foundation of graduate level business management skills and competencies. This program is ideal for non-business or Red Seal Certified graduates looking for a pathway into business management.

Upon completion of the program, students with a 'B' average (GPA of 3.0) or higher may also be able to qualify for admission into the MBA program at VIU. There may also be an opportunity in the future to continue on into one of our graduate diplomas that are currently under development.

  • 1 year (3 semesters)
  • Open to non-Business Degree Graduates
  • Available to those with Red Seal Certification
  • Integrated, cohort based, full time program
  • Path to MBA or other Graduate Business programs
  • Starts with a foundation in academic writing and critical thinking
  • Provides a foundation of graduate level business knowledge
  • Develop skills to pursue entrepreneurial or entry level management positions