The Faculty of Management has partnerships with several educational institutions in other countries.
The University of Hertfordshire - UK
The University of Hertfordshire (UK) has been a partner for ten years, and is now part of our unique dual degree Masters program. This innovative Canadian/British graduate 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.
Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST) - China
Qingdao University of Science and Technology in the modern Chinese city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, has been an official VIU partner since January 2007, specializing in Marketing. Qingdao students participate in a 2 + 2 BBA transfer program and complete their BBA degree at VIU. VIU professors teach courses at QUST each year. VIU students are encouraged to act as English tutors in Qingdao in exchange for room and board and the opportunity to earn up to six credits studying Mandarin. Additional student exchange possibilities are being developed.
Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce - China
Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce includes a downtown campus and a member campus in the university complex on the outskirts of the Pearl of the Orient. Lixin has forged a multifaceted partnership with VIU, the focus of which is the Accounting field. VIU students can benefit from a 2-3 week language/cultural exchange. Lixin students are able to take advantage of an innovative 2 + 1 + ½ + 1 BBA degree program.
Shandong Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) - China
Shandong Institute of Business and Technology is situated in the modern coastal Chinese City of Yantai, in an area with winemaking and fruit growing industries. SIBT business students participate in a 2 + 2 BBA transfer program and SIBT students also come to VIU's MBA program. VIU faculty visit SIBT regularly to teach short courses. Student exchanges for language/cultural purposes are encouraged, including VIU students tutoring English in exchange for room and board.
Educational collaboration is currently in development with the following institution:
Hochschule Ravensburg - Weingarten University of Applied Sciences, Germany