International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) - August, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Month)
    Tuition (Month)
  • English (take IELTS)


Since the program was first offered in 1999, students have attended from countries, including Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, France, Netherlands, India, Austria, Kenya, Bulgaria, Hungary, Tunisia, Indonesia and China.

The International Summer Institute for Business Management (ISIBM) is ideal for undergraduate students from various disciplines who:
  • Need to improve their written, oral, and non-verbal communication skills within a business management context
  • Wish to develop a fundamental understanding of business skills and tools to succeed in today’s global marketplace
  • Wish to experience Canadian University level education
  • Plan to study abroad in the future and want to sample an international learning environment
  • Wish to experience a fulfilling, challenging and enjoyable summer in Canada
Program Take - Aways:
  • Increased understanding of the fundamentals of International Business, Entrepreneurship and Service Management
  • Improved business communication skills (oral, written, resume writing and interpersonal skills)
  • Intercultural awareness that prepares you for further studies abroad and international business
  • Long-lasting friendships and networks with participants from around the world
  • Wonderful classroom and social activities and enjoyable summer memories

In addition to internationally recognized business education, students have the opportunity to explore Canada's beautiful west coast. Team building activities such as whale watching and visits to world-famous sites like Butchart Gardens are just some of the exciting experiences Victoria has to offer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: (July 31 – August 21)
  • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    12 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


Module 1 - required, equivalent to 3.0 credit-hours or 6 ECTS - Business Communication

  • 39 lecture hours and academic projects
  • Mr. Brian Leacock, Associate Director, International Programs
  • Students' capabilities in written communication, oral presentation and non-verbal communication are developed and enhanced within a business and management context. Report and technical writing, presentation preparation, public speaking, business etiquette, negotiation skills, time management and inter-personal communication skills are among the topics emphasized. The ISIBM integrates business communications with business education, and students will make presentations on the core business challenges being discussed in Module 2.
Module 2 - required, equivalent to 3.0 credit-hours or 6 ECTS - Entrepreneurship, Service Management and International Business
  • 39 lecture hours and academic projects
  • Dr. Brent Mainprize
  • This course is based on a program that has earned UVic several international awards. It aims to develop a fundamental understanding of the skills and tools necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace. We begin with issues relating to starting a business (entrepreneurship), continue with topics around ensuring success (service management) and end with issues involving growing the business (international business). Whether you plan to start your own business one day or work in a large multinational corporation, this course provides you with knowledge to enhance your opportunities for success.

*Early check-in dates may be available. Please speak with a member of the team.


  • Mr. Brian Leacock
  • Dr. Brent Mainprize

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL(PBT) score:

  • Minimum required score: 500

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language.

Find English courses on Preparation Courses Portal.

Academic Requirements

Students must:
  • be undergraduate or graduate students
  • be currently enrolled in, and recommended by, officially recognized universities/colleges
  • have a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper-based) or 173 (computer-based) or an equivalent proof of English language ability, if the primary language of your home country is not English
  • provide medical insurance proof for the duration of the program

Tuition Fee Per Month

  • CAD 4350 International
  • CAD 4350 National
  • $4350 (CAD)


  • Gustavson School of Business recognizes that not all students are able to afford the ISIBM program fees. A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.