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Vancouver Island University

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Vancouver Island Universityhas a chequered past, starting its journey in 1936 as a vocational training center/provider.Vancouver Island University, Canada,is a Canadian public university located in Nanaimo. Although the main campus of the university is located in Nanaimo, other campuses are situated in Duncan, Powell River, and Parksville.Vancouver Island Universityis known for its emphasis on cutting-edge and world-class faculty members along with excellent research infrastructure.

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BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)

Vancouver, CanadaCourse duration : 3 Years
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About University

900 Fifth Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 Canada

Founded in 1936

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Master of Business Administration

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  • Online : 11 Months
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  • Online : INR 4,50,000
  • On-campus: CAD $29,799

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More About Vancouver Island University

The history of Vancouver Island University goes back to 1936 when a local garage and mechanic decided to train eight boys as automotive mechanics in a shed-turned-classroom. After two years, the federal and provincial governments started funding vocational training in British Columbia and the local mechanic’s workshop was shifted on the property of Thomas Hodgson School. It was then officially named The Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Center in 1938. Based on the crucial evolutionary steps taken at Malaspina College and Malaspina University-College, the final switch towards the Vancouver Island University, Canadatook place in April 2008. 

Vancouver Island University offers more than 120 educational programs along with investing $60 million on the Nanaimo campus, catering to students in health, science, and trades disciplines. It has a student population of 14,500 coming from 25 countries for global study options. There is also $3.5 million in bursaries, scholarships, and awards for pupils, as seen in 2019-20.  Vancouver Island University, Canadaoffers practical and work experience to students through practicums, co-ops, field schools, and internships. Students may also venture into research programs at the undergraduate level or participate in programs for studying abroad if they wish.

USPs 

1. The Vancouver Island University acceptance rate stands at 65%.  

2. There are undergraduate courses in several subjects including interior design, arts, graphics, sciences, and business. 

3. The university was founded in 1969 and covers a sprawling 92 acres in Nanaimo. Other campuses include Powell River and Cowichan. 

4. Vancouver Island University offers more than 120 programs in arts, business, education, health, sciences, tourism, and trades. 

The list of famous alumni that Vancouver Island University, Canada, has produced are the following: 

1. Luu Gaahlandaay, Director of the Skidegate Haida Immersion Program

2. Alexis McIntyre, Neuroscientist, speech rhythm researcher

3. Malerie Meeker, Educator and Activist in Powell River 

4. Victor Blasco, Soccer Player

5. Gwen O’Mahony, Ex-British Columbia Parliament MLA.

Campus

900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5S5, Canada. 

Public/Private status

Vancouver Island University is a public institution. 

Rankings 

The Vancouver Island University ranking is 67th in Canada and 2694th in world, as per the 2021 EduRank list. 

Top Offered Courses 

Some of the best courses at the Vancouver Island University include humanities and arts, visual art, natural sciences, social sciences and management, chemistry, economics, criminology, life sciences and medicine, engineering and technology, computing sciences, biology, business administration, and business and management. The Vancouver Island University fees are the following: 

Name of the Course Fees (CAD) 
Co-op Education$2,175.00 per semester (INR 1.29 lakh)
English as a Second Language Programs

$5,100.00 (INR 3.01 lakh) full-semester (13 weeks)

 

 

Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications

$600.00 (INR 35,500) per credit

 

Graduate Certificate in Business

$715.00 (INR 42,305) per credit

 

 

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma

$846.65 (INR 50,095) per credit

 

Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

$715.00 (INR 42,305) per credit

 

 

Graduate Diploma in International Trade

$715.00 (INR 42,305) per credit

 

Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management$781.82 (INR 46,259) per credit$
Graduate Diploma in Project Management

$715.00 (INR 42,305) per credit

 

Master of Community Planning

$537.50 (INR 31,803) per credit

 

 

Master of Business Administration

$705.88 (INR 41,766) per credit

 

Master of Education in Special Education

$645.00 (INR 38,613) per credit

 

 

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

$645.00 (INR 38,613) per credit

 

Master of Geographic Information System Applications (MGISA)

$600.00 (INR 35,501) per credit

 

 

Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language Certificate

$2,449.00 (INR 1,45,000) per program

 

Undergraduate Degree, Diploma, and Certificate Programs$725.00 (INR 42,897) per credit 

Required Exams 

There are many standardized examinations that can be considered a part of the Vancouver Island University requirements. They include the following: 

1. TOEFL PBT- Minimum score of 550

2. TOEFL iBT- Minimum score of 88

3. IELTS- Minimum score of 6.5

4. CAEL- Minimum score of 60

5. Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)- Minimum score of 176

6. PTE- Minimum score of 60

7. International Baccalaureate English A1/A2- HL/SL Grade 3 or more 

8. AP (Advanced Placement) English Language and Composition/English Literature and Composition- Grade 2 or more

9. VIU English Language Centre- Completing HL/SL Grade 3 or more

These are the score requirements for undergraduate programs while the minimum requirements for graduate programs include the following: 

1. TOEFL iBT- Minimum score of 93

2. CAEL- Minimum score of 70

3. IELTS- Minimum score of 7.0

4. Cambridge CPE- Minimum score of 185

5. PTE- Minimum score of 65 

6. Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English)- Minimum score of 185 

Admission Requirements
 

There are several requirements for Vancouver Island University admissions, including the following: 

1. Complete ESL language assessment test or adhere to English language proficiency requirements. 

2. Proof of high school and other secondary school educational transcripts along with graduation transcripts if applicable. 

3. Those applying to undergraduate programs should complete high school successfully while those applying for graduate programs should have completed undergraduate courses in a relevant discipline. 

Available scholarships at Vancouver Island University

1. Entrance Scholarships- This is for graduate students of Grade 12 who will start studying at Vancouver Island University within the upcoming session or those getting admitted for the first time into any university course or even those who have witnessed an interruption in their university journey.

2. Students are helped by the Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity Office at Vancouver Island University for getting research awards and grants.

3. British Columbia Graduate Scholarship (BCGS) Program helps several graduate students attain leadership positions in their selected fields of study.

About Placements

Vancouver Island University has several support mechanisms available for its students. They gain better professional experience and international exposure with several placement-oriented career activities, global internships, and also initiatives for helping them get hands-on experience and degree credits alike. Graduates obtain employment in leading companies throughout diverse sectors while many also take up further research or academic pursuits in turn. 

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