12 months
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Successful completion of a Business Studies diploma from Vancouver Island University in one year can be affected by course availability and the previous academic and work related experience of the individual candidate. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Vancouver Island University 's Post-Degree Diploma in Business Studies (PDDB) is a 1 year post-degree program which provides an opportunity for students who already possess an undergraduate degree to hone their managerial skills to meet the challenges of the global business environment. 

Students at Vancouver Island University may select concentrations in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, General Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing, and Not-for-Profit Management, or following a consultation with the PDDB academic advisor, take a personalized program of courses that suits their interests.

The program also offers an avenue for students who wish to pursue graduate studies but need to develop a stronger academic background.  

To ensure a higher degree of success in the MBA program, it is strongly suggested that students take courses from the five disciplines that form the MBA program. The disciplines involved are Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing. For more details, please see the PDDB academic advisor.

Programme Structure

Program Streams
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Services
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management and Leadership 
  • Marketing
  • Not–For–Profit Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a degree from a recognized institution.
  • Course prerequisites may be waived given a student’s academic or professional background.
  • Must meet VIU's International Student English Language Requirements for Academic Programs.
  • International students, see also International Students Admission. 


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.

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