Published On: Monday, 18 September 2017
UVic + TELUS Collaborate on New MBA
VICTORIA - The University of Victoria (UVic) and TELUS have recently announced a Master of Business Administration degree customized for the telecommunications company. The two-year degree, with specializations in leadership and strategy, will be offered starting in October 2015 at the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School within UVic’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
This is the first customized graduate program to be developed by the Gustavson School of Business. The collaboration brings together a leading business school that prides itself on seeing things differently with a national telecommunications company ready to equip its employees with even more tools for success, cultivating future leaders with a distinctive mindset.
The customized graduate degree provides a vibrant learning culture for students, offering a blend of course delivery methods: everything from traditional classroom settings and video lectures on demand to virtual classrooms and an international learning experience.
The course design allows students to continue working full-time, with a partially reduced workload to accommodate learning. In 2016, the program will be expanded and offered to TELUS business customers, providing their high-performing and high-potential team members with the benefits of a first-class learning program.
The Gustavson School of Business has offered specialized executive education since 1993, and has been working with TELUS since 2010. The school fills a growing demand from corporations for high-calibre professional development by providing course content tailored to a specific company or sector.
This collaboration with TELUS marks the school’s first offering of a degree-level program to a corporate client, while maintaining the business education fundamentals and academic rigor inherent in a traditional MBA program.
The initial UVic cohort will be composed of 20 TELUS employees, all of whom have significant management experience, scored highly on TELUS performance measures and met the university’s graduate admissions requirements.