VIU MBA/MScIB Guaranteed Admission

Master's degree pathway available exclusively through NIC

Where: College Wide
Starts: September
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In partnership with NIC, VIU now offers NIC business degree (BBA) or post degree diploma (PDD) graduates guaranteed admission and the opportunity to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and University of Hertfordshire (UH) Master of Science in International Business (MScIB) at the same time.

This dual Canadian/British program is designed to give you 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 this program as fulfilling the requirements of the UH MScIB degree. As a result, on completion of the program, candidates will receive a Canadian MBA and a UK MScIB from two public universities, opening up a world of opportunities.

Visit the MBA Program website for full program details.

Admission Requirements


  1. Students must have completed or be in the process of completing their final 15 credits of a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree or Post Degree Diploma (PDD) in Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources Management, International Management, Management or Global Business Management at NIC.
  2. Students must have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their NIC BBA degree or NIC PDD in business-related programs as noted above to qualify for Guaranteed Admission and Priority Registration.
  3. Students completing an NIC Bachelor of Business Administration degree or NIC one year PDD (Business Administration, Accounting, Human Resources Management, International Management, Management, or Marketing) must show evidence of one year of work experience in Canada or in their home country. For BBA students, an amalgamation of two successfully completed Co-op terms will be considered as achieving this requirement. For PDD Global Business Management graduates, successful completion of this program and minimum GPA, as noted above, will constitute meeting the admission requirements.

How to Apply:

International Language Requirements

For international language requirements click here.

The following North Island College programs lead to guaranteed admission to Vancouver Island University's dual MBA/MScIB degree:

Undergraduate Degrees

Post Degree Diplomas