The University of Victoria has hooked up with Telus to introduce 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 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.
“We are proud that Telus chose the Sardul S. Gill Graduate School to deliver a master’s program for their future leaders,” said Gustavson School of Business dean Saul Klein. “Universities need to continually explore innovative ways of delivering content and to ensure that their programs meet market needs. Our collaboration with Telus also gives the business school a wonderful opportunity to work with a leading-edge company.”
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.