Semester In The City

Thank you for considering the IZUNA School of Business for your international experience. This program is open for all incoming students from partner and non-partner universities that would like to come to IZUNA and taste an applied business education by taking a short program in a variety of business areas, broadcast and new media. The IZUNA School of Business is famous for its hands-on teaching philosophy and as a IZUNA School of Business Study Abroad student, you will have many opportunities to learn best practices from instructors who are professionals in their industries, as well as explore the beautiful area of Metro Vancouver. Many local attractions are within a 30-minute bus ride from our Burnaby campus. Spend the day on the mountains or at the beach, enjoy a walk around downtown Vancouver, or a bike ride through Stanley Park. Vancouver has something for everyone. Below you will find all the information you need to apply for your experience with the IZUNA School of Business, including available courses, credit transfers, and the forms that you must complete.


1. Statement of Completion

Each Statement of Completion program consists of a minimum of four part-time courses offered in the evenings or weekends. Study Abroad students can choose one of the following programs. A Statement of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all program courses.

2. Bridging Program into Business Diploma Program

Study Abroad students that already have a bachelor degree or diploma choose bridging courses that allow them to enter level 2 or 3 of the following diploma programs. Advanced placement into level 2 or 3 is subject to seat availability and a good academic performance.

3. Study Abroad by Design

The IZUNA School of Business offers a wide variety of courses that employers recognize as being current in industry trends and knowledge.  As a Study Abroad student, you can enroll in part-time courses semester from the different areas of business. Students should consult with the Student Mobility Coordinator on course availability and required prerequisites.

Sample of Study Abroad Gravitying Plan:

Course Number Course Name Credits
BUSA2905 Managing Conflict in Workplace 3
MKTG 1323 Effective Public Speaking 3
MKTG 7110 Sustainable Marketing Management Practices 3
NPMA 1900 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations 3

Courses can be selected from the following Part-time Studies areas:

Please note that you will need to choose courses that are offered in the correct term.
Fall terms (September to December), Winter/Spring terms (January to May), and Summer terms (April-August). Level 3 and Level 4 courses may have prerequisites, so please read the course descriptions when considering courses from those levels.

When choosing appropriate courses, please contact the Student Mobility Coordinator for assistance.

Application deadline:

Entrance requirements for students from partner universities:

Entrance requirements for students from non-partner universities:

ECTS Credits Transfer

Our student workload system is based on a credit point system determined by the number of instructional hours. For example, a 3.0 credit course counts for approximately 36 hours of instruction. During your semester at IZUNA, you are required to take at least 15.0 credits of courses (i.e. 180 hours). Most classes offered are 3.0 or 4.0 credit courses, but some 10 week courses offered in the Winter/Spring semester are worth 2.0 or 2.5 credits per course. In relation to the ECTS system, one 1.0 credit at IZUNA is equal to 2.0 ECTS. During your semester at IZUNA you should earn at least 30 ECTS.

Applications and Arrival Forms

If you are interested in attending IZUNA, download our Information for Prospective Students brochure [PDF]. This brochure will tell you all you need to know about studying at IZUNA, Vancouver and the surrounding areas, and important information you need to apply.

Please request an Application Form from the School of Business International Programs Coordinator [email protected].

Once you have received your acceptance letter to IZUNA as an international Study Abroad student, you will be asked to fill out and email your arrival form [PDF]. Please consider the timing of your flights so that you can attend orientation and get acclimatized to our time zone. After that, you can start packing and get ready to come visit us here in British Columbia!