UCW offers a globally recognized ACBSP and NCMA-accredited MBA program. UCW’s Master of Business Administration degree challenges students in areas vital to business operation and administration and thoroughly prepares students for undertaking various kinds of business roles. It develops core competencies in critical thinking, persuasive communication, system analysis, leadership, and business ethics.


On-Campus Programs

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At University Canada West, we offer graduate students a full MBA ACBSP and NCMA-accredited degree program. UCW MBA graduates become effective leaders both nationally and internationally. Students can study in Canada on-campus or online.

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Gain an MBA degree alongside your ACCA qualification at University Canada West. ACCA students can now fulfill their full ACCA qualification at the same time as earning their MBA.

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If you are looking to study a master’s degree in Canada but do not have the professional or academic qualifications, then you have the option of completing a set of three MBA Foundation university preparatory courses online or on-campus.

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Online Programs

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The ACBSP and NCMA-accredited online master’s program from University Canada West provides graduates with Canadian MBA credentials and all the benefits of flexible online study and distance learning.

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If you are looking to study a master’s degree in Canada but do not have the professional or academic qualifications, then you have the option of completing a set of three Online MBA Foundation university preparatory courses.

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On-Campus vs Online Study

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Location
  • On campus
  • Online
Schedule
  • Classes scheduled each week.
  • When possible, multiple sections with different schedules are available.
  • During registration, students choose a section that is convenient for them.
  • Syllabus identifies materials, activities and assignments for planning purposes.
  • No scheduled classes.
  • Asynchronous, self-paced learning so you can study around your work, family and busy life.
  • All course materials are made available at the start of term, except exams & quizzes, so students can manage their time and plan accordingly.
Attendance
  • Weeks 1-10: Students attend a minimum of 2 hours of scheduled synchronous (in-person/on campus) sessions per week or virtually (via Microsoft Teams during COVID).
  • Weeks 11-12: Students attend review & final assessment (presentations/exam) sessions.
  • Instructors record attendance in the MyUCW Student Portal.
  • Weeks 1-10: Students access course content online and complete tasks.
  • Weeks 11-12: Students complete review activities and final assessments (examinations).
  • Instructors consider student participation in forum discussions and completion of online activities when taking attendance in the MyUCW Student Portal.
Participation
  • Students participate in the applied interactive activities with instructors and classmates during scheduled class time (minimum 2 hours per week) plus prepare for class session in online forum discussions, activities, homework before or after class time (minimum 2 hours per week).
  • Students participate in Online Applied Interactive Activities (minimum 4 hours per week) with instructors and classmates through discussion forums and by completing other individual or group activities.
Course Content
  • Syllabus
  • Course materials provided plus additional items added by the instructor, readings, videos, etc. in the MyUCW Student Portal.
  • Syllabus
  • Course materials provided plus additional items added by the instructor, textbooks, PPT slides, readings, videos, etc. in the MyUCW Student Portal. All course materials made available at start of term except exams & quizzes.
Instructional Activities
  • Applied Interactive Activities: mini lectures, case studies, Riipen employer projects, simulations, debates, discussions, homework, assignments, tasks, projects, etc.
  • Applied Online Interactive Activities: recorded mini lectures, case studies, simulations, discussion forums, homework, assignments, tasks, projects, etc.
Interaction
  • Students can ask questions during the scheduled synchronous sessions, through emails to instructors, or during scheduled in person office hours.
  • 2 hours of scheduled office hours per week per course section.
  • Students can ask questions through discussion forums in MyUCW and emails to instructors, or during scheduled virtual office hours.
  • 2 hours of scheduled virtual office hours per week per course section.
Assessment
  • Diversified assessments: group projects/presentations, assignments, quizzes & examinations, etc.
  • Quizzes and examinations are proctored on campus or facilitated by Examity (online invigilation platform).
  • Assignments are submitted through Turnitin for Academic Integrity.
  • Diversified assessments: group projects/presentations, assignments, quizzes & examinations, etc.
  • Quizzes and examinations are proctored by Examity (online invigilation platform).
  • Assignments are submitted through Turnitin for Academic Integrity.

Frequently Asked Questions

The master’s program in Canada offered by UCW will prepare you to take on leadership roles in the business world. Working in business comes with a specific set of challenges that are overcome using critical thinking. This skill, amongst others, is taught during the master’s program which puts professionals at an advantageous position to pursue higher job roles.

UCW offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

The ACBSP-accredited UCW MBA program challenges students in areas vital to business operations and administration. It develops core competencies in critical thinking, communication, system analysis, leadership and business ethics.

Emphasis is placed on the application of theories, which is why our professors teach case studies that relate to a variety of industries in Canada and around the world. Additionally, new technology is incorporated into our courses. This provides students with a realistic idea of business needs today and equips them with an achievable means of meeting their goals.

The Master’s program at UCW is designed with all the latest industry trends in mind, helping you to stand out amongst your contemporaries and also enhance your earning potential. UCW MBA graduates have gone on to secure jobs with corporate giants including Siemens, Apple, Nestle, Walt Disney World and more.

UCW has a diverse faculty who are highly experienced. They have earned academic qualifications from established institutions and being globally aware, they also bring their own experience into the classroom

The ACBSP-accredited MBA program offered by UCW teaches students how to evaluate business problems and coming up with strategic solutions. The program helps you develop foresight and critical thinking capabilities to better assess issues and understand their ethical implications.

The two-year program is delivered both online and on campus. UCW brings together students from around the world under the physical or virtual roof to create a diverse learning environment.

The MBA program at UCW will enable you to become a confident leader who is well informed and has the ability to lead their team through any challenge. The course has the following structure:

  • Preparatory
  • Tier 1: Analytical Foundations
  • Tier 2: Management Principles and Practices
  • Tier 3: Business Applications
  • Tier 4: Integration and Implementation
  • Elective Areas

You can choose between elective areas in Business Analytics, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Marketing, Digital Marketing and Project Management.

UCW’s graduate program is aimed at giving you a professional advantage in your career of choice. Each of the programs, be it distance learning master’s or on campus, are designed with industry relevant topics and modern business learning.

They can vastly impact your ability to approach and assess issues and find effective ways to implement solutions. As your knowledge base expands, you will be in a better position to tackle business opportunities and problems. For this, you have to first decide upon a suitable MBA program.

Before choosing which program, you want to pursue, you’ll need to decide upon a field. For those interested in business, an MBA is the perfect option. Depending upon your availability, you can choose either online or on campus learning.

A traditional master’s degree takes up to two years to complete, providing you pass each term with the required grade. You can take the classes online or you can opt for on campus classes.

Intakes for UCW’s MBA program are available in January, April, July and October. For more information you can check the UCW academic calendar here.

Students applying for the online MBA can send an inquiry here.

Students keen to pursue the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program need to have the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.33 scale (or equivalent) or better
  • And one of the following:
  • An acceptable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years
  • An appropriate Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng)
  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BComm) or equivalent
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

Yes. Applicants to the MBA program who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may qualify through the completion of the MBA Foundation (MBAF) program. To be admitted to the MBA Foundation program, you must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better.

If your first language is not English, then you will need to submit proof of your English language proficiency with an academic IELTS score of 6.5 or better. You also need to have a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band or equivalent. For more information, check out the English proficiency section of our website.

If you have not met the minimum English language requirements for MBA program entry, you can still improve your English skills and qualify for your degree at University Canada West.

The University Access Program (UAP) accredited by Languages Canada covers everything you need for higher level education in an English-speaking institution. The program focuses on Academic English, ensuring that you will be able to study, and complete assignments and examinations with confidence.

UAP will also cover specific academic skills, such as essay writing, research methods, note taking, critical thinking and seminar or tutorial discussion, giving you a great start to your program at University Canada West. Learn more here.

UCW has a diverse faculty who are highly experienced. They have earned academic qualifications from established institutions and being globally aware, they also bring their own experience into the classroom.

The course structure of the online MBA does not differ from its on-campus counterpart in any way apart from the delivery platform. You will study the same curriculum and UCW faculty will ensure that you get individual attention and focus.

The online classes take an interactive approach with dynamic video content and international business case studies. After completing the degree, you will be just as equipped to handle any job responsibility as those who have studied on campus.

A Master’s program at UCW open ups a multitude of career paths for you in terms of job opportunities. A survey completed by Academia Group for UCW found that 100% of UCW MBA graduates were in employment within six months of graduating. From these, 88% found a good work within three months of finishing their MBA.

Our alumni are working with top global organizations such as Siemens, Apple, Walt Disney World, Nestle, Scotiabank, SAP and more. Internships are available to students who have nearly completed their degree.

UCW is on the Government of Canada’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list. Our DLI number is O19377235822.

On campus international students may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit after they successfully complete their on campus degree program and earn their degree. Students taking asynchronous online studies are not eligible to apply for a PGWP. For more details and current regulations see the Citizen and Immigration Canada website.