Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration



Full-time Tuition Fees (Domestic):

$14,040 (Year 1)
$9,360 (Year 2)

Full-time Tuition Fees (International):

$17,550 (Year 1 to 2)

Program Tuition Fees:


$23,400* (Domestic)
$35,100 (International) 

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans


Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)


Also Available Online

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from UCW will prepare you for leadership on the global stage. This program is accredited by ACBSP. You will take the most challenging situations in your stride, apply pragmatic solutions to problems you encounter and ultimately drive the success of an organization with your informed decision-making.

We collaborate with digital leaders such as the Digital Marketing Institute, Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM to add relevant digital components to our courses (see course structure below). This aligns with our digital vision and keeps you updated with upcoming technological trends. 

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Our partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) means that upon successful completion of the Marketing Management course you will receive associate level certification from DMI. You will then have the option to take a set of three digital marketing electives, which will set you up to take DMI’s Pearson VUE test to get certified as a Digital Marketing Professional, in addition to earning your MBA degree from UCW.

Thanks to a partnership between DMI and the American Marketing Association (AMA), if you complete the digital marketing electives and pass the DMI Pearson VUE test you will also get AMA Professional Certified Marketer certification.

UCW’s MBA program has also received the NCMA designation from CIM | Chartered Managers Canada.

Students currently enrolled in the MBA program are entitled to a free Associate Membership with the association, giving UCW students the chance to belong to Canada’s chartered management and leadership association while earning their degree.

Associate Members can participate in all the networking and professional development opportunities the association offers, helping them get ready for their new career after they graduate.

Graduates of the MBA program will be able to: 

  • respond strategically to business challenges and opportunities.
  • assess ethical implications of business activities.
  • develop, implement and evaluate solutions to business problems.
  • formulate business decisions and systematic analysis that reflects critical thinking.
  • demonstrate effective skills to collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • lead teams through the resolution of problems and successful completion of projects and tasks.
  • integrate personal values and perspectives into problem solving and take responsibility for decisions.
  • communicate ideas persuasively (written and oral) as a result of thorough analysis of information.
  • gather, analyze and synthesize information for a business context.


Class profile

UCW brings together students from all over the world, which leads to an enhanced learning environment. Students not only learn from program leaders, but from each other. Students present different insights into topics, depending on their culture and background.


Learning methods

Our MBA program is delivered by a team of dedicated and highly knowledgeable professors with many years of industry experience. The MBA program is available on campus or online. You will learn through a combination of the following methods:

  • Lectures and class discussions
  • Studying academic literature
  • Looking closely at case studies
  • Listening to fellow classmates’ experiences


Academic Standing

Students must remain in Good Academic Standing to continue their studies at UCW. For full details about Academic Standing, refer to the current Academic Calendar here.


Graduation Requirements

UCW students must fulfil the requirements listed in the Academic Calendar in order to be eligible to graduate. For full details about Graduation Eligibility, refer to the current Academic Calendar here.



Academica Group has been surveying our MBA graduates 6 months after graduation (which will continue in 2020).

According to the January 2020 data from the graduates that participated in the study:

  • 100% Graduate Employment within 6 Months
  • 88% have secured employment within 3 months of graduation
  • 67% have secured employment within a month of graduation

Our alumni work for some of the world's leading organizations such as;

  • Siemens
  • Apple
  • Nestle
  • Scotiabank
  • Telus
  • SoftMoc
  • EmpowerID
  • SAP
  • The Marketing Kangaroos
  • Sigamlux
  • GPP
  • Danone
  • Oakville Trading
  • RBC
  • Walt Disney World







Course Structure

The program is split into four tiers that will progressively develop your skillset, until you are able to handle the most complex problems. Team activities are an intrinsic part of the MBA, reflecting the need for team skills in modern business and providing a collegial learning environment.

The program has been expanded to allow you to acquire more specific knowledge and skills by choosing your 3 elective courses from one of the following subject areas: LeadershipMarketing or Finance. The program ends with a major research project designed to showcase your newly learned skills in a real-world setting.


Entry Requirements

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

Have one of the following:

  • 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.

Applicants who do not hold all of the above academic and professional requirements may also qualify for entry to the MBA Program after completing the MBA Foundation program.


MBA-ACCA Pathway

ACCA students can now fulfill their full ACCA qualification at the same time as earning their MBA from University Canada West. Students who have passed or have exemptions for the first nine ACCA papers are now eligible to directly join the MBA program and/or complete their ACCA Strategic Professional qualification consecutively.

Completing the ACCA pathway requires students to sit 13 exams. A faster completion of MBA exists, with credit transfers up to three UCW courses.

More information can be found here.


English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English Proficiency such as an academic IELTS score of 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent. More information is available in the English Proficiency section of this website.

You can complete the English pathway courses (University Access Program) in order to meet the English proficiency requirements of the MBA/MBA Foundation program.

MBA Foundation

University Access Program

Full Entry Requirements


Tuition Fees


  Domestic International
Number of Courses 15 15
Cost per course* $1,560 $2,340
Total Tuition Fees* $23,400** $35,100
Typical Full-time Tuition Fees $14,040 (Year 1)
$9,360 (Year 2)
$17,550 (Year 1 to 2)

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

*Students taking MRKT 621 will be charged an extra $150 fee to access Digital Marketing Institute modules and membership.

**30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans.

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