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Is studying an MBA worth it?

KEY FACTS

 

Program length:

2 years

Program Tuition Fees:

Domestic Fees*

International Fees

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans

Intakes:

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

Delivery:

Online 

This program is also available on campus.

Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The online MBA syllabus is focused on enhancing competencies across areas such as leadership, critical thinking, project planning and a host of further advanced business disciplines. Each program module is led by an experienced UCW academic, whose role is to encourage discussion and debate to facilitate active student participation, and to provide guidance and feedback. You will learn how to take challenging situations in a stride, apply pragmatic solutions to problems and ultimately drive the success of your organization through intelligent decision-making.

Those who graduate from this ACBSP and NCMA-accredited MBA program will find themselves more capable of responding strategically to challenges within the business environment presents. You will learn to take responsibility for important decisions, with the ability to explain yourself and your ideas.

Learning what is required of an effective leader, you will become confident in your management skills, as well as your ability to solve business problems.

Our MBA program also includes relevant digital components (see course structure below) and we collaborate with digital leaders such as Riipen, the Digital Marketing Institute, Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM to keep our students updated with upcoming technological trends.

Students can earn certifications in AMA, DMP, CMC and others.

 

Benefits of studying online

Studying online comes with a variety of benefits. You can choose flexible hours to fit around any commitments you may have, be it personal or professional. With video lectures, and all course materials provided, you won’t feel any less prepared than those who’ve studied on campus.

Online study is becoming increasingly popular because of the increased flexibility it offers. Studying online means that you can work on professional development while obtaining an academic qualification. This will make you more prepared when it comes to securing employment in a managerial position.

 

Why study online MBA?

  • Enjoy the flexibility to work as you study
  • Professional and personal progression
  • Network with a global community of students
  • Access to high quality e-learning resources

 

Business Courses Powered by the Latest Technology

UCW continues its evolution towards becoming Vancouver’s tech-business university. We've partnered with leading business and tech companies such as Salesforce, Amazon, Shopify, Facebook and many others to incorporate their latest technology and expertise into the Master of Business Administration program courses at UCW.

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IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Co-Creator
IBM Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner

 

 

Employability

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

The MBA content is delivered online via:

 

Online

Location
  • Online 
Schedule
  • 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 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 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, 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 Online Interactive Activities: recorded mini lectures, case studies, simulations, discussion forums, homework, assignments, tasks, projects, etc.
Interaction
  • 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 by Examity (online invigilation platform).

  • Assignments are submitted through Turnitin for Academic Integrity.

 

Course Structure

The online MBA follows the same structure as its on-campus alternative differing only in delivery method. This program is created for those who cannot fit an on-campus program around their other commitments.

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.

Elective Areas

You now have a choice. You can select electives in one of four elective areas as you progress through your degree program. Select three electives from one of the elective areas in Consulting, Financial Management, Leadership and Marketing and Digital Marketing to gain specialized skills and knowledge or develop your own focus track.

 

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the MBA online are the same as the on-campus equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, we offer University Access Program which gives you the opportunity to reach the standard proficiency requirements.

Essentially, whether you choose to study our MBA on-campus or online, they both end in the same result; you will graduate from UCW qualified to take on any managerial role, with the skills and confidence to do so.

Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for admission based on the following requirements:

  1. If your first language is not English, submit an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in the writing band) or equivalent (TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo etc.) OR Successful completion of UCW’s University Access Program (UAP) with Grade Point Average of at Least 70%. If your first language is English and you can demonstrate that you graduated from a recognized degree in an English-speaking country, the English IELTS score or equivalent requirement is waived.

AND

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) or better in a bachelor degree OR successful completion of UCW’s MBA Foundation (MBAF) with a Grade Point Average of at least 72%. 

AND

  1. One of the following:
  • A suitable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years.
  • A relevant Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
  • Bachelor degree in business (e.g., Business Administration (BBA) degree or Bachelor Commerce (BCom)).
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

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 Foundation

 

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.

University Access Program

 

Academic Standing

Students must remain in Good Academic Standing to continue their studies at UCW. To remain in Good Academic Standing, graduate students must maintain a 3.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). 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.