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Is studying an MBA worth it?

Preparatory Programs

Preparatory Programs

If you lack the professional or academic qualifications to directly enter the MBA program, or do not meet the English proficiency requirement for a UCW degree program, UCW’s university preparatory courses are designed to help you acquire the skills you need to move forward with your education.

MBA Foundation can help bridge the gap for those who cannot directly enter the MBA program at UCW.

The University Access Program (UAP) helps students, whose first language is not English, meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements for entering their degree program.


 

 

On-Campus Programs

University Access Program

university access program

Accredited by Languages Canada, the University Access Program (UAP) focuses on Academic English. It will improve your English skills and qualify you for your degree at University Canada West.

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mba foundation

If you plan to enrol into an MBA but do not have the professional or academic qualifications, the MBA Foundation university prep course may be the right course for you.

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Online Programs

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ONLINE mba foundation

If you plan to enrol into an MBA but do not have the professional or academic qualifications, the Online MBA Foundation university prep course may be the right course for you.

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On-Campus vs Online Study

 

Face-to-face

Online

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.

 

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