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Online MBA Foundation

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KEY FACTS

 

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.

We understand that some students do not have the professional or academic qualifications but wish to pursue the MBA program.  Students have the option of completing the three MBA Foundation courses.  In order to qualify for admission to the MBA program, a cumulative grade average of B (3.0) must be achieved for the combined, successfully passed MBAF courses.

Course Structure

The MBA Foundation includes courses in the following areas:

 

MBA Foundation Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MBA program who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may qualify through completion of the MBA Foundation courses.

  1. If your first language is not English submit an IELTS of at least 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in 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

  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better in a Bachelor degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

    AND

  3. 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).
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

 

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 as specified in the English Proficiency section of this website.

The Admission Committee may require proof of English language proficiency from applicants who attended English language-based education systems if the Committee sees deficiencies in language proficiency when the application package is reviewed.

English language test scores are valid for admission purposes for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the test.

University Access Program

The MBAF 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.