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University Canada West

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Is studying an MBA worth it?

Online MBA Foundation

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KEY FACTS

 

Program Tuition Fees:

Effective Summer (July) 2021 Term

$3,510*

Domestic/International

*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:

Entry Requirements

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

A Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized post-secondary institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) or better and must have 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 Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BCom) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

 

MBA Foundation

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

Students must earn a CGPA of B (GPA of 3.0) or better overall in the MBA Foundation program in order to continue into the MBA program.

 

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.

 

Tuition Fees

Effective Summer (July) 2021 Term

  Domestic International
Number of Courses 3 3
Cost per course $1,170 $1,170
Total Tuition Fees $3,510* $3,510

Tuition deposit for international students: $3,000

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

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

All other scholarships, awards and grants do not apply to online programs.

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