Undergraduate

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UCW offers three undergraduate degree programs. These include two bachelor degree programs and the Associate of Arts program.

Undergraduate courses can help you gain the practical skills and industry-relevant knowledge required for launching your career. The undergraduate degrees at University Canada West will prepare you for a successful career path across diverse industries.


 

On-Campus Programs

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce

This ACBSP-accredited program combines theoretical and practical learning to give you a true understanding of modern business. It will prepare you for a successful career in business or management.

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Preparatory

Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

Available as an on-campus or online program, this degree will develop your core skills in writing and research and equip you with a comprehensive understanding of all types of business communication.

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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts Degree is an interdisciplinary set of courses that cultivate core skills in writing, communication, research and team performance. It will prepare students for additional post-secondary education or to enter the workforce.

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Online Programs

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Online Bachelor of Commerce

This ACBSP-accredited online program combines theoretical and practical learning to give you a true understanding of modern business. It will prepare you for a successful career in business or management.

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Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

Available as an online program, this degree will develop your core skills in writing and research and equip you with a comprehensive understanding of all types of business communication.

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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 provided at start of term.

  • Articulate Version of course materials plus additional items added by the instructor, readings, videos, etc. in the MyUCW Student Portal

  • Syllabus provided at start of term.
  • Articulate Version of course materials plus additional items added by the instructor, textbooks, PPT slides, readings, videos, etc. in MyUCW. 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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