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

This ACBSP and NCMA-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. Students can take on campus courses or online.

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Available as an on-campus bachelors in Canada 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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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

This ACBSP and NCMA-accredited BCom online bachelor’s degree will give you a true understanding of all facets of the modern business and prepare you for a successful career in business or management combined with the benefits of online learning and distance learning.

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Available as an online degree program in Canada, this degree will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of all types of media and communication. It will also develop your core skills in writing and research with the flexibility of online learning.

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On-Campus vs Online Study

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Canada is a nation that is highly regarded throughout the world both for its high quality of living as well as the quality of education. It has become a hotspot for international students who want to gain the right skills to enter the corporate world.

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, UCW provides many benefits like a committed and experienced teaching faculty, small class sizes, undergraduate programs online, diverse student body and extensive career support. Our faculty share their expertise so you can become a confident and successful leader within the global job market.

The University is proud of its accreditations and memberships. The University has earned the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation, which identifies British Columbia public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government-recognized standards for quality assurance and consumer protection.

The Bachelor of Commerce program has received the ACBSP Global Business Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. University Canada West is also a member of the BC Transfer System (BCCAT) with more than 2,000 credit transfer arrangements to other post-secondary institutions in the province.

You should base your choice of an undergraduate program at UCW on your academic aspirations and professional goals.

UCW undergraduate courses prepare you for a successful career in business or management. If you want to pursue further studies, our courses offer the foundational knowledge needed to excel in your future academic life.

Here is a snapshot of all the career opportunities available with the bachelors’ and associate programs at UCW.

  • Bachelor of Commerce: The program is suitable for those who want to establish a career in accounting, business, advertising, marketing management, information systems, business management and managerial accounting. You can also explore careers in business law, finance, human resource management, operations management and business strategy.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication: The communication methods and transferable skills acquired during UCW’s BA in Business Communication prepare students for a vast range of job roles. Throughout the program, you will become equipped to succeed in the fields of professional writing, journalism, public relations, communications and advertising. You also can explore jobs in academic writing and the film industry.

It couldn’t be easier to enrol in a bachelor degree program in Canada for international students at UCW. You just need to fill out the contact form on any page of the UCW website and a recruitment advisor will contact you. You can find the red “Inquire” tab on the far right side of the page to open the contact form. You can also contact a UCW Student Recruitment Advisor at [email protected] or by calling 1-877-431-6887.

Our Student Recruitment Advisor will answer any queries you may have and guide you through the admission process.

  • Bachelor of Commerce: 4 years
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication: 4 years
  • Associate of Arts: 2 years

Faster completion possible for motivated students.

The assessment techniques for your work during undergraduate degrees at UCW can include the following:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Oral or written tests including midterms
  • Participation in class discussions
  • Seminar presentations
  • Laboratory examinations
  • Open book or take-home examinations
  • Conventional written examinations.

Professors will outline the course assessment at the beginning of each course.

Final examinations are mandatory for all students. Supplemental examinations are generally not available and will only be considered in extenuating circumstances. Midterms and examinations may be proctored using proctoring software.

The undergraduate courses at UCW can pave the way for excellent academic careers as well as further education in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Bachelor of Commerce graduates can pursue master’s degree in accounting, commerce or finance. If you aspire for a management career, you can also pursue an MBA. You can learn more about UCW’s MBA program here.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication graduates will establish the ideal foundation to pursue further studies in humanities, literature, digital marketing, business, journalism or literary studies. You can also pursue an MBA. Learn more about UCW’s MBA program here.
  • Associate of Arts graduates can explore bachelor degree programs in a wide range of disciplines including management, media communications, social justice, psychology, hospitality, accounting and marketing. You can also pursue a bachelor degree at UCW..

Yes. Undergraduate students are expected to attend classes during the day and some evenings, but many can find employment that works around their schedule. Many international students can work up to 20 hours per if it is listed as a condition of their study permit.

Yes. UCW has a Career Development Centre that assists undergraduate and graduate students in their future careers.

The average undergraduate class size consists of around 20 to 25 students. Class sizes are kept small to allow for better peer-to-peer interaction and to allow the instructor more time with each student.

Students who have not met the minimum English language requirements for direct entry into their degree program, may qualify for UCW’s University Access Program (UAP). Direct entry requires an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band (or equivalent). Learn more about how UAP can help fulfil the English Language requirements of an undergraduate degree here.

UCW is on the Government of Canada’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list. Our DLI number is O19377235822.

On campus international students may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit after they successfully complete their on campus degree program and earn their degree. Students taking asynchronous online studies are not eligible to apply for a PGWP. For more details and current regulations see the Citizen and Immigration Canada website.