Key Facts


Full-time Tuition Fees (Domestic):

$8,352 (Year 1 to 3)
$2,784 (Year 4)

Full-time Tuition Fees (International):

$17,400 (Year 1 to 4)

Program Tuition Fees:


$27,840* (Domestic)
$69,600 (International) 

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans


Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), Summer (July)


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Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) will provide you with a broad foundation knowledge of contemporary business and its practices. Based in Vancouver, Canada, this ACBSP-accredited degree prepares you for a successful career in business or management, where you will contribute constructively to a global economy.

Graduates of the BCom program will:

  • have a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business practices across all areas of business management.
  • know how to conduct business in a multicultural environment, spanning international borders and working cross-culturally.
  • have the ability to use interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems and create new business opportunities.
  • be able to use critical thinking to analyze and interpret information to make informed decisions.

Class Profile

UCW is home to students from all over the world. This adds further value to the learning environment, allowing students to learn from each other’s experiences.


Learning Methods

The BCom follows a course framework of four tiers, allowing you to progress efficiently. Team activities are an intrinsic part of many courses and build skills vital for professional success. You will learn through a combination of the following methods:

  • Lectures and class discussions
  • Studying academic literature
  • Looking closely at case studies
  • Team activities


Course Coverage for CPA Programs

University Canada West has an articulation agreement with the Chartered Professional Accounts of British Columbia and students can transfer UCW credits to the CPA Professional Education Program for some courses.

Students who are missing one or more of the required courses for direct admission into the Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) can complete the equivalent coursework at University Canada West.

A list of specific CPA prerequisite requirements that University Canada West students may be exempt from taking if they have the completed courses at UCW can be found here.


Academic Standing

Students must remain in Good Academic Standing to continue their studies at UCW. For full details about Academic Standing, refer to the current Academic Calendar here.


Graduation Requirements

UCW students must fulfil the requirements listed in the Academic Calendar in order to be eligible to graduate. For full details about Graduation Eligibility, refer to the current Academic Calendar here.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) provides you with a broad foundation of contemporary business knowledge and practices. Its courses are designed to provide a breadth of business perspective and skills, building your core skills in writing, research, and team performance.

Entry Requirements

  • Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent with an overall average of C or better (2.0 on a 4.33 scale)


  • Twenty-one (21) years of age or older and out of high school for at least two years, and
  • Documented success through academic, professional or volunteer activities


  • Academic IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent (for students whose first language is not English). More information is available in the English Proficiency section of this website.

You can complete the English pathway courses (University Access Program) in order to meet the English proficiency requirements of the Bachelor of Commerce program.

University Access Program

Full Entry Requirements

Tuition Fees


Winter, Spring, Summer 2019

    Domestic International
Number of Courses   40 40
Cost per course   $696 $1,740
Total Tuition Fees   $27,840* $69,600
Typical Full-time Tuition Fees   $8,352 (Year 1 to 3)
$2,784 (Year 4)
$17,400 (Year 1 to 4)

Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans

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