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Is studying an MBA worth it?

Key Facts

 

Program Tuition Fees:

Effective Summer (July) 2021 Term

$27,840
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.

Online Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

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The online Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BA) is an interdisciplinary program that will develop your knowledge of media, cultural studies and business alongside theoretical and practical skills. The communication methods learnt and media training students get throughout this course are relevant to careers in professional writing, journalism, public relations, communications, and advertising.

Graduates of the online BA program will be able to:

  • Learn to evaluate and integrate all types of business communication.
  • Demonstrate research techniques and methodologies.
  • Create ethically and legally sound content for a variety of markets.
  • Integrate media and content to communicate persuasively to specific audiences.
  • Apply communication methods to business problems and contexts.

 

Benefits of studying online

Studying online comes with a variety of benefits. You can choose flexible hours to fit around any commitments you may have, be it personal or professional. With video lectures, and all course materials provided, you won’t feel any less prepared than those who’ve studied on campus.

Online study is becoming increasingly popular because of the increased flexibility it offers. Studying online means that you can work on professional development while obtaining an academic qualification. This will make you more prepared when it comes to securing employment in a managerial position.

 

Why study Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication online?

  • Access to online resources to help with your studies
  • Learn from dedicated and experienced lecturers, who provide online support
  • Access to an international network of students
  • Great flexibility, allowing you to balance your studies with other commitments
  • Benefit from progression in your professional and personal life

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication 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.

 

Academic Standing

Students must remain in Good Academic Standing to continue their studies at UCW. To remain in Good Academic Standing, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). For full details about Academic Standing, refer to the current Academic Calendar here.

 

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)

OR

  • 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

AND

  • 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

Effective Summer (July) 2021 Term

  Domestic International
Number of Courses 40 40
Cost per course $696 $696
Total Tuition Fees $27,840* $27,840

Tuition deposit for international students: $3,000

First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500

*30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans

 

More on Tuition & Financing

 

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.