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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University Canada West
Program overview
2 years
Full time
MBA
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Vancouver
October 2021

Vancouver
January 2022

Vancouver
April 2022

Vancouver
July 2022
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program description

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from UCW will prepare you for leadership on the global stage. This program is accredited by ACBSP and has NCMA National Accreditation from CIM | Chartered Managers Canada. You will take the most challenging situations in your stride, apply pragmatic solutions to problems you encounter and ultimately drive the success of an organization with your informed decision-making.

You can select electives in one of eight elective areas as you progress through your degree program. Select three electives from one of the elective areas in Leadership, Human Resources, Financial Management, Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Non-Profit and Marketing and Digital Marketing to gain specialized skills and knowledge or develop your own focus track.

For Online MBA, you can select three electives in one of four elective areas in Leadership, Financial Management, Consulting and Marketing and Digital Marketing

Graduates of the MBA program will be able to:

  • Respond strategically to business challenges and opportunities. - assess ethical implications of business activities.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate solutions to business problems.
  • Formulate business decisions and systematic analysis that reflects critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate effective skills to collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • Lead teams through the resolution of problems and successful completion of projects and tasks.
  • Integrate personal values and perspectives into problem solving and take responsibility for decisions.
  • Communicate ideas persuasively (written and oral) as a result of thorough analysis of information.
  • Gather, analyze and synthesize information for a business context.

Admission 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, OR
  • A relevant Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng), OR
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BCom) or equivalent, OR
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

Applicants who do not hold all of the above academic and professional requirements may also qualify for entry to the MBA Program after completing the MBA Foundation program.


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Program content

The program is split into four tiers that will progressively develop your skillset, until you are able to handle the most complex problems. Team activities are an intrinsic part of the MBA, reflecting the need for team skills in modern business and providing a collegial learning environment.

The program has been expanded to allow you to acquire more specific knowledge and skills by choosing your 3 elective courses from one of the following subject areas: Leadership, Marketing or Finance. The program ends with a major research project designed to showcase your newly learned skills in a real-world setting.

  • Preparatory
  • Tier 1: Analytical Foundations
  • Tier 2: Management Principles and Practices
  • Tier 3: Business Applications
  • Tier 4: Integration and Implementation
  • Elective Clusters

Scholarships & funding

University Canada West (UCW) entrance awards, scholarships and grants are available to new students applying to a UCW undergraduate or graduate program.

For more details, please visit the university's website.

Program delivery

Our MBA program is delivered by a team of dedicated and highly knowledgeable professors with many years of industry experience. The MBA program is available on campus or online. You will learn through a combination of the following methods:

  • Lectures and class discussions
  • Studying academic literature
  • Looking closely at case studies
  • Listening to fellow classmates’ experiences

Tuition fees

Fall 2021, January 2022

  • For on-campus program fees: $23,400 (Canada & Canada PRs) and $35,100 (International)
  • For online program fees: $17,550 (Canada & Canada PRs & International)

Qualification

Graduates of the MBA program will be able to: 

  • respond strategically to business challenges and opportunities.
  • assess ethical implications of business activities.
  • develop, implement and evaluate solutions to business problems.
  • formulate business decisions and systematic analysis that reflects critical thinking.
  • demonstrate effective skills to collaborate with diverse groups of people.
  • lead teams through the resolution of problems and successful completion of projects and tasks.
  • integrate personal values and perspectives into problem solving and take responsibility for decisions.
  • communicate ideas persuasively (written and oral) as a result of thorough analysis of information.
  • gather, analyze and synthesize information for a business context.

Career opportunities

Academica Group has been surveying our MBA graduates 6 months after graduation (which will continue in 2020).

According to the January 2020 data from the graduates that participated in the study:

  • 100% Graduate Employment within 6 Months
  • 88% have secured employment within 3 months of graduation
  • 67% have secured employment within a month of graduation

Our alumni work for some of the world's leading organizations such as;

  • Siemens
  • Appl
  • Nestle
  • Scotiabank
  • Telus
  • SoftMoc
  • EmpowerID
  • SAP
  • The Marketing Kangaroos
  • Sigamlux
  • GPP
  • Danone
  • Oakville Trading
  • RBC
  • Walt Disney World

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University Canada West 

University Canada West (UCW) prides itself on having a practical focus, an emphasis on teaching excellence with small class sizes and professors with real-world business experience. Being a business-focused university, we give students the most up-to-date knowledge required for working...


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Why study at University Canada West

  • Flexible learning delivery modes: both online and on-campus, full time and part time
  • Two campuses located in Vancouver downtown
  • Brand new Vancouver House Campus (90,000 sq. ft.) which was named one of CNN’s “most anticipated buildings set to shape the world”
  • Knowledgeable faculty with industry experience
  • ACBSP-accredited MBA and Bachelor of Commerce degree programs
  • Small class size
  • Students are able to take advantage of faster program completion
  • We collaborate with digital leaders such as the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM to add relevant digital components to our courses

Contact info

University Canada West

626 W Pender St #100
V6B 1V9 Vancouver British Columbia
Canada

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