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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University Canada West
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Scholarships available

Start dates
October 2022

October 2022

January 2023

January 2023
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

About this program

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The ACBSP and NCMA-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from UCW will prepare you for success on a global level. You will learn how to take challenging situations in a stride, apply pragmatic solutions to problems and ultimately drive the success of your organization through intelligent decision-making.

Our MBA program includes relevant digital components and we collaborate with digital leaders such as Riipen, the Digital Marketing Institute, Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM to keep our students updated with upcoming technological trends. We've partnered with leading business and tech companies such as Salesforce, Amazon, Shopify, Facebook and many others to incorporate their latest technology and expertise into the MBA program courses at UCW.

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.

Students can also qualify to earn certifications, including Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) and more.

For on-campus MBA, 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.

Admission requirements

Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for admission based on the following requirements:

  • If your first language is not English, submit an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in the writing band) or equivalent (TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo etc.) OR Successful completion of UCW’s University Access Program (UAP) with Grade Point Average of at Least 70%. If your first language is English and you can demonstrate that you graduated from a recognized degree in an English-speaking country, the English IELTS score or equivalent requirement is waived.


  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) or better in a bachelor degree OR successful completion of UCW’s MBA Foundation (MBAF) with a Grade Point Average of at least 72%.


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

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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 fee for on-campus MBA program for domestic students: $25,740
  • Tuition fee for on-campus MBA program for international students: $36,840
  • Tuition fee for online MBA program for domestic and international students: $18,420


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 paths

Career Path: Management

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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

  • 100% employability for MBA graduates within six months
  •  Business and technology-focused university with an emphasis on practical experience
  • ACBSP and NCMA-accredited MBA and Bachelor of Commerce programs
  •  A teaching-intensive institution with qualified, expert faculty with real industry experience
  • A dynamic and practical learning environment with small class sizes
  • Study in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant business community
  • Two downtown campuses provide you with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers
  • We have students from more than 100 different countries and plenty of networking opportunities.
  • Personalized academic planning and advising services
  • A student-centered environment, additional support and free workshops
  • Fully-engaged student services with student-centered activities and events
  •  Experienced Career Development specialists to help you land your dream job
  • Flexible study options, study on-campus or online
  • Flexible schedules, offering courses in the evenings and weekends
  • Putting students' wellbeing first, with 24/7 emotional and psychological support available for students


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Julie J.
“UCW’s MBA program is the perfect solution for busy professionals looking to develop their business skills and accelerate their career. As a busy entrepreneur that runs two businesses, I’m most looking forward to the adjusted schedule that will allow me to maintain a demanding work schedule, a rigorous course load and raising three boys."

Contact info

University Canada West

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

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