University Canada West is Canada’s Contemporary independent and government recognized University and a member of the B.C. post-secondary system. Established in 2004, UCW offers programs at their Vancouver campus and Online. Programs include the Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, and the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications.
UCW is recognized by and operates under the authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development on the recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board.
The University’s programs are offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia, Canada having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister.
Programs Of Study
|Undergraduate Degree||Admission Requirement:|
|Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications
Bachelor of Commerce in General Studies
|All applicants to undergraduate programs must submit: All Academic Documents A completed application form; A detailed chronological résumé to demonstrate educational achievements, work experience, progression, community involvement, volunteer experience, and other related experience; and A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions. TOEFL of 233 (cbt) or 86 (ibt); IELTS overall score of 6.0 , with no band less than 5.5; PTE Academic overall score of 58 Payment of non-refundable tuition for the first term (refundable only if student visa is denied). B.Com applicants must have 65% or better in the BC Principles of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) unless the applicant has successfully completed equivalent courses in post-secondary education with a grade of ‘C+’ or better, in which case official transcripts are required.|
|Graduate Degree||Admission Requirement:|
*Applicants who have not completed a recognized baccalaureate degree may be considered for admission of they can demonstrate a significant depth and breadth of business/management experience, or a combination of education and experience, to be successful in the MBA program. Applicants in this category of admission must: Be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the first day of classes, and Demonstrate at least five (5) years of professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training ** Wavier of GMAT/GRE Requirement: Applicants may apply for a waiver of this requirement if they possess one or more of the following: An appropriate professional designation (e.g., CA, CMA, CGA, CHRP, P.Eng.); Completion of a graduate degree or higher credential at a recognized university; OR A minimum of five (5) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.
|A Bachelor’s degree program at a recognized university, with a grade of 70% (or equivalent) or better average in the last year of their program or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent) or better. * An acceptable score on the GMAT or equivalent score on the GRE** All applicants to the MBA program must submit: A completed application form; Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended; Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable; Two (2) letters of academic reference attesting to readiness for graduate studies; A detailed chronological résumé clearly outlining educational achievements, work experience and progression, and other related experience; A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions. TOEFL score of 233 (CBT) or 86 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 or better or PTE Academic score of 58 Payment of non-refundable tuition for the first term (refundable only if study visa is denied)|
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate programs: $1,575 per course. First term tuition deposit: $6,400. Graduate program: $2,160 per course. First term tuition deposit: $6,480. Application fee: $150 (non-refundable).
An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or equivalent score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The Admissions Committee will look for scores that indicate strengths in the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing assessment portions of the exams. The score must be no more than five (5) years old.
- A completed application form;
- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended;
- Official documentation confirming professional designations, where applicable;
- Two (2) letters of academic reference attesting to readiness for graduate studies; For those without recent academic experience, letters from employers attesting to management level experience and writing and analytical skills will be acceptable;
- A detailed chronological résumé clearly outlining educational achievements, work experience and progression, and other related experience; and
- A Letter of Intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying and outlines the student’s academic intentions.
- Applicants who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit:
- Documentation confirming their degree was awarded, if not already indicated on official transcripts;
- A credential evaluation from a recognized service confirming equivalency if the applicant submits a credential from an unrecognized institution or if additional analysis is required by the Admissions Committee; and
- Proof of English language proficiency.
- English Language Proficiency for International Students
English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If a student’s first language is not English, one of the following must be submitted:
English 12 or equivalent from a Canadian high school, with a grade of 65% or better
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 233 (computer-based test) or 86 (internet-based test)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) overall score of 6.5 or better
LPI (Language Proficiency Index) score of 5 or better
Applicants must arrange for the testing agency / institution to send these scores directly to the Registrar’s Office at University Canada West.
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