University Canada West (UCW) is one of the only universities in Canada that offers an MBA foundation program for students who wish to pursue their Master’s Degree in Business, but who do not have background knowledge of business administration. If you’ve taken a program with a few business courses or began taking an interest in business, an MBA could be a great option for you! It will help to combine your major area with business principles in order to establish your ideas and learning in the competitive market.
Intake Periods for University Canada West
UCW recruits for the MBA program in Fall (October), Winter (January), Spring (April), and Summer (July).
On-Campus, and also Available Online **due to the situation with COVID19, this may change without notice.
The MBA Foundation at University Canada West includes courses in the following areas:
MBAF 501 – Business & Academic Writing
- Students will learn to compose written documents and presentations that will help them succeed in MBA coursework and the workplace. Students will learn to analyze context and audience, to determine purpose and message content, and to integrate effective visual design in order to create written workplace communication that can be received, understood, used and retrieved efficiently, quickly, and accurately.
- Coursework will include the research and writing of correspondence, reports, proposals, project plans, social and digital media communications, and technical descriptions as well as the preparation and performance of oral presentations for use in the workplace as well as the classroom.
MBAF 502 – Quantitative Skills for Business
- Students beginning MBA studies often require an introduction or re-introduction to basic quantitative skills (e.g. basic algebra, statistics) that are important to core MBA courses like accounting, economics, finance, operations and project management.
- Topics include the basic tools and techniques for understanding and utilizing quantitative information for business decision-making.
MBAF 504 – Economics from a Business Perspective
- This course introduces students to the fundamental economic principles and their application. The first part of the course covers microeconomics topics such as:
- opportunity costs and gains from trade
- the elements of supply, demand and elasticity
- price regulation and taxes
- consumption, production and costs
- pricing and market structure
- government policy in the market economy
- international economics
- The second part addresses macroeconomics issues that include:
- economic growth, savings, investment and financial systems
- money, banking and prices
- macroeconomic fluctuations and stabilization
Entry Requirements for the MBA Program at University Canada West
Applicants to the MBA program at University Canada West may qualify for admission based on the following 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
- Have one of the following:
- Acceptable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years.
- An appropriate Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
- A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BComm) or equivalent.
- A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.
MBA Foundation – Great for those who don’t Meet Direct Admission
- Applicants to the MBA program who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may qualify through the completion of the MBA Foundation courses. To be admitted to the MBA Foundation courses you must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better.
- Effective January 2021, applicants to the MBA program who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may qualify through the completion of the MBA Foundation courses. To be admitted to the MBA Foundation courses you must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or better. Please note this is only in effect for applications received after Jan. 1, 2021. This policy change includes any re-reviews or evaluations of incomplete files.
- Students must earn a grade of B (GPA of 3.0) or better on each Foundation course in order to continue into the MBA program.
English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English Proficiency as specified in the English Proficiency section of this website.
The Admission Committee may require proof of English language proficiency from applicants who attended English language-based education systems if the Committee sees deficiencies in language proficiency when the application package is reviewed.
English language test scores are valid for admission purposes for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the test.
- Academic IELTS or IELTS Indicator* 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band
- TOEFL iBT88 overall with a minimum of 20 in each component>
- Duolingo105 overall
- TLG Live: https://www.mycism.com/2020/05/the-language-gallery-skip-ielts-and-take-tlg-live/
Tuition Fees (International)
- Number of Courses: 3
- Cost per course: $2,340
- Total Tuition Fees: $7,020
- Tuition deposit for international students: $7,900
MBA programs generally require students to have done their undergraduate programs in a business program. But, University Canada West is the exception to that, students can instead pursue their MBA without one. This is a great choice for students who may have had a change of heart throughout their undergraduate degree. Or, who are looking into business graduate programs. Further, an MBA can help students learn how to market and establish their ideas in a competitive economy.