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Master of Business Administration

24 months
17550 CAD/year
11700 CAD/year
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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from University Canada West will prepare you for leadership on the global stage. This program is accredited by ACBSP. 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.

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This ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from  University Canada West  will prepare you for success on the global stage. You will learn how to take challenging situations in stride, apply pragmatic solutions to problems, and ultimately drive the success of your organization through informed decision-making.

The program progresses through four tiers, a total of 45 credits that develop your knowledge and skillset so that you are able to handle increasingly complex problems. Team activities are an intrinsic part of the MBA, developing team skills for modern business and providing a collegial learning environment.

The MBA degree program has been refined to allow you to acquire more specific knowledge and skills in one of three areas by choosing their 3 elective courses from one of the following subject areas: Marketing, Finance or Leadership. The program includes the option to do a major research project designed to showcase your newly learned skills in a real-world setting. Additionally, students may take an optional work experience module.

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.
Business Courses powered by the latest technology

Tableau, Salesforce and IBM Design Thinking have been incorporated into the Master of Business Administration program courses at UCW as the university continues its evolution towards becoming Vancouver’s tech-business university. Students are able to learn from these experts helping them to solve complex business problems with the help of technology.


Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool used in the business intelligence industry, has been incorporated into UCW’s Business-650 (Business Analytics) course.


Salesforce is an online solution for customer relationship management (CRM). It gives all departments within a company, including marketing, sales, commerce and service, a shared view of their customers with one integrated CRM platform. Salesforce has been incorporated into Marketing-621 (Marketing Management).

IBM Design Thinking

UCW has created a new course about entrepreneurship that launched this term. Business-641 (Entrepreneurship) incorporates IBM Design Thinking into the MBA program. The IBM Design Thinking model is a scalable framework aimed at big enterprises that uses three principles to solve complex problems creatively.

Work Experience

Integrated work experience for MBA students is available as an option. You can do one or two terms of work placement during your MBA studies. This part of the course is designed to provide supervised practical experience where students can apply the skills they have developed during the MBA program. If you wish, you will be able to take this option in your second and/ or third MBA term (35 hours per week for 12 weeks) to prepare you to successfully find a work experience position.

Programme Structure

Tier 1: Analytical Foundations

  • Business Environment, Ethics & Strategy
  • Leadership in the Global Context
  • Human Interfaces
  • Research Methodologies & Inquiry

Tier 2 Management Principles & Practices

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management in the Global Environment or Canadian Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Tier 1

Tier 3 Business Applications

  • Financial Management
  • Consulting Practice
  • Project Management
  • Two electives

Tier 4 Integration & Implementation

  • Consulting/Research Project or
  • Strategic Management
  • One elective

Elective Clusters

  • You now have a choice. You can select electives from different tier elective pools as you progress through your degree program. You can select three electives from one of the elective clusters in Marketing, Finance or Leadership, to gain specialized skills and knowledge. 


All UCW Vancouver degree programs are offered on campus and online. UCW is home to students from more than 52 countries around the globe.

Our new campus, Vancouver House, is located in one of the highest-profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history. 

UCW Vancouver House will be able to accommodate more than 3,400 students with the first term in the new facility.


Our faculty are experienced in both education and industry – professionals who have excelled in their field. They will provide you with case studies, context for your study, even stories about their time on the job – anything and everything that will give you a more complete understanding of the industry you wish to enter.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


45 alternative credits

Credit courses normally have an academic value of three (3) credits. Each credit is equivalent to 45 hours of student contact encompassing class time, on-line study, exams, and self (directed) study. This time does not include individual study and preparation time.


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 out of 4.33 scale (or equivalent) 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.
  • 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.

Work experience

A minimum of two (2) years documented professional or management experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35100 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23400 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Winter, Spring, Summer:

  • $23,400 (Domestic)
  • $35,100 (International)


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