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Master of Business Administration

University Canada West

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

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This Master of Business Administration program from University Canada West 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.

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.

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.


  • The Education Quality Assurance (EQA)
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • BC Transfer System (BCCAT)
  • EduCanada
  • Languages Canada

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


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

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17550 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35100 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    11700 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23400 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.

Summer, Fall 

  • On campus: $23,400 (Canada & Canada PRs) and $35,100 (International)
  • Online: $17,550 (Canada & Canada PRs & International)

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Master of Business Administration
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