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Master of Business Administration

University Canada West

24 months
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The ACBSP and NCMA-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from University Canada West will prepare you for success on a global level. 

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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.

The Master of Business Administration program from University Canada West 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.

The 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.

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.

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.

In September 2021, UCW received 5 stars rating from the QS Stars higher education rating system, the world’s most popular source of comparative data on university performance. 

As part of the QS Stars audit process, institutions receive an overall rating of between zero and 5+ stars, as well as a rating in at least eight of 13 key areas. We have achieved 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development, Social Responsibilities and Inclusiveness and 4 stars for Internationalisation.

UCW also received 5 Stars in the Specialist Criteria category for its Master of Business Administration degree program. UCW is the third university in Canada, and the first in British Columbia, to receive a 5 Star rating from QS Stars. There are only a total of seven institutions in the United States and Canada to receive a 5 Star rating.



Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General 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.) 
  • 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%. 
ANDOne 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.
  • 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.

Work experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training."

Tuition Fee

For on-campus and online program fees for domestic and international students, please visit the official website.

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Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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