University profile

University Canada West

2020/21 edition

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About University Canada West

UCW is an innovative business and technology-oriented, teaching-focused institution in Canada, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The university is a dynamic and growing institution defined by its close connections to the business community and a commitment to outstanding student services.

We create the most innovating, dynamic and practical learning environment for students. Join us and you too could be a part of the world-class learning community we have developed by sharing our excellent education, professional practice and close connections within the business and technology community, thus transforming our students into leadership-ready graduates.

PG subjects available

Master of Business Administration

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

The program is 4 tiers, a total of 45 credits that will 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 three elective clusters from one of the following subject areas: marketing, finance or leadership. Our MBA program also includes relevant digital components.

We collaborate with digital leaders such as Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM to keep our students updated with upcoming technological trends.

The program includes the option to do a major research project designed to showcase your newly learned skills in a real-world setting or a strategic management course. Additionally, students may take an optional work experience module.

Program structure

Tier 1 Analytical Foundations (4 courses)

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Environment, Ethics & Strategy
  • Leadership in the Global Context
  • Human Interfaces

Tier 2 – Management Principles and Practices (5 courses)

  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management in the Global Environment OR Canadian Human Resource Management
  • Research Methodologies and Inquiry

Tier 3 – Business Applications (4 courses)

  • Consulting Practice
  • Project Management
  • Two (2) electives

Tier 4 – Integration and Implementation (2 courses)

  • Consulting/Research Project or Strategic Management One elective

Departments information

University Canada West is a student-focused contemporary institution with small class sizes and professors with real-world business experience.

We place an emphasis on smaller classes to ensure each students gets the undivided attention that they deserve. Our flexible program delivery allows students to study online, on-campus or select a combination.

With four terms per year, motivated students can complete their degrees faster than at many traditional universities. Our faculty is made up of passionate individuals who have a desire to improve the lives of students with the greatest of weapons – education.

We need to develop MBA programs that not only help students to think critically when solving problems, but also teach them how to be creative and innovative, while using the latest technologies.

Future career prospects

According to the January 2020 data from the graduates that participated in the study:

  • 100% Graduate Employment within 6 Months
  • 88% have secured employment within 3 months of graduation
  • 67% have secured employment within a month of graduation

Our alumni work for some of the world’s leading organizations such as:

  • Siemens
  • Scotiabank
  • EmpowerID
  • Sigamlux
  • Oakville Trading
  • Apple
  • Telus
  • SAP
  • GPP
  • RBC
  • Nestle
  • SoftMoc
  • The Marketing
  • Kangaroos
  • Sanone
  • Walt Disney World

Many of the world’s biggest companies have offices within walking distance of our downtown campus, providing you with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.

English language support

If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for entry to the MBA program, you can still improve your English skills to qualify for admission onto the MBA degree at UCW.

The University Access Program (UAP), accredited by Languages Canada, prepares you for higher-level education in an English-speaking institution.

The program focuses on academic English, ensuring that you acquire the study skills needed to complete assignments and examinations with confidence. The courses include the development of specific academic skills such as essay writing, research methods, note taking, critical thinking and seminar or tutorial discussion.

Facilities and support arrangements

Career Development Center

The UCW Career Development Center was created to facilitate an engaging partnership with students and alumni as they transition from higher education into the workforce environment and beyond. Through these partnerships, the Career Development Center will bridge the gap of employers’ needs and employment opportunities for our students and alumni.
Career Development Center includes resources and workshops in group and one-to-one settings, but are not limited to assistance with:

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job search techniques
  • Networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Career advising
  • Career exploration
  • Personal branding on social media/LinkedIn
  • Job fair preparation
  • Career panels
  • Accessing the hidden job market
  • Internship resources
  • Career treks
  • Career fairs

Student affairs

New students will get to know the Student Affairs department quickly during Orientation, where the team gives students an overview of the university’s campus, myUCW portal, library services and assists with course selection and registration.

As well as peer and faculty support, through Student Affairs, students can access:

  • Writing and Numeracy Coaches
  • Academic Advising
  • Campus Information Sessions
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Student Life and Student Committee Events, such as: holiday parties, end of term socials, movie nights, and much more.

To ensure that your experience University Canada West is enjoyable, should you encounter any challenges, do be advised that a solution is often just a click or call away.


The UCW Library supports the students’ success in their academic and professional careers. The library is committed to providing students and faculty with high-quality resources and services. The library facilities include a computer lab, individual and group study spaces, as well as printing and scanning tools.

The library also provides numerous services to students and faculty, including:

  • Library Reference Services (in-person, phone, email, and instant messenger)
  • Research Assistance
  • Workshops and training sessions on APA citation style, plagiarism, research skills and library orientation

Students and faculty have 24/7 access to all online library resources via the Library portal, which connects users to:

  • Over 380,000 e-books
  • Over 60,000 full text scholarly journals
  • Thousands of magazines, periodicals and trade publications
  • Close to 25,000 business case studies
  • Other resources including company profiles, industry and market research reports, economic country reports plus SWOT analyses.


UCW has two easily accessible campuses in downtown Vancouver: West Pender Campus and Vancouver House (opening in Fall 2020).

Our campus at 626 Pender Street is located only steps away from public transit, including the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, bus routes and the SeaBus terminal. The vibrant and lively neighborhood is full of restaurants, stores, entertainment options, shopping centers, and gym facilities.

Our new campus, Vancouver House, is located in one of the highest-profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history. The campus will include more than 90,000 sq. ft. in the iconic Vancouver House Development, a globally recognized project designed by architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG.

Vancouver has been named the third most liveable city in the world by The Economist and that liveability is evident as you stroll through the bustling scenic city.


University Canada West has partnered with for off-campus housing for our students. 4stay connects students with local room providers to give students a range of options for their accommodations. 4Stay sources multiple room suppliers so student don’t have to search multiple websites to find a fit. No deposit is required and 4stay guarantees their listings so UCW students can feel confident when booking.


When you study with UCW Vancouver, you’ll find out why this beautiful city was voted the third best city to live by The Economist*.

Vancouver is a city made up of intelligent and highly-skilled people from around the world and a welcoming, cosmopolitan lifestyle awaits you here. The city of Vancouver offers a wealth of study and work opportunities and you’ll be surrounded by wonderful natural beauty. This is truly the ultimate place to be.

With a rich history across different sectors, Vancouver has made its mark upon the world economy and continues to make a big impact upon traditional and newer industries.

Vancouver outdoor

Whether you’re a thrill-seeking explorer who enjoys the adrenaline rush of zipping down a ski-slope or someone who prefers the serenity of green outdoor spaces, Vancouver has an abundance of recreational activities to choose from. Enjoy strolling around historic Gastown, taking the aquabus to the Granville Island markets, biking or walking the Seawall, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking and hiking in some of the most beautiful locations in Canada. No matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone in Vancouver.

Contact details

626 West Pender Street, Suite 100
V6B 1V9