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Master of Business Administration, MBA

University Canada West, Canada

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MBAFull-time, Online2 yearsJanuary, April, July, OctoberCAD 29745 per totalCAD 40635 per total

About Master of Business Administration, MBA - at University Canada West

The ACBSP and NCMA-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 a stride, apply pragmatic solutions to problems and ultimately drive the success of your organization through intelligent decision-making.

Our MBA program 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.

Our 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.

Students can also qualify to earn certifications, including Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP),
Certified Digital Marketing Associate (CDMA) and more.

The MBA degree program has been refined to allow you to acquire more specific knowledge and skills in one of nine elective areas by choosing courses from one of the following subject areas: Business Analytics, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, Leadership, Marketing, Digital Marketing and Project Management.

95% of our MBA students are working or have a job lined up within one year of graduating.

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.

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fee for on-campus MBA program for domestic students: $29,745
Tuition fee for on-campus MBA program for international students: $40,635
Tuition fee for online MBA program for domestic and international students: $20,325

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Entry requirements

Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for admission based on the following requirements:

  • Students whose first language is not English must submit an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in the writing band) or equivalent (TOEFL, PTE, etc.)
  • OR successfully complete UCW’s University Access Program (UAP) by earning an average of at least 70% in their UAP courses.

If a student can demonstrate that they graduated from a recognized degree program in an English-speaking country, the English IELTS score or equivalent requirement may be waived.


  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) or better in a bachelor's degree OR successful completion of UCW’s MBA Foundation (MBAF) while earning an average of at least 72% in your MBAF courses.


One 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 (e.g., CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
− Bachelor's degree in business (e.g. Business Administration (BBA) degree or Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from a recognized university).
− A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

Student reviews of University Canada West

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"A degree that gives you credibility!"

Earning an MBA empowered me. It gave me the knowledge to be where I am in the position I have now...And it's not just knowledge. It's a degree that gives you credibility.

UCW MBA alumnus


“Valuable networking opportunities!”

The networking opportunities are invaluable and the skills I am learning are setting me up for success in the business environments of the future.

UCW MBA alumna


"Enriching learning environment!"

The learning environment, empowered by the vastly experienced and talented faculty members, makes the journey enriching and rewarding.

UCW MBA alumna

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