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International Student
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International Student Viewbook 2020 - IEC
    Welcome to University Canada West             4
    About Us                                      6
    UCW at a Glance                               8
    What Makes UCW Stand out from the Crowd?     10
    Our Merits                                   12
    The Campuses                                 14
    UCW Vancouver House                          16
    Accommodation                                19
    Experience Vancouver                         20
    Vancouver Outdoor                            22
    The Vancouver Factor                         26
    Undergraduate Programs                       28
    Bachelor of Commerce                         30
    Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication   34
    Associate of Arts                            36
    Graduate Programs                            38
    Master of Business Administration            40
    MBA Foundation                               44
    University Access Program                    45
    Awards & Scholarships                        46
    University Entry Requirements                52
    How to Apply                                 53
    Helpful Resources                            54
    Student Services
    Career Services
                                                 56   Canadian-Made
                                                      Global Success
    Employment and Opportunities                 57
    British Columbia as a Career Destination     58
    Work While You Study                         59

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Welcome to University
                         Canada West
        As the president of University Canada West (UCW), I’d
     like to thank you for your interest in our modern institution
        which encompasses the best of 21st century learning.

    I sincerely hope you select us for your higher          We place an emphasis on smaller classes to ensure
    education experience. Canada is a nation that’s         each students gets the undivided attention that
    highly regarded throughout the world both for its       they deserve. Our flexible program delivery allows
    high quality of living as well as the quality of        students to study online, on-campus or select a
    education. Come and experience all that this            combination.
    outstanding nation has to offer with us.
                                                            With four terms per year, motivated students can
    UCW was founded in 2004 with a vision to create         complete their degrees faster than at many
    an independent, accessible university with a            traditional universities. Our faculty is made up of
    practical focus and an emphasis on teaching             passionate individuals who have a desire to improve
    excellence. We are a business-focused university        the lives of students with the greatest of
    and give students the most up-to-date knowledge         weapons – education.
    required for today’s fast-paced industries.
                                                            If you’re a motivated individual looking to advance
    Located in downtown Vancouver and drawing               your career in business, look no further than our
    students from more than 52 countries, the university    institution. We look forward to welcoming you to
    offers a dynamic learning environment, a high level     University Canada West.
    of personal attention, competitive tuition rates and
    scholarships to recognize academic excellence.
                                                            Brock Dykeman

    The university is situated in one of the world’s most   President, University Canada West
    liveable cities, surrounded by global corporations
    which will improve students’ chances of gaining
    all-important industry experience in order to prepare
    them for successful careers after university. Sony,                                Your

    Microsoft, Amazon and other international
    corporations all have offices in Vancouver.

    University Canada West is a student-focused
                                                                                       is our priority and
    contemporary institution with small class sizes and
    professors with real-world business experience.                                    this is what makes
                                                                                       us different – we
                                                                                       genuinely care.
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About us
    UCW is an innovative business and technology-oriented,
    teaching-focused institution in Canada, offering undergraduate
    and graduate degrees for domestic and international students.
    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.

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UCW at
    a Glance
                                       Our Students
               UCW students come from more than 52 countries around
                  the world and include Canadian citizens, permanent
                  residents and visiting students who contribute to the
               diversity and richness of the university. Whether you are a
                   recent high-school graduate, a college or university
                 graduate, a transfer student, or a working professional,
                           you will find what you need at UCW.

                  Students from    Student-to        Students
                  Countries        Faculty Ratio     in total

                        +52              10:1             2093

                  Undergraduate    Graduate
                  Students         Students
                                                     Discover more

                        432            1661

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What Makes UCW
     Stand out From the
     Business-oriented,                        At the center of                          Small class sizes
     intensive learning for all                Vancouver’s vibrant                       UCW’s learning environment will
     We focus on relevant learning at          business community                        appeal to many. Our classes are kept
     UCW. Content can become dated                                                       small, so you can enjoy high levels
                                               UCW is situated in the heart of
     quickly, especially in the fast-moving                                              of interaction with classmates and
                                               Vancouver in the historic London
     environments on which our programs                                                  benefit from the one-on-one undivided
                                               Building. The university is easily
     focus. That’s why we design our                                                     attention from your professors that you
                                               accessible by transit and you will feel
     programs to meet the needs of the                                                   require to excel.
                                               right at home surrounded by coffee
     market, ensuring you receive the most     shops, restaurants, entertainment,
     up-to-date education possible.            shopping centres and gym facilities.      Faster program
     We collaborate with digital leaders
                                               Many of the world’s biggest companies     completion
     such as Salesforce (Trailhead),
                                               have offices within walking distance of   Our programs are delivered over four
     Tableau and IBM to add relevant digital
                                               our downtown campus, providing you        terms per year which can reduce
     components to our courses. This           with unparalleled access to a network     the time you spend in school before
     aligns with our digital vision to keep    of prospective employers.                 landing your dream job. If you possess
     our students updated with upcoming                                                  previously earned university credits
     technological trends.                                                               recognized by UCW, you may find
                                               Experienced faculty                       yourself completing your program
     Due to the added bonus of our             Our professors are not just esteemed      quicker than you thought possible.
     professors having industry experience,    academics, they also have the
     their teaching will be approached via     added bonus of industry experience
     case studies, including real stories      so they don’t just repeat textbook
     about their time on the job.              content. Throughout your program,
                                               the professors will use their years of
     We also pledge to support you every       professional work to equip you with the
     step of the way with Student Services     latest knowledge and skills needed to
     staff who will answer any questions       succeed in today’s competitive global
     you may have. They can provide you        marketplace.
     with resumé advice and even help you
     prepare for job interviews.

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     Accreditations, memberships and designations are important
     to a university because they externally validate the quality of
     the education provided. UCW is recognized by the following
     organizations for its high-quality education:

     The Education Quality Assurance (EQA)      Canada (CMEC) and Department of
     designation identifies BC public and       Foreign Affairs Trade and Development
     private post-secondary institutions that   (DFATD).
     have met or exceeded provincial
     government-recognized standards for        Languages Canada is Canada’s national
     quality assurance and consumer             language education association
     protection.                                representing more than 225 private and
                                                public language education members that
     University Canada West has earned the      offer accredited English and French
     ACBSP Global Business Accreditation for    programs. UCW’s University Access
     its MBA and Bachelor of Commerce           Program was recently accredited by
     degree programs. The Accreditation         Languages Canada, another mark of
     Council for Business Schools and           distinction.
     Programs accredits business, accounting
     and business-related programs at the       AACSB International is the Association to
     associate, baccalaureate, master’s and     Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
     doctoral degree levels worldwide.          (AACSB) connects educators, students
                                                and businesses to achieve a common
     UCW is a member of the BC Transfer         goal: to create the next generation of
     System (BCCAT) with more than 2,000        great leaders. UCW recently became a
     credit transfer arrangements with other    member of AACSB in their mission is to
     post-secondary institutions.               foster engagement, accelerate innovation
                                                and amplify impact in business education.
     EduCanada is a brand that supports
     international education in Canada.
     EduCanada and the leaf design is a
     trademark of the Government of
     Canada and is subject to a Master
     Licence Agreement between the
     Council of Ministers of Education

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     UCW has two easily accessible campuses in
     downtown Vancouver: 626 West Pender St. in the
     historic London Building and Vancouver House
     (opening in July 2020).
     Our campus at 626 Pender Street is         Many of the world’s biggest companies
     located only steps away from public        have offices within walking distance
     transit, including the Waterfront          of our downtown campus, providing
     SkyTrain Station, bus routes and the       students with unparalleled access to a
     SeaBus terminal. The vibrant and lively    network of prospective employers.
     neighbourhood is full of restaurants,
     stores, entertainment options, shopping    Vancouver has been named the third
     centres and gym facilities.                most liveable city in the world by The
                                                Economist and that liveability is evident as
     Our new campus, Vancouver House,           you stroll through the bustling scenic city.
     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.

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     House       Like nearly all excellent architecture, the design for Vancouver
                 House arose directly out of its context. In looking for a solution
                 to this complex site, architect Bjarke Ingels did not begrudgingly
                 accommodate its restrictions; he used those limitations to inform a
                 shape that is as beautiful as it is unique. Awarded Future Project of
                 the Year at the 2015 World Architecture Awards in Singapore for its
                 innovation and its beauty, Vancouver House has since captured the
                 world’s imagination.

                 Applying the “Total Design” philosophy to an entire district and
                 building on the success of Granville Island across False Creek,
                 Vancouver House will be the active core of a new waterfront
                 neighbourhood called the “Beach District”.

                 The Beach District at Vancouver House                       Beach District surrounding Vancouver House will create
                                                                             a new cultural district for the city that will be active and
                 The Beach District will be complete community and a
                 year-round destination, with a marketplace, creative        vibrant day and night.
                 workspace, innovative retailers hosted in 5 shipping        UCW Vancouver House will be one of the anchors of
                 containers with rotating year-round programming, a          the new Beach District community, comprising over
                 unique mix of restaurants and cafes, one-off concepts,      90,000 sq. ft. of space in two of the podium buildings,
                 shops and services, food carts and craft fairs, all         which are currently under construction. Downtown,
                 animated by a range of street celebrations, block parties   between the West End and Yaletown, steps from Sunset
                 and pop-up events.                                          Beach, English Bay and Vancouver’s 28-kilometre
                                                                             Seawall, the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront
                                                                             path, UCW Vancouver House Campus will feature
                 The Beach District will also include tenants Fresh          greenspace and all of Vancouver’s urban amenities.
                 Street Market and London Drugs, as well as Spinning
                 Chandelier, a major public art installation by renowned     UCW Vancouver House will be able to accommodate
                 artist Rodney Graham. The piece is suspended beneath        more than 3,400 students with the first term in the new
                 the Granville Street Bridge, rising slowly throughout the   facility expected to be July 2020.
                 day and spinning downwards at a set time each night,
                 creating a draw for visitors and residents alike. The

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     UCW Campuses                                                                                                                                        Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                         UCW does not provide accommodation or accommodation booking services
                                                                                                                                                         but has compiled the information below to help you with your search.
     1    Aquatic Centre
                                                                                                                                                         There are several accommodation options available to you. Please read
     2    Sunset Beach Park                                                                                                                              below to decide which one best meets your needs. If you have any
     3    Stanley Park                                                                                                                                   questions, please email Student Services at
     4    TD Canada Trust

     5    Davie Street

                                                                                                                                                         Homestay Accommodation             Temporary Living near UCW
     6    Flight Centre West End                          4
     7    Roundhouse Theatre
                                                                                                                                                         Would you prefer living with a     The following accommodations
                                                                                                                                                         family who will help you settle    are close to UCW and available to
     8    Scotiabank Theatre                                  5                                                            Gastown                       into your new life in Vancouver?   you as a last-minute option or a
     9    Vancouver Art Gallery                                                                                                                          Homestay will give you the         short-term stay. Maximum stay is
     10   BC Place                                                        6
                                                                                         8                                                               opportunity to practice your       one month.
          Rogers Arena
                                                                       West End                                              Stadium–                    English skills and learn about     Cambie Seymour Hostel
     11                                                                                                                      Chinatown
                                                                                                            13    12         Station
                                                                                                                                                         Canadian culture.                  Delta Vancouver Suites
          Queen Elizabeth Theatre                         2
     12                                                                                                                                                                                     Ramada Limited Downtown
     13   Vancouver Public Library                                                                                                                                                          Vancouver
                                                                                                                                                         Individual Housing                 Of the three options above,
     14   Yaletown
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                                                                                                                                                         Looking to find a home on your     Delta Vancouver Suites and the
     15   George Wainborn Park                                                                   Yaletown
                                                                                                                                                         own? Search4StudentHousing         Ramada are closest to UCW
     16   Granville Island
                                                                                                                                                         helps students find                and offer free Internet, a private
     17   Museum of Vancouver                                                                                                                            accommodations near their          bathroom, television and gym.
                                                                                             7                                                           school. University Canada West
                                              Kitsilano           16                                                                                     is in its database, so you can
                                                                                                                                                         Search Listings by price or by
            Campus                                            Island                                                                                     distance from the UCW Campus.
            Vancouver                                                                                                                                    ApartmentLove connects
                                                                                                                                                         renters with landlords and helps
                                                                                                                                                         individuals find roommates in
                                                                                                                                                         Vancouver. Mainstreet owns
                                                                                                                                                         and managesaccommodation
                                                                                                                                                         properties in British Columbia
                                                                                                                                                         and Alberta.

                                                                                                                                                         Shared Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                         Enjoy living with others? With
                                                                                                                                                         shared accommodation you may
                                                                                                                                                         have your own room or share a
                                                                                                                                                         room with another person. These
                                                                                                                                                         accommodations come furnished
                                                                                                                                                         and many include Internet and
                                                                                                                                                         cleaning services.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vancouver is Manhattan with
                                                                                                                                                                                            mountains. It’s a liquid city, a tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                            city, equal parts India, China, England,
                                                                                                                                                                                            France and the Pacific Northwest. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                                               the cool North American sibling.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “          – The New York Times

     Vancouver is world famous for its natural beauty and cultural
     diversity. Top spots include Stanley Park, with its old-growth
     cedar forests surrounded by water views and sandy beaches
     and the Granville Island Public Market.

     Vancouver’s neighbourhoods                                    Vancouver Seawall                                          Vancouver Skyride                                             Urban wilderness
     The city’s neighbourhoods ooze urban vibes and their          One of Vancouver’s top attractions is a paved pathway      There are those who find taking the Skyride gondola           Close your eyes and breathe deeply. Listen to the wind
     roots are set in many different cultures and ways of life.    that stretches some 28 km (17.5 miles) around the city’s   to Grouse Mountain’s peak a thrill-seeking experience.        moving through leaves, branches creaking, evergreen
                                                                   waterfront. Known as “the Seawall,” you’ll find that       Given that it ascends 1,610 m (5,282 ft) up the               needles crunching underfoot. Perhaps you can hear
                                                                   following this route is one of the best ways to discover   mountain, the 360-degree view of Burrard Inlet,               water hitting rocks off in the distance. As you round
     Vancouver is in a temperate rainforest                        Vancouver.                                                 temperate rainforest and the city skyline is                  the corner, the path opens up to Stanley Park and Lost
     Listen carefully to the sounds of fresh rain hitting the                                                                 breathtaking.                                                 Lagoon. Right in front of you, not more than five minutes
     lush greenery as you splash along one of Vancouver’s
                                                                   Vancouver by water                                                                                                       away, are the towers and skyscrapers on the edge of
     many tree-lined trails. Take a deep breath and let the        Many visitors associate the mountains with Vancouver                                                                     downtown Vancouver.
     fragrances of different trees pair perfectly with the scent   and you can see this on pretty much any postcard.
                                                                                                                              Vancouver weather
     of green grass draped along forest surfaces. Standing         Head up to Grouse, Cypress or Mount Seymour for            Warmed by Pacific Ocean currents and protected by a
     over the mist, Vancouver proudly resides in a stunning        magnificent views. However, what really defines            range of mountains, Vancouver’s weather is mild
     coastal rainforest which gives the city its temperate         Vancouver is its location right on the waters of the       year-round. In summer the temperature is between
     climate and vibrant atmosphere all year round.                Pacific Ocean. It’s a way of getting around the city, a    20 to 30 degrees Celsius, while during the winter
                                                                   source of adventure and exercise, a portal to nature and   temperatures vary between 0º to 5º Celsius. Our winters
                                                                   of course, a great backdrop for your vacation memories!    are wet but it rarely snows, except on our local ski hills.

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     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.

     Skiing and Snowboarding                                   Hiking
     Snow rarely comes to Vancouver, but this doesn’t          The Grouse Grind or ‘Mother Nature’s Stairmaster,’
     stop Vancouverites from enjoying some of the best         as its commonly known amongst city residents, is
     ski facilities in North America. The city has three ski   an almost 2 mile hike up Grouse Mountain. The hike
     mountains, Cypress Mountain, Grouse Mountain and          takes 90 minutes, after which you’ll be rewarded with
     Mount Seymour, to delight locals and welcome tourists     breath-taking views of the stunning city skyline at the
     from around the country over the winter.                  853-metre summit.

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Mountain Biking                                            Fishing
     The North Shore has some of the most thrilling trails      Vancouver is the ultimate place to fish due to its endless
     which are perfect for more experienced cyclists who like   coastline. Fishing-enthusiasts will need to get a license
     the sound of log rides, stone ramps, wooden ladders,       from tackle shops, department stores or marinas in the
     cross-country tracks and downhill rides.                   Lower Mainland.

                                                                You can then charter a boat from any reputable
     Kayaking                                                   organization located at Granville Island, Horseshoe Bay
     If you’re looking to escape the urban jungle, Indian Arm   and Coal Harbour. Make sure to seek out advice here as
     is a fjord situated just one hour north from downtown      they can answer all your fishing-related queries!
     Vancouver and is a natural paradise with lush green
     forests and a deep blue river.
     On your journey, you’ll see waterfalls, beaches,           Challenge yourself to try and concentrate on a game of
     islands and even harbour seals. It’s also possible to      golf, we’re sure you’ll end up getting distracted by the
     take evening and night excursions under the magical        enticing city views around you.
     moonlight.                                                 There are dozens of excellent golf courses located in
                                                                the Vancouver area including Fraserview, Langara and

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     Canada is a country made up of highly-skilled people from around   With a rich history across different sectors,
                                                                        Vancouver has made its mark upon the world
                                                                                                                               for conducting business include: Victoria, Kelowna,
                                                                                                                               Kamloops, Prince George and Nanaimo.
     the world and a welcoming, cosmopolitan lifestyle awaits you       economy and continues to make a big impact upon        Metro Vancouver has an excellent and extensive
                                                                        traditional and newer industries.                      transportation infrastructure. Vancouver
     here. The City of Vancouver offers a wealth of study and work                                                             International Airport (YVR) provides direct air
     opportunities and you’ll be surrounded by wonderful natural        British Columbia’s innovative and skilled workforce,
                                                                        rich natural resources, quality of life and gateway
                                                                                                                               services to some 130 destinations in Canada, the
                                                                                                                               U.S. and around the world, more than 110 of which
     beauty. This is truly the ultimate place to be.                    location between North America and Asia provide        are non-stop flights.
                                                                        the foundation for almost unlimited economic
                                                                        Vancouver is British Columbia’s major commercial         bc-economy/
                                                                        and financial centre, with strong trading transport
                                                                        and economic links to the rest of the world. Other
                                                                        key urban centres in British Columbia ideally suited

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     The right degree can move you along your career path
     and prepare you for employment in many industries.
     With our excellent faculty, flexibility and small class
     sizes, our degrees enable you to enter the job market
     with confidence. Our commitment is to provide an
     education with rigorous standards that puts you in line                             Hear from
     with the best in the world.                                                         our graduates

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Bachelor of                                                                                  Sophia-China,
      Key Facts                                                                                                                          Bachelor of Commerce, 2019

                                            Commerce                                                                                     “The faculty is very experienced as some of
                                                                                                                                         them are CEOs of companies and have taught
                                                                                                                                         at other universities.
Winter (January), Spring
(April), Summer (July),                                                                                                                  The volunteering opportunities like the
Fall (October)                                                                                                                           Ambassador Program at UCW helps you to
                                                                                                                                         learn useful skills like time management,
Program Length                              This 120-credit Bachelor of Commerce                                                         communication skills and event management.
                                                                                                                                         The social events also help us build a strong
4 Years                                     degree is ACBSP-accredited.                                                                  network; I feel the team is growing through
Faster completion options available for                                                                                                  these events and I am happy about that.”
motivated students. The UCW
academic year is organized to create
                                            It combines theoretical and practical
an environment of learner flexibility and
rapid degree completion. Courses are
                                            learning to give you an in-depth
scheduled in 4 terms each of which
consists of 11 weeks of classes plus 1      understanding of today’s evolving
                                            business environment.
week for exams. Students can take a
maximum of 5 courses per term.

                                            You will develop the critical thinking and     concentrations that reflect the best
On-Campus, Online                           team building skills necessary for effective   professional standards in specific
                                            communication in a globally-based              fields. Currently, we offer the following
 Program tuition fees
                                            business setting.                              concentrations in the Commerce degree:

                                            Our Bachelor of Commerce is delivered          Accounting
 Admissions requirements
 Find out more Page 48                      through four tiers that progressively          Accounting skills are consistently in
                                            develop your knowledge, critical thinking      demand. The accounting concentration,
                                            ability and operational skills. Once you       in combination with the rest of the BCom
                                            have built up your skill-set, you will be      degree, will prepare you for entry into a
                                            ready for the Capstone courses that bring      professional accounting program.
                                            together everything you’ve learnt into real-
                                            world projects helping you to launch your      To complete the Accounting Concentration
                                            career.                                        you must, in addition to your required core
                                                                                           courses, take:
                                            The Bachelor of Commerce program                ■  Managerial Accounting II
                                            prepares you for a successful career where      ■  Principles of Auditing and Assurance
                                            you will contribute constructively in a         ■  Taxation
                                            global economy.                                 ■  Strategic Managerial Accounting

                                            The program focus is found in a sequence       Business Communications
                                            of business courses. At the same time,         Communication is an essential
                                            it integrates communications courses           component of every organization, whether
                                            to create an interdisciplinary degree          communicating internally to staff and
                                            that provides a sound background for           managers, or externally to customers,
                                            work that includes the development and         stakeholders, or the public. The Business
                                            management of organizations. Team              Communications concentration will
                                            activities are an intrinsic part of many       prepare you to produce effective
                                            courses and build team skills vital for        communications materials for a wide
                                            real world success as well as providing a      range of contexts and in the framework of
                                            collegial learning environment.                business strategy.

                                            UCW follows professional trends in
                                            industry closely and develops course
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To complete the Business Communications               Why Bachelor of Commerce?
     Concentration you must, in addition to your core
                                                                Use managerial and financial tools to assess basic
     required courses, take:

                                                                business issues critically;
         Social Media
                                                                Research and analyze business systems,

         Public Relations in Practice and Theory

                                                                processes and functions in the context of local,

         Persuasive Presentations
                                                                regional and global conditions;

                                                                Apply contemporary business methods to

         Communication Strategy

                                                                problems and contexts;

                                                            ■   Create ethically and legally sound proposals, plans
     Program Structure                                          and projects;
                                                            ■   Organize information to communicate persuasively
     Tier 1 University Foundation (10 courses)                  to target audiences; and
                                                            ■   Work productively in a collaborative and
      ■   Accounting Principles                                 multicultural environment.
      ■   Introduction to Business
      ■   Mass Media and Society
      ■   Principles of Microeconomics
      ■   Principles of Macroeconomics
      ■   Moral Philosophy
      ■   Academic Writing
      ■   Contemporary Literature: Drama and Narrative
      ■   Foundation Mathematics
      ■   One (1) Science Elective

     Tier 2 Disciplinary Foundation (10 courses)
      ■   Business Environment
      ■   Information Systems for Managers
      ■   Communications Theory
      ■   Marketing Management
      ■   Statistics
      ■   Organizational Behaviour
      ■   Writing for Specific Audiences OR Advertising
      ■   Three (3) electives

     Tier 3 Disciplinary Applications (10 courses)
      ■   Managerial Accounting
      ■   Business Law
      ■   Professional Communications - Written and Oral
      ■   Finance
      ■   Research Methodology                                                                                        George-Ukraine,
      ■   Human Resource Management                                                                                   Bachelor of Commerce 2019
      ■   Operations Management
      ■   Three (3) electives                                                                                         “I chose UCW after researching
                                                                                                                      universities that fitted my
                                                                                                                      requirements. These included:
     Tier 4 Integrative Applications (10 courses)                                                                     location, small classes, teaching
                                                                                                                      support and tuition fees.
      ■   Strategy and Decision Making
      ■   Business Capstone 1                                                                                         The small class sizes help for
      ■   Business Capstone 2                                                                                         getting feedback over phone or
      ■   MGMT 4 elective                                                                                             email and which is a huge benefit.
      ■   MGMT 4 elective                                                                                             The diverse experience and
      ■   Seven (7) electives                                                                                         background of the faculty make
                                                                                                                      the studies really interesting and
                                                                                                                      I am inspired by organisational
                                                                                                                      behaviour and accounting
                                                                                                                      professor”.                          Visit or call +1-778-655-3702

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Bachelor of Arts                                                                             Tier 2 Disciplinary Foundation (10 courses)           Why Bachelor of Arts in Business
      Key Facts                                                                                                                           ■   Business Environment                             Communication?

                                                                                                                                          ■   Communications Theory                             ■   Use communication theories to assess basic
                                                                                                                                          ■   Information Gathering                                 issues in cultural contexts;
Intakes                                                                                                                                       Writing for the Media                                 Critique communication media influence on

                                                                                                                                          ■                                                     ■

                                                                                                                                          ■   Visual Communications in Mass Media                   audience perceptions of issues, events, products
Winter (January), Spring                                                                                                                  ■   Marketing Management                                  and services;
(April), Summer (July),                                                                                                                   ■   Organizational Behaviour                          ■   Evaluate the effectiveness and integration of all
Fall (October)                                                                                                                            ■   Statistics                                            types of media and communication;
                                                                                                                                          ■   One (1) elective                                      Demonstrate communication-oriented research
                                            In this 120-credit program, you’ll develop core skills

Program Length
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and information seeking strategies;
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Create ethically and legally sound content for a
4 Years
Faster completion options available for
                                            in writing and research, a comprehensive                                                     Tier 3 Disciplinary Applications (10 courses)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    variety of forms of media and markets;
motivated students. The UCW
academic year is organized to create
                                            understanding of media and communication, as                                                  ■   Social Media                                      ■   Integrate media and content to communicate
                                                                                                                                              Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Media                persuasively to specific audiences;
                                            well as an appreciation of how they function in the
an environment of learner flexibility and
rapid degree completion. Courses are                                                                                                      ■   Technical Writing and Business Communications     ■   Apply communication methods to business
                                            modern world of business.                                                                         Professional Communications – Written and Oral        problems and contexts; and
scheduled in 4 terms each of which                                                                                                        ■
consists of 11 weeks of classes plus 1
week for exams. Students can take a                                                                                                       ■   Media and Government                              ■   Work productively in a collaborative environment.
maximum of 5 courses per term.                                                                                                            ■   Public Relations in Practice and Theory
                                                                                                                                          ■   Research Methodology
Delivery                                    Our Bachelor of Arts in Business                 management. By taking selected               ■   Three (3) electives
                                            Communication provides you with                  advanced business courses and
On-Campus, Online                                                                                                                        Tier 4 Integrative Applications (10 courses)
                                            an opportunity to develop a broad                applying them to communications
                                            knowledge of media, cultural studies             projects, this concentration provides the        Communication Strategy
 Program tuition fees                                                                                                                     ■

 $69,600                                    and business. In addition, students will         training for those who hope to manage        ■   Communication Capstone 1
                                            develop theoretical and practical skills         complex communications projects and          ■   Communication Capstone 2
 Admissions requirements                    that are relevant to careers in professional     departments in industry.                     ■   Seven (7) electives
 Find out more Page 48                      writing, journalism, public relations,
                                            communications and advertising.                  To complete the Communications
                                                                                             Management Concentration you must,
                                            The program focus is found in a                  in addition to the required core courses,
                                            sequence of courses in media and                 take:
                                            communications. At the same time, it              ■  E-Business
                                            integrates business courses to create an          ■  Advertising
                                            interdisciplinary degree that provides a          ■  Operations Management
                                            sound background for work in media and            ■  Persuasive Presentations
                                            communications organizations as well as           ■  Project Management
                                            other communications related business
                                            careers. Team activities are an intrinsic
                                            part of many courses and build team              Program Structure
                                            skills vital for real world success as well as
                                            providing a collegial learning environment.      Tier 1 University Foundation (10

                                            Concentration                                     ■   Introduction to Anthropology
                                                                                              ■   Introduction to Business
                                            UCW follows professional trends                   ■   Mass Media & Society
                                            in industry closely and develops                  ■   Academic Writing
                                            course concentrations that reflect                ■   Contemporary Literature: Drama and
                                            the best professional standards in                    Narrative
                                            specific fields. Currently, we offer the          ■   Foundation Mathematics
                                            following concentration in the Business           ■   Moral Philosophy
                                            Communication degree:                             ■   Fundamentals of Psychology
                                                                                              ■   Two (2) electives
                                            Communications Management
                                            One of the fastest growing fields in
                                            communication is communication

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Key Facts

                                      Associate of Arts
Winter (January), Spring
(April), Summer (July),
Fall (October)
                                      The Associate of Arts program is an
Program Length
                                      interdisciplinary set of courses designed to provide
2 Years
                                      core skills in writing, communication, research and
Faster completion options available
for motivated students.
                                      team performance.

Delivery                              This 60-credit (20 course) program               Tier 2 University Foundation I I
                                      is preparation for additional post-          ■   One (1) lab science course
On-Campus                             secondary education or to enable entry       ■   Six (6) second-year arts courses
                                      directly into the workforce.                 ■   Three (3) general electives
 Program tuition fees
                                      The AA degree is accepted for transfer      For a comprehensive list of all available
 Admissions requirements              into bachelor degree programs at            courses, please refer to the academic
 Find out more Page 48                University Canada West (UCW) and            calendar at:
                                      all British Columbia degree granting        academic-calendar
                                      institutions provided other admission
                                      requirements are met.

                                      Graduates of an associate degree            Why an Associate of Arts
                                      will have completed a broad range of        degree?
                                      course offerings. The requirements of        ■   Critical thinking and
                                      an associate degree are sufficiently             problem-solving;
                                      flexible to prepare students for work and    ■   Effective written and oral
                                      lay a solid foundation for further study.        communications;
                                                                                   ■   Ability to work collaboratively;
                                      At the end of the first tier of the          ■   Application of theoretical
                                      Associate of Arts degree, you may                understanding to practice;
                                      transfer to the Bachelor of Arts or          ■   Research and evaluative skills;
                                      Bachelor of Commerce degree                  ■   Mathematical and scientific
                                      seamlessly. Alternatively, you may               reasoning;
                                      continue in the Associate of Arts degree     ■   Analysis, synthesis and integration
                                      and complete the program with an                 of knowledge; and
                                      additional 30 credit hours of study as       ■   Advanced reading comprehension.
                                      per provincial Associate of Arts degree
                                      Program Structure                                                                       Associate of Arts, 2019

                                      Tier 1 University Foundation I                                                          “The program is super flexible and
                                                                                                                              will help me start my own business
                                       ■   Two (2) first-year English courses                                                 in the long run as you learn about
                                       ■   One (1) science course                                                             so many different aspects and
                                       ■   One (1) mathematics or computing                                                   industries. UCW is great at organizing
                                           science course                                                                     lots of different social activities for
                                       ■   Two (2) humanities courses                                                         the students. I have participated in
                                       ■   Two (2) social science courses                                                     a lot of social activities here as well
                                       ■   Two (2) Arts elective courses                                                      as celebrating major festivals from
                                                                                                                              around the world.”                        Visit or call +1-778-655-3702

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     At University Canada West, we offer graduate
     students an MBA degree program accredited by
     the ACBSP. UCW MBA graduates become effective
     leaders both nationally and internationally.

                                                                               Hear from
                                                                               our graduates

                                                           Visit or call +1-778-655-3702

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Master of                                                                                     “We need to develop
      Key Facts
                                                                                                                                        MBA programs that not
                                          Business                                                                                      only help students to
                                                                                                                                        think critically when
Winter (January), Spring
(April), Summer (July),
                                                                                                                                        solving problems,
Fall (October)                                                                                                                          but also teach them
Program Length                            This ACBSP-accredited Master of Business                                                      how to be creative
2 Years                                   Administration (MBA) program from UCW                                                         and innovative, while
Faster completion options available
for motivated students.
                                          will prepare you for success on a global                                                      using the latest
The UCW academic year is
                                          level. You will learn how to take challenging
organized to create an environment
of learner flexibility and rapid degree
completion. Courses are scheduled         situations in your stride, apply pragmatic
in 4 terms each of which consists of
11 weeks of classes plus 1 week for       solutions to problems and ultimately drive
                                          the success of your organization through
exams. Students can take a
maximum of 4 courses per term.

                                          intelligent decision-making.

On-Campus, Online                         The program is 4 tiers, a total of 45         Program Structure
                                          credits that will develop your knowledge
 Program tuition fees                     and skillset so that you are able to handle
 $35,100                                                                                Tier 1 Analytical Foundations (4 courses)
                                          increasingly complex problems. Team
                                          activities are an intrinsic part of the        ■   Managerial Accounting
 Admissions requirements                                                                     Business Environment, Ethics & Strategy
 Find out more Page 48                    MBA, developing team skills for modern         ■

                                          business and providing a collegial             ■   Leadership in the Global Context
                                          learning environment.                          ■   Human Interfaces

                                                                                        Tier 2 – Management Principles and
                                          The MBA degree program has been               Practices (5 courses)
                                          refined to allow you to acquire more
                                          specific knowledge and skills in one           ■   Financial Management
                                          of three areas by choosing their three         ■   Marketing Management
                                          elective clusters from one of the following    ■   Operations Management
                                          subject areas: marketing, finance or           ■   Human Resource Management in the
                                          leadership. Our MBA program also                   Global Environment OR Canadian
                                          includes relevant digital components.              Human Resource Management
                                          We collaborate with digital leaders such       ■   Research Methodologies and Inquiry
                                          as Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and
                                                                                        Tier 3 – Business Applications (4 courses)
                                          IBM to keep our students updated with
                                          upcoming technological trends.                 ■   Consulting Practice
                                                                                         ■   Project Management
                                          The program includes the option to             ■   Two (2) electives
                                          do a major research project designed
                                          to showcase your newly learned skills         Tier 4 – Integration and Implementation (2
                                          in a real-world setting or a strategic        courses)
                                          management course. Additionally,               ■   Consulting/Research Project or Strategic
                                          students may take an optional work                 Management One elective
                                          experience module.

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

     Financial Management
                                                               Why an MBA?
      ■   Investment Analysis and management
      ■   Personal Financial Planning                           ■   Learn to construct strategic responses to business
      ■   Global Financial Institutions management                  challenges and opportunities;
                                                                ■   Assess the ethical implications of business
     Business Courses powered by the latest                     ■   Develop, implement and evaluate solutions to
     technology                                                     business problems;
                                                                    Formulate business decisions and systematic
     Tableau, Salesforce and IBM Design Thinking have

                                                                    analysis that reflects critical thinking;
     been incorporated into the Master of Business
                                                                    Demonstrate effective skills to collaborate with
     Administration program courses at UCW as the

                                                                    diverse groups of people;
     university continues its evolution towards becoming
                                                                    Lead teams through the resolution of problems
     Vancouver’s tech-business university. Students are

                                                                    and completion of projects;
     able to learn from these experts helping them to
                                                                    Integrate personal values and perspectives into
     solve complex business problems with the help of

                                                                    your problem-solving, taking responsibility for your
                                                                ■   Communicate ideas persuasively as a result of
     Tableau                                                        thorough analysis of information; and
                                                                ■   Gather, analyze and distribute information in a
     Tableau, a powerful data visualization tool used in the        business context.
     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                                                                                                   MBA 2019
     UCW has created a new course about
                                                                                                                           “I am really enjoying the course
     entrepreneurship that launched this term.                                                                             so far. The professors are great,
     Business-641 (Entrepreneurship) incorporates IBM                                                                      they are really supportive and
     Design Thinking into the MBA program.                                                                                 encourage you when the course
     The IBM Design Thinking model is a scalable                                                                           gets a bit intense.
     framework aimed at big enterprises that uses three
     principles to solve complex problems creatively.                                                                      The Americas Bursary offered by
                                                                                                                           UCW allowed me to pay the same
                                                                                                                           tuition fees as Canadian students.
                                                                                                                           It is a great bursary and saved
                                                                                                                           me a lot of money which I used to
                                                                                                                           buy books and to travel around       Visit or call +1-778-655-3702
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Key Facts
                            MBA                                                                                University                                                                              Key Facts

 Intakes                    Foundation                                                                         Access Program                                                                        Intakes

 Winter (January), Spring                                                                                                                                                                            Winter (January), Spring
 (April), Summer (July),                                                                                                                                                                             (April), Summer (July),
 Fall (October)                                                                                                                                                                                      Fall (October)

 Program Length                                                                                                                                                                                      Program Length

 3 Months                                                                                                                                                                                            3 months (for students
                                                                                                                                                                                                     with IELTS 6.0)
 Delivery                                                                                                                                                                                            6 months (for students
 On-Campus, Online                                                                                                                                                                                   with IELTS 5.5)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     9 months (for students
  Program tuition fees
  $7,020                                                                                                                                                                                             with IELTS 5.0)



                                                                                                                                                                                                      Program tuition fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                      $4,950 for a 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                      month term

                            Students who seek                          The MBA Foundation includes             If you do not meet the                    The program focuses on academic
                                                                       courses in the following areas:                                                   English, ensuring that you acquire
                            admission to the MBA                                                               minimum English language                  the study skills needed to complete
                                                                            Business and Academic Writing
                                                                                                               requirements for entry to                 assignments and examinations with

                            program but do not meet                     ■   Quantitative Skills for Business
                                                                                                                                                         confidence. The courses include the
                            the general admission                       ■   Economics from a Business          the Bachelor, Associate                   development of specific academic
                                                                                                                                                         skills such as essay writing, research
                            requirements may be                                                                of Arts or MBA programs,                  methods, note taking, critical thinking
                            admitted to the MBA                                                                you can still improve your                and seminar or tutorial discussion.
                            Foundation program.                                                                English skills to qualify for             You can meet the English proficiency
                            To be admitted to the MBA Foundation
                                                                                                               admission onto a degree at                requirements for admission to our
                                                                                                                                                         degree programs by successfully
                            courses you must have a bachelor’s                                                 UCW.                                      completing the advanced level course
                            degree from a recognized university
                                                                                                                                                         of the University Access Program (UAC
                            with a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better.                                           The University Access Program (UAP),
                                                                                                                                                         030). Programs are three (3), six (6) or
                            To get onto the MBA program, you must                                              accredited by Languages Canada,
                                                                                                                                                         nine (9) months in length, depending on
                            earn a grade of at least B (GPA of 3.0)                                            prepares you for higher-level education
                                                                                                                                                         the entry level. Each course is three (3)
                            on each foundation course.                                                         in an English-speaking institution.
                                                                                                                                                         months long.

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Awards &

                              Hear from
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International Student                                                                                                              MBA Foundation
     Leaders Award                                                                                                                      Study Grant

     Applicable programs: MBA, Bachelor of                                      ■   Submit a Personal Statement describing how          Applicable program: MBA with MBA Foundation
     Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business                                         the program of your choice will affect your
     Communication, Associate of Arts.                                              career, educational and personal goals, as          Eligibility: This grant is for international and
                                                                                    well as how you intend to contribute to the         domestic students, who demonstrate leadership
     Eligibility: This award is open to international                               economic development of your country or             potential and commitment to their chosen field of
     applicants (excluding USA), who are dedicated                                  region and what obstacles you will have to          endeavour.
     to contributing to their home country’s                                        overcome.
     economic development. To be considered for                                                                                         To be considered for this scholarship you must
     this scholarship, you must meet the following                            The award tier value will be determined based             meet the following requirements:
     requirements:                                                            on the strength of your application and personal
                                                                              statement.                                                  ■   Submit a completed scholarship application
       ■   Submit a completed scholarship application                                                                                         form when applying for admission to UCW;
           form at the time of applying to UCW.                                                                                           ■   Submit a Personal Statement describing
                                                                                                                                              how undertaking the Master of Business
                                                   Assoc. Arts                        BCom & BA                                MBA            Administration and MBA Foundation programs
                                                                                                                                              will impact your career and personal goals; and
      Tier 1                                         $6,000                             $12,000                                $7,500     ■   Complete the MBA Foundation program and
                                                                                                                                              the MBA degree program within 36 months of
      Tier 2                                         $4,000                             $8,000                                 $5,000         starting.

                                                                                                                                        Award value: $6,500.

     Scholarships for                                                                                                                   Americas Bursary
     Academic Excellence
                                                                                                                                        Applicable programs: MBA, Bachelor of                                 Eligibility: This grant is open to international
                                                                                                                                        Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business                                students from North America, Central America,
     Applicable Programs: MBA, Bachelor of
            Eligibility: These scholarships are for international                                                                       Communication, Associate of Arts.                                     South America and the Caribbean.
     Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business
            and domestic students with excellent academic
     Communication, Associate of Arts*.
            grades, who wish to go on to excel in their chosen                                                                          The Americas Bursary is offered by special                            Award value: The Americas Bursary amount is
            field of study and work. Submit a scholarship                                                                               arrangement and is intended to provide tuition                        calculated as the difference between international
     							application at the time of applying for admission                                                                           support for prospective students from North                           and domestic student rates and will be applied
     							to UCW.                                                                                                                     America, Central America, South America and                           as a tuition credit each term. Disbursements will
     							                                                                                                                            the Caribbean. This bursary is intended to make                       be pro-rated based on the number of courses in
     							                                                                                                                            Canadian education more accessible for these                          which students are registered at UCW.
                                                                  Undergraduate                                       Graduate          students.

                                                                                                                                         Americas Bursary for                Americas Bursary for             Americas Bursary                 Americas Bursary for
      CGPA (out of 4.33)                                       International Students                         International Students
                                                                                                                                         Associate of Arts Students:         BA and BCom Students:            for MBA Students:                MBA Foundation Students:

      3.80 and Above                                                  $20,000                                         $10,000            Total tuition for a maximum of 20   Total tuition for a maximum      Total tuition for a maximum of   Total tuition for a maximum
                                                                                                                                         required courses in the Associate   of 40 required courses in BA     15 required courses in MBA (at   required courses in MBA
                                                                                                                                         of Arts degree (at UCW’s            and BCom degree (at UCW’s        UCW’s Domestic rate)             Foundation (at UCW’s
      3.60 to 3.79                                                    $16,000                                          $5,000            Domestic rate)                      Domestic rate)                                                    Domestic rate)

                                                                                                                                         The estimated total for 2 year      The estimated total for 4 year   The estimated total for 2 year   The estimated total for
      3.40 to 3.59                                                    $12,000                                          $2,500
                                                                                                                                         degree: $13,920                     degree: $27,840                  degree: $23,400                  Foundation: $4,680

      3.20 to 3.39                                                    $8,000                                            N.A.             Students save:                      Students save:                   Students save:                   Students save:
                                                                                                                                         $20,880                             $41,760                          $11,700                          $2,340

     *Maximum scholarship values for Associate of Arts students are adjusted for the shorter length of the program.                     Continuance: Recipients must remain in Good Academic Standing to receive this Bursary.

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Commonwealth of                                                                                               Live Our Vision of
     Independent                                                                                                   Education (L.O.V.E.)
     States (CIS) Grant
                                                                                                                   Applicable Programs: Bachelor of Commerce,                Please note that the Live Our Vision of Education
     Applicable programs: MBA, Bachelor of                       describe how undertaking your degree              Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication,               (L.O.V.E) Undergraduate Scholarship is disbursed
     Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business                      program will impact your career and personal      Associate of Arts.                                        as a tuition credit to successful students for the
     Communication, Associate of Arts.                           goals;                                                                                                      first 60 credits their undergraduate degrees.
                                                             ■   Start your studies at UCW before the end of       Eligibility: This scholarship is available to a limited   Disbursements will be pro-rated based on the
                                                                 the Fall (October) 2021 term.                     number of undergraduate students, who are                 number of courses in which you are registered.
     Eligibility: This grant is open to international
                                                                                                                   pursuing an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of
     students from: Azerbaijan / Armenia / Belarus /
                                                            Award value: Associate of Arts: $9,450. BA or          Commerce or Bachelor of Arts in Business
     Georgia / Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan / Moldova /
                                                            BCom: $18,900. MBA: $9,720.                            Communication Degree at UCW.
     Russia / Tajikistan / Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan /

                                                            Special Targeted
                                                                                                                   To be considered for this scholarship, you must
     To be considered for this scholarship, you must
                                                                                                                   meet the following requirements:
     meet the following requirements:
     ■   Submit a completed scholarship application form
         when applying for admission to UCW;
                                                            Regional Award                                         ■   Submit a completed scholarship application form
                                                                                                                       when applying for admission to UCW;

                                                                                                                       Start your studies at UCW before the end of the
         Submit a Personal Statement in which you
                                                                                                                       Fall (October) 2021 term.
         describe how undertaking your degree program
         will impact your career and personal goals;
                                                                                                                   Award value: $5,000
     ■   Start your studies at UCW before the end of the
         Fall (October) 2021 term.
                                                            Applicable program: MBA, Bachelor of
     Award value: Associate of Arts: $9,450. BA or          Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business
     BCom: $18,900. MBA: $9,720.                            Communication, Associate of Arts.

     Southeast Asia
                                                            This entrance award is offered by special
                                                            arrangement for students starting their studies
                                                            at UCW until the end of the UCW Fall (October)
     (SEA) Regional                                         2021 term. A limited number of Special Targeted
                                                            Regional Awards will be granted until the end

     Grant                                                  of the UCW Fall (October) 2021 term to new
                                                            applicants for admission.

                                                            Eligibility: This entrance award is open to
                                                            international students from Mauritius / Morocco /
     Applicable program: MBA, Bachelor of                   Mongolia / South Korea / Turkey.
     Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business
     Communication, Associate of Arts.
                                                            To be considered for the Award, you must meet
     Eligibility: This grant is open to international       the following requirements:
     students from: Brunei / Cambodia / Indonesia
                                                             ■   Submit a completed scholarship application
     / Laos / Malaysia / Myanmar / Philippines /
                                                                 form when applying for admission to UCW;
     Singapore / Thailand / Timor Leste / Vietnam
                                                             ■   Submit your Personal Statement in which you
     To be considered for this scholarship, you must             describe how undertaking the degree program
     meet the following requirements:                            will impact your career and personal goals, and
                                                                 available funds; and
         ■   Submit a completed Scholarship & Award          ■   Start your studies at UCW before the end of
             Application form when applying for admission        the Fall (October) 2021 term.
             to UCW;
         ■   Submit a Personal Statement in which you       Award value: $5,000.                                                                                                              Visit or call +1-778-655-3702

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University Entry                                                                                                      How to
     Requirements                                                                                                          Apply
                                                                                                                          Undergraduate Students                                     MBA Students

                                                                                                                          1. Consult with a UCW Recruitment Advisor to choose        1. Consult with a UCW Recruitment Advisor to choose
                                                                                                                          a program that best meets the applicant’s needs and        a program that best meets the applicant’s needs and
     Undergraduate Entry Requirements                               designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP             commit to a start date for the first term at UCW.          commit to a start date for the first term at UCW.
                                                                    or P.Eng);                                            2. Ensure all requirements for the program and             2. Ensure all requirements for the program and
          Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma or
                                                                    A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
                                                                                                                          English language proficiency have been met.                English language proficiency have been met.
          equivalent with an overall average of C or

                                                                    (BBA) or Commerce (BCom) or equivalent;               3. Complete the application form.                          3. Complete the application form.
          better (2.0 on a 4.33 scale)
                                                                    A minimum of 3 years documented
                                                                                                                          4. Arrange to have official proof of English               4. Submit a resume/ CV.

     and                                                            professional or management experience with
                                                                    evidence of career progression and relevant           (if applicable) sent directly to the UCW Registrar’s       5. Submit a photocopy of the information page of a
      ■   IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in            education and/or training;                            Office.                                                    valid passport or existing student permit or student
          the writing band or equivalent documentation                                                                                                                               visa.
          of English proficiency. (For students whose first   and                                                         *NOTE: Where transcripts are in a language other           6. Submit an official proof of English language
          language is not English).                                                                                       than English, the applicant must provide an official
                                                                ■   IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in                                                                   proficiency test scores (if available).
                                                                    the writing band or equivalent documentation          English translation of the original transcripts from a
                                                                    of English proficiency. (For students whose first     certified translator or from the university, on official
     Special Admission                                                                                                    letterhead in addition to original official transcripts.
                                                                    language is not English).
     The Admissions Committee may consider an
     applicant for special admission if the applicant         *Applicants who do not hold all of the above academic and
     does not otherwise qualify for admission but             professional requirements may be considered for the MBA
                                                              Foundation Program.
     demonstrates a combination of education and
     work experience that indicates the ability to be
     successful in their program of study. Generally,
     such applicants must:

      ■   Be over twenty-one (21) years of age on or
          before the first day of classes;
      ■   Have been out of high school for at least two
          years; and
      ■   Approval by the Admissions Committee.

     Graduate Entry Requirements
     Entry Requirements*

     A bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized
     post-secondary institution, with a CGPA of 3.0
     (on 4.33 scale) or better and have ONE of the
     following additional requirements:

      ■   Acceptable score on the Graduate
          Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the
          Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has
          been written in the last five years;                                                                             To find out
      ■   An appropriate Canadian professional                                                                             more, visit
          designation or equivalent international                                                                
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     their academic and professional careers. The library   performance and foster an environment that supports undergraduate
     is committed to providing students and faculty with
     high-quality resources and services. The library       and graduate students.
     facilities include a computer lab, individual and
     group study spaces, as well as printing and
     scanning tools.                                        Academic Advising                                       Social Activities and UCW Ambassador
                                                            Student Services will work with you in planning         Program
     The library also provides numerous services to         your academic development by providing some             UCW’s student body is rapidly growing and
     students and faculty, including:                       assistance and guidance below:                          diversifying. Engaging students in informal and
                                                                                                                    social events plays an important role in academic
      ■   Library Reference Services (in-person, phone,      ■   Program and course selections consistent with      life. Not only does it help shape a student’s
          email, and instant messenger)                          your academic and career goals;                    experience, it also fosters a sense of community
      ■    Research Assistance                               ■   Advice consistent with university rules,           and a culture of understanding and respect.
      ■   Workshops and training sessions on APA		               regulations and policies;
          citation style, plagiarism, research skills and    ■   Course registration, changes, drop requests        Student Services provides opportunities for
          library orientation                                    and withdrawals;                                   students to participate in activities and events
                                                             ■   Resources to aid your learning and                 outside the classroom, coordinated and organized
     Students and faculty have 24/7 access to all                development within UCW; and                        by Student Services and students from the UCW
                                                                 Assistance to help you graduate in a timely        Ambassador Program.
     online library resources via the Library portal,

     which connects users to:
                                                                                                                    Students serving on the UCW Ambassador
      ■   Over 380,000 e-books                                                                                      Program must be in good academic standing and
      ■   Over 60,000 full text scholarly journals          Student Orientation and Academic                        model the competencies embedded in all UCW
      ■   Thousands of magazines, periodicals and trade     Readiness (SOAR)                                        programs, including: constructive problem solving,
          publications                                      UCW Student Services coordinates the Student            strong team skills, effective English language
      ■   Close to 25,000 business case studies             Orientation and Academic Readiness (SOAR)               communication skills and leadership. Members are
      ■   Other resources including company profiles,       course for all new university students. Orientation     encouraged to represent the university’s student
          industry and market research reports, economic    is a great way for first year students to meet fellow   body positively. Interested students should contact
          country reports plus SWOT analyses.               students, faculty and staff. You will also learn to     the Student Services Office for more information
                                                            navigate through MyUCWest, the internal gateway         about UCW’s Ambassador Program.
                                                            for you to access course materials, communicate
                                                            with peers, faculty and staff and stay connected
                                                            with UCW news and events.

                                                            Guest Speaker Seminars and Workshops
                                                            Student Services runs seminars and workshops on
                                                            various topics.

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