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University Canada West



University Canada West (UCW) was established in 2004 and is situated in the heart of Vancouver. This independent Canadian university offers state-of-the- art learning facilities, providing students with a dynamic and technology-focused learning experience. The approachbuildscontemporary skills that are required in the workplace.UCW is situated in the business district of Vancouver, meaning students will find themselves learning amongst some of the largest companies in the world.

UCW offers undergraduate and graduate programs which have been created to prepare students for a career in their chosen industry. As this is a teaching-intensive institution, programs are taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields.Known for their industry research projects, they pass this knowledge onto students,ensuringlearners are encouraged to reach their potential and are sufficiently prepared for further studies or their dream career. The university encourages its academics to develop professionally, reflecting the high standards UCW sets for anyone walking through its doors.

There is an excellent international community at UCW, with students hailing from more than 52 countries. The wonderful mix of Canadian citizens, permanent residents and visiting students creates a diverse and rich university environment.

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What's new

What's new

In July this year, UCW will be moving to Vancouver House, the world-renowned project designed by Architect, Bjarke Ingels, of BIG.

Vancouver House was named‘Future Building of the Year' at the 2015 World Architecture Festival and has captured the world's attention. Based at the foot of the Granville Street Bridge, this unique structureis a breathtaking new landmark in Vancouver's skyline.Upon completion, UWC will have capacity to accommodate more than 3,400 students in an area comprising more than 90,000 square feet.

Until July, UCW will continue to operate at the West Pender Campus.UCW President, Brock Dykeman said, ''This is an extremely important announcement for the evolution of University Canada West, we've secured a prime downtown location in one of the world's most liveable cities. We're thrilled to be expanding into a project that has already made such an incredible impression, and we look forward to being a part of its future, as it helps shape an entire community.''

According to The Economist, Vancouver has been named the third most liveable city in the world. The famous metropolis is known for its natural beauty and cultural diversity and is home to several museums, parks, theatres, restaurants and bars. With several outdoor activities, including ski-slopes, hiking spots, cedar forests and sandy beaches, the city is a perfect match for thrill seekers and adventurers.

UCW business courses incorporate the latest technology

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at UCW has been merged with IBM Design Thinking, Salesforce and Tableau as part of UCW's evolution into becoming a premier tech-business university and to develop students' problem-solving skills and provide real business experience.

The university will also be launching a number of short courses that students will be able to take alongside their current programs. This will give students the opportunity to further develop their portfolio of skills.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

The standing of teaching at University Canada West has been recognized by a number of governing bodies for its excellence. The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation classifies post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded the government-recognized standards for quality assurance and consumer protection. UCW has been granted approval to use the EQA seal on its materials, showcasing the high standards of content produced by the university. University Canada West has also received the ACBSP Global Business Accreditation for its MBA and BCom degree programs.

UCW is a teaching-intensive university. To further develop the instruction and knowledge passed on to students at the university, many of the faculty have completed exciting research projects in a variety of different disciplines. To guarantee that students are being supported by the most qualified faculty, teaching staff are actively encouraged to be scholars, continuously developing knowledge and expertise in their field. Each faculty member joins UCW with a passion for teaching and the drive to open student's minds and develop skills to take into further employment or study after graduation.

Learning from peers and other notable institutions is actively encouraged at UCW. To support this, the university is a member of the BC Transfer System (BCCAT), which means that students registered at UCW have access to hundreds of credit transfer arrangements with other institutions.

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Department structure

Department structure

Undergraduate and graduate programs are available to study at UCW. Programs consist of the following:

  • Bachelor of Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) provides students with a foundational knowledge of contemporary business and its practices. This ACBSP-accredited degree is an excellent choice for those looking for a career in business or management in the global economy.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BA) program develops knowledge of media, cultural studies and business, whilst also incorporating theoretical and practical skills.Thecontent of this program is best suited to students looking for careers in journalism, public relations, communications, and advertising.

  • Associate of Arts Degree

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree teaches a number of different skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, research and evaluative skills, mathematical and scientific reasoning and advanced reading comprehension.

  • Master of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is available for graduate study. This program prepares students for leadership roles in the business sector. ACBSP accredited,the program challenges students to look for practical solutions to problems they may encounter in the world of employment. With this push to use critical thinking, the MBA generates graduates with the skills to drive an organization to success and profit.

By collaborating with industry leaders such as Salesforce (Trailhead), Tableau and IBM,digital components are included in the courses to ensure students are up to date withall of the technological trends.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

English skills

Students hoping to attend University Canada West must be able to demonstrate good skills in both written and spoken English. UCW understands that English is not the first language of many students, therefore, learners should submit one of the following:

  • Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – a 6.5 overall score with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)IBT – overall score of 88 with a minimum score of 20 in each component.
  • Pearson English Language Test (PTE) Academic – overall score of 61 with a minimum score of 60 in writing.
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) assessment –overall score of 70 with a minimum of 60 in each sub-test.

IELTS equivalency

Other qualifications may be accepted by UCW and can be found across the university website.

English Language Schools

UCW's English language proficiency requirements may also be met if applicants have completed an Academic English preparation course from a UCW-recognized English language school. Certificates demonstratingsuccessful completion will need to be produced to show the level of study that was achieved, and minimum scores will vary based on the school and the course that students are applying to.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

New students at UCW can apply fora range of university entrance awards, grants and scholarships. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the start of term.

Awards, grants and scholarships are applied directly to tuition fees, based on the number of courses a student is registered to study. The total amount given for an award, grant or scholarship is never more than the total cost of fees.

Throughout time studying at the university, students must meet the requirements and conditions of each individual award to continue to receive funding for the duration of their program, and each award has different requirements and conditions.

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

Scholarships for Academic Excellence are given to both international and domestic students who demonstrate exceptional grades. These are applicable to MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication and the Associate of Arts program.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

Employment support

University Canada West works hard to ensure students are well prepared for the world of employment. Courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills desired by many leading organizations. Knowledgeable and experienced professionals often visit the university to share their expertise with students during special speaker events.

UCW Career Fair

During the academic year, the university hosts a hugely successful Careers Fair on site. The UCW Careers Fair brings students and employers together to network. Top representatives from leading companies attend to meet with students.

UCW Alumni

UCW has an excellent alumni community, with graduates originating from across the globe occupying a wide range of exciting roles in various industries. The alumni network enables graduates to stay connected with both faculty and staff members of the university as well as fellow graduates.


Academica Group has been surveying our MBA graduates 6 months after graduation (which will continue in 2020).

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

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

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

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

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Vancouver British Columbia 626 West Pender Street,Suite 100
University Canada West is a business-oriented, teaching-intensive university. Established in 2004, it delivers programs that provide students with the applied and theoretical basis for success in the workplace and future academic endeavors.

UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, Associate of Arts and Master of Business Administration. Courses are offered at downtown Vancouver campus and online too. Offering courses online brings flexibility to education, allowing those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to gain respected qualifications.

University Canada West (UCW) is easily accessible in downtown Vancouver at 626 West Pender St. in the historic London Building. The vibrant and lively neighborhood is full of restaurants, stores, entertainment options, shopping centers and gym facilities. Vancouver has been named the third most livable city in the world by The Economist.
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