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University Canada West (UCW) has a clear vision—to be a leading, respected independent university known in Canada and abroad, for its innovative and effective methods in preparing students for their professional careers. UCW aims to transform students into leaders of various communities around the world.

UCW Programs

The right degree allows you to advance your career quickly and prepare you for employment in many industries. With our excellent faculty, flexibility, small class sizes, our degrees enable you to enter the job market with confidence. Our commitment is to provide a rigorous education that will give you the necessary skills to succeed in your chosen field.

UCW offers the following programs:



Preparatory Programs

  • MBA Foundation
  • University Access Program

Online Learning

University Canada West’s online programs are ideal for those looking to up skill without compromising their busy schedules. The flexible learning method will allow you to fit studying around your work and family commitments. You will benefit from access to a range of high-quality online learning resources such as video lectures, online forums and one-to-one time with your lecturer.

UCW currently offers the following online programs:

Benefits of studying online

Studying online brings a variety of benefits such as providing the freedom to fit studying around your daily commitments. With access to HD video lectures and course materials, you won’t feel any less prepared than those who’ve studied on campus.

Online study is becoming increasingly popular because it allows you to obtain an academic qualification and significantly enhance your employability without putting your life or job on hold.

What makes us different?

  • The latest technology is incorporated in our MBA (Tableau, Salesforce and IBM)
  • New state-of-the-art campus - Vancouver House - opening in July 2020
  • Four intakes per year: fall, winter, spring or summer
  • ACBSP-accredited MBA and Bachelor of Commerce program
  • Our faculty members have first-hand experience in business
  • UCW’s learning environment is dynamic and practical. Class sizes are small to focus more on individual requirements
  • You are given the opportunity to study in the heart of Vancouver’s vibrant business community
  • UCW downtown campus provides you with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.
  • We have students from 52 different countries and plenty of networking opportunities

Student Services:

Students will be introduced to the Student Services department during orientation week. The team will give students an overview of the campus and its many services.

Through Student Services, students can access:

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

Career Services

The Career Services department aims to facilitate engagement among students and alumni. Thanks to a partnership, Career Services will put students in touch with some of the best employers in Vancouver.

Career Services work with students to provide career support through online career services programs. Students and alumni can access the program whenever they want to receive career updates that are relevant to positions they are interested in.

University Canada West Career Services provide assistance with the following:

  • Resumes
  • Cover letters
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job search techniques
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career coaching


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

The Vancouver Factor

Vancouver was voted 3rd best city to live by The Economist*.

Vancouver is a melting pot of highly-skilled people from around the world; a welcoming, cosmopolitan lifestyle awaits you here. The city offers a wealth of study and work opportunities and you’ll be surrounded by nature in all its beauty. With a rich history across different sectors, Vancouver has made its mark upon the world economy and continues to positively influence various industries, being the ultimate place to be.

Our Campus

UCW has two campuses in downtown Vancouver: 626 West Pender St. in the historic London Building and Vancouver House (opening July 2020).

Our campus at 626 Pender Street is located just steps away from public transportation, including the Waterfront SkyTrain Station, buses and the SeaBus terminal. The vibrant and lively neighbourhood is full of restaurants, entertainment, shopping centres and gyms.

Our new campus, Vancouver House, opening July 2020, is located in a high-profile development and is part of a project by renowned architect, Bjarke Ingels of BIG. The campus will have more than 90,000 sq. ft. in the iconic Vancouver House Development and will be able to accommodate more than 3,400 students.

Many of the world’s largest corporations are based within walking distance of our downtown campus, providing students with unparalleled access to a network of prospective employers.

Vancouver has also been named the third most liveable city in the world by The Economist and this is evident as you stroll through the beautiful, bustling city.


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