|Study location||Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$19,850 per year
The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$19,200), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$450 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$150) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if you did not complete your high school education in an English-speaking country, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
1 Writing is assessed as the average score for achievement in both Literacy and Production.
This 120-credit Bachelor of Commerce degree is ACBSP and NCMA-accredited. It combines theoretical and practical learning to give you an in-depth understanding of today’s evolving business environment.
You will develop the critical thinking and team-building skills necessary for effective communication in a globally based business setting.
The Bachelor of Commerce is delivered through four tiers that progressively develop your knowledge, critical thinking ability and operational skills. Once you have built up your skillset, you will be ready for the Capstone courses that bring together everything you’ve learned into real-world projects, helping you to launch your career.
The Bachelor of Commerce program prepares you for a successful career where you will contribute constructively to a global economy.
The program focus is found in a sequence of business courses. At the same time, it integrates communications courses to create an interdisciplinary degree that provides a sound background for work that includes the development and management of organizations. Team activities are an intrinsic part of many courses and build team skills vital for real-world success and a collegial learning environment.
UCW follows professional trends in an industry closely and develops elective areas that reflect the best professional standards in specific fields. Currently, we offer the following elective area in the BCom degree:
Accounting skills are consistently in demand. The accounting elective area, in combination with the rest of the BCom degree, will prepare you for entry into a professional accounting program.
To complete the Accounting elective area, you must, in addition to your required core courses, take:
- Managerial Accounting II
- Principles of Auditing and Assurance
- Strategic Managerial Accounting
Communication is an essential component of every organization, whether communicating internally to staff and managers or externally to customers, stakeholders or the public.
The Business Communications elective area will prepare you to produce eff ective communications materials for a wide range of contexts and in the framework of business strategy.
To complete the Business Communications elective area, you must, in addition to your core required courses, take:
- Social Media
- Public Relations in Practice and Theory
- Persuasive Presentations
- Integrated Marketing Communications
- Communication Strategy
Course Coverage for CPA Programs
University Canada West has an articulation agreement with the Chartered Professional Accounts of British Columbia, and students can transfer UCW credits to the CPA Professional Education Program for some courses.
Students who are missing one or more of the required courses for direct admission into the Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) can complete the equivalent coursework at University Canada West.
A list of specific CPA prerequisite requirements that University Canada West students may be exempt from taking if they have completed courses at UCW can be found here.
UCW MBA alumni work for some of the world’s leading organizations, such as:
- The Marketing Kangaroos
- Oakville Trading
- Walt Disney World