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626 W Pender St #100, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V9, Canada

Location info of University Canada West

  • Canada #1 work destination in the world by the boston consulting group (bcg) and the network, 2021
  • Vancouver #1 in north America for high-tech job growth by CBRE north America tech-30 report, 2022
  • #5 most livable city in the world. By global livability index, 2o22
  • #3 for quality of life by US news & world report, 2022
  • Canada #3 best country in the world by US news & world report, 2022
  • One of the world’s most sustainable cities by lonely planet

Top Reasons to Study in University Canada West


With students from more than 110 countries, UCW students learn how to conduct business in a multi-cultural environment, across international borders.


We collaborate with digital leaders such as the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), Salesforce (Trailhead), Riipen, Tableau and IBM to add relevant digital components to our courses.

Prime location

UCW has two easily-accessible campuses located in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Career development

UCW’s Career Development Specialists help set students up for success with resume, cover letter and job interview guidance, as well as weekly career workshops.

University details

About University Canada West

University Canada West is an innovative business and technology-oriented institution located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Established in 2004, 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 our two downtown Vancouver campuses and online too. Offering courses online brings flexibility to education, allowing those who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to gain respected qualifications.

Career at University Canada West

UCW Career Development Centre was created to facilitate an engaging partnership with students as they transition from higher education into the workforce environment and beyond.

  • Resumés and cover letters
  • Interview skills
  • Job search techniques
  • Networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Career advising and exploration
  • Personal branding on social media/LinkedIn
  • Job fair preparation, career fairs and panels
  • Accessing the hidden job market
  • Work-integrated learning including practicum application

Campus life

Vancouver house campus

Our new campus at Vancouver House is in one of the highest-profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history. The campus includes more than 90,000 square feet of space in two of the podium buildings in the iconic Vancouver House development, a globally recognized project designed by architect Bjarke Ingles of BIG.

Vancouver House is in the Beach District, Vancouver’s newest neighborhood, and is near Granville Island, Sunset Beach, English Bay and Vancouver’s 28-kilometre seawall, the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path.

West pender campus

Our West Pender Campus currently occupies six floors of The London Building, a heritage office building that dates back to the early part of the 20th century. It is in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district and just steps away from public transit, including the Waterfront Sky Train Station, bus routes and the Sea Bus terminal. The vibrant and lively neighborhood is full of restaurants, stores, entertainment options, shopping centers and fitness facilities.




MBA Foundation Study Grant

  • Any : $5000

MBA Excellence Scholarship for Continuing Students

  • 3.8 GPA
  • $2000

Scholarships for Academic Excellence

  • 4.3 GPA: MBA &AA $4000 / BCOM & BABC $8000
  • 4 GPA: MBA &AA $2000 / BCOM & BABC $4000

Second Language Excellence Scholarship

  • ILETS 7: AA $2000 / BCOM & BABC $8000 / MBA $4000

Pathway to knowledge Bursary

  • a GPA of 2.33 (C+) or higher (after conversion) on their qualification used as their basis for admission.
    Details: BCOM, BABC $17400

Ranking & Accreditation of University Canada West

  • UCW has a 5 Star rating from QS Stars higher education rating system
  • UCW’s MBA ranked #4 on Apply Board’s list of Top 10 Canadian University Programs
  • UCW ranked as a Top 10 Best Online University in Canada for 2021
  • Course Compare included UCW on its list of Canada’s Best Online MBA Programs and Best Online Universities of 2023

Student Accommodation at University Canada West

University Canada West has partnered with 4stay to offer students a variety of housing and affordable rooms for rent around the University campuses and Greater Vancouver. When renting off campus, students will usually share a house or apartment with peers to split costs.

  • Housing: from $1,575 to $2,685 per month
  • cost of living excluding housing: around $1000 per month


Programs at University Canada West


  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Foundation year

  1. MBA Foundation (MBAF)*
  2. University Access Program (UAP)**

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  1. Bachelor Of Commerce (BCom)
  2. Bachelor Of Arts In Business Communication (BABC)
  3. Associate Of Arts (AA)*

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