Vancouver-based University Canada West (UCW) offers three undergraduate degree programs that help prepare students for a successful career path in their chosen field.

Established in 2004, UCW is a business and tech-oriented institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for domestic and international students. The university currently offers three undergraduate programs—Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BABC) and Associate of Arts (AA).

UCW offers flexible schedule options with four intakes per year, and the BCom and BABC programs are offered both online and on-campus.

Bachelor of Commerce

UCW’s BCom program combines theoretical and practical learning to give students a full understanding of modern business, preparing them for successful careers in business or management.

For students looking to focus their degree, UCW offers two elective areas in the BCom program. The Business Communications elective area prepares students to produce effective communications materials for a wide range of contexts and in the framework of business strategy.

Accounting skills are consistently in demand, and the Accounting elective area, combined with the rest of the BCom degree program, prepares students for entry into a professional accounting program.

Additionally, UCW 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.

Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

UCW’s BABC is an interdisciplinary program that helps develop students’ understanding and knowledge of media, cultural studies and business. Students refine their core skills in writing and research, equipping them with a comprehensive understanding of all types of business communication. 

The program includes the Communications Management elective area, which provides relevant training for students interested in learning the skills to manage complex communications projects and departments.

Associate of Arts

The university’s AA program is a two-year degree that prepares students for life as educated people and lays a solid foundation for further study.

It is the equivalent to the first two years of a four-year degree in the arts and prepares students to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program or serves as a credential to enter the labour market.

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For more information about UCW’s undergraduate programs, visit ucanwest.ca/undergraduate-programs.

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