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MBA Foundation

University Canada West (UCW), Canada


Next enrollment cycle

July 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 5,691

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 14% scholarship

We understand that some students do not have the professional or academic qualifications but wish to pursue the MBA program. Students have the option of completing the three MBA Foundation courses. In order to qualify for admission to the MBA program, students will need to earn a grade of B or better on each Foundation course.

Applicants to the MBA program who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may qualify through completion of the MBA Foundation courses. To be admitted to the MBA Foundation courses you must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better.

A cumulative grade average of B must be achieved for the combined, successfully passed MBAF courses.

Enrollment Cycles

  • July 2023
  • October 2023
  • January 2024
  • April 2024

Applicants to the MBA program may qualify for admission based on the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized post-secondary institution, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.33 scale) 

Have one of the following:

  • Acceptable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years.
  • An appropriate Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Commerce (BComm) or equivalent.
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.

The MBA Foundation includes courses in the following areas:

MBAF 501 – Business & Academic Writing
Students will learn to compose written documents and presentations that will help them succeed in MBA coursework and the workplace. Students will learn to analyze context and audience, to determine purpose and message content, and to integrate effective visual design in order to create written workplace communication that can be received, understood,used and retrieved efficiently, quickly, and accurately.
Coursework will include the research and writing of correspondence, reports, proposals, project plans, social and digital media communications, and technical descriptions as well as the preparation and performance of oral presentations for use in the workplace as well as the classroom.
MBAF 502 – Quantitative Skills for Business
Students beginning MBA studies often require an introduction or re-introduction to basic quantitative skills (e.g. basic algebra, statistics) that are important to core MBA courses like accounting, economics, finance, operations and project management.
Topics include the basic tools and techniques for understanding and utilizing quantitative information for business decision-making.
MBAF 504 – Economics from a Business Perspective
This course introduces students to the fundamental economic principles and their application. The first part of the course covers micro-economics topics such as:
• opportunity costs and gains from trade
• the elements of supply, demand and elasticity
• price regulation and taxes
• consumption, production and costs
• pricing and market structure
• government policy in market economy
• international economics
The second part addresses macroeconomics issues that include:
• economic growth, savings, investment and financial systems
• money, banking and prices
• macroeconomic fluctuations and stabilization


  • Number of Courses 3 
  • Cost per course $1,560
  •  Total Tuition Fees $4,680
  •  First term tuition deposit for domestic students: $500 
  • 30% discount applies for Canadian Forces members and veterans 
  • Compulsory Registration Fees Domestic
  •  Library & Technology $17 /course
  •  Student Activity & Alumni $8 /course
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  •  Keep Me Safe $35/year

      *medical insurance coverage for the first term (3 months) 

  • Fees for Additional Services 
  • Application Fee $150 
  • Appeal to Academic Council $50 (refunded if appeal is successful) 
  • Audit Fee1 50% of course tuition 
  • Credit Card Refund $35
  •  Credit Card Charge Back Fee $45 
  • Confirmation of Enrolment $0 (free) 
  • Course Challenge 50% of course tuition 
  • Duplicate Credential $50 
  • Duplicate Tax Receipt $50
  •  Financial Hold Release2 $150 
  • Graduation Application Fee3 $75 
  • Late Graduation Application Fee $250
  •  Letter of Permission $35 
  • NSF Fee for Returned Cheque $55 
  • Parchment Shipment (International Only)$60 
  • Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) $500 per portfolio 
  • Program Transfer Fee $75 
  • Readmission Fee4 $150
  •  Student ID Card Replacement $35 
  • Supplemental Exam Fee $100 on campus / $150 off campus 
  • Transcript5 $10 / $8 
  • Tuition Refund Processing Fee $250
  •  Wire Transfer Fee $45 
  • Wire Transfer Fee ‑ By Third Party$65
  •  Printing Fee $0.10/B&W - $0.20/color (Minimum $5 prepaid)

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