Established in 2004, University Canada West is an independent Canadian university in the heart of Vancouver. It offers career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs in business, both on campus and online, providing students with the necessary tools to succeed in the workplace.
Within a dynamic learning environment, students are given the chance to learn at competitive tuition fees. UCW has the right premises to become an example for all Canadian universities, as it is home to both domestic and international students, providing an intimate learning environment that gives students the attention they deserve.
UCW aims to create a diverse and challenging environment that helps students to become leaders in the business world. It also gives students a practical understanding of business and support in developing hands-on skills. Each faculty member is passionate about teaching and wants to make a difference in the life of their students.
Earlier sited on two floors of an office building on Melville Street in downtown Vancouver, the university relocated in 2014 to the nearby London Building where it occupies five floors. The 10-storey London Building is located at 626 West Pender Street and was originally built in 1912 for the London and British North American Company.
The University is accredited by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, and carries the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) accreditation under the 2003 Degree Authorization Act. The University is also a member of the British Columbia Council on Admission & Transfer. In 2017 the university’s bachelors and post-graduate business degrees received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
As of 2019 UCW offers a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication, and an MBA. The mode of study for these degrees is either full-time on campus or part-time online. It also offers an Associate of Arts degree.