MBA Foundation

Institute Name : University Canada West

Course Name : MBA Foundation

Course Type : Undergraduate

Education Level : 6

Duration : 4 months

Method of Delivery : On Campus

Pre Requirements : Bachelor degree

Language Level : B2

Visa Type : 40

Application Fee : None

Academic Deposit : CAN $7900

Fees : CAN $7375 Full

Intakes : October, January, April, July

Course Description :

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. Students must earn a CGPA of B (GPA of 3.0) or better overall in the MBA Foundation program in order to continue into the MBA program.

Students who pass the MBA Foundation program successfully can register into MBA program.

The MBA Foundation program is the first fully Open Educational Resources (OER) program at UCW. All courses within this program have no textbook or resource fees.


Course Structure

The MBA Foundation includes courses in the following areas:

MBAF 501 – Introducing Business and Business Writing

MBAF 502 – Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis

MBAF 504 – Business Economics


MBA Foundation Entry Requirements

Applicants to the MBA program who do not meet the requirements for direct admission may qualify through completion of the MBA Foundation courses.

  1. If your first language is not English submit an IELTS of at least 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in writing band) or equivalent (TOEFL, PTE, Duolingo etc.) OR Successful completion of UCW’s University Access Program (UAP) with Grade Point Average of at Least 70%. If your first language is English and you can demonstrate that you graduated from a recognized degree in an English-speaking country, the English IELTS score or equivalent requirement is waived.


  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.33 or better in a Bachelor degree from a recognized post-secondary institution


  3. One of the following:
  • A suitable score on a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) that has been written in the last five years.
  • A relevant Canadian professional designation or equivalent international designation (e.g. CPA, CA, CGA, CMA, CHRP or P.Eng).
  • A minimum of three (3) years documented professional or management experience with evidence of career progression and relevant education and/or training.


English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If your first language is not English, you must submit proof of English Proficiency as specified in the English Proficiency section of this website.

The Admission Committee may require proof of English language proficiency from applicants who attended English language-based education systems if the Committee sees deficiencies in language proficiency when the application package is reviewed.

English language test scores are valid for admission purposes for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the test.