• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Bachelor of Commerce from University Canada West will provide you with a broad foundation knowledge of contemporary business and its practices. Based in Vancouver, Canada, this ACBSP-accredited degree prepares you for a successful career in business or management, where you will contribute constructively to a global economy.
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This 120-credit Bachelor of Commerce degree is ACBSP-accredited. It combines theoretical and practical learning to give you an in-depth understanding of modern business. You will develop the critical-thinking skills and team-building savvy necessary to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment.

The Bachelor of Commerce from University Canada West  is delivered through four (4) tiers that progressively develop your knowledge, critical thinking ability, and operational skills until you are ready for the Capstone courses that bring together everything you’ve learned into real-world projects that will launch you into your career.

Graduates of the BCom program will:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business practices across all areas of business management.
  • Know how to conduct business in a multicultural environment, spanning international borders and working cross-culturally.
  • Have the ability to use interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems and create new business opportunities.


  • The Education Quality Assurance (EQA)
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • BC Transfer System (BCCAT)
  • EduCanada
  • Languages Canada

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      UCW students must fulfil the requirements listed in the Academic Calendar in order to be eligible to graduate. For full details about Graduation Eligibility, refer to the current Academic Calendar on UCW’s website.

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

    Credit courses normally have an academic value of three (3) credits. Each credit is equivalent to 45 hours of student contact encompassing class time, on-line study, exams, and self (directed) study. This time does not include individual study and preparation time.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Tier 1 University Foundation 

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Mass Media & Society
  • Science elective
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Academic Writing
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Foundation Mathematics

Tier 2 Disciplinary Foundation

  • Business Environment
  • Information Systems for Managers
  • Communications Theory
  • Writing for Specific Audiences
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Statistics
  • Marketing Management

Tier 3 Disciplinary Applications

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Professional Communications
  • Finance
  • Research Methodology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management

Tier 4 Integrative Applications

  • Strategy and Decision Making
  • Business Capstone 1
  • Business Capstone 2


All UCW Vancouver degree programs are offered on campus and online. UCW is home to students from more than 52 countries around the globe.

Our new campus, Vancouver House, is located in one of the highest-profile developments in Vancouver’s recent history.

UCW Vancouver House will be able to accommodate more than 3,400 students with the first term in the new facility.


Our faculty are experienced in both education and industry – professionals who have excelled in their field. They will provide you with case studies, context for your study, even stories about their time on the job – anything and everything that will give you a more complete understanding of the industry you wish to enter.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent with an overall average of C or better (2.0 on a 4.33 scale)


  • Twenty-one (21) years of age or older and out of high school for at least two years, and
  • Documented success through academic, professional or volunteer activities


  • Academic IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent (for students whose first language is not English).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17400 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 69600 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6960 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27840 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Winter, Spring, Summer: 

  • $27,840 (Canada & Canada PRs)
  • $69,600 (International)

Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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