• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Business Communication from University Canada West is an interdisciplinary program that will develop your knowledge of media, cultural studies and business alongside theoretical and practical skills. The communication methods learnt and media training students get throughout this course are relevant to careers in professional writing, journalism, public relations, communications.
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Overview

In this 120-credit program, you’ll develop core skills in writing and research, a comprehensive understanding of media and communication, and an appreciation of how they function in the modern world of business.

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication  from University Canada West  is also 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 BA program will be able to:

  • Learn to evaluate and integrate all types of business communication.
  • Demonstrate research techniques and methodologies.
  • Create ethically and legally sound content for a variety of markets.
  • Integrate media and content to communicate persuasively to specific audiences.
  • Apply communication methods to business problems and contexts.

Accreditation

  • 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

Tier 1 courses are your entry into the BA program. 

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Introduction to Business
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Science elective
  • Academic Writing
  • Contemporary Literature: Drama and Narrative
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Fundamentals of Psychology

Tier 2 Disciplinary Foundation

  • Business Environment
  • Communications Theory
  • Information Gathering
  • Writing for the Media
  • Visual Communications in Mass Media
  • Statistics
  • Marketing Management
  • Organizational Behaviour

Tier 3 Disciplinary Applications

  • Social Media
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Media
  • Technical Writing and Business Communications
  • Professional Communications –Written and Oral
  • Media and Government
  • Public Relations in Practice and Theory
  • Research Methodology

Tier 4 Integrative Applications

Tier 4 courses are the final step in your program. 

  • Communication Strategy
  • Communication Capstone 1
  • Communication Capstone 2

Audience

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.

Lecturers

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:

    6.5

    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)
OR
  • 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
AND
  • 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.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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