2010 Academic Calendar
The term “university” is used under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, Government of British Columbia, Canada
The following statement applies to all University Canada West program; as per the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development effective August 10, 2009 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).
University Canada West – Vancouver Campus 150 – 1111 Melville Street Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, V6E 3V6 Toll Free: 877.431.6887 Fax: 604.915.9677
University Canada West – Victoria Campus 950 Kings Road Victoria, British Columbia Canada, V8T 1W6 Toll Free: 866.467.1888 Fax: 250.978.1801
WELCOME FROM THE ACTING PRESIDENT
Thank you for your interest in University Canada West. This Calendar provides important academic information for your use. It establishes the essential ways in which we interact together. We ask that you acquaint yourself with this material and invite you to contact us with questions at any time.
University Canada West is a young, progressive, private university growing from strong beginnings. With two unique campuses (Victoria and Vancouver), offering on-line and accelerated program delivery, we provide a wide range of educational choices. Our University faculty are highly accomplished teachers and leaders in their disciplines. Our extraordinary team of university staff are committed to superior student service. Our undergraduate and graduate students are engaged and ambitious learners, and, following convocation, our graduates successfully access careers, or change careers, or advance in their organizations. We understand that University students’ lives are very full – and often very challenging. We respect the investment of time and resources that each student makes and we take seriously our responsibility to provide high calibre postsecondary studies. Please refer to the publication that follows as you join our learning community. From this, we extend a warm welcome to you from University Canada West.
Dr. Verna A. Magee-Shepherd, BA, MSc, EdD Acting President
Vancouver: 1.877.431.6887 / Victoria: 1.866.467.1888
Table of Contents
DATES TO REMEMBER .................................... 6 INTRODUCTION ................................................. 7 DISCLAIMER STATEMENTS............................ 7 STUDENT INFORMATION ............................... 7
GENERAL INFORMATION ...............................................7 PROGRAMS OFFERED ....................................................8 UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS ..................................10 GRADUATE ADMISSIONS .............................................14 REGISTRATION INFORMATION ....................................17 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS............................................19 STUDENT DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS.............................28 FEES AND FINANCIAL AID ............................................30 STUDENT SERVICES ......................................................35 Modified Degree Completion Program Admission Requirements......................................................... 10 Undergraduate Admission Requirements .................. 10 Regular Admissions ................................................ 10 Flexible Admissions ................................................ 11 English Proficiency ................................................. 11 Exemptions ............................................................ 12 Appealing Admission Decisions ............................. 12 Application Fee ...................................................... 12 Academic Credit ......................................................... 12 General................................................................... 12 Block Transfer (Program Based)............................. 12 Transfer Credit (Course Based) .............................. 12 Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) ............................................................................... 12 Course Challenge ................................................... 13 Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit ................ 13 GRADUATE ADMISSIONS ............................................. 14 General Information for All Applicants ...................... 14 Admissions Requirements .......................................... 14 Regular Admissions ................................................ 14 General Admission Requirements for International Students ................................................................. 15 Flexible Admissions ................................................ 15 English Proficiency ................................................. 16 Exemptions ............................................................ 16 REGISTRATION INFORMATION .................................... 17 General Registration Information .............................. 17 Identity Cards ............................................................. 17 Course Selection ......................................................... 17 Adding and Dropping Courses .................................... 17 Course Extensions ...................................................... 17 Registration Deferral .................................................. 17 Concurrent Registration at Another Institution ......... 17 Leave of Absence........................................................ 17 Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from Program ............... 17 Required Withdrawal (RW) from Program ................. 18 Academic Probation ............................................... 18 Registration of Continuing and Returning Students... 18 Registration at Other Institutions............................... 18 Reinstatement Following Withdrawal........................ 18 Program Completion Requirements .......................... 18 Students Writing Deferred Examinations................... 18 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS ........................................... 19 Class Attendance and Conduct................................... 19 Internet Enhancement ............................................... 19 Minimum Course Load ............................................... 19 Maximum Course Load .............................................. 19
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS .................................................37 GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ........44
STUDENT INFORMATION ............................... 7
GENERAL INFORMATION ...............................................7 Academic Terms ...........................................................7 Calendar Changes .........................................................7 Limit of the University's Responsibility ........................8 Protection of Privacy and Access to Information .........8 University's Right to Limit Enrolment and/or Cancel Programs or Courses ....................................................8 PROGRAMS OFFERED ....................................................8 Undergraduate Programs .............................................8 Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs .............8 Graduate Programs ......................................................8 UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS ..................................10 General Information for All Applicants.......................10 Degree Completion Program Admission Requirements .........................................................10
...............................431.. Practicum...............21 Appeal Process Related to Plagiarism or Cheating 21 Evaluation of Student Achievement .......................................................20 Repeating Courses .................... 31 Making Payments .............................. 44
Vancouver: 1............... Accident or Family Affliction at Examination Time .................................................................................................................................23 Supplemental Examinations...................................20 Plagiarism and Cheating ........................26 Standing at Graduation (Convocation).........................................................467.........................................................25 Accumulation of Failing Grades ............................. 28 Student Code of Conduct ..................................21 Penalties for Cheating .. or Field Work ..........................................20 Credit in Duplicate and Equivalent Courses .................................. 30 Tuition and Fees ................................... 28 Appeals ..............................22 Regulations Governing Administration of University Examinations .............................................26
Intellectual Property ................................................................................................ 33 Employment . 32 International Students .......... 33 STUDENT SERVICES......................................................................................................... 33 Student Finances ................................................22 Laboratory..............................................21 Cheating on Assignments..................... 35 International Students ............................................................ 31 Fee Accounts ...........................................................Final Year Studies .................... 28 Harassment........................................................ 31 Payment Due Dates ...........................................25 Transcript of Academic Record ..................20 Falsifying Materials ................................................................................................................. 29 FEES AND FINANCIAL AID ........................26 Graduation ......................................22 Final Examinations ........... 33 Scholarships and Bursaries ........ Tests and Examinations .................. 32 Domestic Students .........19 Course Credits . 33 Undergraduate Awards .25 Minimum Term Grade Point Average (GPA) ......................................................6887 / Victoria: 1...............................19 Accumulation of Credit .............. 33 Student Lines of Credit.........................................................................................................21 Assessment Techniques .......................................877............................................22 Deferred Status Due to Illness.......................................... 32 Tuition Refund Policy ..........1888
......................................................... Discrimination.............................................. 31 Student Responsibilities ......................................................................... 37 GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS...................................................................21 Correction and Return of Student Work ................25 Academic Standing .................................................................... 29 Terms of Reference for Academic Council Committee on Appeals .................................................... 31 Tuition Receipts ..................................................................................................................................22 Duplicate Submission of Essays and Assignments ............................................................................................................................................20 Plagiarism .................24 Review of an Assigned Grade .............23 Undergraduate Grading ............................ 32 Fee Reimbursements ...........................21 Aiding Others to Cheat .... 28 Student Misconduct .............................. 35
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ................................. 27 STUDENT DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS .....22 English Deficiency ..........23 Student Access to Final Examinations under Review .................................................................................................. and Diversity Initiatives .................................20 Credits in Established International Exchange Programs ...... 32 Financial Aid .................................866.................................. 35 UCW Contact Information ...................................22 Course Outline Requirement .................... 31 Overdue Accounts ........................................................... 30 General Regulations ........................................ 33 Student Loans .19 Credits ........24 Graduate Grading ........
2010 September 11 September 18 October 9 October 11 November 17 November 18 – 20 Winter Term.DATES TO REMEMBER
Spring Term. 2010 July 2 July 9 July 30 August 2 September 3 September 6 September 7 – 10 Fall Term. 2011 Spring Term begins Last day for withdrawing from courses without fee penalty Last day for withdrawing from courses without grade penalty Good Friday – school closed and no classes Easter Monday – no classes Last day of Spring Term Classes Exams
Early Summer Term begins Last day for withdrawing from courses without fee penalty Victoria Day – school closed and no classes Last day for withdrawing from courses without grade penalty Last day of Early Summer Term classes Exams
Late Summer Term begins Last day for withdrawing from courses without fee penalty Last day for withdrawing from courses without grade penalty BC Day – school closed and no classes Last day of Late Summer Term classes Labour Day – school closed and no classes Exams
Fall Term begins Last day for withdrawing from courses without fee penalty Last day for withdrawing from courses without grade penalty Thanksgiving Day – school closed and no classes Last day of Fall Term classes Exams
Winter Term begins Last day for withdrawing from courses without fee penalty Last day for withdrawing from courses without grade penalty Christmas Day – school closed and no classes New Years Day – school closed and no classes Last day of Winter Term classes Exams
Revised Date: June 29. 2010 February 22 March 1 March 22 April 2 April 5 April 21 April 22 – 27 Early Summer Term. 2010 May 3 May 10 May 24 May 31 June 28 June 29 – 30 Late Summer Term. 2010 November 21 November 28 December 19 December 25 January 1. 2011 January 28 – 30. 2010 6 universitycanadawest.ca
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programs.week academic terms as follows:
Term Spring Term Early Summer Term Late Summer Term Fall Term Winter Term Dates February 22 – April 27. University Canada West (UCW) will make reasonable attempts to notify students promptly of any significant policy changes through the Web site. including all policies. in admitting individuals to its courses and programs. The University reserves the right.866. tuition fees. at any time. Furthermore. Possible changes may include changes to courses.467. NOTE: EVERY STUDENT ACCEPTED FOR REGISTRATION WITH UNIVERSITY CANADA WEST (UCW) IS DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO BE BOUND BY THE REGULATIONS AND POLICIES HEREIN. curricula. substitutions.
Vancouver: 1. at its sole discretion. however. admissions and graduation requirements. or facilities as listed herein. e-mail distribution or other methods deemed appropriate by the (UCW) administration. please be sure to read the Student Code of Conduct section. The information contained below should be provided to all students as part of student orientation and/or as part of the normal admission process which students acknowledge as having received. 2010 September 11 – November 20.INTRODUCTION
University Canada West (UCW) welcomes you and has tried to make this document (the Calendar) as accurate and as complete as possible. services. unless otherwise noted: March 15. procedures and responsibilities required of them while a student at the University. The university specifically reserves the right to use its discretion without interference.6887 / Victoria: 1. delivery mode.877. etc. to cancel classes and courses without notice if enrolments are insufficient for a good student learning experience. Also. the online edition shall be considered to be the University’s Official statement. are subject to change from time to time. 2010. In the event of a discrepancy between the printed/PDF and online PDF edition. 2010 November 21 – January 30. procedure and fees herein described. 2010 May 3 – June 30.1888
. The publication of information in the Calendar does not oblige the University to the delivery of particular
Academic Terms The UCW academic year is divided into five 10 . 2010 July 2 – September 10. procedures. at any time. UCW reserves the right to make additions. changes or modifications to its policies. It is the student’s responsibility to review and become familiar with the policies. course content or titles. change is a part of who we are as an institution. schedules or program requirements at any time without prior notice. as an organization committed to continuous improvement and review.
Effective date of information. course availability. The contents of this Calendar. practices. Notice is not required for a new policy to take effect. programs.
courses. deletions.431. For greater certainty. Students are responsible for informing themselves of the Student Conduct Policy and of the University’s procedures and policies and the specific requirements of the courses and degrees sought. Please take the time to review the calendar. 2011
Calendar Changes The University reserves the right to revise or cancel any rule or regulation published in the Calendar or its supplements. ask questions and ensure that the programs you have chosen will enable you to meet your personal and professional goals. the Contacts section and the Disclaimers which may impact you throughout your degree program.
to revise or cancel the curricula. every effort will be made to accommodate students already enrolled in a program. Nevertheless. Since dates may be subject to change. prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example. This program is open to college graduates with a media-related diploma. University's Right to Limit Enrolment and/or Cancel Programs or Courses The University reserves the right to limit enrolment. fire. Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrolments or program revisions. riot. and any other information placed into their student records. or any cause beyond the control of the University. or to cancel or revise any of the programs or courses listed. Students are advised that all information they provide. registration in courses. This program is open to both Business Diploma and Non-Business Diploma College graduates. students are advised to ascertain that all travel bookings are flexible.
. professional licensing bodies.
Bachelor of Commerce Degree Completion Program. will be protected and used in compliance with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (1992).
This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development effective August 10.
Undergraduate Programs University Canada West offers undergraduate programs: the following
Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications (BA) with guided research elected from • public relations • media writing. However.
Graduate Programs University Canada West offers the following graduate programs:
Master of Business Administration (MBA). or • media as business Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in General Studies. or other educational institutions). Protection of Privacy and Access to Information Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of their registrations and for determining the requirements of their programs at UCW. 2009 having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister.Limit of the University's Responsibility The University accepts no responsibility for the interruption or continuance of any class or course of instruction because of natural disasters/an act of God.
Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs University Canada West also offers the following undergraduate degree completion programs:
BA in Media and Communications Degree Completion Program. strike. acceptable to potential employers.
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Applicants to the Bachelor of Commerce degree completion program (both Business Diploma and Non-business Diploma graduates) must have acceptable credits in two university-level writing courses. in which case official transcripts are required). Business Diploma graduates should also have acceptable credit in one economics course. or notarized copies of transcripts are not acceptable for admission to UCW undergraduate programs. Degree Completion Program Admission Requirements Degree completion programs are available for the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and the Bachelor of Commerce. This average is calculated based on the British Columbia grade for English 12 (or equivalent) and the best three additional academic Grade 12 courses. Applicants to degree completion programs for college graduates are required to have successfully completed courses from a recognized college. institute. disclosing all post-secondary institutions where any course registrations were made. or have the approval/permission of the appropriate Dean. concurrently) with at least one degree course. students should have an average grade of ‘B’ or better in the last year of the diploma program or have the approval/permission of the appropriate UCW Dean. Students may be admitted to a modified degree completion program where the courses required to complete the degree will exceed 60 credits (20 courses). information or data are submitted. Bachelor of Commerce applicants must also have scored 65% or better in the Principles of Mathematics 11 (unless the applicant has successfully completed post-secondary education.e. from post secondary
An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the issuing institution to UCW. To be eligible for admission. or university. unless the student is from a country where one transcript has been issued and the student has a World Education Services (WES) or International Credit Evaluation Service (ICES) evaluation completed. Transcripts are deemed official if they are received by the Registrar’s Office in a sealed envelope that remains free of tampering.. Modified Degree Completion Program Admission Requirements Some college diplomas are awarded after completion of fewer than the equivalent of 60 credits. and an average grade of ‘B’ or better in the last year of the program. New students must apply and receive confirmation of admission to the University before registering in courses. Applicants to undergraduate programs must submit:
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. Official transcripts institutions attended. General Information for All Applicants Applicants are required to furnish information necessary for the University record. and arranging for all official (or attested) transcripts to be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office. Applicants with less than 65% in English 12 and/or Principles of Math 11 may be required to take one or both of these courses during their first term (i.
An official (or attested) high school transcript if no post-secondary institutions attended. The Dean may
universitycanadawest. a mathematics course. Applicants under UCW regular admissions policy are required to have the equivalent of a Canadian high school (Grade 12) diploma with an overall average of 65% or better. These courses can be taken through a local school district Continuing Education department. Applicants are not admissible if fraudulent or misleading documents. It must bear the official seal and/or signature of the issuing institution and have been produced on the institution’s secured paper. Please note that photocopies. records. The content of a student’s degree completion program will be determined by the focus of the college diploma. faxes.UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
Undergraduate Admission Requirements Regular Admissions Applicants to undergraduate programs who have completed the equivalent of a Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma will be considered under UCW’s Regular Admissions policy.
Have the approval of the Dean.5 in reading and listening.431. Carleton English Language Test: 60 overall. Students admitted under the Flexible Admissions Policy must achieve a minimum 60% overall average in their first term before they will be permitted to register for their second term. Have been out of high school for at least two years. may be accepted under UCW’s Flexible Admissions Policy. If English is not an applicant’s first language. A detailed chronological résumé. students must. A letter of intent (LOI) that clearly explains why the applicant is applying under the Flexible Admissions Policy and outlines the student’s academic intentions. or do not meet the minimum admissions requirements.866. Flexible Admissions Applicants to undergraduate programs who have not completed the equivalent of a Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma.
The Dean may require an interview with the student or determine any other documentation or form of evaluation deemed by the Dean as appropriate in order to assess the applicant’s potential for success. therefore. The following. while not firm thresholds for entry. Level 4 EAP (English for Academic Purposes).0 in writing. York English Language Test: 5. with the exception of applicants who have successfully completed their high school studies in English as the language of instruction. TOEIC: 775. their academic program. with 60 in writing proficiency.
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Be over twenty-one (21) years of age (on or before the first day of classes). Language Proficiency Index: 5 or better.
Vancouver: 1. EAP is an academic language bridging program that provides a student with the skills and confidence in English required to ensure successful studies at UCW. or concurrently with. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): 6. The letter should provide background information and describe any personal qualities the applicant feels would contribute to academic success at UCW.
Applicants under UCW Flexible Admissions Policy must submit: A copy of their official high school transcript. 4. he/she must provide evidence of English language proficiency.467.decide to allow such applicants on Probationary Status on the condition that the student complete a minimum of 2 UCW courses in the first term and maintain at least a B average. Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements may be admitted subject to the successful completion of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 82. English language assessments may be conducted through alternative means as approved by the Dean.6887 / Victoria: 1. To succeed. upgrading and/or limited course load offering.5 overall with no score less than 6. In these circumstances the Dean may also recommend a conditional admission where a student is required to participate in additional program. are levels of proficiency that would be expected as minimum requirements for successful completion of a degree at UCW.
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. Official transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended.
In the event an applicant cannot readily access any of the above named tests. have a sufficiently strong knowledge of English. TOEFL: 575 (paper based) or 233 (computer based) or 86 (Internet based). Depending on the results of this evidence and/or testing. Applicants must:
English Proficiency All courses at UCW are taught in English.877. students may be required to take English language classes or tutorials prior to.
the UCW PLAR Review Team includes UCW staff and faculty. the Deans. Academic Credit General An undergraduate degree normally requires successful completion of 120 credits. and be chaired by the VP Academic or his/her designee. With the approval of the appropriate Dean. a student may be admitted on probation to a program. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied to tuition.Exemptions Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements may ask to have their application reviewed by the appropriate Dean. Verification of transcripts.
Transfer Credit (Course Based) Students who have completed courses at a recognized post secondary institution may be eligible to transfer up to 60 credits towards their degree program. Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). or an informal setting through professional development and personal experience. For students transferring from institutions outside BC. Therefore. and international students. as well as participation from external reviewers experienced in relation to PLAR (as required). where warranted. the Student Appeals Committee (SAC). for the knowledge and skills a student has already acquired. transfer credit is based on courses authorized by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfers (www. the second. For students transferring from BC institutions. at least 60 credits must be completed at University Canada West..
universitycanadawest. Appealing Admission Decisions Applicants denied admission (or reinstatement). at least one-half of a student’s course credits must be completed at the upper level (i. transfer credit is determined on an individual case-by-case basis. UCW actively supports the concept of PLAR for all its programs/courses and will grant credit.e. Application Fee Applicants must submit an application fee with their applications.bccat. whether in a formal setting through academic courses. The Student Appeals Committee shall be comprised of one student services representative. Appeals must be received within one calendar month of the date of the denied admission. Demonstration of competencies before objective observer(s). national. however.ca
. one faculty member. Transfer credit for courses completed more than ten years prior to admission to UCW require approval of the Dean. Students on probation must meet conditions established by the Dean.bc. decision rules can be devised with some ease. Upon admission to University Canada West. the first is whether a candidate has the appropriate profile to gain entry to the University. students may be granted academic credit through one of the following means: Block Transfer (Program Based) Students who have successfully completed a two-year diploma program at a recognized post secondary institution may be eligible to transfer up to 60 credits towards their degree program. typically forty 3 credit courses of study. and who can demonstrate extenuating circumstances or provide information not presented initially. third and fourth year) to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree. Of this. whether a candidate has the background appropriate to gain credit for a particular program. may appeal by writing to c/p the Vice President Academic Office. As well. In the first instance. one admissions representative. PLAR can require two different. but related decisions. is the formal recognition of knowledge and skills gained through life experience. The PLAR process may involve any of the following:
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Evaluation of institutional credentials. respectively for local. the second requires a deeper understanding of specific programming unique to UCW.ca). Credit challenge through examinations.
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A course challenge examination/evaluation normally must be completed before the end of the period for adding courses in any term. References from persons familiar with the applicant’s skill set. documented experience.467. exempted courses are notated in a student’s file. The result of the course challenge. The grade received will be included in determining the student's cumulative and terminal standing. Transfer Credit is recorded on the University Canada West academic record as CRT (credit) and will not be used in the calculation of a student's Cumulative Grade Point Average. Credit may be granted for a course through either an academic assessment (e. prior completion of a comparable non-credit course.6887 / Victoria: 1. a student may qualify for an exemption from a required course. and no such challenges are allowed for the final year capstone courses. Credit is not granted for Advanced Standing.g. preparing a portfolio. For degree programs. no more than 15 credits (5 courses) can be gained by course challenge. challenge exam. A minimum grade of "C" (60%) is generally required for a subject to be considered for Advanced Standing. through independent study.
If the PLAR process reveals specific deficiencies in a student’s preparation. etc.431. No UCW challenge credit will be given for a duplicate or equivalent credit course completed at another institution. at a time determined by the Dean.1888
. The following regulations apply:
Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit In exceptional circumstances. however. A specific course may be challenged only once. Such challenges are allowed for only one course per term. A letter grade is assigned for courses and UCW transcripts will indicate the course was successfully challenged. the minimum grade considered for Advanced Standing is C+ (65%). the University will recommend a remedial course of action for the student to undertake.
Credit assigned through course challenge requires the approval of the Registrar and a copy of all relevant material used for evaluation purposes is included in the student’s file. Advanced Standing may be approved by the Dean thereby exempting a student from taking a course on the basis of prior completion of a comparable for-credit course. substitutions (other courses or directed studies) must be taken to meet the minimum requirements of the program. Requests for Advanced Standing should be made as early as possible before the beginning of the semester to which they apply and no later than two weeks after the beginning of the semester. Course Challenge Students may challenge a course on the basis of prior knowledge or experience acquired outside the university.877. If the exemption results in a student not having sufficient credits to meet the graduation requirement. A student requesting Advanced Standing must apply to the Dean at least one term prior to the required decision and pay an assessment fee. will be entered on the student’s academic record. successful or not.866.) or completing some form of academic content assessment as determined by the Dean. Normally..• •
Interviews. or through other valid.
or. The University reserves the right to set enrolment targets. New students must apply and receive confirmation of admission to the University before registering in courses.
An official transcript (or an attested copy) is one that is sent directly from the issuing institution to UCW.ca
. or. General Information for All Applicants Applicants are required to furnish information necessary for the University record.
Applicants to graduate programs must submit: Official transcripts (or attested copies) from all post secondary institutions attended.GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
The University welcomes applications from Canadian and international students. with a B or better average in the last year of their program. Students applying to the MBA Program may qualify for admission based on meeting one of the following requirements:
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A Bachelor’s degree program in business at a recognized university. before a course or term starts to be considered for admission to the course/term). It
universitycanadawest.e.. although the intention is to admit all qualified students. Admissions Requirements Regular Admissions Applicants to graduate programs who have completed a Canadian baccalaureate degree or
equivalent will be considered under UCW’s Regular Admissions Policy. with a B or better average in the last year of their program. disclosing all post secondary institutions where any course registrations were made. A Bachelor’s degree program at a recognized university. A diploma or certificate in a business program and have business or management experience. and arranging official transcripts to be sent directly to the Registrar’s Office on a timely basis (i.
faxes. Requirements for
General Admission International Students
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) Programs
Flexible Admissions Applicants to graduate programs who have not completed the equivalent of a Canadian baccalaureate degree may be accepted under UCW’s Flexible Admissions Policy. (i. notarized copies may be accepted along with an International Credit Evaluation Service (ICES) or World Education Services (WES) evaluation..e..g. IELTS 6.. and.
Applicants under UCW Flexible Admissions Policy must submit: Official transcripts (or attested copies) from all post secondary institutions attended. A non refundable application fee. Completion of senior secondary/high school from a recognized high school..g. IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6. Student must have taken a Math course in grade 11. Students must have earned a B average or equivalent in the last year of the program. countries where student’s only receive 1 copy of an original transcript).0 in each band and TOEFL score of 86 IBT). The score must not be over two years old.e. and.1888
.must bear the official seal and/or signature of the issuing institution and have been produced on the institution’s secured paper. Bachelor degree from a recognized university or college. ICES or WES) before the end of first term at the university. Applicants to graduate programs who completed undergraduate studies outside Canada must also submit:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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Application form completed and signed. A non refundable application fee. In exceptional circumstances (i.0 in each band and TOEFL score of 86 IBT).) before the end of the first term (this can be done while the student is in Canada).e. WES – World Education Services. Required English proficiency.866.
Documentation confirming their degree was awarded if not indicated on official transcripts (e. Before the Official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is issued. Have the approval of the Dean.6887 / Victoria: 1. (i. A credential evaluation from a recognized service confirming equivalency (e. Degree completion certificate for the bachelor degree. A current résumé and a letter of intent. The score must not be over two years old.5 with no less than 6.e. Required English proficiency. etc. A detailed chronological resume. Applicants must:
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Application form completed and signed.877. or notarized copies of transcripts are not acceptable for admission to UCW undergraduate programs. ICES – International Credential Evaluation Service. Please note that photocopies. students will have to prepay the tuition deposit for four bachelor degree courses.. students will have to prepay the tuition deposit for two master degree courses. Students must have their credentials officially evaluated by one of the international credential evaluation services (i.431. degree completion certificate). A letter of intent that clearly explains why the applicant is applying under the Flexible Admissions Policy and outlines the student’s academic intentions. The letter should provide background information and describe any 15
Vancouver: 1.467.. Before the Official Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is issued. Transcripts are deemed official if they are received by the Registrar’s Office in a sealed envelope that remains free of tampering.
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Be over twenty-one (21) years of age (on or before the first day of classes).
while not firm thresholds for entry. with the exception of applicants who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies in English as the language of instruction. have a sufficiently strong knowledge of English. Exemptions Students who do not meet the minimum admission requirements may ask to have their application reviewed by the appropriate Dean. therefore. a student may be admitted on probation to a program. in-house training. English Proficiency All courses at UCW are taught in English.0 in writing. a combination of experience.5 overall with no score less than 6. Language Proficiency Index: 5 or better. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): 6.
TOEFL: 575 (paper based) or 233 (computer based) or 86 (Internet based). The following. are levels of proficiency that would be expected as minimum requirements for successful completion of a graduate degree at UCW. TOEIC: 775. English language assessments may be conducted through alternative means as approved by the Dean.personal qualities the applicant feels would contribute to academic success at UCW. are to be sent to their enrolment representative. Depending on the results of this evidence/testing students may be required to take English language classes or tutorials prior to.5 in reading and listening. or concurrently with. college diploma in business. are just a few of the things that can be used as elements of the assessment process. 4. With the approval of the appropriate Dean. Additionally. and charitable activities. Such requests for review. If English is not an applicant’s first language. their academic program. Students admitted under the Flexible Admissions Policy must achieve a minimum 70% overall average in their first term before they will be permitted to register for their second term.
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universitycanadawest. York English Language Test: 5. service club. The Dean may determine any other documentation or form of evaluation that is deemed necessary in order to assess the applicant’s potential for success.ca
. he/she must provide evidence of English language proficiency. Carleton English Language Test: 60 overall. with 60 in writing proficiency. Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements may be admitted subject to the successful completion of an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. EAP is an academic language bridging program that provides a student with the skills and confidence in English required to support successful studies at UCW. Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 82. To succeed. students must. outlining any extenuating circumstances.
In the event an applicant cannot readily access any of the above named tests.
Students who do not return to their program of study at the end of their approved leave will be required to withdraw.ca.1888
. mutually-exclusive.ca). The date of the withdrawal will be the date the written notification is received by the Registrar’s Office. student permit. Students are required to obtain the prior consent of the Dean of the Faculty concerned to ensure that transfer credit is recognized. Exceptions to this require the approval of the Registrar. A student who has a grade of “W” in a given term may re-register in the course when it is next offered. as well as emergency contact information. Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from Program A student may voluntarily withdraw from their program of studies by advising the Office of the Registrar (registrar@universitycanadawest. Course Selection Following acceptance students are responsible for registering in their courses each term in accordance with the following principles:
The non-refundable application fee. and references to duplicate. is unable to satisfy course requirements during the scheduled course dates must request and obtain approval from the Dean for an extension. is unable to begin their program as scheduled may request a deferral by advising the Office of the Registrar. registrar@universitycanadawest. and evidence of medical insurance. telephone number. if space is available. restrictions. for medical or compassionate reasons.REGISTRATION INFORMATION
General Registration Information Upon registration all students are required to enter and maintain during the period of their registration their personal contact information including their address.
Adding and Dropping Courses Please note: the academic deadlines for adding and dropping courses are not the same as those for tuition fee refunds. Registration Deferral A student registered in an academic program who. due to unforeseen circumstances. Any other non-refundable fees as identified on the student’s fee schedule. students will be allowed credits for one external course per term taken concurrently from another university or college. Upon registration all international students are required to provide a copy of their passport. After 50% of the elapsed time a student will receive a “W” no grade on his or her official transcript.467.
Course Extensions A student who. Concurrent Registration at Another Institution Normally. Students from other post-secondary institutions. Courses may only be added prior to the end of the first week in each term. Exceptions are granted only with the expressed permission of the Dean. with the permission of the appropriate Dean.866. The card is the property of UCW and must be presented upon request as proof of identity at University functions and activities. Checking the calendar description for prerequisites.6887 / Victoria: 1. may take courses at UCW. or cross-listed courses in conjunction with student services and appropriate Deans as required. Students withdrawing from courses during the first week of studies will have 100% of their course fees refunded except the following:
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Courses must conform to their individual program requirements and with University regulations. Leave of Absence Approval of the Dean for a Leave of Absence is required prior to the start date of the requested leave. Identity Cards All campus based students require a current UCW photo Identification Card.877. and email address. Students holding on-leave status from the university are not normally provided with academic supervision or access to the university’s facilities or services. A student who does not take courses in two consecutive terms is deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the university and will have to apply for reinstatement. Students may voluntarily withdraw from a course up to the mid-point of each course.431.
00 for all graduate programs). Registration of Continuing and Returning Students Continuing students: Normally. If the GPA falls below 1. the Dean may dismiss the student from the program. Students who take two successive terms off (i. and 2. and 3.Required Withdrawal (RW) from Program The University may cancel the registration of a student who cannot demonstrate that all course prerequisites have been met. who fails to meet course attendance requirements. Registration at Other Institutions Students who have registered at another university or college since attending UCW.e.00 for all undergraduate programs.00 for graduate courses. It is recommended that a student on AP contact the Office of the Registrar so that the situation is clearly understood and the student and others are aware of the issues surrounding AP so that a planned approach is used as the student moves forward in the program. an authorization to register may be withheld until examination results are available. the student may continue on AP.66 for undergraduate programs. Once a student is placed on Academic Probation (AP). students currently registered and enrolled in courses at the University will be authorized automatically for re-registration in the next term. Students Writing Deferred Examinations If the results of a deferred examination affect the student’s standing. Students who do not meet the Dean’s conditions for reinstatement but who meet the criteria to appeal may submit a written letter of appeal to the Student Appeals Committee with any final appeal resting with Academic Council. No student on Academic Probation can register for more than 2 courses in the term unless approved in writing by the Dean. If the student does not achieve the minimum GPA but is close.
. If the GPA is not close as determined by the Dean. 18 universitycanadawest. or fails to meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2. A student may be required to withdraw from the University at any time for failure to abide by the University's regulations. depending upon the student's academic status. do not enroll or complete courses) will be classified as returning students when they return. Applications to re-register are available from the Office of the Registrar. the minimum GPA must be achieved and the student has 2 courses to achieve the required GPA. Reinstatement Following Withdrawal Students who have withdrawn from UCW and who wish to be considered for reinstatement must apply and obtain the Dean’s approval. Academic Probation A student will be placed on Academic Probation if the minimum GPA standards for the program are not met (2. Graduate degree programs must be completed within five (5) years from the students’ date of acceptance. students will be notified if they are required to complete an application.00 for undergraduate courses and 3.ca
Returning students: Students who have taken two or more successive terms off must submit an application for re-registration and pay an associated fee. are required a) to name all postsecondary educational institutions attended and b) to submit official transcripts of their academic records at these institutions and pay an associated fee before reregistering. Program Completion Requirements Undergraduate degree programs must be completed within seven (7) years from the student’s date of acceptance. but who want to transfer back.66 for all graduate programs a student may be forced to withdraw or may be dismissed from the program (by the Dean in consultation with the Registrar).. Students may take one term off and still be registered as continuing students.
however. may be refused permission to write the final examination. Students should note that Canada Student Loans require enrolment in at least three courses. Students absent because of illness. sample quizzes. gives up any right to a UCW bachelor’s degree until the student has satisfied the University's requirements for a second bachelor degree. lectures. Most undergraduate scholarships. Students may use personal laptop computers for note-taking. accident. An online student with a full-time job would normally take one course per term. but use for email communication or other distracting activities during class is not permitted. if any.
Maximum Course Load The course load an undergraduate student is expected to carry as a full time student in any one term is three 3-credit courses. bursaries and prizes administered by the University are restricted to students who are classified as full-time students and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits (3 courses) in each term for a minimum of four terms per Academic Year.866. a student may take other terms of study at another university.467.431. slide shows. online study. or failure to meet the responsibilities of the course. although two per term would be allowed subject to acceptable academic performance.1888
Class Attendance and Conduct Students are expected to attend all classes in which they are registered as well as the meetings of their Learning Teams. Minimum Course Load Courses are normally repeated only annually. who accepts a degree from that institution.
Vancouver: 1. full time is considered two courses per term for a minimum of four terms per Academic Year. This means that course outlines.
Final Year Studies Normally. A professor may refuse a student admission to a lecture or laboratory because of lateness. A student may be required to withdraw from a course if registered in another course that conflicts with its scheduling. There is no normal course load for an online student. including assignments. Internet Enhancement All courses are “Internet-enhanced”.6887 / Victoria: 1. once in face-to-face format and once on line. In exceptional circumstances. schedules. For graduate students. An online student who wants to study full time can register in three courses per term and complete the 40-course degree in 3 years and 2 terms of continuous study. A student authorized to attend another institution. inattention. with the prior consent of the Dean of the Faculty. Except with the written approval of the Dean. to receive a UCW degree a student must complete the final 15 credits of Capstone Courses and Graduation Essay at UCW. or nine credits (excluding duplicate and/or equivalent course work) in each term. misconduct. or family affliction should explain their circumstances to their professors when returning to classes. A student in violation of this regulation may be asked to shut down his/her computer and/or leave the class. Each credit is equivalent to 40 hours of student effort encompassing class time. supplementary course notes and many readings and web references are available on “MyUCW”. Course Credits Credits Credit courses normally have an academic value of 3 credits. who neglect their academic work. a student‘s course load is limited to 12 credits in a term (4 courses). so students are advised to carry a full course load of three courses for each term. Students. and self (directed) study.
a notarized translation of documents issued in a language other than English will be required for all but language courses. Courses completed on qualifying exchange programs are recorded on the student's term records as UCW courses. In the case of a course taken more than once. tests. proper quotation). Students should note that. the credits will be shown on the student's record in each instance.Accumulation of Credit All course credits earned are recorded on the student's academic record. or b) apply for and write a supplemental examination or other evaluation exercise within three months. students must obtain course outlines. The credits are treated as UCW course credits in determining the student’s fulfillment of minimum requirements for graduation as well as the student's standing at graduation. but will count only once toward the student's degree or diploma. students should also keep essays. for course work completed in an exchange program established by a signed agreement between UCW and another institution. Note: a student can only repeat a course two (2) times unless other arrangements have been made with the Dean of the faculty. and projects for submission (if required) on their return to UCW. and information regarding the host institution's grading system. On completion of the exchange.ca
There will be a fee per course for evaluation of exchange courses. While on exchange. internal references. reading lists. material in any other medium submitted to an instructor for grading purposes. Inadequate attribution given to an author or creator whose work is incorporated in the student's work (e. In addition. In the sections that follow. laboratory. the partial transfer credit will be deleted from the student's record on completion of the "duplicate" UCW course. Credits in Established International Exchange Programs Normally. computer. Plagiarism Plagiarism includes. Students discovered to have engaged in unethical academic behaviour. "work" includes: written material. are subject to UCW penalties. through established use of footnotes. group reports and presentations.. including the practices described below. Application for alternative b) or c) should be made through the Registrar’s Office to the appropriate Dean and is subject to the Dean’s approval. Plagiarism and Cheating UCW students are expected to observe standards of scholarly integrity. Paraphrase or use of material verbatim from a source without sufficient acknowledgement as described above. if not previously submitted) to UCW. the student must request that the host institution forward an official transcript (and course descriptions.g. Credit in Duplicate and Equivalent Courses Credit for a course may be applied only once in a student’s program. failure to indicate clearly.
. or other limit as approved by a Faculty. but is not limited to the following:
Submission of another person’s work as original. Repeating Courses A student who fails a required course must a) repeat the course. students may receive a maximum of 15 credits (5 courses). The student will be assigned full credit for the UCW course. or c) complete an acceptable substitute course at either UCW or another approved postsecondary institution. musical or art works. unless an articulation agreement with UCW exists. or mathematical exercises. courses identified as Duplicate or Equivalent will not be counted toward the minimum required course load. for Canada Student Loan and other purposes. unless the course description states otherwise. audio-visual or taped presentations. 20 universitycanadawest. If a course registration has been partially duplicated by transfer credit.
Students uncertain about what constitutes plagiarism in particular instances should consult their course professors or the University Librarian. No UCW credit will be given for a duplicate or equivalent course taken at another postsecondary institution. Whether credit for a course applies toward a degree or diploma is determined by the regulations governing the program. with the highest grade being used. oral reports.
If still dissatisfied.467. professional practice. including midterms. in any course. The decision of the Academic Council will be final. may then consult with the Dean of the Faculty.877. but similar.Falsifying Materials Falsifying materials to be evaluated includes. artistic performances.866. in whole or in part. essays. oral or written tests. Sharing information or answers when doing takehome assignments. commercially prepared essays) as one's own. participation in class discussions.. Final examinations will be administered during formal examination periods. or being assigned the results of such impersonation. who will advise on the appropriate procedure. The course professor at the beginning of each course will provide the specific approaches in a course outline.6887 / Victoria: 1. Having any unauthorized materials or equipment in an examination or test.1888
. laboratory examinations. seminar presentations. electronic data.g. A professor may not schedule any test that conflicts with the students' other courses or any examination in the official examination timetable. data storage units and other electronic devices without prior permission from the professor. The Dean will communicate his/her decision to the student clearly and in writing.
Appeal Process Related to Plagiarism or Cheating A student. information or data. Penalties for Cheating The policy against cheating will be enforced through the following penalties. Submitting false records. but is not limited to:
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Copying another person’s answers or other work. A student dissatisfied with the decision reached through these procedures may then appeal in writing to the Academic Council. Impersonating a candidate in an examination or test. and examinations administered by the professor or the Faculty during formal examination periods.
At the program level: • disciplinary probation for a defined period (transcript entry for period of probation) and a permanent record entry on the student's transcript At the University level: • temporary suspension transcript entry) • permanent suspension transcript entry) (permanent (permanent
Cheating on Assignments.431. in writing or orally. assignment (no transcript entry) • a failing grade for the assignment (no transcript entry)
Vancouver: 1. Tests and Examinations Cheating on Assignments. Self-evaluation may not be used to determine a student's grade. or research data in order to achieve desired results. Evaluation of Student Achievement Assessment Techniques Assessment techniques may include: assignments. Citing a source from which material was not obtained.
Aiding Others to Cheat It is an offence to help others or attempt to help others to engage in any conduct described above or any other activities prohibited by UCW. after first consulting with the professor involved. Using technological means such as cell phones. and henceforth all communications from university officials will be confirmed in writing. Tests and Examinations includes. tests and examinations except where the instructor has authorized collaborative work. Submitting work prepared by someone else (e. but is not limited to:
a failing grade for the course (grade change recorded on transcript)
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Fraudulently manipulating laboratory processes. the student may consult with the Vice President Academic.
At the course level: • a reprimand (no transcript entry) • repetition of the assignment or completion of a different. "open book" or "take home" examinations.
except final examinations. Final Examinations Where a course has a final exams. Students who have not obtained at least a D grade will not be permitted to write the examination and will not receive credit for the course. or Field Work In any course that includes a substantial amount of laboratory or other practical work. prior to the final examinations will inform the 22 universitycanadawest. after the examination. When a professor has reasonable grounds for believing a student lacks the necessary skills in written English. A student who violates this requirement may lose partial or total credit for the course work. Correction and Return of Student Work Professors will normally return all student work submitted that will count toward the final grade. The professor. Complaints should be communicated to that office within 24 hours. English Deficiency Essays and examination papers deficient in English in any course will be refused a passing grade. the student may be exempted from that work with the consent of the Dean of the Faculty. Students may not make use of any books. report the error in writing to the Registrar’s Office.A professor may not schedule any test worth more than 10% of the final mark during the last week of classes in a term. Examination Timetables are posted on official University bulletin boards and on the University website by the end of the first month of each term.
. If a student obtains satisfactory standing in the laboratory/practical work only and repeats the course. Course Outline Requirement Prior to the start of the term professors must have their course outline approved by the Dean. or electronic means. Professors are expected to give corrective comments on all assigned work submitted and. Upon approval it is the professor’s responsibility to post the outline in MyUCW for the student’s access. speaking and listening skills through UCW’s EAP (English for Academic Purposes).ca
students of the results for practical work. Practicum. students will be required to achieve satisfactory standing in all parts of the course. if requested to do so by the student. Laboratory. Students may not communicate in any way with each other during the examination. Students whose first language is not English may upgrade their writing. papers. other than those provided by invigilators or authorized by the course professor. Regulations Governing University Examinations Administration of
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Students may not enter the examination room until invited to do so by the invigilator in charge. Duplicate Submission of Essays and Assignments A student may not submit the same essay or assignment for two courses without expressed advanced written consent of their professors. the professor may require the student to undergo appropriate testing and take corrective action to upgrade as needed. A student who believes that there is an error in an examination paper should report it immediately to the invigilator and. on final examinations.
an accident or family affliction may be eligible for a deferred examination.1888
. In cases where the professor does not give a deferred examination but assigns a final grade based on an assessment of the student's performance in the course work. deferred examinations are normally held in the following term. Under such circumstances. When an assigned grade is reviewed. Students leaving or entering examination rooms should do so quietly in order not to disturb others. If deferred status is granted. Normally. the relevant material will be kept for a further six months. students may be required to withdraw from the University following an investigation of circumstances surrounding the misconduct. In cases of extreme misconduct.6887 / Victoria: 1. Students are permitted access to final examination questions and their own answers on request to their Faculty Dean after the grades have been submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the Faculty. the grade will appear on the student's record with the notation AEG (see Grading). three is the maximum number of credits allowed for supplemental examinations. at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty. however.877. Deferred examinations are normally granted only for final exams. Students who fall ill during an examination should report at once to the invigilator. In the case of an appeal to the Academic Council. an accident. invigilators are empowered to expel students from an examination room.
Deferred status will not be extended beyond the above deadline except with the written permission of the Dean of the student's Faculty. Students who fall ill or suffer an accident or family affliction before an examination should report the circumstances immediately to the Registrar’s Office. the relevant material will be kept for six months after a final decision has been reached. For courses that finish in one term.467. any course work required must be completed by the date specified. The Registrar’s Office will ask the Dean concerned to approve the deferred status. A student in the final year of a degree program who obtains a failing grade in a supplemental examination may be granted a second such examination. A student may apply for deferred status to complete required term work. or family affliction writes a final examination may also be eligible for a deferred examination. A student must request an academic concession at the Registrar’s Office normally within five working days of the end of the examination period. the Dean of the student's Faculty may authorize more.
Student Access to Final Examinations under Review All final examinations are kept for 12 months after the official release of grades. Students may be called upon by an invigilator to produce a UCW Identity Card.866.431. This access to the final examinations does not constitute a request for a review of an assigned grade. the professor will submit a final grade.• • • • • •
Students may not leave the examination room without first delivering their examination booklets to the invigilator. Accident or Family Affliction at Examination Time
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A student who becomes ill during an examination or misses an examination because of illness. Supplemental Examinations The following regulations apply to supplemental examination:
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Deferred Status Due to Illness.
examination would complete the student's degree requirements.33 Satisfactory 55% .33 3 2.49% F Aegrotat Audit of Course Credit Transfer Required to Withdrawal In Progress Voluntary Withdrawal Advanced Standing AEG* AUD CRT RW** IP*** W**** ADV*****
Please check fees for each assigned supplemental examination. Student records are confidential.
Students who fail to write a supplemental examination at the scheduled time forfeit both their eligibility and any fees paid for the examination. Only the Registrar’s Office can release final grades.67 3.49% F 0 As Aegrotat AEG* percentage Audit of Course AUD No credit Credit Transfer CRT No grade Required to Withdrawal RW** 0 In Progress IP*** 0 Voluntary Withdrawal W**** No value Advanced Standing ADV***** No grade *Satisfactory completion (Not all work completed due to illness or other circumstance) **Required to Withdraw for academic or for conduct reasons *** In Progress (Automatically becomes an F grade after 5 weeks)
Numeric Value 4. Professors may release grades only to the student concerned.33 Excellent 85% .89% A 4 80% . Undergraduate Grading Undergraduate Grading System Letter Numeric Descriptor Percentage Grade Value 90% . unless they
universitycanadawest.75 60% .84% A3.100% A+ Excellent 85% .75 2.59% C 50% .89% A 80% .54% D 1 Failure 0% .64% C+ 2.54% D 0% .69% B60% .69% B2.79% B+ 3.100% A+ 4.33 4 3.ca
.33 Good 70% .79% B+ Good 70% .74% B 3 65% .74% B 65% .67 75% .33 2 1 0 As percentage No credit No grade 0 0 No value No grade
*Satisfactory completion (Not all work completed due to illness or other circumstance) **Required to Withdraw for academic or for conduct reasons *** In Progress (Automatically becomes an F grade after 5 weeks) ****Voluntary Withdrawal (Student freely drops/withdraws from the course) ***** Advanced standing or course credit-no grade Professors are not permitted to release final grades informally to students in their classes.
****Voluntary Withdrawal (Student freely drops/withdraws from the course) ***** Advanced standing or course credit-no grade Graduate Grading Graduate Grading System Letter Descriptor Percentage Grade 90% .84% A75% .59% C 2 Marginal Pass 50% .64% C+ Failure 55% .
. which normally appears at the end of a transcript. an applicant eligible for a supplemental examination should prepare for the examination in case a change in grade is not available before the time of the supplemental examination. a request to review a final grade.00. should meet with the appropriate Dean as soon as possible to discuss potential solutions to his or her academic problems. Students considering a review request should note that examination papers graded F are automatically read a second time before the grades are recorded. after any one term. The applicant must state clearly in writing the grounds for believing that the grade awarded should be raised. Requests for review or other consideration based on compassionate grounds such as illness are governed by separate regulations. Students should keep all written work returned to them by the instructor during the term and make any work available that forms part of the grade to be reviewed. does not meet the minimum GPA requirement. During the term. the student may appeal directly to the Dean of the Faculty.6887 / Victoria: 1. A student’s record is confidential and a transcript is issued only at the student’s request and receipt of required fee. If
Vancouver: 1. Every effort will be made to complete the review within 21 days of receipt of the application for review.P.00 or higher is required for an undergraduate degree and 3. If a student has completed their program and does not meet the minimum GPA requirement he or she will have to complete additional courses. transcripts showing official term grades are not available until the end of the term.877..
Mathematical marking errors will be corrected without involving the review procedures. must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office within 14 days after the release of grades.467. The grade determined by means of a review will be recorded as the final official grade and will be the same or higher than the original. For that reason.A. A transcript will not be issued until all financial obligations to UCW have been cleared. students who believe that a grade awarded for term work is unfair should discuss the matter informally with the professor concerned.866.A. Each transcript will include the student's complete record at UCW to date. until the required GPA is attained. A final GPA of 2. A transcript will be issued within five working days after a request and payment is received by the Registrar’s Office. a certified transcript of the student's academic record can be sent by the Registrar’s Office directly to the institution or agency indicated in the request.431. Since standing is determined by the results of all final grades in the term.00 (or equivalent if a UCW student takes courses elsewhere for credit towards a UCW program) whereas graduate students must maintain a term GPA of at least 3.) determines a student’s academic standing. Normally. Students' grades are available to them through the MyUCW website. or repeat courses. whatever the circumstances. The G. A student who.
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A student considering a request for a review should first discuss the assigned grade with the professor. Review of an Assigned Grade Reviews of final grades are governed by the following regulations taken together with any specific regulations of an individual faculty:
discussion with the professor fails to resolve the matter. is based on all courses taken or challenged at the University for which grades have been assigned (including F and AEG).P.00 for a graduate degree. Minimum Term Grade Point Average (GPA) Undergraduate students must maintain a term GPA of at least 2. Academic Standing The cumulative grade point average (G. including the grade review fee.have the student's permission to release the grades to a third party. Transcript of Academic Record When requested in writing by a student.
This information may assist students in avoiding further failures. Please note that the final computed average will not be rounded up so 80.0% is the absolute minimum. In the Degree Completion Program.0% is the absolute minimum. and the transcript for those students whose graduating average is 80% or higher in their best twenty listed courses and who have satisfied any additional university requirements.ca
required to have satisfied the University requirement for a minimum of 30 university credits. Each candidate for a graduate degree is 26 universitycanadawest. Minimum Degree Requirements for Graduation: Each candidate for a bachelor's degree is required to have satisfied the University requirement for a minimum of 120 university credits. Graduation Application for Graduation: Candidates for a degree must submit a formal application for graduation when registering in the final term before their anticipated graduation. At least 60 of the credits must be numbered at the 300 or 400 level and meet the specific degree and program requirements prescribed by the undergraduate Faculty in which the candidate is registered. all of which must be numbered at the 500 or 600 level. This is for information only . Application forms for graduation are available from the Office of the Registrar. Standing at Graduation (Convocation) With Distinction: The notation "With Distinction" will appear on the degree parchment.Accumulation of Failing Grades A "warning letter" is issued when two (2) failing grades are accumulated throughout a student's entire undergraduate academic record.the notice carries no academic penalty. the convocation program. the notation “With Distinction” will be granted to those students whose graduating average is 80% or higher in all twenty courses required to complete their degree program and who have satisfied any additional university requirements. Please note that the final computed average will not be rounded up so 80.
or inventions arising out of their sole research and scholarly activity. When a student has completed all degree requirements. normally.
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At least 45 credits must be completed in addition to those required for the first degree.877. This will normally require completing 45 further UCW credits. The Degree is
Intellectual Property Students will own the intellectual property rights to creations. students must have finished their UCW course work and have no outstanding fees owing. one B. unless developed during employment by UCW. The averages will be calculated based on final marks posted in MyUCW.
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Graduation Exercises: The formal conferral of degrees takes place at a convocation ceremony in November of each year. business cards. discoveries. with the intention of applying the additional course work towards the requirements of a second degree. beyond the 120 required for a single degree and meeting the requirements for the major in the second degree. Rules:
conferred on that date and the Diploma awarded at the next Convocation Ceremony. Surplus Credit Allocation with Dean's Permission: Students who have completed or plan to complete more than the minimum upper-level requirements for their first degree. There will normally be one MBA student. The students eligible to be considered for the award will be all students graduating in each graduation ceremony.431.467. Graduates become members of the Convocation of the University as soon as their degrees are granted by the Academic Council. Concurrent Bachelor Degrees: In certain cases.1888
. or otherwise agreed in advance as conditions of participation in a particular project or program provided by UCW. Second Bachelor’s Degrees: Students with a bachelor’s degree from UCW or another recognized institution may be admitted to a second bachelor's degree program if they meet the admission requirements defined herein. and one BA student recognized in each convocation. it may be possible for a student to complete the requirements of two UCW bachelor’s degrees concurrently. To qualify as candidates for graduation in the fall convocation. Students who require proof of degree completion prior to convocation can obtain a letter from the Office of the Registrar. he or she will be sent a letter from the Registrar that confirms Graduate standing and specifically allows for the Graduate to use the initials appropriate to the degree on stationery. program and graduation requirements for the second degree beyond those required for the first degree.Com student. and the following conditions:
A student’s average for this award competition will normally be the average grade achieved on his or her best 20 courses taken at University Canada West for the BA and BCom or the average of all courses for the MBA. require permission of the Dean of their Faculty at least two months before graduating with their first degree.6887 / Victoria: 1. Each Dean reserves the right to make no award. and the Bachelor of Arts Program and the Master of Business Administration Program who has the highest average of all graduating students in each program will each receive the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance. résumés or other items.
Vancouver: 1.866. He or she will receive a certificate at convocation noting the accomplishment and will be honoured with a picture and brief biography on our website. which generally occurs several weeks before the convocation ceremony. and has been approved for the degree by Academic Council at one of their quarterly meetings. Students are not required to have taken their courses within any defined period of time. or to make multiple awards. 30 of these 45 must be at the 300 or 400 level.Deans’ Awards for Outstanding Performance: One student in each of the Bachelor of Commerce Program. The student must meet all major. at any Convocation.
which includes physical or verbal abuse or another person. place of origin. physical disability. injuring or threatening any person on campus or in attendance at University classes. Acceptance of personal responsibility for continued academic and professional competency and learning. In the case of behaviour not strictly related to academic matters. The following are some examples (but not a complete list) of student misconduct:
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The exercise of self-discipline. to respect personal property and the rights of others. marital status. political beliefs. and the UCW community in general. the Dean or any other appropriate UCW administrator may notify a student in writing that a recommendation will be made to the Vice-President Academic that the student is required to withdraw from the Faculty. UCW acknowledges the right of all individuals in the University Community to work or learn without discrimination or harassment because of race. ancestry. in consultation with the Academic Council. Acceptance that one's professional abilities. abusive. discrimination. and Diversity Initiatives University Canada West (UCW) is committed to providing a working and learning environment in which all students.ca
. personal integrity. As well as demanding adherence to the overall requirements of the laws of British Columbia and Canada. The Vice President Academic shall offer to meet with the student prior to making a final decision and provide the student with reasons for his/her decision. religion. Student Misconduct University Canada West (UCW) is committed to developing a sense of community that is dedicated to creating a working and learning environment of the highest quality – one which is characterized by mutual respect. and which is free from harassment. The Dean may recommend to the Vice-President Academic that the student be required to withdraw from the university. staff. staff. Any conduct which is not in keeping with reasonable university standards. administration. consideration. Behaviour which does not reflect these values may be considered student misconduct and is subject to the rules governing student misconduct..
Intentionally or recklessly creating situations which endanger or threaten the health. or a violation of provincial law or a law of Canada.
universitycanadawest. sex. An approved policy applies to all members of the UCW community. Student Code of Conduct The university community includes members of the student body.STUDENT DISCIPLINE AND APPEALS
A student may be reported to the President for disciplinary action and may be suspended. indecent. profane or vulgar language. but is not limited to:
Harassment. for a breach of University regulations or policy. social and moral development of its members. mental disability. age. disorderly conduct. safety or well-being of another individual.
In the case of infractions or perceived infractions of the Code of Conduct. family status. disrespect for the rights and privileges of others. a breach of a provision in the University Calendar. the Academic Council. and/or uttering threats). obscene actions. colour. UCW students are expected to adhere to the following Code of Conduct as the basis of their relationship with peers. and any form of disruptive behaviour or violence. and any Committees formed by the administration. The University insists that student demonstrate academic and professional integrity in addition to academic excellence. activities or functions. staff. faculty. Involvement in disruptive actions (i. or criminal or summary conviction offense unrelated to their employment.e. Harming. civil conduct reflect on UCW itself. and treatment of others as measures of mature. this includes. and to support the educational mission of UCW. accountability and judgment in daily interpersonal relationships as well as academic activities. and faculty are treated with respect and dignity. sexual orientation. All students assume an obligation to conduct themselves at all times as responsible members of the university community. Discrimination.
research. The Academic Council may delegate to hearing panels or a standing committee the authority and responsibility to decide. for both academic and non-academic disciplinary matters. act or treatment that was the subject of the appeal • the grounds or reasons for the appeal • the remedy or relief sought by the appellant • the disposition of the appeal by the Hearing Panel and • the number of pending appeals not yet resolved
If the hearing panel or the committee determines that any University regulation or procedure needs revision. should be stated. precise statement of the decision being appealed. Forging. and that includes: • the decision. it likely would have affected the outcome. Terms of Reference for Academic Council Committee on Appeals A student has the right of final appeal to the Academic Council on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Academic Council as set out in these policies. administration. Any other conduct which is not in keeping with reasonable University standards.467. if it had been tendered at the original hearing.877. and. falsifying. A summary of each concluded appeal.6887 / Victoria: 1. An appeal must be submitted in writing within one month of notice of disciplinary action and include a clear. 29
. Committing unlawful acts during activities organized or sponsored by the University and the University community. Possessing and/or selling illegal drugs. The Registrar will prepare an Annual Report for the Academic Council in July containing the following information:
Appeals All students have the right of appeal. All communications from Academic Council to an appellant will be confirmed clearly and in writing. The Council’s decision is final. disciplinary proceedings.
An appeal re-opened by the Academic Council Appeals Committee shall be referred to a Hearing Panel that consists of members who were not members of the original Panel or Committee that heard the appeal. destroying. the respondent or individual instructors. the reasons the student believes the appeal should be heard.• • • • • • • •
Harassment or discrimination of any person at the University (please refer to the University Harassment and Discrimination Policy). converting. misusing or altering any University document or record in paper and electronic form.
question raised turns on the exercise of academic judgment. with no further appeal unless new evidence is brought forward and the Council is satisfied that:
The evidence could not have been given at the original hearing by the exercise of reasonable diligence. on behalf of the Academic Council. Impeding or disrupting teaching. all appeals from students. Misappropriating. to the Vice President Academic. the Annual Report may recommend appropriate action. public service functions and other authorized University functions. then President and finally Academic Council. The value of the new evidence is such that.866. alcohol or narcotics on campus. Failing to comply with reasonable directions of University officials or security officers acting in performance of their duties on campus or affecting conduct on campus. prepared in a manner not likely to disclose the identity of the appellant. In addition. as well as the remedy or relief the student is seeking. An appeal may be dismissed by reason of delay if it is over 30 days from the date of notice of disciplinary action. permanently defacing or otherwise damaging University property. resources or the property of others.431. except those matters in which the sole
The number of appeals that have been heard and decided since the last report to Academic Council.
Tuition is due on or before the first day of classes each term. UCW will undertake best efforts to provide notification as far as is possible. Note: UCW reserves the right to change fees without notice. Tuition and Fees The Following applies as of January 01/10. 2.160 per course
Undergrad: $ 5. Any changes will be given as far in advance as possible by means of a Calendar supplement and/or notice on the UCW website. 6.on campus $ 150 . fees may be changed without notice. Fees paid are subject to the fee rates in effect at time of payment. The First Term Payment is calculated as 4 courses x $1. The Application fee is due upon application and is non-refundable.FEES AND FINANCIAL AID
Please contact the recruitment team for current tuition fees. Applications will not be processed until the University has received this fee. Canadian Applicants $ 150 $ 500 $ 495 per course $ 2. 2. Provided by the International Credential Evaluation Service (www. 5. The program fee must be paid if you wish to change degree programs or degree specializations. Fees paid in full are not subject to fee increases. $ 150 Provided by ICES or WES $ 100 $ 20 $ 50 $ 100
Application Fee 1 Tuition Deposit 2 Undergraduate Fee 3 Graduate Fee 4 First Term Payment 5
1.160 per course $0 International Applicants $ 150 $0 $ 1.ca/ices) or World Education Services (www.400 for Undergraduate and 2 courses x $2.wes. The fee is to be paid upon withdrawal from classes. Tuition is due on or before the first day of classes each term.350 = $5.350 per course $ 2.
1.320 for Graduate. These and other fees shown in this section apply only to the current academic year.160 = $4. 4.400 Graduate: $ 4.bcit. The fee is to be paid upon request. 3.ca
. If you have not been registered for UCW classes for two successive terms you must pay the tuition deposit fee. however. Student must complete all assignments. It will act as a deposit for your first term’s tuition.
universitycanadawest. 4. 3. The fee is to be paid upon application for graduation 7.off campus $ 15 $ 50 $ 15 $ 100 $ 500 per portfolio paid in full. 5. Pursuant to UCW regulations.org/ca). all fees are subject to change. You will be asked to pay the Tuition deposit after you have been conditionally accepted to reserve your place at UCW.320
Other Fees Course Challenge Fee Audit Fee 1 Supplemental Examination Fee Student ID Card Replacement Program Transfer Fee 2 NSF Fee per Returned Cheque Returning Student Fee 3 Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Fee Re-Registration Following a Withdrawal Fee for Evaluation of International Transcript 4 Review of Final Grades 5 Transcript of Academic Record 5 Graduation Fee 6 Processing Fee 7
50% of course fee 50% of tuition fee $ 100 .
431.. the addition of courses through online registration. Additional fees owing as a result of changes in a student's registration are due by the end of the month in which the changes are made. or changes status within the designated time frames. Students who have not paid their full fees on time may have their course registrations cancelled and be denied other services. awards. or money order. Students should drop courses using the web registration system rather than rely upon their professors to drop them for failure to attend. Online credit card payments are only accepted for application and registration fees. notice of any changes will be given as far in advance as possible by means of a Calendar Supplement or the UCW web site. and receipt of loans. Overpayments and other credits exceeding term fees are applied to unpaid accounts or to the next term if a student is registered in the following term. Payments must be received by UCW by 4:00 pm on the due dates (or on the preceding work day if the due date falls on a holiday or weekend).877. Students who have their registration cancelled for not paying their fees 31
Vancouver: 1. Student Responsibilities Students become responsible for their course or program fees upon registration. credit card. cash. transcripts.6887 / Victoria: 1. Students are responsible for making their payments by the due date whether or not they have received a statement of account. Tuition fees for credit courses are exempt from the Goods and Services Tax (GST). cheque. grades. access to classes and examinations. Students unable to obtain their tuition fee information from the UCW web site may call the Office of the Registrar. General Regulations Although UCW reserves the right to change fees without notice.866. (Visa. including: registration. MasterCard.Overdue Accounts: A service charge of 2% per month (but not less than $10) is applied to accounts not paid by their due date. Students with overdue tuition or other accounts may be denied services. tuition and related fees are due before the start of classes each term. V6E 3V6 Students should ensure that their student numbers and the term (e.467. Students adding or dropping courses should allow 24 hours during the week and 48 hours on weekends for accounts to be updated. as long as they remain unpaid.00) is added to accounts not paid by their due date.g.
University Canada West. Vancouver. Any remaining credit balance for a term is refunded on request.
Payment Due Dates Except where the student has entered into a written payment plan approved by the UCW Finance Office. withdraws. Students paying online should allow at least 48 hours for funds to be transferred to Accounting Services. 2009F) are written on the face of their cheques. Making Payments Students are asked to make their payments through a debit card. degrees and documents certifying enrolment or registered status. Credit card payments can be made in person or online. 150-1111 Melville Street.1888
. with the cheque or money order (do not mail cash) made payable to University Canada West at:
Fee Accounts Students may view their account balances on the UCW web site. and at each month end until paid. Students may also send their payment by mail. Students are responsible for knowing in which courses they are registered. Canada. but GST may be required on other fees. These fees may be adjusted only if a student officially drops courses. or American Express). Overdue Accounts A service charge of 2% (but not less than $10. cancels registration.
Where fee reimbursements are granted. The non-refundable International Registration fee.
The non-refundable Application Fee. Any other non-refundable fees as identified on the student’s fee schedule. The student must present the University with the denial letter in order to process the refund of the 1st term payment and a processing fee of $100 CAD will be deducted. but no later than the specified dates. Students should not rely upon professors to drop them from courses. less the above non-refundable fees. Legal and collection costs incurred by the University in this process are added to a student's account. and dismissals. T2202As are mailed to students by the end of February.
REFUNDS AFTER THE COURSE(S) BEGINS: Students withdrawing from a course(s) during the first week of study will have 100% of their course fees refunded except the following:
The non-refundable Application Fee. remain liable for unpaid accounts. Any courses the student has registered in and that have not commenced will be eligible for a full refund. The non-refundable International Registration Fee. less the above mentioned exceptions.
REFUNDS AFTER THE COURSE(S) BEGINS: Students withdrawing from courses during the first week of study will have 100% of their course fees refunded except the following:
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. International Students An International student’s 1st term payment is nonrefundable unless his or her Study Visa is denied. Any other non-refundable fees as identified on the student’s fee schedule. or who withdraw or otherwise leave the University.
Students withdrawing from courses after the first week of the official course start will receive no refund of course fees for courses that have commenced and in which they are currently enrolled. Fee Reimbursements To obtain fee reimbursements. The University may take legal action or use reputable collection agencies to recover unpaid accounts. 32 universitycanadawest. REFUNDS BEFORE THE COURSE(S) BEGINS: International students who cancel prior to the start of their program or course will receive 100% refund of all monies paid except the following:
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Any other non-refundable fees as identified on the student’s fee schedule. Any courses the student has registered in and that have not commenced will be eligible for a full refund.ca
Students withdrawing from courses after the first week of the official course start receive no refund of course fees for courses that have commenced and in which they are currently enrolled. students must drop courses through the web registration system or by submitting written notice of changes in registration to the Registrar’s Office when they take place. Students are strongly urged to scrutinize their course registration status at the web registration site before the full fee reimbursement deadlines. Tuition Receipts Tuition receipts for tax purposes (T2202As) are issued in February for the preceding calendar year. particularly if they have made course changes. Any other non-refundable fees as identified on the student’s fee schedule.by a due date. These forms are available on request through the Registrar’s Office and are compiled by the Financial Aid office. they will be based on either the date recorded in the web registration log or the date on which written notice is received. Tuition Refund Policy Written notification is required for all cancellations. withdrawals. Refunds will be based on the receipt date of written notification.
apply directly to the government assistance provider in your home province. Proceeds from government loans and work study positions are paid directly to the student. Student Loans UCW programs are eligible for British Columbia and Canada Student Loans. UCW students are also eligible for awards offered by other organizations. the proceeds of awards issued by or through the University are applied towards a student's total fees for the academic year. Students must understand that if they omit the late summer term(s) this will lengthen the time it takes to complete their program by up to one full year. If you live in Canada and are a Canadian resident or landed immigrant.
Student Finances Employment Because UCW offers accelerated degree completion. the only significant breaks during which full-time students can earn and gain work experience will be in place of an academic term.866. agency.1888
. Your eligibility is determined by a standard means test developed by the federal and provincial governments. Financial Aid Financial aid in the form of bursaries. An award of financial aid may be withheld or cancelled if there are no suitable candidates or if a donor withdraws the award. To receive a loan or to establish interest-free status. any tuition refund shall be paid on behalf of the student to that government. Except where a donor directs otherwise. including.6887 / Victoria: 1. but not limited to. the result of the cancellation or delay in the offering of a course or program. you are held responsible for understanding how your province's program works. This onestop process considers you for federal and provincial loans and grants. Tuition Refunds and College Limited Financial Liability The University’s financial liability in relation to the student’s enrolment and is strictly limited to the tuition paid by or on behalf of the student and the refund policy. the funds may be reassigned to other students. and scholarships may be available to students. Further information on financial aid awards and application procedures is available at the UCW web site or in the Financial Office.877. the government subsidizes the interest on your loan. so read their information carefully.Please Note: Students who withdraw or are dismissed from any course shall be charged an administrative processing fee. Undergraduate Awards Deans’ Awards for Outstanding Performance – University Canada West awards and scholarships may be available to students of exceptional merit. To obtain a loan. If you apply for a loan. If for any reason the original recipient becomes ineligible for an award. Scholarships and Bursaries University Canada West may offer a limited number of scholarships and bursaries to qualified students. This is
Vancouver: 1. Students are required to make the monthly interest payments on funds they draw while in school. the University is not liable for any other cost or loss (direct or indirect) of any kind whatsoever.431. usually the late summer term. the balance will be paid to the student. For greater certainty. This funding is intended to help students finance their post-secondary education. If the financial aid a student receives exceeds this amount. or if the student receiving the award withdraws from UCW or fails to meet the terms and conditions of the award. or a person other than the student. Students should note that when the University receives payment of a student’s tuition from a government program. or other person. except as provided for through the applicable tuition refund policy. an agency. Student loans are government-funded repayable financial assistance. you can apply for Canada Student Loans through the Provincial Student Finance Office in your home province. grants. you must maintain the required course load.467. While you pursue post-secondary studies on a fulltime basis. Student Lines of Credit Many Canadian financial institutions are now offering Student Lines of Credit to qualified applicants.
qc. The amount of assistance is based on a standard means test developed by the federal and provincial governments.657. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents (landed immigrants) and residency in British Columbia must be established according to federalprovincial criteria.ca 867.6321 506.2577 888.gouv.0800
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Students are encouraged to seek residential accommodation in the community prior to arriving at University Canada West. Health Services: International Students are responsible for obtaining medical insurance and. learning.
. British Columbia Canada.STUDENT SERVICES
UCW understands that success at university involves more than academics. Support for students with a disability: Student services’ staff will be happy to assist by providing assistance and putting students in touch with local disability services. Assistance with referrals may be obtained by contacting the Student Services Office upon your arrival. 28 The University Canada West library system is primarily an online library and collection of electronic resources.9677 University Canada West – Victoria Campus 950 Kings Road Victoria.866.978. We work closely with other departments and off-campus agencies to provide the widest possible range of support services to all of our international students.467. British Columbia Canada.7288 ext.915. Assisting with accommodation. Food Services: There are food outlets and restaurants nearby university campuses. Medical Care Card.6887 Fax: 604.431.978. Personal counseling services are available through community agencies. Student Employment: Part-time employment is often available in the community. V6E 3V6 Tel: 604. Athletics and Recreation: There are numerous recreational programs and facilities available nearby university campuses. after 3 months residency. 2141 Victoria and Online: 250. and cultural concerns.ca University Canada West – Vancouver Campus 150 – 1111 Melville Street Vancouver.915. Child Care: Student Services Office will assist families who require childcare services by referring them to appropriate agencies in the community.877. are eligible for a B. V8T 1W6 Tel: 250.
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International Students UCW provides support and advice in all aspects of student life including academic.9607 Toll Free: 877.915. Housing: UCW does not have on-campus accommodation at this time.9607 Librarians Vancouver: 604.
Answering or returning general enquiries from international students about UCW. social. finding appropriate
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Providing on-going support and information throughout your studies at UCW.978.C. Contact the Dean’s Office for assistance. Announcing activities or informational events.1800 Toll Free: 866.1801 Deans Art and Sciences: 250. 978.1800 ext. Liaising with other on and off-campus services to provide a wide range of support.6887 / Victoria: 1.1888 Fax: 250.431. The Library supports teaching. Assistance is available with:
UCW provides the following services to individuals and groups of students:
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Advising and Counseling: Each Faculty provides academic advising for students contemplating studies at UCW.915.1800 Business and Management: 604. Providing Orientation to UCW on arrival.
UCW Contact Information Email: info@universitycanadawest. and research through access to resources and assistance by expert librarians.467.
.Resources are accessed via the MyUCW site at myucw. Online students can contact the Librarian using MyUCW mail. by phone. and indexes and databases. Interlibrary loans are also available. Library electronic resources are available at Library workstations and can be accessed from home and the office 24 hours a day. The Library also offers library training sessions for individuals and groups. and by e-mail. and faculty. A reading room is located in Victoria and Vancouver campuses with librarians to provide reference help in person.ca and includes electronic journals.
universitycanadawest. tutorials. students. Wireless Internet access is available in all library locations.
Generally accepted accounting methods are presented and discussed. human resource management. Three levels of analysis are focused upon.467. and people.
BUSM 206 .Principles of Accounting
This course introduces the “language of business” by way of accounting principles. product. corporate responsibilities to shareholders and employees. Included are business and society issues.877.Organizational Behaviour
This course investigates the dynamics of human behaviour within the context of organizations. government policies. and concepts of animal structure and function. Advertising principles will be evaluated and the influence of the Internet will be presented. implicit and explicit. business and risk. The goal is to develop analytical skill to decrease the number of unintended
This course provides an overview of the five “Ps” of marketing: price. The related dynamics and their effect on enterprise is the foundation of investigation. Included will be a discussion of push versus plus strategies to determine and satisfy customer needs. Development of a marketing plan will be an important element. emphasizing the diversity of living organisms and the evolutionary and physiological principles underlying this diversity. ethics.UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
BIOL 204 .431.6887 / Victoria: 1. primary organizational structures. 37
Vancouver: 1. individual. financial markets.
BUSM 208 . along with an examination of typical business functions of production. different operational divisions. place.
This course introduces students to the capitalist marketplace and the boundaries of the many interest groups that influence the outcome of economic activity.
consequences occurring due to the interface between human nature and organization rules.866. and global factors.1888
. how businesses are financed. business processes. Topics include history of life on earth. marketing.Business Environment
BUSM 200 .
BUSM 207 . accounting and finance. group and organization. promotion.Modern Biology
An introduction to biological science. evolutionary mechanisms.Introduction to Business
An examination of different forms of business organization.Marketing Management
BUSM 205 .
human. the economics of advertising. the focus will be on internal control mechanisms. the use of press releases and co-op ads. are evaluated within the context of how they affect managerial judgment. product and corporate branding. Entrepreneurship will be discussed as a method to operate more creatively within the typical bureaucratic environment. regulatory regimes.Tourism Management
An introduction to the world of tourism management. In particular. and. Underlying most analysis will be net present value theory. operating and financing choices.
inputs. marketplace interaction. foreign exchange markets. as are formulas to evaluate the economic health of a company. Investigation of the unique characteristics of global competition including the macro-economic environment. and development of related business plans.
BUSM 306 . infrastructure. and maximizing economic returns
BUSM 300 . underscore this system-wide task.Managerial Accounting
BUSM 304 . Models of evaluating various returns will be based on accounting 38 universitycanadawest.Advertising
This course will outline the characteristics of entrepreneurial environments. Change agent models will be discussed and data collection. intermediaries and travel services. The implications of government policy and programs will be assessed. Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and government policy will be undertaken. Considers the importance of matching message and methods of promotion to target audience. Quality and productivity are critical outcomes of logistical operating systems. including individual personality and corporate culture. both formal and informal requirements.
BUSM 303 . Methods of integrating efficient processes. content analysis and feedback mechanisms will be outlined to assist the organization achieve risk reduction through harnessing creative. and the evaluation of the effectiveness of advertising.
An examination of the fundamentals of advertising including the sociology and psychology of advertising. Included will be methods of aligning organizational structures with strategy within environmental vagaries. related legal. proactive response.
This course deals with the understanding of money markets. Examines such elements as destinations.
BUSM 308 . the costs of various advertising media.
BUSM 307 . monetary policy and the role of money in economic cycles. and moral considerations incumbent in a business context. with examination of the role of the Internet in delivering a
. international financial institutions. physical. Included is an understanding of the systems in place to measure the cost and profitability of products and services.Techniques of accumulating and reporting financial data are investigated.
This course will develop an understanding of the dynamics of managing locally while operating globally. and the development and implementation of monetary policy. Emphasis will be placed on new venture creation. ethical. Focus however is on financial systems rather than on diagnostic evaluation.ca
BUSM 310 .Operations Management
This course investigates the development and administration of activities that are involved in transforming financial. Critical to the course will be decisionmaking in relation to the cost and availability of funds.Finance
This course will introduce concepts of financial techniques necessary to assist the organization obtain capital and manage it effectively.Entrepreneurship
BUSM 301 . both technical and human. banks and the banking industry.International Business
BUSM 302 . and natural resources into products and services.Money and Banking
This course investigates the use of accounting information in the decisions made by management during the process of planning and controlling. This will include the implication of changes in accounting policy on investing. and the related implications of change in investment and cost reduction strategies. financial institutions. The course will cover interest rates. Examinations of financial reporting guidelines.Change Management
This course will investigate intervention theory surrounding the dynamics of change.
BUSM 311 . Related resource gaps will be determined and tactics developed to achieve corporate goals. data warehousing. Review of the major alternative approaches for selecting specific investment instruments. Advantages and disadvantages of domestic vs. precious metals. organizational and social implications. Security & Control issues. Pre-requisite: BUTM 400
BUTM 402 .
Implementation.866. strategic plans.
This course highlights the growing business model using the Internet as a basis of commerce.Emerging Global Issues in Business
The course will examine a broad spectrum of current global issues that affect business.Investments
The many types of investments. financial aspects and the need for sustainability and environmental responsibility. It examines how information systems are used in business organizations and explores the managerial. employment law.
The course explores the challenges and approaches to managing information systems and technology investments. and technological influences on corporate achievement.virtual service. repatriation. if appropriate. including an analysis of items in the news and how they affect business decision making for businesses choosing to operate internationally. insurance.
This course introduces the various aspects of information systems (IS) from a business perspective. Emphasis is on current management issues related to information systems and technology. Incorporates the managerial functions that direct the tourism processes with an emphasis on marketing. Models of analysis will include scanning the environment to assess the political. Topics include 39
Vancouver: 1.431. IS and IT outsourcing. of previously outsourced IS and IT functions. data mining. The intent is to investigate a number of legal principles that affect businesses and other organizations (eg.1888
. and international human resource management will be examined. formulation and implementation of guiding principles and policies.. Consideration will focus on the importance of scanning the global environment to identify emerging issues. transaction effectiveness and financial security are evaluated within the context of the business models used by corporations. human resources.877. Issues of website design. including the competitive market for knowledgeable people. nonprofit organizations).
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Identifying systems requirements. SWOT analysis. and other trends.Business Law
An examination of different forms of business organization along with consideration of contract law. accounting and taxation. Examines mission and core values of an organization. Process and Data design.467.E-Business
Assesses what business leaders can do to direct an organization towards a commonly shared mission and purpose. societal. international trade. global monetary systems. economic. annuities. and regulation: stocks. and their respective risks. Systems Feasibility Analysis. knowledge management.Information Systems Analysis and Design
This is an advanced course in analysis. intellectual property rights. It focuses on:
BUSM 409 . bond.
BUTM 400 . The socalled "brick and click" value proposition is compared with pure Internet plays. international markets. issues of business negligence.6887 / Victoria: 1. cut-over and production support considerations .Management Issues Related to Information Systems
BUSM 410 . ethics of international finance. option. design and implementation of computer-based information systems. historic yields.Introduction to Information Systems
BUSM 315 . Emerging issues in international business. foreign exchange. Legal and intellectual property questions are also discussed. and other avenues are considered. real estate. fiduciary obligations. corporate social responsibility.
BUTM 401 .
and the regulatory environment.Strategic Leadership
BUTM 312 .
secondary data. graphics and design. and presentation of the final report to the supervisor.
CAPS 408 . such as data analysis.
BUTM 403 .ca
An introduction to microeconomic concepts: the market system. analysis of the data.Directed Research Project (Six Credit Course)
BUTM 404 . organizations. including terrorism and military responses to current problems.
CAPS 409 . earth systems. historical and economic underpinnings of modern cultural and political systems will be evaluated in this course. and opportunities.
CDRS 313 .Principles of Microeconomics
This course will investigate scientific and technological revolutionary ideas. and how work and leisure lifestyles change with the new abilities derived from the new technologies. sciences and business with an emphasis on skills development. application and impact of avant-garde technologies in business.Managing Innovation
The goal of this course is to expose the best practices of innovation and new business/ product/service development. It explores the commercialization of scientific discoveries.adoption. Robotics in the work place (industrial/manufacturing applications) and at home. community and ecosystem structure. Technologies considered will likely include Biotechnology and Biological computing. Pre-requisite: BUTM 400
genomics. data collection methods. Realities of Artificial intelligence. primary vs. Nanotechnology. and other students.
ECOL 108 . The discussion looks at the fundamental transformation of the value creation process already underway in our business system.Computer Applications
CAPS 407 . impact on business process. formulating the research design. benefits and risks. rain forests. business opportunities. These are rooted in the future of competition: co-creating unique value with customers. writing and presenting results.Research Methodology
An examination of research methodologies including attributes of a good research topic.
Under supervision.Introduction to Ecology
An introduction to principles of ecology: biotic and abiotic conditions. relativity. development of critical conclusions. including. and basic concepts of conservation and preservation of ecosystems. and life.Ecosystems and Sustainable Development
The course will deal with the impact of technologies on individuals. Pre-requisite for GRES 400/401
CDRS 410/411 . and changes to information systems as a catalyst for change. collection of data. selecting samples. cost analysis. price determination. genetics and 40 universitycanadawest. negotiating access to data. deserts and their implication for economic sustainable development. Realities of Voice recognition as the next user interface. competitive supply. digital technologies and other leading-edge discoveries and how they interact within modern society. completion of a literature review. population. evolution.Major Scientific Technological Discoveries
ECON 103 .Technology Culture and the Future
This course will investigate the ecology and interaction of natural and human ecosystems. human impacts on these systems. philosophical. and international challenges. market
. plate tectonics. world fisheries. spread sheets and systems analysis. production of a Written Research Paper. research ethics. partnerships. (Immediately follows CDRS 313)
COMP 106 .
The major religious. any mentor involved. The impacts of Information Systems decisions are analyzed from the perspective of customer satisfaction. and look forward to how advances in technology might have further influence on how one does business. and society. including energy systems and global climate change. critical literature reviews. innovation. The dynamics of religion and culture will be reviewed in the context of contemporary problems in diplomacy. demand and utility. “cyborg” technology focusing on human-machine interface.Cultural and Political Systems
An introduction to computer applications in arts. how consumers buy.
inflation and unemployment. the relationsKarenhip between First Nations and the emerging Canadian state. pricing of factor inputs. Subjects include European expansion and New World settlement.
ENGL 100 . elementary statistics and time series analysis. through the study of physical geography.
GEOG 104 . fiscal policy. and landforms as components of environmental systems. and the advent of Confederation. An emphasis on quantitative skills of modern geography.
ENGL 105 .Foundation Mathematics
This course will teach the development of universitylevel writing skills with emphasis upon clarity of expression.Physical Geography
An introduction to basic systematic approaches in the study of modern physical geography. equilibrium level of domestic income.
Canadian history from the 16th century to Confederation in 1867. interest and capital. development of British North America. 41
Problem solving that utilizes basic mathematics in the context of business and social science applications.Modern Canada
The social. the impact of industrialization. soil. the impact on Aboriginal peoples. women's historical experience. international trade. word choice. human impacts on natural systems.1888
. line of argument and coherent organization.877. the rise and fall of New France. land rents. water. national income. wages. political. and Canada's relationship to both Britain and the United States.467. the place of Quebec in Canada.English Language Writing Skills
MATH 101 .
An introduction to contemporary drama and the novel.6887 / Victoria: 1. These concepts will be applied to solve problems in compound interest. and economic growth of Canada since Confederation. Coverage includes concepts in exponential growth. Assignments include the writing of interpretive essays that incorporate writing skills developed in the first term. Markov matrices. This course will consider such topics as 19th century economic policy. data analysis and seasonal and trend analysis. vegetation.866.structures.Principles of Macroeconomics
An introduction to macroeconomic concepts: circular flow of income and product. spatial patterns of environmental systems over the earth. changes in the systems through time. money and banking. descriptive statistical analysis. Writing exercises based upon web-based research will be included. equilibrium of the firm. linear algebra. interrelationships among the components. including the climate.431. including screenplays and works by Canadian authors.Contemporary Literature: Drama and Narrative
ECON 109 .History of Canada to 1867
HIST 201 . annuities.
HIST 200 . present value . consequences of the American revolution.
MDCM 303 . finance. Examination of records. work force. education.The Business and Economics of Mass Media
Mass media viewed as corporate structures subject to competitive market forces and globalization. access to public records.
MDCM 305 .Mass Media and Society
Overview of mass communication's vital role in society. libel. corporate proprieties.
MDCM 301 . science and culture. Theories of the media and their relationships to society.Writing for the Media
Introduction to the process and practice of writing for various mass media channels. economic strategy. selection of appropriate vocabulary and form. message character.Technical Business Communications
MDCM 202 . databases. ownership. or c) media as business.
Survey of contemporary social. b) media writing. magazines. and government’s roles in regulating and monitoring media practices. Media roles in reporting and assessing the workings of legislative and administrative bodies. practices. Emphasis will be placed on descriptive statistics. urban affairs. privacy.Communications Theory
Theory and application of visual communication in newspapers.Directed Studies
Supervised literature search.
MDCM 304 .Information Gathering
Survey of methods and strategies for acquiring information of use to the various mass media. probability theory. pornography. Attention is focused on interpreting in a clear and definitive manner the results of statistical analysis to support business decision-making. journalistic privilege.
The theory and practice of business communications and technical writing in a corporate context. processes. politics. Learning teams organized according to specialty concentrations. and interview methods.
MDCM 307 . and public relations.ca
. copyright.This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and mechanics of utilizing statistical methods to analyze business data. professional fields.
MDCM 204 . video.Media and Government
The interface between mass media and government: theory and practice. Discussion of rights and responsibilities of the public communicator. investment. and techniques involved in planning and implementing programs designed to influence public opinion and behaviour through socially responsible performance and mutually satisfactory communication. taxation.Visual Communications in Mass Media
MDCM 306 . scientific. courts.
MDCM 302 . theories. Issues of ownership and access to information. and statistical inference. assessment of audience levels. and effects on society. Attention to issues of production and distribution. Topics related to government. with discussion of media institutions. advertising.
MATH 209 . advertising. political and economic consequences.
MDCM 200 .Public Relations in Practice and Theory
MDCM 203 .
MDCM 401 . management. message monitoring and storage.Legal and Ethical Issues in Mass Media
Assessment of legal frameworks that control the flow of information. and written critical reports on a student-selected topic within a specialty concentration: a) public relations. finance. and humanistic theories of mediated communication. Topics include analysis of communication problems. research. groups and individuals. in relation to ethical. message media.
Theories. free speech.Public Affairs
Mass media’s responsibilities and practices in democratic societies in relation to the public sphere.
Other topics may include consciousness. research methods. gender.
MDCM 402 .
PHIL 202 .431. A brief report on the student’s experience will also be received from the supervisor. internet-intranet applications. computerassisted presentation. 301.Moral Philosophy
An introduction to a philosophical approach to ethical issues.Directed Studies
MDCM 404 . economics and politics. environmental concerns. social interaction. leadership styles and how to use them appropriately. motivation.Sociology
An introduction to sociology. sensation and perception. b) media writing. socialization. memory. or c) media as business. It considers the ways in which thinkers have responded to the particular political problems of their day. subject to the approval of the Dean. Vancouver: 1.Fundamentals of Psychology
An introduction to psychology emphasizing basic principles of the biological bases of behaviour.Advanced processes and practices of writing for multimedia that include print.866. and striking the balance between word and image.1888 43
. audio-video. This course examines major texts in the history of political thought and the questions they raise about the design of the political and social order. deviance. learning. population and urbanization.877. and written critical reports on a student-selected topic within a specialty concentration: a) public relations. Its aim is to discuss prominent theoretical approaches to ethics that attempt to answer questions about the morality (the rightness and wrongness) of human conduct. global and social stratification.
TMWK 100 . and emotion. and the relationship of the individual to the state. the student. Provides content and processes for building and maintaining an effective Learning Team. Learning teams organized according to specialty concentrations. A brief essay/report of the experience will be submitted by the student to the Dean of Arts and Science.
Supervised volunteer/work experience in a field related to the student’s area of study that provides an appropriate learning experience. roughly coinciding with the term for which credit is sought. including culture. deontology and virtue ethics. business and law.
MDCM 403 .Internship
A supervised workplace internship. The course will provide both historical and methodological notes and then go on to investigate various ethical theories such as utilitarianism. democracy.
PSYC 107 . Involves active participation in a team and analysis of team effectiveness.Team Leadership
POLI 102 . A practicum will consist of at least 40 hours of work and supervision. race and ethnicity. education and medicine. Approval of the Dean must be sought a minimum of three weeks before the beginning of the practicum. with theories and methods of sociological research. groups and organizations. and the ways in which they contribute to a broader understanding of modern justice. The onus on establishing a practicum may originate with the Dean of Arts and Science Office.
Studies team dynamics.Advanced Communications Writing
PRACTICUM 300. 302 Practica in Arts and Science
Further supervised research.6887 / Victoria: 1. Moral philosophy builds a foundation for future investigations into controversial moral issues found in the professions of medicine.Politics and Government
An introduction to the basic concepts and systems of government and politics in a historical and modern context. or the placement institution itself. family and religion.
SOCI 203 . and personality. sex.467.
negotiating access to data. workshops will cover study skills. Pre-requisite for MBA 522
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This course is based on a number of concepts relating to the use of teams in management. The entire eight week learning experience is supported by English as a Second Language coaching services for those who need the support. They will receive an Undergrad credit and pay $990 for the course. presentation skills. using MS Excel 44 universitycanadawest. review and testing of understanding of basic accounting principles in preparation for MBA 507 Management Accounting. selecting samples. data collection methods. It includes coaching as well as project team models. MBA 508 Financial Management and MBA 512 Entrepreneurship.
MBA 098 . writing and presenting results.Human Interfaces
MBA 097 .C. You will receive feedback about your personal goals and managerial skills including: management style.Com or BBA degree. negotiation and conflict resolution. research ethics. secondary data. or who have not had any courses on basic accounting principles. may be required to complete an eight week on-campus MBA 001 (MBA Foundations) program to prepare for their MBA program. group and organization-wide interactions. formulating the research design. and of basic accounting principles in preparation for MBA 505 Numerical Analysis. In addition.
MBA 500 . and English language writing for academics and business.Introduction Accounting Principles
An on-line self-managed and self-paced diagnosis. The course will help you build and maintain an effective Learning Team. Various social events will take students into the community of Victoria. B. have the option of taking MBA 097 Preparation for Business Math and MBA 098 Introduction to Basic Accounting Principles. an introduction/review of micro and macro economics. statistics. visioning. decision styles. These courses are highly recommended for any student entering the MBA program without a B.
Focus is on the importance of understanding human dynamics in an organizational context. critical literature reviews. self managed and self paced diagnosis. strategic openness and feedback processes. case analysis.Preparation for Business Math
An on-line. and students without a prior business degree and with limited work experience. CDRS 313 Research Methodology An examination of research methodologies including attributes of a good research topic. International students new to the country. an introduction to Canadian politics and government.MBA Foundation
An eight-week residency term involving course related study and supplemental workshops as a foundational program which constitutes an introduction to Canadian business. and for any mature Canadian students who have been out of school for a long time and want a preparatory experience. MBA 508 Financial Management and MBA 522 Consulting/Research Project.Team-Based Leadership
MBA Courses MBA 001 . This will be waived if the student has passed an equivalent course.GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Mathematics Students who have not taken a course in mathematics for some time. Students will also be expected to complete two self paced computer based courses: one on preparation for business math and one introducing basic accounting principles. Tensions found at the boundaries of subsystems will
MBA 501 . primary vs. Research Methodology Students entering the MBA program without applicable research experience will be required to take CDRS 313 prior to starting their MBA 522 Project. including individual. You will study team dynamics and styles and how to use them appropriately. review and testing of basic math skills appropriate for business math calculations. (This course is intended for those international students that are coming to North America for the first time. career goals.
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Some strategies for evaluating and minimizing risk will be presented.
MBA 505 .Marketing Management
Marketing principles that will help students implement a marketing strategy for an organization. process consultation. while harnessing the positive energy that can result when goals conflict.Numerical Skills
This course looks at the impact of financial decisions internal to. implementation.
This course investigates the use of accounting information in the decisions made by management during the process of planning and controlling. cost reduction strategies. and establishing clear direction and purpose. analysis and judgment abilities. the focus will be on internal control mechanisms. You will learn the relationship between rarity. positioning. explicit or otherwise. and their effect on managerial judgment. and how financial information is related to the success of the firm. especially regarding the ability to raise capital. technical. the implementation of guiding principles. and related concepts.Business Environment
Includes: contracts. strategic formulation. substitutability and organizational capacity within the context of financial and leadership control. Included are: the marketing environment. and control. customer care.
This is an investigation of the effects of social.
Focuses on the gathering. You will develop enhanced strategic thinking. organizational learning. In particular. Ultimately. This will include the implication of changes in accounting policy on investing.
Examination of how digital technology has changed the ways that business does business. A foundation course for your required consulting assignment. and the longer term examination of how rapid growth in the capability of technology is changing both the human experience and business models. and financial reporting guidelines. detachment. and on common analytical tools and techniques that will allow you to present numbers in a valid and meaningful way.Financial Management MBA 504 .
MBA 507 . client attachment.Managerial Accounting
MBA 503 . Includes: statistical interpretation and decision trees. Underlying much of the analysis will be the concept of the time value theory of money. Includes: systems that measure the cost and profitability of products and services. Some basic economic and statistical measures will be studied. Examines core best business practices worldwide. and external to the organization. Included in the
Strategic leadership skills and processes including: defining the organization’s mission. economic and political activities on organizational success. The underlying variables at the root of these dynamics anchor the discussion. industry and country analysis. segmentation. intervention models. These should be well understood and managed. analysis and interpretation of numerical information. principles of economy engineering based on net present value.Digital Universe
MBA 510 . role expectations. strategy formulation.Consulting Practice
This course is designed to develop skills regarding relationships with internal and external clients. Emphasis is placed on an analysis of changes in the marketplace that affect an organization’s future.
MBA 508 .
MBA 509 .
MBA 502. distribution and innovation. branding.ca
Operations management seeks to implement and monitor processes to help assure that quality products and services are delivered in a timely and cost effective way to customers.Operations Management
MBA 506 . Includes a study of environmental factors. consumer behaviour. value. Included will be a discussion of the different instruments and institutions used during the process. pricing. 46 universitycanadawest. The role and expectation of shareholders will be presented.be analyzed and strategies devised to minimize those that are unproductive. It will introduce the topic of financial markets. organizational assessment. aspects of marketing research and data gathering techniques. it will become clear that most decisions within an organization have important financial implications. requests for proposals. operating and financing choices. both formal and informal requirements. marketing research. implications of change in investment.
political risk. financing alternatives and small business concepts and support mechanisms. Awareness of cultural sensitivities and the political realities of doing business are fundamental to this senior leadership. The focus of this course will be on the completion of either a consulting project or a research project and the production of a significant document.
MBA 522 . You will complete: a project proposal. Statistical methods and cutting edge concepts are discussed as part of comprehensive management practices. and the requirement to understand how teams operate and different forms of related structures and reward systems. Examines the need for more and deeper involvement of teams in the operation of organizations.Global Leadership
Leadership is a critical element in the success of any company. We encourage you to become involved in implementing your project recommendations wherever possible.
The Consulting/Research Project is the principal focus of the UCW MBA. business plans. leadership factors. results presentation and final written report. managing individual sales personnel and managing sales teams. Ethical issues. corporate solutions. and proactive mechanisms for change. organizations are using project teams as a core process of operation. and a range of services. training.
Vancouver: 1. but also to your sponsor organization. You will need to complete a literature search to support the long-term value of your findings. performance tracking and evaluation. or “intrapreneurship”. government intervention. This course investigates the role of project teams and their management.866. from conception to creation. Includes: the study of new ventures.Change Management
Technology is changing at an ever-increasing pace. and sales strategies appropriate for selling anything from custom products.
MBA 514 . Understanding the economic realities of trading internationally requires a breadth of knowledge beyond the scope of managers whose operations are national in characteristic. including: motivating employees to act and react more quickly. and crisis management are some of the important topics covered.
An examination of different sales models and best practices in sales management. volume manufactured goods. This is the result of a growing internal and external complexity.431.Project Management
Increasingly. sales compensation systems.Consulting/Research Project
MBA 512 . This document will be important not only to your learning at UCW. international mergers. goal setting. However.Sales Management: Creating High Performance Sales Teams
MBA 511 . Public and private sector implications are examined.6887 / Victoria: 1.467. whether that is your own workplace or another organization.1888
. so a study of world leaders and governments will frame this course.Entrepreneurship
This course examines traditional entrepreneurship and newer forms of enterprise.
MBA 513 . Consideration will include management of retail sales in large corporations and corporate sales within a range of organizations. It is a substantive effort of synthesis and application of the material covered during your course work.course are computer and decision support systems using Production and Operations Management software. organizational action research. the significance of this role is manifold in organizations with mandates that cross borders. The project is expected to be completed within nine months of your project start date. Topics addressed will include recruitment.877.
MBA 515 . This course focuses on understanding and managing change in today’s world. It will be a substantial piece of practical research that is fully documented and open for scrutiny by both the university and the sponsor organization.