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MBA - Accelerated and Two Year Options

University Canada West
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University Canada West

If you have a non-business undergraduate degree, this program will allow you to graduate with an MBA in two years. The program combines short residencies with online course work in a structured academic format. Students enrolled in this program will receive study materials a month in advance of the start of the program. This allows students to prepare for the upcoming course work load and gives an overview of what subject matter will be taught. Course work will be delivered online at eight-week intervals and in the second year of the program, students will complete a year-long Consulting Assignment. Applicants to the two-year program are expected to have work experience.

Team Based Leadership

In this course, you will learn about the various ways that teams can be used in management. Course material will touch upon coaching, as well as team project models. You will study team dynamics and styles, and will learn how to use them appropriately. The class will offer feedback about your personal goals and managerial skills. The course will also help you build and maintain an effective Learning Team. This leadership course is worth 1.5 credits towards your MBA.

Human Interfaces

Business Environments

Marketing Management

Development of marketing skills that will help students implement a marketing strategy for an organization. Course topics include marketing research, consumer behavior, branding, positioning, segmentation, distribution, and innovation in a marketing environment. Students will learn to analyze changes in the marketplace that affect an organization’s goals and strategic plan.

Strategic Leadership

Research Methodology

This course examines business-appropriate research methods. Areas of concentration include the elements of a good research topic, data collection methods, primary vs. secondary data and research ethics. Students will learn to critically review business literature and write and present results. At the end of this course, students should be able to pick a topic for study and prepare and submit a UCAN Research Ethics Proposal that is to be submitted within one month of completion of the course. The proposal is in preparation for the CDRS 410/411 Directed Research Project. This research course is worth 3 credits towards your bachelor degree.

Numerical Skills

Consulting Practice

This course is designed to help you to develop relationship skills with internal and external clients. You will learn about contracts, requests for proposals, client attachment, role expectations, intervention models, process consultation and organizational learning. This is a foundation course for your required consulting assignment. This consulting course is worth 3 credits towards your MBA.

Management Accounting

Financial Management

Study the impact of internal and external financial decisions on an organization. An introduction to financial markets, profitability, risk management, time value, asset management, and the role and expectations of shareholders. Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze working capital and anticipate future financial obstacles for an organization.

Digital Universe

Operations Management

Operations management seeks to implement and monitor processes of quality assurance while maintaining efficient and effective business operations. An overview of the complex process of production and operations management including the use of computer management technology, decision support programs, and statistical methods of measuring operations.

Project Management


Examine traditional entrepreneurship and newer forms of enterprise. Study the practice of starting new business ventures and the revitalization of existing organizations. Learn practical entrepreneurship techniques in the areas of developing business plans, seeking financial support, understanding economic and cultural impacts, and the management of small business concepts and support systems. Private and public sector businesses are examined.

Change Management

Global Leadership

Leadership is a critical element in the success of any company. However, the significance of this role varies in organizations that have a presence in more than one country. Understanding international trade includes being knowledgeable about cultural sensitivities and the political realities of countries around the world, so a study of world leaders and governments will frame this course. Ethical issues, political risk, international mergers, government intervention and crisis management are some of the important topics covered. This leadership course is worth 3 credits towards your MBA.

Consulting Research Project

University Canada West operates under the authority of the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, on recommendation of the Degree Quality Assessment Board.

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