What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BA) is an interdisciplinary program that will develop your knowledge of media, cultural studies and business alongside theoretical and practical skills. The communication methods learnt and media training students get throughout this course are relevant to careers in professional writing, journalism, public relations, communications, and advertising.

Graduates of the BA program will be able to:

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

Class Profile

UCW is home to students from many different countries around the globe. Communicating with fellow students and sharing experiences can further enhance your learning experience.

Learning Methods

The BA program focuses on many different forms of media. There is a strong focus on how media and communications function in the contemporary business world.

  • Lectures and class discussions
  • Studying academic literature
  • Analysis of case studies
  • Practical team tasks

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BA) program is an interdisciplinary set of courses designed to provide core skills in writing, communication, research, and team performance. There is also a focus on the understanding of media and communications and how they function in the contemporary business world.

  • Preparatory
  • Tier 1 University Foundation
  • Tier 2 Disciplinary Foundation
  • Tier 3 Disciplinary Applications
  • Tier 4 Integrative Applications

Which department am I in?

University Canada West

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,400.00 (US$ 13,876) per year
CAN $17,400 (Year 1 to 4)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

Vancouver House Campus

1461 Granville Street,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V6Z 0E5, Canada

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,400.00 (US$ 13,876) per year
CAN $17,400 (Year 1 to 4)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

University Canada West

626 West Pender Street, Suite 100,

VANCOUVER,

British Columbia (BC),

V6B 1V9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Canadian High School (Grade 12) diploma or equivalent with an overall average of C or better (2.0 on a 4.33 scale) OR Twenty-one (21) years of age or older and out of high school for at least two years, and Documented success through academic, professional or volunteer activities AND Academic IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band, or equivalent (for students whose first language is not English).

For international students

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

Twenty-one (21) years of age or older and out of high school for at least two years, and

Documented success through academic, professional or volunteer activities; AND

English is the language of instruction at University Canada West. If your first language is not English, you must submit one of the following:

  • IELTS - 6.5 or better with a minimum of 6.0 in the writing band
  • TOEFL iBT: 88 overall with minimum of 20 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61 overall with minimum score of 60 in writing
  • CAEL: 70 overall with minimum of 60 in each subtest

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Algonquin College
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About University Canada West

University Canada West is a business and technology-focused university which prides itself on having a practical focus and teaching excellence.

  • The library links students to over 60,000 scholarly journals
  • International community, with more than 90 countries represent
  • Prides itself on high quality teaching and student services.
  • Various scholarships for international students available.

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