The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is Jamaica’s largest privately-held premier higher educational institution providing students with world class educational programmes and highly trained and qualified local and international faculty.
The institution has its headquarters in Kingston Jamaica. It was formed in 2004 as a result of the merger in 2002 of the Institute of Management Sciences (IMS) incorporated in 1992 and the Institute of Management & Production (IMP) incorporated in 1976. The new expanded institution remains one of the fastest growing institutions in the country as well as in the Caribbean region.
The university is fully registered and recognised by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official accreditation body for tertiary education in Jamaica. The University was awarded international institutional accreditation in 2016 as a premier institution by the reputable UK-based Accreditation Services for Independent Colleges & Universities (ASIC).
In November 2019, the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean was awarded institutional accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), UCC is one of four universities to have achieved this significant and decisive accreditation status; amongst the eighty public and private tertiary institutions registered by the UCJ.
The UCC is also the only local university to be officially recognised as an affiliate institution of the prestigious University of London (UOL) to offer both the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law and the Bachelor of Laws, and Maser of Laws (LLM) degrees in Jamaica degree programmes in Jamaica.
The institution currently offers professional certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor, postgraduate, masters and doctoral degree programmes, as well as customised corporate training programs in Jamaica. Disciplines include: Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Business, Finance, and Business Administration among many others.
UCC also currently partners with several international institutions such as the Florida International University (FIU), the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), the University of London (UOL), University of Sunderland (UoS), Coursera Inc, Udemy Inc , EdX Inc and Global partnership with the University of Arizona, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona to provide a number of specialised/professional international certificates, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programmes.
Finally, the University has five (5) campuses across the island in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Mandeville and May Pen; and an enrollment averaging 5,000 students annually inclusive of online learning. The student population consists predominately of working adults and includes graduates in supervisory, management and other leadership positions in several of the leading private sector corporations and public sector institutions, within Jamaica and the Caribbean.