The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is Jamaica’s largest privately-held premier tertiary educational institution of its kind providing students with world class educational programs and highly trained and qualified 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 has created the one of Jamaica's few university college and remains one of the fastest growing institutions in the country as well as in the Caribbean region.
We currently offers professional certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor and masters degree programs, as well as customized training programs in Jamaica. Disciplines include: Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Hospitality Management, Business and Finance, and Business Administration. UCC has partnered with international institutions such as the Florida International University (FIU), The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and the University of London (UOL) to provide a number of specialized undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
The University has 8 campuses across the island inclusive of locations in Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Mandeville, Savannah-la-mar and May Pen; and an enrolment in excess of 4,500 students annually inclusive of Online learning. The student population is predominately working adults and boasts graduates in supervisory, management and other leadership positions in several of Jamaica’s leading private sector corporations and within the public service.
The University’s productive capacity, is measured as a function of the number of programs (ie. certificates, diplomas, and undergraduate and graduate degrees) it is able to successfully develop and deliver each year. In this regard, based on current capacity and resources (physical, human, courseware, financial etc), it is estimated that the university is able to offer up to seventy five (75) certificates, diplomas, bachelors and masters degrees annually.
On February 13, 2017, UCC changed its name from University College of the Caribbean to University of the Commonwealth Caribbean to reflect its new institutional profile and positioning.