UCMAS

Franchise Costs

Liquid Capital Required: $40,000
Total Investment: $60,000 - $80,000
Franchise Fee: $25,000

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: UCMAS
Total Units: 75+ in North America
Year Founded: 1993
Franchising Since: 2003
Home Office: South Plainfield, NJ
Awards: Winner of Silver (2018) & Bronze (2017) CFA Award for Excellence in Franchising. Winner of CFA Franchisees' Choice Designation Award for 8 consecutive years (2011 to 2018). Winner of Franchise Business Review's (USA) Top Franchisee Satisfaction Award and Top Low Cost Franchise award for 2012

About UCMAS

With over 1 million children trained worldwide, our UCMAS Learning Centers serve a real need to boost child development and brainpower in kids aged 5 to 13 by offering mental math and abacus training. The UCMAS abacus mental math program is designed to inculcate a love for learning in children. By understanding math concepts through abacus beads, the engagement gives the ability for children to adapt to different learning styles that activate both the creative and logical sides of the brain. As a global organization, UCMAS is adeptly positioned to integrate eastern philosophies and western techniques with local trends in child development and training to adapt educational methods to best benefit the students.

Values & History

Universal Concept of Mental Arithmetic Systems (UCMAS) is an international educational organization, globally recognized as a leader in whole brain development and mental math training. Founded by Dr. Dino Wong in 1993 in Malaysia, UCMAS Education Group has trained more than one million children in UCMAS Mental Math Schools around the world. UCMAS as of August 2014 operates from over 6,000 centers and more than 80 countries, including Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, India, China, and Australia.

Vision & Business Idea

At UCMAS our vision is to create more confident and capable tomorrow's children. We offer education with a difference by fostering key cognitive functions and improving learning capabilities in children, which moves the community forward, in academics and beyond.

Mission Statement

UCMAS seeks to promote a more engaging and active brain fitness for children by enriching visual learning in a precise and disciplined manner. We strive to grow our business with a mission to give ongoing satisfaction to our franchisees, course instructors, and our clients by working for a globally respected purpose of shaping children's future in a way which is positive and engaging.

Industry Performance

UCMAS has been recognized repeatedly over the years for its franchise performance. Most notably we have been the winner of the Canadian Franchise Association's Franchisees' Choice Designation Award for 9 consecutive years (2011 - 2019), and recently we were awarded the Bronze CFA Award for Excellence in Franchising (2019).

Education franchises offer high success rates and are minimally affected by market swings and economic downtimes. The education sector and children's related services are relatively immune to economic slow-down. Parents are always in need of quality education service providers, and thus education franchises will always remain in demand.

Purchasing a UCMAS Franchise

One of the benefits of franchising with UCMAS is the low initial investment. In fact, our total estimated initial investment ranges from $60,000 to $80,000, including a $25,000 franchise fee. Potential franchisees will need at least $40,000 in liquid capital to invest in UCMAS.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

UCMAS franchisees do not need a background in teaching, but must share our passion for education with the objective of creating a child-centric environment that promotes a life-long love of learning for our students. We have found that strong candidates for franchising with UCMAS share the following traits:

  • Enjoy interactions with parents, students and Course Instructors
  • Skilled at marketing and business development
  • Resourceful and multitasking individuals
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid leadership and management skills

Training & Support

Increasingly, franchising has become an appealing choice for new entrepreneurs to get into business, as it counteracts some of the pitfalls of opening a business on your own by combining proven business structures with the strength of a marketing brand. At UCMAS, our franchise support network helps franchisees reach their personal and business goals with a completely organized system including both business processes and educational curriculum.

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UCMAS is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Washington