Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The MBA is not administered by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Please check the Sauder School of Business website for admission requirements, deadlines and application procedure.
 

Overview

The 16-month, full-time UBC MBA at Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School offers a uniquely integrated vision. You’ll gain confidence to innovate on the world stage, grow through experiential learning, and develop personalized leadership skills. Choose from 4 unique career tracks, and get started on your personal and professional transformation today.

During the program, you will take several integrative business courses, as well as specialized courses tailored to your designated career track. Experiential learning is also a key part of the program as students will either complete an internship or entrepreneurial or industry project in the summer. 

What makes the program unique?

Our mandatory Global Immersion Experience (GIE) allows each of our full-time MBA candidates to spend 2-weeks abroad, getting the opportunity to consult on business problems for local organizations. They begin preparing for the experience on campus before they depart, designing briefs and doing research. It's an invaluable experience that helps students understand cultural implications of business decisions and adapting to different ways of doing things. 

UBC Sauder is the only Canadian member of the prestigious Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), a partnership of 30 top business schools spearheaded by the Yale School of Management. The network gives MBA candidates from partner schools opportunities to gain more international experience during their education, including a dual degree option with Yale School of Management, Global Network Weeks, and Global Network Courses. 

 

 

Program Enquiries

If you have reviewed the information on this program page and understand the requirements for this program, you may send an enquiry

Research Information

Program Components

Internship or entrepreneurial/industry project in the summer.

Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$143.00$143.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$12,354.48$20,815.41
Program Fee$49,417.92$83,261.64
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$944.51 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,954.00 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$5000.00$5000.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Financial Support

Applicants to UBC have access to a variety of funding options.

Program Funding Packages

At UBC Sauder, our entrance scholarships are based on merit, going to candidates who display an outstanding combination of talent, drive, professional potential and academic achievement. We take a merit-based holistic view of what each talented candidate brings into the program.   Applicants are automatically considered for every applicable scholarship upon submission, and are assessed on a number of factors, including (but not limited to) academic achievement, business drive, application essays. 

For more information about our entrance scholarships and financial assistance, please visit our webpage.

Employer support

Organizations may provide their employees with tuition benefits as part of an employment package to support lifelong learning of their workforce.

Scholarships & awards (merit-based funding)

Professional / course-based programs usually do not provide merit-based funding. Some programs may offer bursaries.

Financial aid (need-based funding)

Canadian and US applicants may qualify for governmental loans to finance their studies. Please review eligibility and types of loans.

All students may be able to access private sector or bank loans.

Foreign government scholarships

Many foreign governments provide support to their citizens in pursuing education abroad. International applicants should check the various governmental resources in their home country, such as the Department of Education, for available scholarships.

Working while studying

The possibility to pursue work to supplement income may depend on the demands the program has on students. It should be carefully weighed if work leads to prolonged program durations or whether work placements can be meaningfully embedded into a program.

International students enrolled as full-time students with a valid study permit can work on campus for unlimited hours and work off-campus for no more than 20 hours a week.

A good starting point to explore student jobs is the UBC Work Learn program or a Co-Op placement.

Tax credits and RRSP withdrawals

Students with taxable income in Canada may be able to claim federal or provincial tax credits.

Canadian residents with RRSP accounts may be able to use the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) which allows students to withdraw amounts from their registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance full-time training or education for themselves or their partner.

Please review Filing taxes in Canada on the student services website for more information.

Cost Calculator

Applicants have access to the cost calculator to develop a financial plan that takes into account various income sources and expenses.

Career Options

The 16-month Full-time MBA is designed to prepare students for employment in the public or private sector in a mangerial position. Recent graduates have taken positions at Amazon, Nestle, RBC, Telus, TD, CIBC, BMO, Avigilon, Labatt, Lululemon and numerous other organizations.

Common job titles after the program include Project Manager, Product Manager, Senior Manager in Strategy, Retail Solutions Manager, Management Consultant, Senior Manager in Value Creation Services. 

Enrolment, Duration & Other Stats

These statistics show data for the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Data are separated for each degree program combination. You may view data for other degree options in the respective program profile.

Enrolment Data

 20192018201720162015
Applications60765511491099975
Offers239237219272271
New registrations120111120162178
Total enrolment76164147225195
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 10 March 2020]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

Further Program Information

Specialization

The 9-month Master of Management (MM) at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School is for university graduates with non-business undergraduate degrees. Whatever your degree - from math to music - this is an opportunity to gain the business skills needed to impress today's employers and gain an edge in a competitive job market.

The 12-month UBC Master in Business Analytics (MBAN) is about much more than technical know-how. It captures the full analytics spectrum, including data management, data analytics, and decision analytics. You will learn how to make strategically sound recommendations and data-driven business decisions—exactly what cutting-edge companies around the world need.

The 16-month, full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School is an opportunity for high-achieving, ambitious professionals to take their career to the next level.

 
 

Program Enquiries

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