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. 

 

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Business Administration
Subject
Business
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Full or Part-time
Specialization
Business Administration
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
School
Sauder School of Business

Program Enquiries

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Research Information

Program Components

Internship or entrepreneurial/industry project in the summer.

Requirements

Document Requirements

For full admission & document requirements, please visit our website at https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/programs/masters-degrees/ubc-mba/admissions-fi....

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
25
25
25
25

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0

Other Requirements

For full admission & document requirements, please visit our website at https://www.sauder.ubc.ca/programs/masters-degrees/ubc-mba/admissions-fi...

Funding Sources

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.

Applicants to course-based and professional programs might seek employer support in the form of a benefits package, private institution credit lines and loans, or rely on personal savings. Some programs may offer entrance awards or bursaries. Domestic applicants may be eligible to apply for financial aid or other benefits in the form of government loans, tax credits, or similar.

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. 

Tuition / Program Costs

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.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20182017201620152014
Applications65511491099975515
Offers237219272271236
New registrations111120162178133
Total enrolment164147225195118
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 22 March 2019]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.
 
 

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