Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA)

The PMBA 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

UBC Sauder’s Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program is perfect for people who want an MBA but don't want to lose career momentum. We designed the 24-month curriculum to fit around your full-time work schedule, while still challenging you. You'll deepen your understanding of the inner workings of an organization, cultivate your leadership skills, and build your business acumen.

Through collaborative course work and personalized career coaching, the UBC Professional MBA will build your business acumen. It will help you discover your leadership style, deepen your understanding of the inner workings of an organization, and cultivate your strategic thinking skills.

The UBC Sauder School of Business is consistently ranked among the top schools in the world for the international makeup of our faculty and student bodies, plus we’re renowned for our contribution to business research and experiential education. This prestige opens doors for our graduates.

Program Structure

Our UBC Professional MBA program is designed for work/life/school balance. Built on the feedback of past candidates, our Professional MBA is the evolution of our Part-time MBA.

Classes take place every two or three weekends, giving you a break in between. Two courses are taught over six weeks, allowing you to focus. All exams are done online, making them easy to access.

 
 

Program Enquiries

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

Tuition & Financial Support

Tuition

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$154.25$154.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$8,569.06$15,009.28
Program Fee$51,414.36$90,055.68
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$1,057.05 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $17,366.20 (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.

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.

Further 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.

Classification

 
 
Program Enquiries
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