Why a UBC MBA Full-time?
You've been working long enough to feel the impact of sweeping corporate, social, and technological change. Every day, you sense your managerial skills being tested and you wonder: do I have what it takes to keep pace with such rapid innovation? When you're ready to advance your career as a business professional, consider a UBC MBA. Our prestigious 15-month graduate program is built around a results-focused, challenging, and comprehensive curriculum that will prepare you for business leadership in the 21st century.
The UBC MBA is:
At the heart of the UBC MBA is the innovative 13-week core program integrating seven key business disciplines into one foundation course. This approach develops the broad management perspective and cross-functional skills necessary to tackle the most complex business issues. Additionally, with eight areas of specialization and an unparalleled selection of electives, the UBC MBA gives you the choice to either refine or broaden your particular talents and interests. What you learn is what the business community wants - our diverse and experienced Faculty Advisory Board has told us so.
The UBC MBA delivers a top calibre business education in just 15 months. The program links business theory with business reality through internships or industry projects, guest speakers, and site visits. A unique Professional Development Program helps develop personal productivity and leadership skills that will prove invaluable throughout your career. And as you plan your return to work, the Sauder School of Business Career Centre offers career management training and personal assistance to help you market yourself more effectively.
As business becomes increasingly global, managers require new skills. The UBC MBA program develops your global perspective through international business courses, the multi-cultural faculty and student body, and optional exchange programs with 27 business schools around the world.
No other business school in the world boasts such magnificent scenery and surroundings. The cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, embraced by the Pacific Ocean and the towering Coast Mountains, is a dynamic hub of social, cultural, and recreational activities. As the setting for UBC's outstanding MBA program, it makes for an educational experience that's second to none.
Shaping the Future of Business
It is the integration of leading edge knowledge from Canada's foremost research business school with practical, relevant management training that distinguishes the UBC MBA program. Using lectures, case studies, problem-based learning and group projects, the program prepares you to manage, motivate, innovate, and lead.
Classes, exams and program activities are generally scheduled in daytime hours Monday through Friday. Some mandatory academic and professional scheduling takes place in the evenings and on the week-ends. In addition, group projects, study groups, homework and personal study time all take place outside of class hours. Students entering the program should arrange their personal lives such that their schedules are sufficiently flexible to accommodate the full offerings of the UBC MBA program.
The workload is intense and demanding, but when you graduate, you'll be ready to make a difference in the way business is done.
Who should apply?
UBC seeks bright, talented, enthusiastic, and creative individuals committed to a high level of achievement in their academic, personal, and professional lives. The UBC MBA candidate selection process is rigorous and is guided by the following criteria:
Candidates are recruited from diverse academic backgrounds. A four-year Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution is required. Candidates must have a solid academic record and a competitive GMAT score. Individuals who do not meet our academic requirements may require academic upgrading.
Professional Work Experience
Individuals with a broad range of personal and professional experiences are selected for the program as diversity in the classroom challenges the status quo and contributes to a rich and stimulating learning environment. Competitive applicants generally have more than two years of full-time post-baccalaureate work experience for admission to the program. Our Full-time and Part-time MBA students have, on average, between 6 and 8 years of full-time work experience.
Initiative and Motivation
Successful applicants demonstrate managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition, drive, and a clear sense of purpose. These characteristics are assessed based on professional experience, extracurricular activities, personal interests, and written submissions.