MBA International

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Program Description
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MBA International

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Why a UBC International MBA?

Build Your Reputation on Ours
Since 1915, the University of British Columbia has developed a far-reaching reputation for academic excellence. Visionary thinking and ground-breaking research in many areas have earned UBC professors international recognition, including a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1993.

As B.C.'s oldest and Canada's third largest university, UBC attracts students from across Canada and around the world. The park-like campus is located in the heart of the city of Vancouver, on a spectacular 100-acre forested peninsula just west of the downtown core. Vancouver is Canada's third largest and reputedly most beautiful city. With a population of two million, it is frequently honoured as one of the best places to live in the world.

The Future of Management Thinking
Innovation - the purposeful creation and application of new ideas - is the driving force behind most successful companies. Sauder School of Business students have the enviable advantage of studying with faculty who are at the forefront of management thinking. Sauder School of Business is ranked among the top one hundred business schools in the world (Financial Times Survey of Business Schools, 2007) and, as a leader in business research, receives more Canadian research grants than any other business school.

Preparing Tomorrow's Business Leaders
UBC's prestigious MBA program ranks among the top graduate business programs in Canada. Combining leading-edge knowledge from one of the worlds foremost research business schools, with practical, relevant management training, it prepares graduates to manage, motivate, innovate and lead.The UBC MBA is widely recognized for its innovative core program. UBC MBA graduates are found making their mark in leading companies around the world.

Program Overview

Part Time Program, Full Time Advantage

Unique Global Perspective

As one of North America’s top business schools, the Sauder School of Business is uniquely positioned to offer an international perspective on the challenges of doing business in a global marketplace.

World Class Faculty

The entire curriculum is taught by internationally-recognized UBC Sauder faculty. With numerous teaching awards, faculty members ensure that students benefit from the knowledge, ideas, and experiences gained through their extensive research and outreach efforts. A variety of teaching methods are used, including lectures, case studies, active discussions and group projects. Students also benefit from direct exposure to North American culture and business practices during the two-week component in Vancouver.

The Integrated Core: A Solid Foundation

Comprehensive Curriculum

At the beginning of the program, students take part in the Integrated Core - a unique experience providing a strong foundation in accounting, finance, information technology, operation logistics, marketing, and human resources management and strategy. Team-taught as one comprehensive course by Sauder School of Business faculty representing different core disciplines, it fosters the broad management perspective and cross-functional skills necessary to tackle complex business challenges.

IMBA students will gain:


A general management perspective based on a solid understanding of key business functional areas and their interdependence.


A broad-based, senior-level strategic approach to business decision-making.
Teamwork, communication, and leadership skills developed through problem-solving, group projects, and presentations.

The Integrated Core consists of three parts:


Part I: Nine full days followed by one 4-day weekend at the Antai School of Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)


Part II: Two full weeks taught at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada


Part III: One 5-day weekend in Shanghai at the Antai School of Management at SJTU

Post Core Modules: Understanding Essential Business Functions

Following the Integrated Core sessions, students complete a series of post-core modules on a part-time basis one weekend per month. The sixteen learning modules are designed to develop an in-depth understanding of essential business functions. A common theme throughout the modules is recognizing the challenges and opportunities of global business.

Each post-core module is taught by a UBC professor and includes 20 hours of learning time over 4-day weekend sessions from Thursday through Sunday. Each module is designed to maximize learning and will consist of preparatory reading, assignments, and a post-module exam held on the Thursday afternoon prior to the start of the next module.

Admission

Admission Criteria
UBC seeks bright, talented, enthusiastic, and creative individuals committed to a high level of achievement in their academic, personal, and professional lives. The candidate selection process is rigorous and is guided by the following criteria:

Academic Achievements
Candidates are recruited from all academic disciplines. A four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required (or equivalent, dependent upon country of institution attended). Candidates must attain a minimum overall standing of B+ or better in their undergraduate degree.

Experience
Individuals with diverse professional experiences are selected for the program to create a rich and stimulating classroom environment. Candidates with at least two years of work experience will be considered, though preference will be given to those with five or more years of full-time work experience. Current IMBA students have an average of seven years of work experience.

Initiative and Motivation
Successful applicants must demonstrate managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition, drive, and a clear sense of purpose. These characteristics are assessed based on professional experience, extracurricular activities, written submissions, letters of reference, and interviews.

English Language Proficiency
All academic work is conducted completely in English. Therefore, all participants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (iBT) or IELTS-Academic (overall 6.5) is required for all applicants whose degrees are from an institution in which English was not the primary language of instruction. Alternatively a UBC English exam may be taken.

Application Screening
All academic work is conducted completely in English. Therefore, all participants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (iBT) or IELTS-Academic (overall 6.5) is required for all applicants whose degrees are from an institution in which English was not the primary language of instruction. Alternatively a UBC English exam may be taken.

Admission Procedure
The following supporting materials must accompany an application for the program:


Official transcripts in sealed university envelopes (plus official English translations if transcripts are not issued in English by the home university). UBC graduates do not need to submit UBC transcripts as the UBC MBA Programs Office will access these through the Student Information System Centre (SISC). 


Original degree certificates in sealed university envelopes (plus English translations if certificates are not issued in English by the home university)
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Official test scores should be received by UBC directly from the testing agency.


Official GMAT scores. Official test scores should be received by UBC directly from the testing agency. GMAT may be waived for those applicants with considerable quantitative academic backgrounds.
Non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of 950 RMB (approximately $130 CAD)


Two passport-size photographs
Two copies of current resume
Three written compositions
Two references, on UBC IMBA reference forms, in sealed envelopes with the referee's signature across the seal.


Please note: All submitted application materials, including irreplaceable documents, become the property of the Sauder School of Business and will not be returned.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
Duration
Duration
20 months
Full time
Price
Price
26,600 EUR
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Deadline
Start date Aug. 2016
Place
China Shanghai
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Duration 20 months
Price 26,600 EUR