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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 49.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 2 May

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    The 16-month, full-time MBA program at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School empowers candidates to embrace challenge and change their lives and businesses for the better. Challenged to strategize like a CEO, graduates move on to leadership positions in Vancouver and around the world, realizing their personal and professional potential.

    As the only Canadian MBA program with a mandatory Global Immersion Experience (GIE), each of our full-time MBA candidates 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.

    For many of our students, the UBC MBA at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School opened up a whole new world of career opportunities. Whether it's acquiring the skills and ability to take your career to the next level, or expanding your opportunities into previously unchartered sectors, our students gain new perspectives and a thorough understanding of how business works, from all angles. 

    Specialized career tracks

    • Finance                                         
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Product and Service Management


    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    For the best chance of admission to the UBC MBA at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School, we strongly encourage you to aim for our competitive recommendations, outlined in the table below. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to this program, meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee you a place.

    Academic Achievement

    • Three-* or Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a B average or 72%, or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.
    • *Three-year degrees are accepted from Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and Europe. If your country or region is not listed here pleaseemail us for clarification on your degree.  When applying please have your official transcripts sent directly to the Sauder School of Business MBA Programs Officeby your home university.  

    Competitive Recommendation: B+ or 76% or 3.3 GPA

    Professional Experience

    Minimum two years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from your bachelor’s degree. Don’t have this? You could consider our Master of Management program instead.

    Competitive Recommendation: At least 3 to 5 years of full-time work experience

    GMAT or GRE

    • 550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test
    • at least 150 GRE score on the verbal and quantitative section.

    Maturity, Motivation & Fit

    We assess your managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition and drive, through your Essay Questions, resume, professional references and interview.

    English Proficiency

    Applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the U.S.A. in which English was not the official language of instruction.

    UBC MBA Scholarships & Awards

    Each year, the School awards entrance scholarships to between 25-40% of the class.

    Our wide range of entrance scholarships are based on merit, going to candidates who display an outstanding combination of talent, drive, and business and academic achievement.

    Specifically, we award scholarships by taking a holistic view of the value that each talented candidate brings into the program. We assess merit around a comprehensive review of factors, including but not limited to: work experience, application essays, interview performance, academic credentials including GMAT and GPA scores.

    You will automatically be considered for every applicable scholarship when you submit your online application to the program. We strongly encourage you to submit your UBC MBA application early in order to be considered for our entrance scholarship opportunities.

    External Scholarships

    The following external organizations offer or administer a variety of scholarships for both domestic and international students. Please visit their websites to determine eligibility requirements and application procedures. Please note that these scholarships are not administered by the UBC MBA Programs Office, The Sauder School of Business or UBC.

    • American Association of University Women Educational Foundation 
    • Association of Commonwealth Universities
    • Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
    • British Universities North America Club 
    • CanLearn
    • FIDERH - Banco de Mexico
    • FinAid
    • Fundacion Mexico para la Educacion
    • ICETEX
    • Institute of International Education (IIE)
    • International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
    • The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 
    • The MasterCard Scholarship application and eligibility criteria can be found on the UBC International Scholars Program website. 
    • QS Scholarships 
    • Candidates must attend a World MBA Tour Fair to qualify. Application details will be given to attendees.
    • Rotary International


    The Sauder School of Business is a place where can build on your existing achievements, learn valuable new skills, and transform your professional future.

    At Sauder, we recognize that you are pursuing an MBA, in large part, to advance your career. That's why we've made career development a core theme of the UBC MBA curriculum and activities. The Business Career Centre (BCC) is your partner in career development. Through our structured, yet personalized programming, you'll get the advice, tools and opportunities you need to advance your career.

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    • Tuition Fee:
    • International students: $ 10.3k / 1 year
    • Ranking:
    • 759 StudyQA
    • Duration:
    • 1 year