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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 21.2k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31.1k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 13 June
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 512pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months

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    The 9-month Master of Management (MM) at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School gives students who have recently graduated with non-business Bachelor’s degrees (from mathematics to music) the business skills they need to gain a competitive edge in the job market. Students can begin the program directly after their university graduation, or with up to two years of post-graduation work experience.

    73% of the 2014 class was employed within 3 months of graduating. Recent employers include Amazon, Best Buy, DDB, Hootsuite, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Vision Critical.

    Developed to address the evolving needs of today’s most innovative employers, the Master of Management (MM) curriculum provides you with a vital grounding in a broad spectrum of business and management disciplines, from accounting to finance and marketing to strategic management. Combined with the career development throughout the program, you will graduate with the competitive edge you need when applying for your dream job.

    The MM modules provide a comprehensive, broad-based management education that gives you in-depth business expertise across a range of key business subject areas. Topics include: strategic management, finance, managerial accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, organizational behaviour and human resources, information technology, supply chain management, and operations and logistics.


    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

    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.  
    • The Master of Management is not appropriate for candidates who have a major or minor in Business Administration, Commerce or Management.       

      *As degrees/grading systems differ widely between countries, applicants with degrees from outside North America should review country –specific requirements listed on UBC's Faculty of Graduate Studies' website.

    Competitive Recommendation: B+ or 76% or 3.3 GPA

    Professional Experience

    Applicants cannot have more than two years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from the bachelor's degree.

    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. Accepted Exams: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS (Academic), Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), MELAB.

    Entrance Scholarships

    At Sauder the pursuit of excellence can be quite rewarding. Our entrance sholarships are based on merit, going to candidates who display an outstanding combination of talent, drive, professional potential and academic achievement. 

    Specifically, we award scholarships by taking a holistic view of several factors that include short and long essays, your video response, interview performance, GMAT/GRE and GPA scores. Note: a separate application is not required for scholarships; your application to the program serves as an application for entrance awards. We consider all admitted candidates for available scholarships once an admissions decision has been reached. For this reason, we encourage you to apply early.

    • Global Business Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship
    • Accelerated Career Scholarship
    • Community Impact Scholarship

    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 MM Programs Office, The Sauder School of Business or UBC.

    Kathryn Huget Leadership Award: This award will be awarded to a Master's or PhD student, with preference given to female students currently in leadership roles, whose focus is to improve the business workplace for women. Preference given to the applicants studying in the areas of: organizational behaviour, business administration, business and commerce, sociology, or psychology. View more info and applications forms.

    Randy Sung Education Endowment Fund Award: An award is being offered by the Randy Sung Education Endowment Fund in conjunction with the Minerva Foundation to a female student in a business faculty at the University of British Columbia. Please visit the website for an application form and eligibility requirements.

    Government Student Loans

    Government Student Loans are an excellent source of funding for Canadian and Landed Immigrant MM students. Students do not make principal or interest payments until six months after MM studies are completed. Additionally, student loans are granted without proof of strong credit ratings, secure employment and assets. Students do not have to prove themselves in these areas, as is normally required for bank loans. To best understand government student loans and ensure you apply through the correct program, it is important to work with the UBC Student Financial Assistance Office. Please note that government student loans were designed primarily for undergraduate studies. Therefore, the maximum amount of funds provided by a government student loan will not be enough to cover MM tuition. Government student loans should only constitute part of an MM student's financing plan.

    Teaching Assistants/Research Assistants

    MM students do not assume the roles of Teaching or Research Assistants. These roles are usually occupied by research-based MSc and PhD students in the Sauder School of Business.

    Part-Time Work Opportunities

    UBC MM students are not encouraged to work part-time during the program owing to the large time commitment required for classes, group work and individual study.

    Kick-start your career with the help of the UBC Master of Management (MM) program and the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (BCC).

    Professional development is built into the very core of the UBC MM program. Once accepted into the program, the Business Career Centre - and your personal career coach - will take a customized approach to your career progression, offering a structured, yet flexible program, that will help you clarify and achieve your goals.

    The career centre also actively promotes MM graduates to the business community, locally, nationally, and internationally.

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