The University of British Columbia - Sauder School of Business

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The Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia (UBC) offers an award winning M.B.A. program.

The UBC M.B.A. 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.

The Sauder School of Business, an internationally recognized leader in business research, is awarded more Canadian research grants than any other business school. Projects are conducted on behalf of government and business, faculty members serve as consultants, board members, publishers, and conference speakers. With numerous awards for teaching excellence, faculty members ensure that UBC M.B.A. students are direct beneficiaries of the knowledge, ideas, and experiences that result from the faculty’s extensive research and outreach efforts.

Areas of Expertise

At the heart of the UBC M.B.A. 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 M.B.A. gives you the choice to either refine or broaden your particular talents and interests. The Sauder School of Business offers one of the most extensive international exchange programs of any North American business school.

On Campus Housing

On-campus University residences provide spaces for over 6,500 students in single student housing as well as family housing units. The majority of students live in rental accommodation off-campus and commute to the University, which is well served by a reliable public transportation system. The housing department’s application process is entirely separate from the UBC M.B.A. admissions process. Students should not wait until they are admitted before applying for housing. See for more details.

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus rental housing is available approximately two kilometres from campus. Average prices for unfurnished studio units excluding utilities, phone, and cable are $700.00 CAD per month, one bedroom $700.00 to $900.00 CAD per month, and two bedroom $1,000.00 to $1,300.00 CAD per month. For listings of off-campus rental accommodation, please see the AMS Rentsline at

Incoming Students

The fast pace of the integrated core necessitates that all students have an adequate level of understanding in accounting, finance, economics, business statistics, quantitative methods, and computers. Students who have not studied these disciplines should complete introductory courses at any recognized college or university prior to the start of the M.B.A. Some students may have already taken introductory courses in these subject areas, but may have had little opportunity to apply this material in their work environment. As a result, they may find their skills need to be updated. UBC has designed a two week non-credit pre-core program, which is offered in August to achieve this goal. The pre-core is a very intensive review of the key concepts needed during the integrated core. The International Student Preparation (ISP) program is designed to assist all international and newly landed immigrant students. This practical program builds confidence, and provides skills and strategies for operating within the intensive and highly interactive environment of the M.B.A. program.

Career Planning

When you enrol in an M.B.A. program, you want more than an impressive credential, you want a rewarding career. But it takes skills and strategy to navigate your way through today's highly competitive job market. That's why the Sauder School of Business Career Centre plays an integral role in the UBC M.B.A. program. The Business Career Centre (BCC) offers both personal consultation and a structured program to help you identify, develop, and achieve your unique career goals. Early in your program, you'll complete a Web based self assessment test that will help you clarify your career direction. Once your studies are underway, you'll benefit from one on one career coaching and skills training in areas such as resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and networking. Linking Graduates and Recruiters The BCC actively promotes UBC M.B.A. graduates to the business community, locally, nationally, and internationally. Your resume will be published in the UBC M.B.A. CD Rom and distributed through the faculty's extensive network of corporate contacts. Each year, corporate recruiters from prominent companies interview graduates on campus and hundreds of career opportunities are posted year round on the Career Centre Web site.


UBC's athletics and sport services administers one of Canada's most successful inter-university athletic programs. UBC has won 48 Canadian Inter-University Athletic Union (CIAU) championships. UBC's intramural sports and recreation program is the largest in Canada offering students an opportunity to participate in everything from martial arts to marathons with popular annual traditions such as Day of the Longboat and Storm the Wall. Facilities include the Winter Sports Centre, the War Memorial Gymnasium, Aquatic Centre, and the new Student Recreation Centre, one of the country's finest university fitness centres.


UBC's Alma Mater Society maintains over 200 student run clubs, which cater to a wide variety of academic and social interests including ethnic and cultural clubs, student resource groups, athletic clubs, political clubs, academic/departmental clubs, recreational/special interest clubs, and religious clubs.

Information Technology

UBC has the largest campus Wi-Fi Network in the world! In order to connect to this high speed wireless network, students will need to purchase a wireless network card (NIC).


Facilities include the Asian Centre, Botanical Gardens, the new Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Herbarium, Museum of Anthropology, M.Y. Williams Geological Museum, Norman MacKenzie Centre for the Arts, North East Pacific Culture Collection, UBC Fine Arts Gallery, and Zoological Museum.

Special Services

The University strives to be accessible to all members of society and provides support for students with special needs through the Disability Resource Centre, which offers services such as interpreting, captioning, note taking, reading, peer tutoring, book retrieval, equipment provision, and mobility assistance for students, faculty, and staff with disabilities. Other support units include the First Nations House of Learning, which aims to provide a quality post-secondary education determined by the philosophies and values of British Columbia's First People, the Rick Hansen National Fellow program, the Equity Office, and the Women Students' Office (offering counselling, advocacy, safer campus programs, etc.).

International Involvement

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Campus Tour

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Modified on October 19, 2022