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Sauder School of Business – University of British Columbia

UBC Sauder School of Business Professional MBA Structure

The Professional MBA program at the UBC Sauder School of Business’ Robert H. Lee Graduate School is a 24-month part-time program with classes taking place once every two-to-three weeks, complete with winter and summer breaks and three, eight-day Professional Residencies held each January in the program, and the final month of the program.

Assisting with student’s full-time employment schedules, exams are held completely online.


The program begins in January with the first of three residencies. Following the introduction to the program, Professional MBA students complete foundational courses in the first year. The second year is dedicated to Advanced Courses and optional Global Network of Advanced Management Small Network online courses. Through the entirety of the program, students complete hands-on Career and Professional Development programming, of which includes workshops, networking events, and more.

Class Profile

The most recent UBC Sauder class features 47 students, of which 60 percent were male students and 40 percent were female students. The average work experience of the class was seven years and the average age was 31-years old.

Career Statistics

Upwards of 90 percent of Professional MBA students advanced their careers after earning the degree.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of tuition for the UBC Sauder Professional MBA program at the Robert H. Lee Graduate School is $48,450 CAD for Canadian residents and $80,060 CAD for international residents. A non-refundable $2,500 CAD deposit is required to hold a spot in the program upon admission.

Total tuition and fees are as follows. Note, these figures do not include cost of living in Vancouver:

ExpensesCost (CAD)
Tuition$48,450 (Canada Resident)

$80,060 (International Resident)
Student Fees$2,600
MBA Student Building Fee$1,600
MBA Society Fee$400

Early entrance scholarships of $1,000 CAD and $2,000 CAD are offered to applicants that apply before select MBA deadlines (see: below). Federal and private loans may be available to select applicants to help fund their educational needs. However, international students, unless the payment is provided via their employer, likely can only sign for private loan funding.


In order to apply to the UBC Sauder Professional MBA program at the Robert H. Lee Graduate School, applicants must have earned a three-or-four year undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution while maintaining a GPA of at least a ‘B+’ (76 percent or 3.3). GMAT scores must be, at a minimum of 550 and in the 50th percentile for each test section. GRE scores should be at least 155 for the verbal and quantitative sections. However, the school suggests applicants score around 650 on the GMAT and 320 on the GRE. A minimum of three years of prior work experience is also required, although the current average is seven years per student.

The following must also be submitted:

• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• A current resume
• $143 CAD application fee
• Letters of reference
• GMAT/GRE scores
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• Essays

Strong candidates will be asked to conduct an in-person interview on the UBC Sauder campus.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round One – May 31, 2019 ($2,000 CAD scholarship deadline)
Round Two – July 18, 2019 ($1,000 CAD scholarship deadline)
Final Round – Oct. 9, 2019

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