The UBC Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools, recognized globally for its contributions to the transformation of business practices through innovative research and teaching. The school has more than 40,000 alumni in 80 countries around the world. UBC Sauder is renowned for its strength as a preferred source of top talent for employers around the world, and #1 school in Canada for business and economics by Times Higher Education.
The UBC Sauder School of Business has two campuses. Its main campus, UBC Robson Square, is based in downtown Vancouver. The campus has more than 70,000 square feet of meeting rooms, program facilities, breakout areas, computer labs, and reception areas. On the school’s second campus – the Vancouver campus – you’ll find facilities like meeting rooms, study spaces, and lounge areas, as well as the UBC Welcome Center, the UBC Library, the UBC Farm, the Museum of Anthropology, the UBC Botanical Garden, and more.
Vancouver is one of the most liveable cities in the world, well-known for its idyllic nature, rich culture, and diversity. The city also has a high employment rate, home to companies like Amazon, Starbucks, Microsoft, Accenture, and lululemon.
The UBC Sauder School of Business has three MBA programs and two dual degree programs. The UBC MBA is a 16-month, full-time program with at least two years of work experience. The UBC Professional MBA (PMBA) is a 24-month, part-time program designed for working professionals. The UBC International MBA (IMBA) is a 20-month, part-time program, offered in partnership with the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This program takes place in Shanghai, China, with a trip to Vancouver.
The UBC MBA+MBA Dual Degree is a 24-month program that allows students to build expertise in business as well as business analytics. Students will leave with an MBA degree and a Master of Business Analytics degree. The UBC JD/MBA is a four-year program that provides students with practical lessons in law and business. Students will graduate with a dual MBA and law degree.
The UBC Sauder School of Business is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), which is globally recognized as one of the most prestigious forms of accreditation a business school can earn.
The UBC Sauder School of Business offers a range of scholarships to MBA candidates. In every UBC MBA class, the school awards entrance scholarships to 35-45% of the class. Available scholarships for the UBC MBA include regional scholarships and awards for talented applicants from Asia, South & Latin America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and Canada, as well as general scholarships like the IBPOC Scholarship, the Women in Business Leadership Scholarships, and the Responsible Business & Community Spirit Scholarship. These scholarships are also available for UBC Professional MBA applicants and UBC MBA+MBAN Dual Degree applicants.
The UBC International MBA program has an early entrance scholarship and merit scholarships.
The UBC Sauder School of Business is heavily committed to producing valuable thought leadership based on its groundbreaking research. In 2020, the school was ranked #1 in Canada for research reputation by Maclean’s.
Research at UBC Sauder is divided into six divisions: Accounting and Information Systems, Finance, Marketing and Behavioral Science, Operations and Logistics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, and Strategy and Business Economics. Specialized research centers – such as the Center for Social Innovation & Impact Investing and the Creative Destruction Lab Vancouver – work with leading international organizations to apply management thinking and impact business practices.
The school’s latest research explores everything from the risks and consequences of speaking up to technological change in the movie theater industry to measuring corporate culture using machine learning.