UBC Sauder School of Business

UBC Sauder School of Business

Student Body

Male vs. Female ratio:


Age range:

23-49 years

Average age:

30 years

Degree background:

Business – 25%; Computer Science – 10%; Economics – 6%; Engineering – 39%; Humanities – 5%; Law – 1%; Science – 10%; Social Sciences – 4%

International students:


International student diversity:

North America: 27%
Central/South America: 15%
Middle East: 1%
Asia and Oceania: 56%
Africa: 1%

Admission Requirements

University degree:

A Bachelor’s degree with a B+ average, or recognised equivalent from an accredited institution

Aptitude tests:

GMAT: minimum 550, competitive 650
GRE: minimum 155, competitive 320+

Language tests:

IELTS – minimum 7
TOEFL iBT – minimum 100
PTE – minimum 70
TOEFL CBT – minimum 250


2 academic or 2 professional references

Minimum work experience:

2 years


Application fees:

CAD 151.25*

Tuition fees:

CAD 51,417* for Canadian citizens and permanent residents CAD 90,057* for International students (*Fees subject to approval by the board of governors. The university may change the fees at any time without advance notice.)


FT MBA merit scholarships between 35% – 45% of every class

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Challenge the World by Changing How You Think

The UBC Sauder School of Business is one of the world’s leading academic business schools, recognised globally for its contributions to the transformation of business practices through innovative research and teaching. UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School offers a wide range of graduate programmes, including Full-time MBA, Professional MBA, International MBA in Shanghai, Master of Management, and Master of Business Analytics. The school has more than 43,000 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 ranked as the #1 business programme in Canada by Maclean’s University Rankings in 2021. In addition, UBC is ranked by Times Higher Education University Rankings 2021 as one of the world’s top 40 universities.



The 16-month, Full-time UBC MBA at UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School offers a unique integrated vision, with all students graduating with international consulting experience. UBC Sauder is the only Canadian school in the Global Network for Advanced Management, a prestigious collaboration of over 30 graduate schools around the world. MBA students also have access to immersive study abroad options, including the Global Immersion Experience. This five-month consulting project with an overseas company allows students to go abroad for two weeks and immerse themselves in the local business landscape and cross-cultural experience. With five career tracks including the chance to develop a custom career track tailored to your interests and a focus on experiential learning, the UBC Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is a transformative journey that attracts the brightest minds in business.

Programme info

Programme name

Full-time, In-person

Programme format(s)



5 career tracks: Finance; Product and Service Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Technology & Analytics Leadership; Custom

Language(s) of instruction


Locations of study abroad or international exchanges

Optional international exchange at one of our 34 global partner schools

Application deadlines between fall


and spring


6 January, 2022; 5 April, 2022

Starting dates between fall


and spring


August 2022




#1 Business Program in Canada (Maclean’s University Rankings 2022); #26 in Better World MBA ranking (Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking 2020); #37 University in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022); #46 University in the World (QS World University Rankings 2022)

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