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%
Africa and Middle East: 2%
Asia and Oceania: 56%

Admission Requirements

Aptitude tests:

GMAT: 550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test. Waiver is available.
GRE: 155 GRE score on both the verbal and quantitative sections. Waiver is available.

Language tests:

ELTS Academic: 7.0 overall
TOEFL iBT: 100
PTE: 70
Other: CAEL and CAEL Online: 70 overall band


2 references are required for all UBC MBA applicants.

Minimum work experience:

Minimum 2 years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from your Bachelor’s degree. At least 3 to 5 years of full-time work experience is required for a competitive edge.


Application fees:

CAD 154.25

Tuition fees:

CAD 52,443 (domestic), CAD 93,658 (international). Subject to UBC Board of Governors’ approval. The University may adjust fees at any time with limited notice.


Early entrance and merit scholarships are available to Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and international students.

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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 business schools and is located in Vancouver, Canada. UBC Sauder is recognised globally for its contributions to the transformation of business practices through innovative research and teaching.


At UBC Sauder, you will gain business acumen, expand your emotional intelligence and have access to personalised career support to better position yourself in the professional market. You will also join a network of 46,000+ alumni from more than 90 countries.


UBC Sauder offers Full-time and Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA), International MBA in Shanghai (IMBA), dual MBA + Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) and MBA + Law degrees.


UBC Sauder is the #1 business programme in Canada, according to Maclean’s Canada’s Best University Business Programmes: 2022 Rankings. UBC was also named one of the world’s top 40 universities by THE University Rankings 2022. In THE Impact Rankings, which assess universities against the UN Sustainable Development Goals, UBC has been ranked #13 university in the world.



The 16-month, full-time MBA at the Robert H. Lee Graduate School offers an integrated vision, equipping graduates with business knowledge and international consulting experience.


UBC Sauder is the only Canadian school in the Global Network for Advanced Management, a collaboration of 30+ graduate schools around the world. As a student in the network, you will travel to partner schools and tour local businesses, gaining a global perspective on business and society.


As a UBC MBA student, you will have access to the Global Immersion Experience. During this five-month consulting project overseas, you will become familiar with the local business landscape and help an organisation’s management team solve their unique challenges.


With a focus on experiential learning, the UBC MBA is a transformative journey that will help you achieve your career goals.

Programme info

Programme name

Master of Business Administration

Programme format(s)



Technology & Analytics Leadership, Finance, Product + Service Management, Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Custom

Language(s) of instruction


Locations of study abroad or international exchanges

Optional international exchange at one of 34 global partner schools. Required Global Immersion Experience at one of the 4 international locations.

Application deadlines between fall


and spring


First round: 27 September 2022; Second round: 10 January 2023; Third round (final round for international applicants): 4 April 2023; Final round (domestic applicants): 2 May 2023

Starting dates between fall


and spring


5 September 2023




#1 Business Programme in Canada (Maclean’s University Rankings 2022); #1 in Canada for Business Administration (ARWU (Shanghai Rankings) Global Ranking 2021); #1 University in North America for International Outlook (THE World University Rankings 2022); #13 University in the world for Global Impact (THE Impact Rankings 2022); #37 University in the World (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022)

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