UBC Professional MBA

Take your career to new heights

An innovative new program, UBC’s part-time Professional MBA will propel your career without taking you away from it. Offered by UBC Sauder School of Business’ Robert H. Lee Graduate School, the Professional MBA is designed around your full-time work schedule: classes take place every 2-3 weekends, all exams are online, you’ll get winter and summer breaks, and three 8-day Professional Residencies will deepen your network. All over the course of 24 months.

Through collaborative course work and personalized career coaching, the Professional MBA will build your business acumen. It will help you discover your leadership style, deepen your understanding of the inner workings of an organization, and cultivate your strategic thinking skills. In short, it will arm you with the tools to meet your ambitious career goals.

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93% of our class of 2016 enhanced their career through promotion or a career change
The average years of work experience is seven Average cohort size is fifty
Number one university in Canada for Business and Economics
Ranked the 36th university in the world
Top fifty Global Elite

Attend an Event



UBC Professional MBA Experience Day

Experience a day in the life of a UBC Professional MBA student at the Point Grey campus. Learn what a Professional MBA student would typically learn with a Sample Lecture from a member of our acclaimed faculty.

June 10, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Henry Angus Building 2053 Main Mall Vancouver, BC
Cocktail Hour + Networking Session

Network with the Recruitment & Admissions team, and other business professionals over a cocktail or two at this special event held at the prestigious Terminal City Club.
July 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC Register
Breakfast with the Business Career Centre

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Terminal City Club, and meet Marja Harmer from the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (BCC). Learn what the BCC Career Coaches will do, and how they work with students.
August 17, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC Register
UBC Professional MBA Sample Class

Our final event of the season, engage and learn in a Sample Class - in this lecture, you'll learn lessons that our Professional MBA students learn, and be able to apply practical lessons to your work.
September 12, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA - Downtown Vancouver Vancouver, BC Register


We currently do not have any online webinars scheduled.


We currently do not have any online webinars scheduled.

Our Experience

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Our Alumni Stories

Whether you want to change companies, industries or job titles, the Professional MBA can help you get there. This innovative new program is designed based on the feedback of past Part-time MBA candidates, who are now driving change across the globe.

      Joyce     Nina     Aries      

Joyce Ip

Sentry Partners

With a background in psychology,    Joyce Ip has always excelled at communications. Her MBA gave her the business skills she needed to leap from junior consultant to firm partner. 


Nina Bagri

Associate Director, US Sales
Cell Culture Products at STEMCELL Technologies

Nina Bagri was working in the fast moving biotech sector. She was keeping pace, but wanted to excel. With a UBC MBA she made the leap to senior management.


Aries Suswendi

Release Coordinator

While studying toward his MBA, Aries Suswendi was promoted twice within a year. All while raising two children, one of whom was born during the program.

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