Admissions Requirements


2015 Program Start Update

The Sauder School of Business strives for continuous improvement. As one of Canada’s top business schools we are constantly redeveloping our programs to continue to be thought leaders and deliver a cutting edge educational experience to our students. The start of the next delivery of the EMBA in Health Care has been postponed to the spring semester 2015 due to a redesign of the program.

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Who Should Apply

UBC seeks bright, talented, enthusiastic, and creative individuals committed to a high level of achievement in their academic, personal, and professional lives. The UBC EMBA candidate selection process is rigorous and is guided by the following criteria:

  1. You have demonstrated potential for senior management, and have approximately 8 years of work experience, preferably 3 at a management level.
  2. Academic experience: prefer an undergraduate degree or equivalent. If you do not meet these criteria, you may be asked to write the GMAT.
  3. Provision of 3 references.
  4. A personal interview with members of Admissions Comittee will be conducted while the application is being completed.

We recognize that individual applicants often have unique strengths and those strengths can be given special consideration in the admissions process.

Academic Achievements
Candidates are recruited from diverse academic backgrounds. A four-year Bachelor's degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution is preferred. Candidates must have a solid academic record.  Only 1 transcript from each institution is required for your application.  

Professional Work Experience
Individuals with a broad range of personal and professional experiences are selected for the program as diversity in the classroom challenges the status quo and contributes to a rich and stimulating learning environment. Competitive applicants generally have between 6 and 8 years of full-time work experience.

Initiative and Motivation
Successful applicants demonstrate managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition, drive, and a clear sense of purpose. These characteristics are assessed based on professional experience, extracurricular activities, personal interests, and written submissions.