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Admission Process & Dates

Deadline Extension
Over the last few months we’ve been speaking to prospective MBA candidates from around the world about our re-imagined MBA program and have been excited by the response

To respond to this increased interest we have decided to extend our deadline to May 31st 2012. So if you were working on your application or were thinking of starting an application, you now have additional time to apply for entrance to our full time MBA class that begins in August 2012.

Apply online and contact us with any questions you have.
To respond to this increased interest we have decided to extend our deadline to May 31st 2012. So if you were working on your application but did not complete you now have additional time to apply for entrance to our full time MBA class that begins in August 2012.

To respond to this increased interest we have decided to extend our deadline to May 31st 2012. So if you were working on your application but did not complete you now have additional time to apply for entrance to our full time MBA class that begins in August 2012.

The UBC MBA Full-time Program has an annual intake in late August. Applications are evaluated in the order which they are completed, and we will proceed to mandatory interviews after a review of the application by our admissions committee. Therefore, it is to your advantage to submit your complete application and all supporting documentation as early as possible before the application deadline.

Provided that all documentation is complete, applicants will be informed of our admission decision within 4-6 weeks after each deadline.  For example, applicants who submit their complete applications before November 28th -- our Round 1 deadline -- will receive decisions by February 3rd at the latest. In some instances, applicants will receive their decisions earlier. You will need to check your application status online for any updates to your status.

Important program dates and the application deadlines are listed below:

2012 Application Deadlines

Application Deadline 

Final notification on or before

November 28, 2011

February 3, 2012

February 13, 2012 

April 13, 2012

April 16, 2012

May 25, 2012

May 31, 2012 June 29, 2012



Important Dates

September, 2011: Online Application Opens

August 2012*: Orientation and Official Start of Program
*Dates are subject to change every year.


Admissions Process

Application Materials
You are encouraged to submit your application and all supporting documentation before the application deadline.  Once we receive all supporting documentation, your file will become "complete" and will be sent to the admissions committee for review. We are not able to send your file to the admissions committee until all required documentation has been received by our office. All submitted application materials, including irreplaceable documents, become the property of the Sauder School of Business and will not be returned.

Applicant Screening and Acceptance
The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates the entire applicant profile as presented through academic records, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, full-time work experience, essays, letters of recommendations and an admissions interview. Each application is assessed independently from other applications.

Admission Interviews
The interview is the final stage of the admission process. All candidates being seriously considered for admission are interviewed prior to gaining admission to the UBC MBA program. The admissions committee or MBA Programs Office will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.

Confirmation of Acceptance
Upon receipt of an offer of admission, students must submit a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit in Canadian currency. This deposit will be credited towards your tuition.

Deferred Admission                
Students accepted into the UBC MBA program may defer admission for 1 year.  Students who wish to defer must still pay a deposit shortly after receiving their offer of admission to secure their place.


Please contact us if you have any questions or application difficulties.