Professional MBA students work one-on-one with a career coach to create their own individual professional development plan. Aside from ongoing career advising and support, here is a handful of the services available:
Salary Negotiation Simulation
To maximize your earning potential, we’ll work with you to develop a personalized strategy for negotiating your salary.
Interview Skill Development
It may have been a while since you last had an interview. We’ll help you articulate your value and skills to land that job, whether you’re looking to change departments or companies.
Industry Events & Networking Opportunities
Meet industry professionals face-to-face at information sessions and company tours, thanks to the connections of the Career Centre's dedicated business development team.
Exclusive opportunities and technology
Professional MBA students gain access to UBC Sauder's exclusive job board, and tools that will improve your resume and industry insights.
CFA Institution Program Partner
The UBC Sauder School of Business is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Program Partner, an internationally recognized designation certifying that the UBC MBA meets the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. As a CFA Program Partner, UBC Sauder gives its students the edge they need in pursuing this professional designation and careers in positions as financial analyst, portfolio manager, and investment advisors. To learn more and for questions about the CFA institute Program Partnership, visit the CFA Institute.
Work with industry professionals (many of which are UBC Sauder alumni) who are committed to sharing their knowledge to guide you down your desired career path. We offer four programs:
Capital Markets Training Program
Discover a career in the capital markets and investment banking with a series of applied, in-depth training workshops led by finance professionals.
Finance Mentor Program
Featuring three streams (Capital Markets, Commercial Banking and Women in Finance), students are paired with industry professional to help explore career opportunities in the finance sector.
MBA Mentor Program
Develop a lasting relationship with an experienced business leader who can help you develop your leadership potential.
Strategy Consulting Mentorship Program (SCMP)
High performing students (with solid academic performance and a GMAT of 700+) have the opportunity to be interviewed by consulting firms, after successful completion of a mock case. Learn more >
From your first day as a UBC Professional MBA student, tap into the power of a 39,000-strong network found across 74 countries as you navigate your career.
You'll connect with members of our alumni community at exclusive events arranged by the career centre. Meet individuals who are willing to help guide you on your career journey and gain meaningful advice and help. Learn what former students in your shoes have done, and expand your possibilities.
After you graduate
Once you're an alum, don't think your opportunities end. You'll be able to access Sauder Square, a network designed exclusively for UBC Sauder alumni, where you could connect with classmates, colleagues and future mentors. Find your next career move on the job board and more.
And even though you may be an alum, you won't lose access to the career centre. Alumni career services include coaching, resources and webinars, job postings and mentor programs. A lifetime of support means you'll always have the chance to make a pivot in your career.
Accelerate Your Career with Personalized Career Development.
You’re here to build your career. So are we. The award-winning Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre plays a critical role in the Professional MBA program, offering you dedicated one-on-one career coaching, professional skills training, and networking opportunities. Plus, you’ll have access to four different mentorship programs, exclusive company panels, valuable industry insights and much, much more.
From one-on-one coaching to recruiting events and mentor programs, the Business Career Centre can help you realize your potential.