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Who should apply?

Part-Time UBC MBA applicants come from all kinds of academic backgrounds, with a broad range of personal and professional experiences. It’s this diversity in the classroom that challenges the status quo and contributes to a rich and stimulating learning environment. View our class profile.

How are applicants assessed?

The candidate selection process is rigorous. You should be able to demonstrate managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition, drive and a clear sense of purpose. We assess these characteristics based on your professional experience, extracurricular activities, personal interests, written submissions and interviews. Read more in our How to Apply section.

Outlined below are the minimum entrance requirements for admission to the Part-Time UBC MBA program, as well as the competitive requirements. Because of the competitive nature of admissions to the program, we strongly encourage applicants to exceed our minimum requirements.

Criteria Minimum Requirements
GMAT/GRE

GMAT code: LQS-CP-02

GRE code: 0965 (UBC); 4201 (Dept)
550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test or at least 150 GRE score on the verbal and quantitative section.

Competitive Requirements
GMAT: 630-640
GRE: 310+ on combined verbal and quantitative section
Academic Achievements Bachelor's degree* with a 76% average or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.**

* Generally, a four-year degree is required. Three-year Bachelor’s are accepted from Australia, New Zealand, U.K., and Europe. Refer to this page for details on each country.

**If the applicant has sufficient professional experience or presents sufficiently high GMAT/GRE scores, a lower average may be accepted, subject to approval of the Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.

When applying please have your official transcripts sent directly to the Robert H. Lee Graduate School by your home university.
Professional Experience Minimum 2 years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from the bachelor’s degree.

Competitive Requirements

Between 5 and 6 years of full-time work experience.
Maturity, Motivation & Fit Assessed through online application essays, resume, professional references and interview.
English Proficiency Applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the U.S.A. in which English was not the official language of instruction. Accepted Exams: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS (Academic), Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), MELAB.

More on English proficiency exams.