Fees, Expenses and Financial Aid

Part-time UBC MBA Program Tuition Fees

Canadian citizens and permanent residents $45,656 CAD*
International students $65,998 CAD*

*The amounts noted above are the program tuition fees for the January 2017 entry. Fees are normally established in April or May preceding the commencement of each academic year, but the University may change the fees at any time without advance notice.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $125 CAD fee is required prior to the application being processed. Please note that the electronic application requires payment of an application fee using MasterCard or Visa only. Application fees cannot be deferred and are only valid for the academic year in which you apply.


A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $2,500 (credited towards first installment of tuition) is collected for admitted candidates in advance of program commencement.

Student Levied Fees*

Additional student activity fees in the range of $1,000 - $1,300 CAD will be levied by student associations.

Global Immersion*

Working with your counterparts from local business schools, you will consult for successful companies on a mandatory international project. Past international locations included Bangalore, Copenhagen, Singapore and Shanghai. Gather first-hand knowledge about the culture and commerce of another country, and develop the confidence to work in the global marketplace.  The approximate cost of Global Immersion is $5,000 CAD, plus a $600 CAD course administration fee. 

Building Fee*

The Sauder School of Business building fee is a student levied fee which all Sauder students pay. The fee was passed through student referendum to help finance the recent building renovations. The amount of this fee is $1,522.50 CAD, and the fee is charged to all MBA students. The full amount of the fee is taken at the same time as the first tuition instalment in Year 1 (January 1st).

Textbooks, Course Fees & Supplies*

The cost for books and materials will be approximately $2,500 - $3,500 CAD.

MBA Preparation Program Fees*

The MBA Preparation Program is optional, and a separate fee of approximately $300 - $800 CAD will be applied depending on the number of courses taken.

*All fees are approximate and are subject to change at any time.