How the program works


The 28-month Part-time UBC MBA at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School is as challenging as it is rewarding. Classes and exams are delivered through intensive weekend sessions at UBC’s Point Grey campus, approximately every two to three weeks. Combining this with additional course work outside these weekends, plus your day job, requires dedication and commitment. However, the big rewards reveal themselves throughout the program:

  • Gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in every aspect of business.
  • Immediately apply what you learn in your job – be it a presentation, brief, or budget strategy.
  • Challenge yourself and develop your personal leadership style.


Core and elective modules
During your 28-month UBC MBA journey, you'll study more than 20 cross-functional business courses designed to provide a comprehensive broad-based management education. 

Woven through the curriculum are five integrated themes that relate to modern business:

  • Creativity
  • Global Issues & Macroeconomics
  • Decision Making
  • Ethics & Sustainability
  • Leadership

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Business Strategy Integration
Running through the foundational months of the program, Business Strategy Integration works alongside your core modules to provide hands-on experience in solving real life business challenges.

Professional Development workshops:
A series of required career development workshops that will help you hone your skills for your next career move.

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What your weekends look like

Your Part-time UBC MBA class is made up of everyone from health care specialists and computer scientists to engineers and marketers. Some are seeking a higher-profile role in their existing company, while others want a complete change of career.

Here’s a sample of what two consecutive weekends might look like:

Weekend A 
Friday, March 11: Operations + Logistics 
Saturday, March 12: Foundations in Managerial Economics
Sunday, March 13: Operations + Logistics 
Weekend B 
Friday, April 1: Foundations in Managerial Economics 
Saturday, April 2: Operations + Logistics 
Sunday, April 3: Foundations in Managerial Economics 

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