A global perspective

The UBC International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) is a 20-month, part-time MBA program offered by UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School in partnership with the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

This unique degree program features world-class UBC faculty, a two-week residency trip to Vancouver, Canada, and gaining learning experiences with a global mindset. Receive a UBC IMBA degree from Canada’s leading academic business school and keep your life and career in China.

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Program overview
IMBA - Program Overview

Program overview

Study part time for 20 months in Shanghai including two weeks at the UBC Vancouver campus
The curriculum
Student and Instructor

The curriculum

Gain an essential foundation in advanced business and management techniques. All classes are taught in English by UBC Sauder faculty
Admissions & finance
IMBA - Admissions and Finance

Admissions & finance

We select candidates who have demonstrated vision, leadership, and experience. Here's what you need to know before applying

It really pushed me to look at the total business, the big picture and think like a CEO. The professors are top notch with real world business experiences. There are very few part-time programs that can provide such quality education.

Vivian Cao
UBC IMBA Class of 2013 Talent Management Director Nike Sports (China) Co. Ltd

Student experience

Thanks to experiences shared with a close-knit cohort on two continents, UBC IMBA candidates graduate with an international network. While the majority of the program is taught by UBC Sauder professors who fly to Shanghai, during two insightful weeks, the cohort flies to UBC Sauder’s picturesque Vancouver campus for an intensive residency. There, candidates expand their network in Canada and enhance their knowledge through a case study approach.

On both sides of the Pacific you’ll be able to take advantage of exclusive professional development opportunities, like career coaching, mentorship opportunities and workshops tailored specifically to IMBA candidates.

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