UBC Master of Management


A business degree for non-business graduates

Developed to address the evolving needs of today’s most innovative employers, the UBC Master of Management (MM) curriculum provides you with a vital grounding in a broad spectrum of business and management disciplines, from accounting to finance and marketing to strategic management. Combined with the career development throughout the program, you will graduate with the competitive edge you need when applying for your dream job.

The 9-month, full-time UBC MM offered by UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School runs annually from August to the end of May.

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Why the UBC Master of Management?

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Why choose Master of Management

What you will learn

Key business topics

The MM curriculum provides a comprehensive, broad-based management education that gives you in-depth business expertise across a range of key business subject areas.

Topics include:

  • Strategic management
  • Finance
  • Managerial accounting
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational behaviour and human resources
  • Information technology
  • Supply chain management
  • Operations and logistics

Real world experience

From January to May, the Community Business Project allows you to engage, collaborate and network with local businesses on group projects as you apply your classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. The Community Business Project is a 1.5 credit course that provides an opportunity for you to put your business skills to work on community-enhancing projects such as business planning, market expansion, community planning, and environmental sustainability initiatives. This section of the program gives you the real-world, practical business experience you need to make employers sit up and take notice.

Industry application

This is your chance to demonstrate your new skills. In the Capstone course, you will use your business knowledge and leadership abilities to solve a significant business challenge in this three-day business simulation. This is an invaluable opportunity for MM students to use the theoretical and applied learning they've gained in the past nine months, preparing them for any industry.

MBA or MM?

While the Master of Management degree is internationally recognized and ideal for opening new doors in your field, it does differ from our MBA program, as well as other top-tier MBA programs, in several significant ways.

UBC MM Program

Top-tier MBA Programs

Previous Work Experience

Not required; direct entry from Bachelor’s degree

Required. Typically 5+ years of full-time professional work experience acquired after a Bachelor’s degree


You can begin the MM directly after completion of Bachelor’s degree. Typically at 22 or 23 years of age

Average age of students is 28-30

Length of Program

9 months

1-2 years

Program Content

Broad-based management education including topics on all major business functions

Introduction to all major business functions plus the ability to specialize/major in a specific area

Employment Outcomes

Based on Bachelor’s and MM degree. Typically entry-level management positions in a broad range of business fields

Based on professional work experience of 5+ years and MBA degree. Typically senior-level management positions

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