Sauder School of Business graduates over 500 new business leaders


Vancouver - Over 500 future business leaders will walk across the stage of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC on June 2, 2004 to receive their degrees or diplomas from the Sauder School of Business.

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, plus Diplomas in Accounting will be conferred. Among the graduates are the first students to complete the Sauder School of Business International MBA program (IMBA). A number of the IMBA students have traveled from Shanghai to Vancouver to participate in the UBC congregation ceremony.

This group of individuals represents the future of business in Canada, and globally, says Daniel Muzyka, Dean of the Sauder School of Business and RBC Professor of Entrepreneurship. I would like to congratulate them all on their accomplishments, and wish them luck in their careers.

Many graduates have already accepted, and started positions with leading firms, including Procter & Gamble, CIBC World Markets, Telus, Business Objects and KPMG.

In addition, this year's PhD graduates have accepted faculty positions at Wilfred Laurier, Schulich School of Business at York University and Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

The breakdown of this year's graduates, by program is:

  • 52: Diploma in Accounting
  • 462: Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • 90: Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • 21: International MBA (IMBA)
  • 28: Masters of Science (MSc)
  • 3: PhD

This group of graduates joins a growing community of over 23,000 Sauder School of Business alumni, who live and work in over 60 counties worldwide.