UBC Professional MBA

Careers as a PMBA

Everyone comes to UBC Sauder with different priorities, different goals and different perspectives. The Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre (BCC) is staffed with dedicated PMBA Career Coaches who will help you develop a strategy based on what today’s employers are looking for, and have designed programs and services to help you develop your market skills and shape your career.

Embrace change

Whether it's advancing in their current role, progression into senior roles, career changes or starting something of their own, students come to UBC Sauder with a desire for change. Our team of experts at the Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre are dedicated to helping you navigate the business landscape and develop the skills you need to achieve your goals.

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Experience the outcome

UBC PMBA alumni have been very successful in making changes in their career.

In fact, 90%+ for the last 5 years of the PMBA Class of 2021 have enhanced their career either by promotion, company change or entire career paths.

Grads Graduating

Career changes experienced

  • Started as a Controller at Large Children's Charity organization , graduated as a CFO at United Way of Lower Mainland 
  • Started as a Business Analyst/Project Manager at Digital Consultancy, graduated as a Director Customer Success at Modes 
  • Started as a Director of Operations at Biopharmaceutical Company, graduated as a VP Head of Science Operations at CanAscen Biotech 
  • Started as a Systems Engineer at Oil and Gas company, graduated as a Manager, Global Investment and Innovation Incentives at Deloitte 
  • Started as a Senior Account Manger at Social Media Management Company, graduated as a Senior Merchant Success Manager at Shopify 

Career growth experienced

  • Started as a Controller  at a mid-sized charity, graduated as a Chief Financial Officer at United Way of Lower Mainland
  • Started a Technology business analyst  at a wireless tech firm, graduated as a Project Manager at Fujitsu
  • Started as a Project manager  at a financial technology consulting company, graduated as a Director, Customer Success at a financial technology consulting company 
  • Started as a HR Business Partner at Richie Bros., graduated as a Sales Manager 
  • Started a Project Coordinator at Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, graduated as a Senior Project Delivery Specialist 
  • Started as a Project Manager at Intel, graduated as a Software Engineering Manager 

Celebrate success

From concussion monitoring to tech-product marketing, to venture capital funding, UBC Sauder is a launch pad for innovation. Meet some of our entrepreneurially-minded UBC PMBA graduates who have honed their business skills to launch industry-leading companies.

Who hires our grads

The PMBA has been a great step forward for my personal and career growth. The program exceeded my expectations. The best thing is that what I learn in the classroom is directly applicable at work.

Medea Kaishauri
Manager of Vendor Management, Amazon

Expect Support

We offer a range of programs, services and resources to help you navigate the business landscape and develop the skills you need to achieve your goals.

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