UBC Professional MBA

Program journey

Take your career to new heights

The UBC Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program teaches the very latest in theoretical and applied knowledge by integrating an innovative curriculum with new technologies and pioneering teaching methods.

Our 8-day residencies will provide UBC PMBA students with an immersive educational experience, integrating multiple business topics, professional development and experiential activities.  As with all elements of our PMBA program, teamwork and strategic thinking will be integral.

The UBC PMBA experience

World-leading faculty
World-leading faculty

World-leading faculty

Our professors are among the highest calibre in their fields and their work has made our school one of the top in the world for business research.
Global opportunities
Global opportunity

Global opportunities

Our student body is internationally diverse. Our faculty is too. This rich mosaic of cultures brings fresh perspectives. From the experiences you’ll have, to the people you’ll learn from, a UBC Sauder education is a global education.

Your path to success

This UBC Professional MBA (PMBA) curriculum ensures students have the critical skills and knowledge to think about business at a strategic and holistic level. To allow you to focus on your studies, two modules are taught over six weeks, with classes every two to three weekends. And to ensure ease of access, exams are administered online.

Foundation Courses

Courses covered include accounting; introductory finance; foundations of accounting and business economics; marketing; operations; application of statistics in management; building high performance teams; fundamentals of analytics and tech.

Advanced Courses

Specialized courses covered include entrepreneurship; financial statement analysis; strategy in organizations; process fundamentals; marketing research; corporate finance; investment theory and asset pricing; supply chain strategy and analytics.

Professional residencies

Taught by a cross-discipline team, these residencies will span multiple topics in business. The first will focus on leadership and competitive strategy. The second: business development and negotiations. The third: ethics, sustainability, and managing change.

Optional Global Network Week & Courses

Online courses offered by institutions in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) that can be taken and counted as credit towards the UBC PMBA.


Career support at every step

Mandatory personal and professional development programming, including immersive Career Weeks, networking events, industry speakers, mock interviews and offer negotiations. Optional opportunities for mentoring, training programs and company visits.

Career support at every step

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