International MBA


Add value to your career

The UBC IMBA program teaches the very latest in theoretical and applied knowledge by integrating an innovative curriculum with new technologies and pioneering teaching methods.

IMBA courses are designed to give you an in-depth understanding of essential business functions. Throughout the courses, the challenges of global business will be a common theme.

Each UBC IMBA course is comprised of twenty hours of contact time taught over intensive four-day weekend sessions. Students will attend classes from Friday through Sunday, with class time on Friday afternoon and extending into the evening. Each course will consist of preparatory reading, assignments and a post-course exam held on the Friday afternoon prior to the start of the next course.

Foundation, advanced & integrated course

The curriculum provides an essential foundation in advanced business and management techniques and enables you to showcase your analytical and problem-solving skills through active learning. As the program progresses, you will find yourself thinking more and more like a top-level manager and making critical decisions that affect the success of a company.

*Courses may change slightly by year.

Foundation courses

The program begins with eight foundation courses:

  • Business Strategy
  • Foundations in Accounting I
  • Foundations of Managerial Economics
  • Operations & Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Application of Statistics in Management
  • Introductory Finance
  • Foundations in Accounting II

Advanced courses

  • Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Investments
  • Human Resources
  • Managing change
  • Two Party Negotiations
  • Brand Management
  • Services Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Process Fundamentals
  • Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • MIS
  • Managing Information Technology
  • Others
  • Decision Making for Managers
  • Ethics and Sustainability
  • Integrated courses

Capstone integration

Part celebration, part competition, Capstone is the culmination of all your hard work in the IMBA. In this enriched week-long business simulation you will work alongside – and compete against – your fellow IMBA candidates, who, by this point in the program, will have become friends.

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