Designed for professionals

UBC Sauder’s Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program is perfect for people who want an MBA but don't want to lose career momentum. We designed the 24-month curriculum to fit around your full-time work schedule, while still challenging you. You'll deepen your understanding of the inner workings of an organization, cultivate your leadership skills, and build your business acumen.

90% Enhanced their career through promotion or career change
6 yrs of avg. work experience
Ranked #37 in the world for Research Reputation
Ranked #1 business program in Canada
UBC Ranked #34 university in the world
Ranked #21 in the world for business administration

Get started with the UBC Professional MBA

Students in classroom

Program overview

Professional MBA is the evolution of our part-time MBA program. Find the program details in our overview.
Students smiling and having fun in a small class

Experiential curriculum

Take what you learn in the classroom to the boardroom the next day.
Student and Instructor

Career development

Learn about ongoing career advising and support services available to students here.
Students sitting on steps inside UBC Sauder Building

Admissions & finance

Learn about the admission requirements and the related fees here.

Meet our alumni

Realizing a work-life-school balance while studying for your MBA is tough. That's why our Professional MBA is optimized to fit the lives of busy professionals. Meet some of our graduates who've made great career leaps, all while studying for their MBA and raising families too.

The fact that I would be learning from experts in their field, with different professional backgrounds from me, was a big draw.

Nina Bagri
MBA Class of 2015

The student experience

During the UBC Professional MBA you’ll find yourself collaborating with and learning alongside some of the best minds in business. Over 24 months, including three 8-day residencies, you’ll discover your leadership style and build your business acumen in a supportive, collegial environment. Your cohort will become an invaluable network.

As a UBC Professional MBA candidate you’ll also have access to everything the Global Network for Advanced Management offers. In fact, UBC Sauder is the only Canadian school in this prestigious network.

 

Image of woman with a headset talking