UBC Professional MBA

Career development

Empowering students

You’re here to build your career. So are we. Our Hari B. Varshney Business Career Centre plays a critical role in the UBC Professional MBA program, offering you dedicated one-on-one career coaching, professional skills training, and networking opportunities. You’ll have access to four different mentorship programs, exclusive company panels, valuable industry insights and much more.

Support through your journey

Career services
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Career services

It may have been a while since you last had an interview. Through our one-on-one coaching, we’ll help you articulate your value and skills to land that job, whether you’re looking to change departments or companies.
Mentorship & training
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Mentorship & training

Gaining insight from someone in senior management is invaluable. We’ll pair you with a mentor who is able to develop your personal leadership goals

Career outcomes

UBC PMBA alumni have been very successful in making changes in their career. In fact, 90% of the PMBA Class of 2020 have enhanced their career either by promotion, company change or entire career paths.

The program provides students the value and skills they need to make career shifts, oftentimes within the duration of the program.

Students have seen great success, as they used the career services and knowledge to pivot their careers into another field. Here are a sample of students who have done this by the end of the program:

Start of the program   By the end of the program

Career changers

Credit Analyst at a Canadian industrial wholesaler
Business Analyst at Telus
Research Technician  at a medical research centre
Operations Specialist and Supervisor at Emterra Environmental
Program Manager at an e-commerce service provider
Senior Associate, Venture Capital at First Block Capital
Junior Project Engineer at an engineering consulting company
Associate at McKinsey & Company
Registered Nurse and Project Manager at a hospital
Managing Director at Kinetix Medicine

Career advancers

Controller  at a mid-sized charity
Chief Financial Officer at United Way of Lower Mainland
Technology business analyst  at a wireless tech firm
Project Manager at Fujitsu
Project manager  at a financial technology consulting company
Director, Customer Success at a financial technology consulting company 

Students also choose to transition into new roles within their organizations. Here is a sample of examples of promotions seen while students were in the program:

From   To


Logistics Manager at BC Ferries
Regional Manager, Terminal Operations
Manager, Content and Partnerships  at CanLII
Director, Programs and Partnerships
Senior Purchasing Manager  at Aritzia
Director, Global Procurement                                                                                                                                  
Account Manager, Commercial Banking at RBC
VP of Corporate Client Group


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