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

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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.
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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

Candidates of the Part-time UBC MBA, the foundation that the UBC Professional MBA has evolved from, have been very successful in making changes in their career. In fact, 93% 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

Account Manager at a financial institution
VP of Operations at a activewear/lifestyle apparel company
Geoscientist at a mining company
Marketing and Strategy Consultant at a pharmaceutical company
Pricing Coordinator at a transportation logistics company
Sales Analyst at a homeware/commercial hardware manufacturer
Music Producer
Entrepreneur and Dragon Den's contestant on CBC TV
Secondary School Teacher
Senior Account Manager at RBC

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


Pre-Empt Research Program Manager at a higher education institution
Network Manager
Director, Corporate Finance Division at a financial institution
Managing Director
Product Manager at a telecommunications company
Business Strategy Consultant                                                                                                                                     
Senior Sales Engineer at a Canadian department store retailer
District Operations Manager


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