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

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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

UBC PMBA alumni have been very successful in making changes in their career. In fact, 90% of the Part-time MBA Class of 2017, 2018, and 2019 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

Mechanical Design Engineer at a Canadian electronics manufacturer
Engineering Manager at Google
HR & Compensation Analyst at a Canadian credit union
Manager, Total Rewards at Zymeworks
Process Engineer at an energy, oil & gas company
Senior Operations Manager at Uber-Jump
Market Development & Sales Manager at an international machine manufacturer
Associate at McKinsey & 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


Senior Associate at a global financial advisory firm
Regional Director
Clinical Specialist at a large health care provider
Health Care Team Lead
Account Executive  at a professional sports & entertainment company
Director, Marketing                                                                                                                                   
Strategic Advisor  at a multinational insurance company
Director, Sales & Distribution 


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