Studying business while working and raising a family
During the 24 months that Tamara Isaak was studying at the UBC Sauder School of Business, she received three job promotions. Looking back, she believes that her colleagues began to see her leadership potential more clearly when they learned she was pursuing an MBA.
“Taking my PMBA signalled to my employer that I was motivated and highly engaged in my professional development and that I was planning on advancing my career,” she says.
Today, Tamara is the Chief Financial Officer for United Way of the Lower Mainland. Her mission-driven work is rewarding on many fronts: she’s strengthening vital connections in the community while also practicing the full range of business skills she learned in graduate school.
A quick look at the UBC PMBA
- The UBC PMBA is a 24-month program that has been built to fit around a full-time work schedule.
- The program typically starts in January with classes every two to three weekends.
- 90% of UBC PMBA graduates in 2021 enhanced their career through promotion or career change.
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