Professional MBA

Our people

Professional MBA faculty & alumni

Who you'll learn from

Instructors in this program are among the very best in the world, widely recognized for their impact on the business world, their devotion to teaching and their innovation in academic research.


Darren Dahl

Darren Dahl

Prof. Dahl is the current Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School. He is also a BC Innovation Council Professor, and ranks in the Top 5 in the world for Marketing Research according to the American Marketing Association.


  • 3M Teaching Fellow
  • Business Professor of the Year (Final Four), Economist Magazine
  • Park Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Journal of Consumer Psychology

Research interests

  • New product development

  • Creativity
  • Emotions in consumption contexts
  • Social influence
  • Social marketing

Mary Chong

In 2008, after 17 years in audit and taxation at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mary Chong joined UBC Sauder as a lecturer. Since then, she has been a recipient of the UBC Diploma in Accounting Program’s Teaching Award many times over, a testament to her passion for seeing her students learn and grow.

Daniel Skarlicki

The Edgar F. Kaiser Chair of Organizational Behaviour, Daniel Skarlicki is a widely published, much-lauded expert in Marketing and Behavioural Science. He joined our faculty in 2003 and has since been pursuing his many research interests including leadership and human resource management.


  • Outstanding Reviewer Ward, Academy of Management Annual Conference
  • SSHRC Research Grant
  • SIOP Scholar Designation demonstrating Substantial Research Contributions to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research interests

  • Organization Justice and Human Resource Management
  • Retaliation and Sabotage in the workplace
  • Mindfulness and Workplace Performance
  • Leadership
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Greg Werker

Dr. Greg Werker’s research lies in operations research in health care, and has a PhD in Management Science. Combined with his background as an operations research consultant and software engineer in various sectors, Dr. Werker endeavours to brings examples of his research and experiences into the classroom.


  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Award

Research interests

  • Health system optimization
  • Network modelling of patient flow through treatment pathway
  • Queuing theory and optimization tools
  • Product and services management
  • Quantiative decision-making

Ann Stone

Ann Stone teaches courses in marketing and strategy for graduate, undergraduate and Executive Education programs. She has more than 25 years of C-level marketing experience at Coca-Cola, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Church’s Chicken and Dairy Queen. She has also worked for S.C. Johnson & Son, Pizza Hut and has run her own marketing firm.

Meet our alumni

Studying part-time toward an MBA while working full-time can ultimately transform your career. But realizing a work-life-school balance is tough. That’s why UBC Sauder is introducing the Professional MBA program – an evolution of our Part-time MBA. Built on the feedback of alumni, the Professional MBA is every bit as rigourous, but optimized to fit the lives of busy professionals.

Alumni stories


Joyce Ip

Partner, Sentry Partners


Class of 2016

With a background in psychology, Joyce Ip has always excelled at communications. Pursuing an MBA gave her the business skills she needed to leap from junior consultant to firm partner.

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Aries Suswendi

Release Coordinator, ICBC


Class of 2016

While studying toward his MBA, Aries Suswendi was promoted twice within a year. All while raising two children, one of whom was born during the program.

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Nina Bagri

Associate Director, US Sales, Cell Culture Products at STEMCELL Technologies


Class of 2015

Nina Bagri was working in the fast moving biotech sector. She was keeping pace, but wanted to excel. With a UBC MBA she made the leap to senior management.

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Tamara Isaak

Tamara Isaak

Chief Financial Officer, United Way of the Lower Mainland


Class of 2021

During the 24 months that Tamara was studying at UBC Sauder, 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.

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Caterina Papadakos

Director, Technology Banking - Western Canada, Silicon Valley Bank


Class of 2012

After completing the Part-time MBA program at UBC Sauder, Caterina Papadakos launched a new career in the banking industry. The last decade has been intense, but Caterina says her education is one of the best investments she’s ever made.

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