Professional MBA

Professional residencies

Three 8-day residencies will provide UBC Professional MBA students with an immersive educational experience, integrating multiple business topics, professional development and experiential activities.  As with all elements of our Professional MBA program, teamwork and strategic thinking will be integral.

Each residency will see Professional MBA students come to campus, and over the 8 days, you'll by taught by a cross-discipline team and have the chance to:

  • Connect with your cohort through teamwork & expand your professional networks
  • Foster relationships with faculty & learn from cross-discipline teams
  • Take part in career development programming, & hear from guest industry speakers
  • Focus on leadership development & sharpen your business strategy by building on knowledge gained

See below for what each residency will entail:

Leadership & Competitive Strategy

(January, Year 1)

What you'll learn:

  • Understand the connection between these two topics
  • Enhance self-awareness, career management and networking skills
  • Assess your current style and approach of leadership communications


Business Development & Negotiations

(January, Year 2)

What you'll learn:

  • Build on knowledge attained in foundational modules
  • Develop effective communication strategies through experiential application
  • Gain the professional development skills to operate successfully in a variety of environments


Ethics, Sustainability & Managing Change

(December, Year 2)

What you'll learn:

  • Build on the knowledge gained throughout the 24 months
  • Gain insight into the nexus of ethics, sustainability and making change with skills development activities
  • Conclude the program with clear idea of future career direction

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