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Admission & Finance

The UBC Professional MBA selection process is rigorous.  Candidates are carefully selected against competitive requirements to ensure that you learn from peers who have demonstrated vision, leadership and experience.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and are reviewed holistically.  Meeting the minimum does not guarantee you admission into the UBC Professional MBA.


Academic Achievement

 

Minimum Requirements


 

Three-* or Four-year Bachelor’s degree with a B+ average, or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.

* Three-year degrees are accepted, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. If your country or region is not listed here, email us for clarification. 

Applicants who have previously completed an MBA program will not be able to apply to the UBC MBA. For further inquiries, please email us before starting an application.

 
           
  Competitive Requirements
 

Applicants should have B+ or 76% or 3.3GPA.

Official transcripts must be arranged to be sent to

Robert H. Lee Graduate School
UBC Sauder School of Business
Henry Angus Building
137-2053 Main Mall, Vancouver
BC Canada V6T 1Z2

 
  Further Instructions

 

 

 

 

If your university does not produce more official copies of your transcript, photocopy your transcript, and have the university stamp it with the official stamp. Mail it in a sealed, endorse envelope, with the Registrar’s signature or University stamp across the seal.

To expedite the admissions process, students can scan and upload their transcripts for review. However, we must receive your official documents as soon as possible.

Note: Applicants who have completed their degrees at UBC will not need to send transcripts in.

If you have applied to our programs within the last two years, it is not necessary to submit new letters of reference and new transcripts unless you have undertaken further academic studies, as we retain all documentation for a two-year period.

 

 


 


GMAT/GRE

 

Minimum Requirements


 

550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in each test section

OR

155 GRE score on both verbal and quantitative sections

 
           
  Competitive Requirements
 

650 GMAT OR 320+ GRE score on combined verbal and quantitative section.

 
  Further Instructions

 

 

 


You must arrange to have your scores (either GMAT or GRE) sent to us directly from the testing service organization, using the following codes.

Scores are only accepted within the last five years. They are not considered official until you receive them from the GMAC or GRE office.

GMAT: LQS-CP-02

GRE: 0965 (UBC) or 4201 (Department)

 

 


 


English Proficiency

Applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the U.S.A. in which English was not the official language of instruction.

At the latest, scores will take up to 6 weeks – ensure you provide yourself with ample time from the deadline to write the test. You must arrange to have your scores sent to us directly from the testing service organization.

TOEFL: 100

TOEFL (Print): 600

TOEFL (Computer): 250

Test Code: 0965

IELTS Academic: 7.0
overall band

MELAB: 84 

PTE Academic: 70


  Further Instructions

 

 

 


TOEFL offers computer, internet & paper-based tests, all of which are acceptable. Scores arrive 3-6 weeks after test is taken. Scores valid if written within last two years.
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IELTS: Admission based on Academic Reading & Writing modules, not General Training. Scores arrive 3 weeks after test is taken. Scores valid if written within last two years. Read more

MELAB: Read more

PTE Academic: Admission based on Academic test only. Scores valid if written within last two years. Forward results to us at pmba@sauder.ubc.ca. Read more

 

 


 


Professional Experience

 

Minimum Requirements


 

Minimum two years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from your Bachelor’s degree.

 
           
  Competitive Requirements
 

At least 3 to 5 years of full-time work experience.

Two references are required for all UBC Professional MBA applicants. You will provide us with their email addresses through the application, and we will contact them by email.

Professional references are preferred, and must fill out the reference form online. Separate letters are not accepted.

 
  Further Instructions

 

 

 

 

If you have applied to our programs within the last two years, it is not necessary to submit new letters of reference and new transcripts unless you have undertaken further academic studies, as we retain all documentation for a two-year period.

 

 


 


Maturity, Motivation & Fit

We assess your managerial and leadership potential, maturity, ambition and drive, through your Essay Questions, resume, professional references and interview.