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Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below the answers to many Frequently Asked Questions concerning Admissions & Finances, from prospective Master of Management students.
 What are the admissions requirements to gain acceptance to the Master of Management?

A full list of minimum admissions requirements and competitive recommendations for admittance to the program is available on our Admissions & Finance page.

Minimum admissions requirements include:

  • A valid GMAT or GRE score
  • Undergraduate transcripts from a 3-or 4-year degree program (from an accredited institution)
  • If applicable, an English Proficiency Exam score
  • Two letters of reference
  • Essay questions

 I have a major/minor in Business Administration, Commerce or Management. Am I still eligible to apply?

No. The UBC Master of Management is meant for students with limited or no formal education of business fundamentals.


 I don't have a major nor a minor in a business discipline, but I have taken one or more courses in business (e.g. marketing, management, etc.). Am I still eligible to apply?

If you do not have a degree (a major nor a minor) in business but you have taken courses in business (e.g. marketing, management), your eligibility will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at mm@sauder.ubc.ca with the course(s) description.


 When does the application for the next intake open?

MM applications for the next year's intake will always open the September/October in the previous year (e.g. For those seeking entry in August 2018, the application will open September/October 2017). Please visit the How to Apply page for a link to the online application form, and directions on how to apply.


 How much is tuition and ancillary fees for the Master of Management program?

A full breakdown of tuition and ancillary fees including an estimated cost of living for stay in Vancouver for the duration of the 9-month program is available on our Fees & Expenses for domestic students.  International students can see the International Applicants page.


 What is the length of the Master of Management, and when does the program start?

The MM program is a 9-month full-time program, and runs annually from the end of August to the end of the following May. Please refer to the program calendar in the brochure for a full timeline of the MM program journey.


 I have more than two years’ full-time work experience. Am I still eligible to apply for the Master of Management program?

No. The MM program is designed for students will little to no work experience. Successful applicants to the MM program must have no more than two years’ full-time work experience at the time of program start. If you are interested in pursuing a graduate business education at UBC in the future and have more than two years’ full-time work experience, we encourage you to investigate our MBA programs.


 Is a GMAT or GRE required to apply to the MM program?

Yes, a valid GMAT or GRE score is a mandatory application requirement.


 Is the TOEFL or other English language proficiency exam required to apply to the MM program?

An English Proficiency Exam will be required if the official medium of instruction for your degree program was not English. Please note that in this case your transcript and/or degree certificate must indicate that the language of instruction for the entire degree was in English.


 I’m an international applicant. What are the MM admissions requirements specific to international students?

Admissions requirements for the MM program are the same for domestic and international students. If you receive a formal offer, you will have to secure a valid visa.


 I’ve been accepted to the MM program and I’m having trouble registering for courses. How can I register?

As MM program experts, the Student Experience Team is available to assist with all your registration and course troubleshooting issues once you’re enrolled in the program. Send an email with your inquiry to askmm@sauder.ubc.ca and a Student Experience Team representative will be in touch with you very shortly.


 How can I find out more information about the MM program?