Vancouver, British ColumbiaLOCATION
Estd 1956Established Year
University of British ColumbiaParent College

Sauder School of Business is a faculty at the University of British Columbia. It is also known as UBC Sauder School of Business. The institution is well known for its excellence in research and learning.

Rankings and Standings

  • 2016: Ranked 36th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Ranked 23rd by Forbes in top global business schools report
  • Ranked among top 20 business schools for Research Excellence by QS Global 250 Business School ranking
  • Ranked 1st in Canada and 19th globally for business and Economics studies in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • Ranked among the top 100 business schools by Financial Times and the Economist
  • MBA is Ranked 2nd among Canadian Business Schools by Financial Times
  • Executive education ranked 44th among the world and 17th in North America

Key Features

  • All the courses taught in English language only
  • One of the world’s leading academic business schools
  • Maintains international reputation for excellence in research

What students say?

  • The strong culture that focuses on high-quality research
  • All the faculty members are very supportive

Statistical Highlights

Type of the SchoolPublic
Faculty Members130
Total number of undergraduate students3751
Basic Tuition Fee, for Canadian StudentsCAD 29, 029
Basic Tuition Fee, for International studentsCAD 43, 267
Test Scores AcceptedIELTS, TOEFL, MELAB, PTE

Campus and Residential Facilities

  • Located at the Point Grey Campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • On-campus and off-campus housing facilities.


  • Available for: Single student, couples and family
  • Green College, St. John’s College, and St. Andrew’s Hall also provide housing facilities
  • Green college: housing for 85 single or married graduates
  • St. John’s College: housing for 142 single or married graduates
  • St. Andrew’s Hall: housing options to singles, married or families with children

How to Apply for Residence

  • When applying for UBC choose an option to open residence application
  • Apply to student housing and Hospitality services before May 1

Program, Faculties and Divisions

Credentials Available

DegreeFull time MBA
Bachelors of Commerce
Professional MBA
International MBA
Master of Management
Master of Business Analytics
Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree
MM in Operations Research
MSc. In Business Administration
PhD in Business Administration
DiplomaDiploma in Accounting Program
Diploma in Marketing Sales
InternationalInternational MBA
Executive Training
Summer Programs
Professional DevelopmentExecutive Education
Continuing Business Education
Real EstateLicensing Course
Credit Programs
Business FamiliesBusiness Families Centers Programs
Ch’nookCh’nook Scholars Program
Aboriginal Management Certificate

Sauder School of business is organized into eight divisions:

  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Marketing and Behavioral Science
  • Operations and Logistics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Strategy and Business Economics
  • Accounting and Information Systems
  • Finance

All you need to know about the Application process


  • Applicants from outside Canada or the USA- take English proficiency exam.
Test NameTest Scores Accepted
TOEFL (Print)600
TOEFL (Computer)250
IELTS Academic Overall Band7.0
PTE Academic70
GRE150 (on the verbal and quantitative section)

English Proficiency Requirements for Continuing Business Studies

English Language TestMinimum Score
CAELOverall 70
Certificate in English LanguageLevel 600
Certificate of Proficiency in EnglishC
IELTS Overall 6.5
MELABOverall 85
PTEOverall 65
TOEFL (Internet Based Test)Overall 90
TOEFL (Paper Based Test)Overall 55 each

Documents Required

  • Transcripts/degree certificates/translations
  • Letters of reference
  • Resume

How, When and Where to apply

  • On the official website, click on ‘Apply Online’.
  • Enter the details like Name, Email, and Password
  • Submit required documents with the application form
  • Pay the application fee.
  • The application form will be evaluated by the Admission committee
  • An interview will be conducted for all the shortlisted students.

Application Fee

  • Pay the application fee of amount: CAD 137.50
  • Fees once submitted is non-refundable
  • Application fee can be paid through MasterCard or Visa only

Cost and Expenses

Tuition fee for domestic and international students are tabulated below:

CourseTuition Fee
Canadian StudentsInternational Students
Full-time MBACAD 47, 500CAD 76, 981
Professional MBACAD 47, 500CAD 76, 981
Master of ManagementCAD 29, 029CAD 43, 267
Bachelor + Master of Management Dual DegreeCAD 29, 029CAD 43, 267
Master of Business AnalyticsCAD 38,760CAD 51, 500

Accommodation facilities

CourseRoom Type (off-campus)Fees
Full-time MBA1 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 25,600
Master of Management1 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 14,400
Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree1 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 9,600
Master of Business Analytics1 Bedroom ApartmentCAD 14,400

**Check the desired course for expenses in detail

Scholarship and Financial Aids

Scholarships, Awards, Loans, and Other Financial Assistance are provided to deserving students to continue their studies


Bachelor of Commerce

  • Sauder School of Business Dean's Entrance Scholarship: CAD 20,000
  • Bachelor of Commerce International Entrance Scholarship: CAD 15,000
  • Sauder School of Business Shad Valley Scholarship: CAD 10,000

Full-Time MBA

  • Dean’s Entrance Scholarship: CAD 20,000 – CAD 40,000
  • Responsible Business & Community Spirit Scholarship: CAD 10,000 – CAD 40,000
  • Talent Scholarships for International Students: CAD 10,000 – CAD 40,000

Master of Management

  • Global Business Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship: CAD 10,000 – CAD 15,000
  • Accelerated Career Scholarship: CAD 5,000 – CAD 10,000
  • Community Impact Scholarship: CAD 5,000 – CAD 10,000


Full-Time MBA

  • Hager Family Award for Female Leaders: CAD 15,000


Full-Time MBA

  • Michael & Sonja Koerner First Nations Fellowship: CAD 11,000
  • Schulich Fellowship for Entrepreneurship: CAD 5,000

Work while you study

Students are allowed to work on-campus and off-campus while studying in UBC Sauder School of Business.

  • To work off-campus, Students can opt. for some volunteer positions and internships (paid or unpaid)
  • To work full-time it is must to have a letter of completion
  • Students can also work part-time on or off campus
  • No need for work-permit to work on-campus while attending UBC.
  • Student spouse can apply for an open work permit
  • an open work permit allows a spouse to work full-time on or off campus
  • Co-op program allows international students to work

Alumni Network

UBC Sauder alumni can avail following benefits and services:

  • Alumni Career Services
  • MBA Alumni Course Privileges
  • UBC Transcript Services
  • Discounts and Services

Following is the list of some of the notable alumni:

  • Ian Gillespie: Founder of Westbank Projects Corp. and real estate developer
  • Dean Bosacki: Businessman
  • Lalith Gamage: CEO of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
  • Paul Lee: Former President of Electronic Arts
  • Henry McKinnell: CEO and Chairman of the Board, Pfizer
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Total Enrollment
Male : Female Ratio
Application Fee
$ 137.50
Application website http://www.sauder....
Accepts common App No
Direct Application Yes
Acceptance Rate
Min. 7.0
Total Applications
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