Sauder School of Business, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Vancouver, British ColumbiaLocation
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    EStd 1956established year

    Sauder School of Business: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The Sauder School of Business is Canada's leading academic business school, it maintains a worldwide reputation for excellence in research, with the Financial Times regularly ranking Sauder among the top 25 internationally for business research. The Bachelor's, Masters, and Ph.D. programs at Sauder are dedicated to the creation of knowledge and innovation in their professional careers. Sauder School of Business is the only Canadian member of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a partnership of 29 business graduate schools from around the world. 

    MBA is acknowledging its strength as a source of top talent for employers around the world providing the perfect opportunity for international students willing to study in Canada and want to make it big in the business industry. Sauder motivates its students to promote a new way of thinking to solve the globe's most pressing issues through responsible business leadership.

    Enrolling approx. 4118 applicants for its various undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and diploma programs, Sauder School of Business affliated to University of British Columbia offers worldwide recognized and appraised programs in the areas of business and research ang with the guidance and expertise of the best faculty members. With the acceptance rate of mere 6%, the school demands an excellent academic profile along with outstanding GPA in all core subjects as well an active and positive extracurricular record.

    Some of the notable and prominent alumni at Sauder School of Business includes Henry Mckinnell (CEO of Pfizer), Greg Saretsky (President and CEO of WestJet) and Jim Pattison (CEO of Jim Pattison Group) among many.

    Key Features

    • Admission acceptance can be expected even with relatively lower GMAT scores, ranging from 550-650.
    • One of the world’s leading research-based academic business schools

    What do students say?

    • The school boasts a strong culture that networks 2,700 students and over 40,000 alumni from 80 countries.
    • All the faculty members are very supportive and enjoy international recognition for its excellence in teaching and outreach.

    Sauder School of Business Rankings

    The business school has been continuously in the spotlight for all the right reasons for its MBA and other graduate programs in the area of economics and management. Sauder School of Business has been ranked among the top world university and occupies best business programs for the consecutive 4 years.

    A quick glance at recent ranking highlights of Sauder School of Business are:

    • Ranked 1st in Canada for Business and Economics by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
    • Ranked 34th for business and Economics studies by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
    • Ranked 10th in top global business schools report of 2021 by Forbes.
    • Ranked  #111-120 World University Rankings 2021 by QS Global
    • Ranked 51st in the world Ranking 2021 for the quality of its open enrolment programs offered to management professionals

    UBC Sauder School of Business is ranked worldwide for its excellent research and business programs that are appraised and continuously make the top list of various reputed educational publications, sites and magazines.


    Type of the School Public
    Acceptance Rate 6%
    Faculty Members 160
    Total number of undergraduate students 3910
    Basic Tuition Fee, for Canadian Students CAD 49,419
    Basic Tuition Fee, for International students

    CAD 88,362

    Test Scores Accepted IELTS, TOEFL, MELAB, PTE

    Sauder School of Business Campus

    • The UBC Sauder School of Business is located at the University of British Columbia's spectacular Vancouver campus, home to forest, ocean, and mountain vistas.
    • UBC Sauder School of Business campus is located at Vancouver and the other in Okanagan.
    • The UBC Vancouver Campus is located at the 400 hectares western tip of the Point Grey Peninsula which is surrounded by forests three sides and ocean on the forth side. It enrolls more than 44,000 undergraduate students on average and approximately 10,000 graduate students every year.
    • The UBC Okanagan Campus established in 2005, one of North America’s largest public research and teaching institutions in Kelowna has enrolled more than 9,120 students in the last intake session. The campus offers both, undergraduate and graduate programs to their students.

    Sauder School of Business Residence

    • Both, on-campus and off-campus housing facilities are available for students.
    • At Sauder, demand for student housing is high and a separate application from the students is required. We recommend you to apply for housing before even getting admitted, to increase your chances of getting into their hostel.
    • Graduate Students can stay at the following accommodation facilities at Sauder Business School-
      • Green College- available to 85 single or married graduate students without children
      • St. John’s College residential – available to 142 single or married graduate students without children
      • St. Andrew’s Hall options- available for single, married or families of full-time UBC students
    • Family housing is also available to couples with or without children, and to single parents.

    Programs at UBC Sauder School of Business

    • The UBC Sauder School of Business offers more than 20 programs in their institution, UBC MBA being most popular among professionals. 
    • It offers a four-year Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) program which gives an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of business, and a range of essential management skills that will help students launch a successful career.
    • The 16-month, full-time MBA at UBC Sauder's Robert H. Lee Graduate School, which is mainly focused on experiential learning opportunities, global immersion, and personalized leadership development that will your gain confidence to innovate on the world stage.
    • It also offers 24-month, Professional Master of Business Administration which is designed for working professionals prepared to become business leaders. Weekend classes and online exams allow PMBA students to apply what they learn to their jobs and accelerate their career development.
    • UBC Sauder School of Business offers the 20-month, part-time International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) that allows you to work in Shanghai and earn an MBA.
    • The full-time, 9-month Master of Management (MM) which is designed for individuals with undergraduate degrees in non-business disciplines from which you will gain valuable business skills, build on the investment that you have made in your undergraduate education, and increase your career development opportunities.
    • It offers the 12-month Master of Business Analytics to graduates with the skills and tools to become analytics solving diverse and complex business problems, with a focus on marketing and operations.

    COVID-19 Information

    During COVID-19, No changes to our admission deadlines as applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed holistically. Students may demonstrate proficiency by submitting scores from IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) and their IELTS Indicator test.

    Sauder School of Business Admission Process

    Pre-Requisites: Applicants from outside Canada or the USA have to take one to the following exams-

    Test Required Score
    GMAT 550
    GRE 155
    TOEFL 100
    TOEFL (Pint) 600
    TOEFL PBT 250
    IELTS 70 overall band
    CAEL 70 overall band
    MELAB 84
    PTE 70

    Documents Required:

    Steps for Applying Online:

    • Fill the online form before 7th April 2021
    • Pay the fees (CAD145.75 non-refundable) via MasterCard or Visa only
    • After applying, a confirmation letter is emailed to you after you click "Submit this Application" at the end of the process.
    • Upload and submit the required documents before June 30, 2020.

    Important Dates for Application Form

    • August 2020 entry: Application submission before April 7, 2020.
    First-round October 22, 2019
    Second round (Canadian) January 15, 2020
    Final round (International) April 7, 2020
    Final round (Canadian) April 28, 2020

    Cost of Attendance at Sauder School of Business

    For international candidates aspiring to study at the university, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada to survive comfortably in a foreign land. The list of basic expenses to be considered for applying for admission at the institute is as detailed below.

    Programs Canadian Students Tuition Fee (in CAD) International StudentsTuition Fee (in CAD) Accommodation Fee – Equal for all students living on-campus (in CAD)
    Full-time MBA 49,419 83,263 25,600
    Professional MBA 49,419 83,263 14,500
    Master of Management 30,203 46,798 14,400
    Bachelor + Master of Management Dual Degree 20,727 31,499 9,600
    Master of Business Analytics 40,326 55,703 19,200

    Scholarship by Sauder School of Business

    Scholarships, Awards, Loans, and Other Financial Assistance to international students in Canada are provided to meritorious students to continue their studies.

    UCB Sauder School of Business scholarship is provided at entrance level to 20% - 30% of every class. The candidates need to submit the needful documents positively before the deadlines. 

    Master of Management

    • For top talent MM Students from Canada who signify exceptional aptitude and academic excellence approximately CAD 5,000 – CAD 10,000 
    • Global Business Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship: CAD 10,000 to CAD 15,000
    • Accelerated Career Scholarship: CAD 5,000 to CAD 10,000
    • Community Impact Scholarship: CAD 5,000 to CAD 10,000
    • International Talent Scholarships: CAD 5,000 to CAD 10,000 
    • The last date for applying all of these scholarships is January 7, 2020

    Full-Time MBA

    • Dean’s Entrance Scholarship approximately: CAD 20,000 – CAD 40,000
    • International Talent Scholarships :CAD 10,000 – CAD 30,000.
    • Hari Varshney MBA Entrance Scholarship: Up to ½ of tuition fees
    • Hager Family Award for Female Leaders approximately: CAD 15,000
    • Madhu Varshney MBA Entrance Scholarship: Up to ½ of tuition fees
    • Michael & Sonja Koerner Indigenous Fellowship: CAD 15,000
    •  The deadline for International candidates is August 18, 2020.

    Alumni Network

    • An active and engaged alumni network enhances the value of the UBC Sauder degree.
    • UBC Sauder alumni are rising to the challenge and helping their community in the best way of leadership. They are actively involved in learning and career development.
    • Through coaching, mentoring, guest speaking in classes and events, recruiting, networking, and more, they commit their time, energy, expertise, and passion to help students prepare for the global business world.

    Notable alumni include:

    • Lalith Gamage: CEO Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka
    • Henry McKinnell: Chairman of the Board, Pfizer
    • Paul Lee: Former President of Electronic Arts
    • Ian Gillespie: Founder of Westbank Projects Corp. and real estate developer
    • Dean Bosacki: Businessman

    Sauder School of Business Placements

    Although the UBC MBA requires a lower GMAT score and a minimum grade point average of 80% or a 3.3 GPA, the entering class of 2019 had a mean grade point of 92%. Believe us, you are expected to score the best you can to enter a renowned business chill like UBC Sauder to get a competitive edge over the fellow students.

    • Business Career Center (BCC), a platform fully designed and committed to providing a base to its candidates, graduates and alumni where they can discover their potential along with job opportunities at Sauder Business School.
    • The BCC is career-centered where students and alumni can get guidance on the basics of career development including resume review, mock interviews, cover letters, job-hunting and all the related tools.
    • The experts at the BCC also work on the personality enhancement helping candidates develop the right attitude and awareness required for their career ahead.
    • Being part of the University of British Columbia, the alumni’s and graduates of Sauder business School also holds reputation in the professional world.
    • An average UBC Business School graduate earns maximum in the Executive management and change sector as well in the financial services sector with an average annual package of $153,000 and $103,000 respectively.
    • In accordance, the Executive MBA alumni and graduates earns the highest with an average annual salary of $187,000 with masters in Science being the lowest at $87,000.
    $ 67,7511st YEAR

    16 months

    Course Duration

    Oct 20

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement

    Options Available


    7.2 / 10
    $ 45,3251st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jan 12

    Application Deadline

    $ 40,6101st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jan 15

    Application Deadline

    LOR | SOP

    ENTRY Requirement



    5.7 / 10
    $ 38,0791st YEAR

    9 months

    Course Duration

    Nov 03

    Application Deadline

    $ 7,0721st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Dec 31

    Application Deadline


    Sauder School of Business Overview

    Insitution type
    University of British Columbia
    Student Population
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $40,452 / Year

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    Admission & dates

    Application Portal :

    Round 1 Deadlines

    October 20

    Application deadline

    Round 2 Deadlines

    January 5

    Application deadline

    Round 3 Deadlines

    April 6

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    GRE Check Detailed Score-310340-
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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $40,452 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $67,751 / Year
    On Campus
    Room Rent
    $19,200 / Year
    $10,500 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Program wise accreditation
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business


    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #28

    International Business(International)

    College Rating

    Based on 7 Students Rating

    8.1 out of 10
    8.3/10Social Life


    5.7 /10

    First, renowned business school. Second, the weather and location

    Course Curriculum :

    The topics are easy when understood but tremendous workload.

    8 /10 academic/food
    5 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    7.2 /10

    I chose this college because this college is especially known for its business courses. And on a lot of reviews on the internet, I found the MBA of this college to be very good. So I decided to join the course and filed up the online form with an application fee of $145.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course is designed with the idea of nurturing entrepreneurship and how to manage human resources and increase production. It also covers a lot about the scalability and branding of a business. Along with that soft skills like leadership, communication, and time management is also covered in the course.

    8 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    5 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    6 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I decided to pursue my further studies from Canada, and get settled there only. My relatives staying in Canada helped me a lot in taking the admission into the university. My high school GPA of 7 and fluency in french language added more value to my application. The admission procedure was quite simple as I had to apply through the online application by paying an application fee of around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    My program provided me with the awareness of the administrative, technical, and behavioral dimensions of human resource management in an organizational context. Through the core curriculum, I was given basic knowledge in the areas of organizational behavior, personnel management, and labor relations.

    9 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    I chose this particular school because this university is world renowned for all its programs specially the MBA program. The application process was online and very easy. I had paid an online application fee of around $145 by my Visa credit card and had uploaded my updated CV along with all my previous official transcripts and English and GMAT test scores.

    Course Curriculum :

    The 16 month course curriculum I had undergone at the this School was unmatched and unparalleled. It gave me the confidence to face real life industry challenges with detailed knowledge on each aspect of how to successfully run a business and also encouraged us to come up with innovative business plans and ideas of our own.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    9.3 /10

    I always wanted to do my MBA from an international university. I applied to over 15 colleges from Canada and I went with Sauder because it is highly rated by top rating agencies. The application process was online and also sat for an interview with a representative from the college. All my transcripts and resume were thoroughly evaluated. The application fee was $145.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program involved learning essential business skills with the very latest in theoretical knowledge. I was taught about decision making, ethics and sustainability, and leadership development. My program concentration was in product and service management. I also took part in different electives available.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    2053 Main Mall, BC V6T 1Z2

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    IGA5.20 km
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    Vancouver International Airport9.70 km
    Vancouver Harbour Water Airport10.18 km
    Boundary Bay Airport27.79 km
    Sechelt Aerodrome40.05 km
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    Ubc Exchange Bay 110.39 km
    UBC Exchange Bay 100.43 km
    UBC Exchange Bay 140.53 km
    Ubc Exchange Bay 129.25 km

    Shopping Mall

    Jericho Village Shopping Centre4.91 km
    Arbutus Shopping Centre7.41 km
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