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Sauder School of Business is the faculty of business at the University of British Columbia (UBC). There is a significant presence of international students in Sauder School of Business. Infact, the UBC MBA class profile of 2019 had 51% international students. Even 77% of UBC Saunder’s faculty are from countries other than Canada.
|Application Portal||Graduate Studies Online Application/ Undergraduate Application|
|Application Fee (non-refundable)||UG- 201.75 CAD|
PG- 143 CAD
|Payment||Credit Card, Cheque or Bank Draft|
|English Language Proficiency||TOEFL/IELTS|
|Funds or Scholarship||Graduate Support Initiative|
UBC Sauder School of Business offers admission to one bachelor's degree program and four masters degree programs. Since international applicants also need time to apply for study permits after post admission, their application deadlines vary from domestic applicants.The deadline for Bachelor of Commerce course is January 15.
The graduate course wise deadlines for international applicants is given below.
|MBA||1st round - November 6|
2nd round - January 8
3rd round - March 12
Final round - May 7
|MSc Business Administration||31 December|
|Master of Management||1st round - December 4|
2nd round - February 5
3rd round - April 2
Final round - June 4
|Master of Business Analytics||1st round - October 30|
2nd round - January 15
Final round - April 16
The UBC Office of Enrollment services takes care of all undergraduate applications. Applicants can check the status of their application on the UBC Student Service Centre. The documents required for admission are-
The following is the list of test which satisfies UBC’s English language admission standard. Applicants may submit any one of the test scores. However, they will not consider the tests taken more than two years prior to application for admission.
Sauder School of Business is well known for its graduate programs with their innovative curriculum and the flipped classroom approach. International applicants can apply through the Graduate Studies Online Application form. An application fee of 143 CAD is charged to applicants.
International applicants who studied from a university where English is not the official language of instruction must fulfill the English language proficiency requirement by submitting any one of the following test scores:
The common admission minimum and competitive requirements for all graduate programs are-
|Requirement||Minimum Requirements||Competitive Requirements|
|Academic||Minimum ‘B+’ average in three or four year Bachelor’s degree||B + or 76% or 3.3 GPA|
|GRE/ GMAT||GRE - 155 Or GMAT - 550||GRE - 320+ Or GMAT - 650|
Minimum academic qualification is different for applicants who completed their undergraduate courses from countries outside of Canada and USA. The country wise detailed minimum academic qualification accepted at the Sauder School of Business is tabulated below:
|Denmark, Norway and Sweden||Candidatus, Sivilingenor or Hogskolexmen or equivalent|
|France||Diplome or Maitrise; or title Ingenieur with at least overall “Bien” standing|
|Germany||Hauptdiplom, Magister Artium or Staatsexamen with at least overall “Gut” standing|
|India, Pakistan, Bangladesh||Bachelor’s degree with First class/ division standing|
|Japan, South Korea and Taiwan||4 year Bachelor's with an overall B+|
|Mexico||Licenciado/ Licenciatura or Titulo requiring at least four years of study with an overall 8/10 or “Bien” standing|
|New Zealand and Australia||4 years Bachelor’s degree with an overall minimum standing of Second Class, Upper division|
|The People's Republic of China||4 year Bachelor’s degree with an overall “B+” average or better|
|UK (and other commonwealth countries whose system follow that of the UK||Honours Bachelor’s degree with at least Upper Class standing|
Note - If you belong to any other region, email for clarification on your academic admission requirement
There are four post graduate level courses offered at the Sauder School of Business. The program wise requirements to four programs are tabulated below.
|Requirement||MBA||M.Sc Business Administration||Master of Management||Master of Business Analytics|
|Professional work experience||Minimum - 2 years, Competitive - 3 to 5 years||Not Required||Not more than two years after graduation||Not required|
|Referee letters||Required||3 Required||Required||2 Required|
|English Language Requirement||Required||Required||Required||Required|
International students need a number of documents to study in Canada. Most international students require the following documents:
For detailed information, visit the UBC’s Immigration webpage.
Admission is granted on a selective basis. UBC Sauder School of Business only admits a small number of applicants who are both qualified and interested in their programs and specializations.