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Sauder School of Business Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Supriya Sarkar Supriya Sarkar
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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.

  • This article deals with information on admission focused on international applicants.
  • Sauder School of Business offers admission to Bachelors in Commerce and graduate programs in business analytics, business administration and management.
  • An application fee of 143 CAD charged for all applications.
  • International applicants need to obtain a Study Permit to study in Canada.


Application PortalGraduate Studies Online ApplicationUndergraduate Application
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG- 201.75 CAD
PG- 143 CAD
PaymentCredit Card, Cheque or Bank Draft
Intake SeasonsSeptember
English Language ProficiencyTOEFL/IELTS
Funds or ScholarshipGraduate Support Initiative

Sauder School of Business Admission Deadlines

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.

MBA1st round - November 6
2nd round - January 8
3rd round - March 12
Final round - May 7
MSc Business Administration31 December
Master of Management1st round - December 4
2nd round - February 5
3rd round - April 2
Final round - June 4
Master of Business Analytics1st round - October 30
2nd round - January 15
Final round - April 16

Sauder’s Bachelor of Commerce Admissions

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-

  • Transcript of high school certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • SAT (for US students)
  • Studied Maths in high school

English Language Proficiency

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.

TestMinimum Score
CAELOverall 70
TOEFLOverall 90
PTEOverall 65

Sauder School of Business International Graduate Admissions

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.

English Language Proficiency

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:

TestMinimum Score

Common Admission Requirements

The common admission minimum and competitive requirements for all graduate programs are-

RequirementMinimum RequirementsCompetitive Requirements
AcademicMinimum ‘B+’ average in three or four year Bachelor’s degreeB + or 76% or 3.3 GPA
GRE/ GMATGRE - 155 Or GMAT - 550GRE - 320+ Or GMAT - 650

Detailed Country wise Academic Requirement

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:

CountryMinimum Qualification
Denmark, Norway and SwedenCandidatus, Sivilingenor or Hogskolexmen or equivalent
FranceDiplome or Maitrise; or title Ingenieur with at least overall “Bien” standing
GermanyHauptdiplom, Magister Artium or Staatsexamen with at least overall “Gut” standing
India, Pakistan, BangladeshBachelor’s degree with First class/ division standing
Japan, South Korea and Taiwan4 year Bachelor's with an overall B+
MexicoLicenciado/ Licenciatura or Titulo requiring at least four years of study with an overall 8/10 or “Bien” standing
New Zealand and Australia4 years Bachelor’s degree with an overall minimum standing of Second Class, Upper division
The People's Republic of China4 year Bachelor’s degree with an overall “B+” average or better
UK (and other commonwealth countries whose system follow that of the UKHonours 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

Program-wise Requirements

There are four post graduate level courses offered at the Sauder School of Business. The program wise requirements to four programs are tabulated below.

RequirementMBAM.Sc Business AdministrationMaster of ManagementMaster of Business Analytics
GRE/ GMATRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Professional work experienceMinimum - 2 years, Competitive - 3 to 5 yearsNot RequiredNot more than two years after graduationNot required
Referee lettersRequired3 RequiredRequired2 Required
InterviewRequiredNot RequiredRequiredRequired
Essay QuestionRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Resume/ CVRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
English Language RequirementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired

Immigration Documents

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.

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