UBC Reports | Vol. 46 | No. 17 | November
MBA program among top three
Redesigned 15-month program earns high marks across the board
by Andy Poon staff writer
UBC's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is
in the top three of the nation's business schools according to Canadian
Business magazine's first comprehensive MBA survey.
"We are thrilled to be among Canada's top three business schools and delighted
that the quality of our new program is being recognized at a national level,"
says MBA program director Ethel Davis.
Davis says the faculty underwent a major revision in its MBA program in
1995 based upon input from the business community, past graduates and current
"The redesigned program has had a tremendous impact on the students' learning
experience through the integrated core, specializations, and an internship that
allows the student to apply their new knowledge in the workplace, all in a
15-month program," says Davis.
"Not only that, there is also an opportunity for students to study abroad."
Graduates of the program also vaulted into fifth place in the magazine's salary
ranking this year after placing 12th last year.
Since 1992, Canadian Business has been ranking the country's MBA schools
and in the past three years it has focused almost exclusively on salary levels
after graduation in its list.
The magazine expanded its survey this year to include quality of education,
alumni satisfaction and international and gender diversity after prompting by
the deans of several Canadian business schools.
"The fifth place salary ranking was a big factor but UBC basically
scored in the top half of everything," says Conan Tobias, associate editor of
Tobias, who co-ordinated the magazine's MBA project points out that
UBC's high percentage of international faculty, 71 per cent, also
contributed to the university's placing.
Queen's University and York University placed first and second in the
Canadian Business magazine
Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration