1 UBC International MBA May 2016 Entry 20-MONTH PART-TIME PROGRAM In collaboration with the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2 Graduate with an MBA from a global top 100 school The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is consistently ranked in the top 100 business schools in the world by the Financial Times an achievement that places us in the top 5% globally. UBC itself is ranked 32 nd globally by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS, you can expect a world-class business education. The only North American school to offer a part-time MBA in Shanghai In partnership with Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Sauder offers an international MBA (IMBA) program taught entirely by Sauder s internationally renowned faculty. The curriculum is taught 100% in English, and covers advanced business and management techniques.
3 Discover The UBC International MBA Gain a network from Shanghai and Vancouver As a UBC IMBA student, you will study part time for 20 months in Shanghai, including four weeks (two separate two-week trips) in Vancouver, Canada. You have the opportunity to build your network from your classmates in Shanghai, as well as classmates from the Vancouver MBA program. Learn on the weekend. Apply your knowledge during the week. You re an expert in your field, but you may not have had the opportunity to fully learn how an entire organization comes together. This curriculum is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the broader picture of business, so you can immediately add value to your organization and your clients. The program gives you insight into every aspect of business, so what you learn on the weekends can easily be applied the following week in your job. 1
4 Add Value to Your Career Regardless of what industry you work in, an understanding of the different business functions and how they work together, is extremely valuable. At graduation, you will not only be an expert at your job, but you ll also be trained to think about business on a holistic level. The curriculum The program begins with eight foundation modules: Organizational Behaviour Accounting Operations Statistics Strategy Marketing Finance Managerial Economics The curriculum provides an essential foundation in advanced business and management techniques, and our courses enable you to showcase your analytical and problem-solving skills through active learning. When you come to class, you will be expected to be prepared, contribute, defend your opinions, and support others. As the program progresses, you ll find yourself thinking more and more like a top-level manager and making critical decisions that can affect the success of a company. Here are some examples of projects where you ll put those skills to the test: Business Strategy Integration Business Strategy Integration is a key component in the first year of the program. The goal of this course is to develop your skills in managerial decision-making across disciplines, perspectives and cultures. Integrated case days, presentations to clients and business case coursework are key components to achieving this goal. Capstone A highlight of the IMBA program, Capstone is taken in conjunction with our MBA students in Vancouver. It is an exhilarating two-day event where you will use your skills and knowledge acquired throughout the program and apply them to case studies and presentations. While I was researching the next steps to advance my career, I found everything I wanted in the UBC IMBA. I was attracted to the program design, which emphasizes professional and network development. My peers were very strong and ambitious, and having close access to high-quality professors with the right knowledge and experience was the extra edge I needed to succeed. Patrick Ye IMBA Class of 2014 General Manager ZEGA Machinery Shanghai Int l Trading Co.Ltd 2
5 Gain a Different Perspective From Your Peers Just like in any organization, you will work alongside people from all backgrounds. Since the structure of our classes emphasizes collaboration, you could be participating in a variety of discussions, such as marketing complexities within the retail industry, or challenges with implementing process flow in the healthcare industry. Here is a sample of the profile and background of our current class: Work Experience by Industry 2015 IMBA Class Profile* 34% Manufacturing 49% Male Average Years of Work Experience: 7 Average Age: 32 79% Chinese Nationality 51% Female 21% International Nationality Undergraduate Major 35% Economics 21% Engineering 10% 10% English Accounting 4% 4% Statistics Finance 4% Advertising 3% Machinery 3% Automotive 3% Communication Science 3% Information Technology 14% 11% 11% 11% 7% 3% 3% 3% Retail Financial Services Health Care Automotive IT Service Chemistry Real Estate Industrial Equipment *Data per the May 2015 entering class 3% Fast Moving Consumer Goods 3
6 How It Works The UBC IMBA is a 20-month, part-time program composed with a similar curriculum as the top-ranked MBA program in Vancouver. Classes take place at the SJTU campus in Shanghai, are taught entirely in English by faculty from the Sauder School of Business, and take place on weekends from May 2016 until December As part of the program, there are two 2-week Vancouver trips that are intensive full-time residential study. (Please refer to Page 6 for the program calendar.) The UBC IMBA is challenging. Classes and exams are delivered approximately every three to four weeks through intensive weekend sessions. Combine this with additional course work outside these weekends, plus your Monday-Friday job, it is a program that requires dedication and commitment. However, the rewards are big, and they reveal themselves throughout the program, not just after you graduate. The program teaches every aspect of business, and you can easily apply what you learn on the weekends whether it is a presentation, brief, or budget strategy the following week in your job. 4 The UBC IMBA provided me not only with a comprehensive and integrated view of business, but also real skills that I was able to immediately apply to my position, resulting in promotion opportunities and career growth. Furthermore, it has also helped me gain a stronger understanding of business in China. Peter Radford IMBA Class of 2015 Central Business Development and Marketing Services Manager Shanghai SIP Engineering Consulting LTD.
7 The Schedule Classes are delivered at the SJTU campus every three to four weekends, as follows: Friday 3:30 PM 10:00 PM Saturday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Sunday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Each module is delivered over one weekend, with the module s exam usually scheduled on the first day of the next module. Business Strategy Integration, a hands-on experience in which you explore case studies and prepare a detailed business plan, is woven throughout the early months of the program to help you apply your learning through more practical coursework. Here is a sample of what two weekends may look like: Weekend A DATE & TIME Friday, May 13, 3:30 PM 10:00 PM Saturday, May 14, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Sunday, May 15, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM COURSE Business Strategy Business Strategy Business Strategy Weekend B DATE & TIME Friday, June 3, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Friday, June 3, 3:30 PM 10:00 PM Saturday, June 4, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Sunday, June 5, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM COURSE Business Strategy Final Exam Foundations in Accounting Foundations in Accounting Foundations in Accounting For your Vancouver study schedule, please turn to Page 6 (schedule subject to change). 5
8 Program Journey YEAR May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb FOUNDATION MODULES (SHANGHAI, CHINA - SJTU CAMPUS) 2 WEEK INTEGRATED MODULE (VANCOUVER, CANADA - UBC) GLOBAL IMMERSION (OPTIONAL) Foundation Modules: There are 8 foundational modules, providing a strong background in advanced business and management techniques. Classes are held every 3 weeks. Advanced Modules: Classes are held once a month, and build on the foundational knowledge acquired in Year 1. Integrated Module: Taking place at the Vancouver UBC campus, the integrated modules are designed to enhance career prospects through experiential learning, in-class learning, business plan and case development. 6
9 Program schedule may be subject to change. YEAR Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec GNAM (OPTIONAL) ADVANCED MODULES (SHANGHAI, CHINA - SJTU CAMPUS) ADVANCED MODULE + CAPSTONE (VANCOUVER, CANADA - UBC) Global Immersion Experience (optional): Experience the reality of working in international commerce with a 2-week opportunity abroad to consult on business problems. GNAM (optional): Embark on study visits to other partner schools of the Global Network for Advanced Management or enroll in virtual, for-credit classes to expand your international learning. Advanced Module + Capstone: Learn to negotiate, make decisions like a manager, and participate in Capstone, a two-day event where you will apply your skills and knowledge acquired to case studies and presentations. 7
10 Faculty Studying with Sauder s top-ranked faculty means you ll learn business skills and theory from the people who helped create today s business world. Sauder professors and instructors are renowned for their outstanding business research ranked #24 worldwide by the Financial Times in 2015 as well as their leadership role in industry. This research and experience has not only been integral to creating impact in organizations locally and globally, but has also shaped the education learned in the classroom. Here are a few of the professors and instructors you ll learn from and a sample of the kind of work you ll be doing: 8 Russell Lundholm Russell Lundholm is a Professor and the Chair of Sauder s Accounting Division, teaching courses at the doctorate and graduate level. His research in financial statement analysis and equity valuation has seen him featured by international media including Forbes and Bloomberg Business. In his course, Financial Statement Analysis, you ll learn the latest financial tools and techniques needed to extract and analyze financial information, as well as key concepts from accounting and finance. You ll then build a comprehensive financial statement analysis and forecasting model, giving you the chance to evaluate and forecast firm performance and engage in equity research. China is arguably the most interesting, most rapidly-changing economy in the world. The IMBA class represents a broad range of experiences that, collectively, gives a wonderful snapshot of what is happening in this fascinating country. In class, I try to get them to think about how the broad forces that they see will impact individual companies.
11 Ann Stone Ann Stone is a Lecturer at the Sauder School of Business, where she teaches courses in marketing and strategy for graduate, undergraduate and Executive Education programs. She has more than 25 years of C-level marketing experience at Coca-Cola, Papa Murphy s Pizza, Church s Chicken and Dairy Queen. She has also worked for S.C. Johnson & Son, Pizza Hut and has run her own marketing firm. In her course, Business Strategy Integration, you will develop an understanding of the Business Model Generation and other business strategy assessment tools to take a higher level look at business structure and direction. You ll be challenged to work in teams, think critically, and evaluate a client s business strategy, providing new insight to this outside company for both their and your growth and advancement. IMBA students bring to the class their whole selves, meaning their life and professional experiences. Your instructors will use learning activities cases, exercises, exams, and projects to integrate what IMBA students have already as skills, and those recently learned, to create new and better thinking as a business professional. Mahesh Nagarajan Mahesh Nagarajan is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Operations and Logistics Division. His research is in the area of optimization and game theory, which he applies to inventory management, supply chain management, health care and data-driven decision models used by firms. He has worked with a diverse number of organizations such as various healthcare agencies and hospitals in Canada and the USA, such as Dow, Mattel, Boeing, and Alipay. In his course, Operations and Logistics, you will build on concepts of operations management, strategy, uncertainty and risk to understand how operations integrate with various business functions and how to make intelligent data-driven decisions. The course emphasizes real-life cases, taking examples from corporate industry leaders. The IMBA students come from diverse backgrounds. One interesting aspect of the IMBA class is that in China, and other parts of Asia, a good understanding of operations and adoption of best practices from operations strategy is something firms see as hugely valuable, so teaching a class in China is exciting. 9
12 Gain A Global Perspective 4 weeks of intensive study in Vancouver You will spend a total of four weeks in Vancouver, split into two 2-week intensive study sessions. In Vancouver, you will work with Full-time MBA (FTMBA) students from the Vancouver campus. The FTMBA students come from all over the world, and work in industries from finance to marketing, providing you with a network of diverse and global business-minded contacts. Optional two-week Global Immersion This optional two-week international project (recent destinations include the UK, Chile, Japan and India) enables you to experience another country s culture and commerce first-hand, allowing you to develop the confidence to work in the global marketplace. Elite Global Business School Network Sauder is the only Canadian member of the prestigious Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), spearheaded by the Yale School of Management. In this optional component of the program, you can gain access to international learning, networking, and collaboration opportunities with business schools around the world, including study visits to other schools and virtual, for-credit classes in which you can work with students at other member schools via video conferencing. 10
13 About UBC The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching, ranked 32 nd in the world by the Times Higher Education World Rankings. Established in 1915 and located in Vancouver, British Columbia, UBC s West Coast spirit and entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff, and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. About Sauder The Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia is one of the world s leading academic business schools. Located in Canada s gateway to the Pacific Rim, Sauder is ideally placed at a dynamic crossroads of the international marketplace to provide a global business perspective. Dedicated to the success of its students, Sauder provides exceptional teaching and valuable learning experiences. Our professors are renowned for their groundbreaking research, and our programs provide a professional development experience that delivers the best career outcomes upon graduation. Sauder s Robert H. Lee Graduate School delivers a diverse range of well-regarded graduate programs, including the UBC Full-Time MBA, which ranks among the best programs in the world. Rankings TOP 5 % MBA programs worldwide (Financial Times 2015) UBC 32 nd ranked in the world (Times Higher Education UK) #1 in North America for International Faculty (Financial Times 2015) #24 in the world for business research (Financial Times 2015) 11
14 Admissions Candidates of the IMBA program are carefully selected against competitive requirements to ensure that, once in the program, you learn from peers who have demonstrated vision, leadership and experience. It is this approach that helps make the UBC IMBA classroom experience dynamic, engaging and thought provoking. Here is some information you need to know before applying: Minimum Requirements Competitive Requirements Academic Achievement A 4-year Bachelor s degree from an accredited institution is required with a B average. *As degrees/grading systems differ widely between countries, applicants with degrees from outside North America should review country-specific requirements listed on the UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies website: B+ or 76% or 3.3 GPA Professional Experience Minimum 2 years of full-time work experience gained after graduation from a Bachelor s degree. 5+ years of full-time work experience GMAT or GRE There is no minimum GMAT score equivalent, but the GMAT is highly recommended for applicants with non-quantitative educational background. 550 GMAT with at least a 50 th percentile in each test section English Proficiency Applicants must be required to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An approved English proficiency exam is required for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the United States in which English is not the official language of instruction. TOEFL IBT 80+ or IELTS Academic 6.5+ or UBC ELI Application Deadlines 1 st round: November 30, nd round: January 31, 2016 Final round: March 31, 2016 Fees $54,000 USD* *The amounts noted above are the program tuition fees for the academic year. Tuition fees are normally payable in two (2) instalments on April 30 of the first year and February 28 of the second year of the program. For complete details on our admissions requirements, please visit or 12
15 最 低 申 请 条 件 更 具 有 竞 争 力 的 申 请 条 件 学 术 要 求 具 有 受 UBC 认 可 的 大 学 颁 发 的 四 年 制 学 士 学 位, 平 均 成 绩 为 B 由 于 每 个 国 家 的 学 位 与 评 分 制 度 不 同, 取 得 北 美 地 区 以 外 国 家 学 位 的 申 请 人, 请 到 UBC 研 究 生 网 站 上 关 注 与 该 学 位 颁 发 国 相 关 的 要 求 : B+ 76 分 或 者 平 均 绩 点 3.3 以 上 工 作 背 景 申 请 者 在 获 得 学 士 学 位 后, 具 有 至 少 两 年 的 工 作 经 验 5 年 以 上 工 作 经 验 GMAT 或 GRE 对 GMAT 不 设 最 低 分 数 线 要 求, 但 是 对 于 非 理 工 科 背 景 的 申 请 者, 强 烈 建 议 参 加 GMAT 考 试 GMAT 550 分 以 上, 每 个 部 分 得 分 在 50% 以 上 英 文 要 求 申 请 者 必 须 具 备 良 好 的 英 语 能 力, 听 说 读 写 方 面 要 优 秀 本 科 学 位 不 是 在 加 拿 大 或 者 美 国 获 得, 并 且 英 语 为 非 官 方 授 课 语 言 的 申 请 人, 需 参 加 英 语 水 平 考 试 托 福 (TOEFL) - IBT 80 以 上 或 学 术 类 雅 思 6.5 以 上 或 参 加 UBC 英 语 考 试 ELI
16 The UBC IMBA at a Glance Rankings Sauder Rankings - Financial Times 2015 Top 5% MBA programs worldwide #1 in North America for International Faculty #24 in the world for business research UBC Rankings #32 in the world (Times Higher Education UK) Program and Application Information Program Dates May 2016 December 2017 Location & Schedule Classes take place every three to four weekends at Shanghai Jiao Tong University plus 2 two-week sessions at the Sauder School of Business in Vancouver, Canada Class Profile Male Female: 49% 51% Average Age: 32 Average Years of Work Experience: 7 Chinese nationality International nationality: 79% 21% Contact Us Vancouver Office Robert H. Lee Graduate School Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia Main Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Toll free (Canada & US): Tel: Fax: Fees $54,000 USD* *The amounts noted above are the program tuition fees for the academic year. See pg. 12 for payment details. Application Deadline 1 st round: November 30, nd round: January 31, 2016 Final round: March 31, 2016