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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

UBC Sauder MBA

June 20, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for UBC Sauder MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at UBC Sauder is 650 for the last entering class. If you score above 650, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after UBC Sauder MBA?

The average salary at UBC Sauder for the last graduating class was $ 83,194. 92% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (NA%), Finance (NA%) and technology (NA%) oriented functional roles. 

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$ 94,559

Tuition Fee

$ 44,829

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Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at UBC Sauder

The Tuition fees for UBC Sauder MBA is $ 94,559 and an additional  $ 44,829 in living cost. 

Tuition fees are payable in four equal installments in the first week of September, January, May and the last September of the program. Upon receipt of an offer of admission, you will be required to submit a non-refundable and non-transferable $5,000 deposit in Canadian currency. 

The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, budget and spending habits, but these estimated costs of living in Vancouver while in the UBC MBA program should give you a general idea.

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UBC Sauder Application Essays

  1. What are your motivations to pursue an MBA? (200 Words)
  2. What excites you about the UBC MBA Program? How do you plan to get the most out of this journey? (200 Words)
  3. The UBC MBA program prepares leaders who seek to create value for the world. Please describe a situation in which you created value for an organization or group. What was the outcome? We encourage you to consider your contributions in both professional and community settings.(500 words max.)

UBC Sauder Recommendation Ques.

  1. How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  2. If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  3. What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  4. What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about UBC Sauder

The fee for our open enrolment programs includes all materials. Refreshment breaks and lunches are also included for programs offered on-site.

The fee is subject to, but does not include 5% GST. Although we reserve the right to change the program fees without notice, every attempt will be made to honour the fees posted on this website for the dates indicated.

Payment for each registered program is due prior to the start of the program.

  • To pay via Credit Card (We do not accept AMEX) – Please call our registration team at 1.800.618.3932.
  • To pay via Cheque – Please send your cheque payable to UBC Sauder School of Business at 1600 – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 3B7
  • To pay via UBC Journal Voucher – Please email us a copy of a signed JV to [email protected]

Programs attendance is limited; however, if there is space available, it is possible to accommodate for a last-minute registration at any time up to the day before the commencement date. If in doubt please call or email to confirm space availability. For self-serve registrations, you can check the availability for all our open enrolment program on the right-hand rail (a text indicator will show when there are fewer than 5 seats left per offering).

If you are traveling to Vancouver from outside Canada and require a visa, please note that for our 1-3 day programs we are unable to issue letters of invitation. If you are planning to attend a week-long program in-residence, please contact us to review your eligibility for a program enrolment confirmation letter.

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