Management, Master

Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 25 months
Regionally focused and globally connected, the Master of Management degree program, offered by the Faculty of Management at University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, engages with issues directly relevant to your work, organizations and regions. Explore new and nimble ways of leading and managing in a rapidly changing globalized world.


By taking the Master of Management (MM) degree program delivered by the Faculty of Management at University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, you can expect to:

  • Increase your leadership capabilities in and across organizations through collaboration and negotiation by successfully identifying and accessing new global opportunities.
  • Expand your ability to learn and see new opportunities for organizations through an increased understanding of regional and global transformation.
  • Join a community of leaders and learners like you, bringing their experiences to bear in a new, experiential, and experimental learning format.

The MM degree program is accessible to working professionals over the course of 25 months. Online, face-to-face, and experiential learning are blended with three two-week residential sessions at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC. Through online studies, participants will engage with issues directly relevant to their work, organizations and regions, from a number of perspectives. Participants will engage with their cohort, led by UBC and international faculty to learn comparatively and experientially.

Why UBC?

  • Place: We engage the Okanagan Valley as a living lab and connect to the world from our facilities at Canada’s only purpose-built 21st-century campus.
  • Perspective: We guide cohort teams in exploring the future of organizations in small urban and non-metropolitan regions as they adapt to the opportunities and challenges of globalization. These forces bring the world to every locale, and every locale to the world.
  • People: Students come from diverse academic and working backgrounds to learn with UBC faculty and international partner universities in regions comparable to the Okanagan Valley, including Orkestra, the Basque Institute for Competitiveness at the University of Deusto in Spain.

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

  • Blended Learning

The MM is a part-time, course-based UBC master’s degree program delivered both online and in two-week summer sessions on campus.

Work and learn where you live with online studies from September through June; then come together for face-to-face learning in July during intensive residential sessions at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC.

  • Peer Collaboration

Grow and contribute to your MM cohort, a team-based peer community of students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Your cohort is an integral resource for comparative learning, led by UBC faculty and international partners.

Integrate perspectives and skills in a team-conducted capstone project that concludes the 25-month program with a demonstration of your learning; show peers and employers that you’re ready for today’s ever-changing leadership opportunities. We will work with an Okanagan organization, using the region as a living lab for experimentation in transformative change.

  • Interdisciplinary Approach

MM learning crosses disciplines within the management field and beyond, enabling participants to leverage key concepts, experiences, philosophies and viewpoints to address future organizational opportunities and challenges.

From the facts and forces of globalization to the emerging importance of intercultural understanding, we go beyond conventional boundaries to bring relevant and applicable knowledge to the problems of today and tomorrow. Subject areas include political economy, information technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, and social accounting.


  • Regional Development and Globalization
  • Approaches to Learning and Practical Research
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Leading and Citizenship
  • Communicating 
  • Ethics
  • Systems
  • Practical Research Methods
  • Career Development
  • Managing Change
  • Applied Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 25 months
    • Average part-time duration 25 months
    • Intensity 10 hrs/week
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      10-15 hours/week online. Fulltime during 2 week intensives.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

The selection process is guided by the criteria below, but we also welcome applications from candidates who satisfy competence prerequisites in other demonstrable ways. Those candidates are encouraged to contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for personal advising.

  • Academic Achievement: This will be evaluated based on your academic transcript(s) and three references, typically a combination of academic and professional references.
  • Experience: Relevant professional or other applicable experience is considered a significant asset and should be normally a minimum of three years. Your motivation and fit for the program will be evaluated through your curriculum vitae, application, and an interview (in-person, telephone, or Skype).
  • English Proficiency: Applicants must be must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required for all candidates who have not completed a prior degree taught in English.
  • General Capabilities: To be assessed by a graduate admission test score (GMAT or GRE).Exemptions may be granted based on previous education.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20162.88 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42006 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 25 months.
  • National Applies to you

    13660.8 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28460 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 25 months.
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Living costs for Kelowna

  • 1296 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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