Master of Management

Regionally focused and globally connected, the Master of Management degree program 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.​

Master of Management students

Graduate Program Overview

By taking the Master of Management (MM) degree program delivered by the Faculty of Management at UBC’s 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.

 

Program Components Expected Duration
MM Online on a part-time basis & 3 summer intensive residential sessions at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC 25 months

Place

The Faculty of Management engages the Okanagan Valley as a living lab and connects to the world from our facilities at Canada’s only purpose-built 21st-century campus.

Perspective

We guide student cohorts 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

MM students come from diverse academic and working backgrounds to learn with UBC faculty and international partner universities in regions comparable to the Okanagan Valley such as Orkestra, the Basque Institute for Competitiveness at the University of Deusto in Spain.

  • Transform your perspective on regional and global change, enhance your career opportunities, challenge the status quo, and deepen your critical thinking 
  • Become part of a close-knit cohort of working professionals who learn on and offline in a blended, innovative 25 month program  
  • Immerse yourself in learning during two on-campus residencies on UBC’s Okanagan campus located in Kelowna, B.C.  
  • Engage with issues directly relevant to your work, organizations and regions, through a multidisciplinary lens, gaining access to new thinking and knowledge 
  • Learn from UBC faculty with deep expertise and peers who bring diverse perspectives to learning challenges and real-world opportunities  

FLEXIBLE BLENDED LEARNING

The MM is a uniquely flexible part-time, course-based UBC master’s degree program delivered both online and in two-week summer sessions on campus or in a nearby communities. As an MM student, you’re able to study online from September through June with intensive in-person residencies in July that offer an opportunity for face-to-face learning on UBC’s Okanagan campus.

MEANINGFUL 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.

INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

From the forces of globalization to the emerging importance of intercultural understanding, the MM steps outside conventional boundaries and thinking to bring relevant and applicable knowledge to the management field and beyond. Our interdisciplinary approach provides you with the tools you will need to solve organizational challenges, leverage opportunities, and succeed in professional environments of the future.

APPLIED PROJECT

As an MM student, you will have the opportunity to experiment and apply your learning in an applied project by exploring challenges faced by people and organizations across multiple sectors. Applying learning to increase new knowledge, skills, and partnerships results in a transformative graduate experience that demonstrates your readiness for the demands of modern leadership.

Degree Benefits

Master of Management students will be effective leaders and citizens, equipped with the skills and aptitudes needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities for the future growth of sustainable organizations, sectors, regions and societies.

Learning goals

Master of Management students will be effective leaders and citizens, equipped with the skills and aptitudes needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities for the future growth of sustainable organizations, sectors, regions and societies.

Master of Management students can expect to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Management concepts and approaches relevant to:
    • The dynamics of globalization—economic, technological, social, and other forces;
    • The key actors, institutions and organizational types found in regional socio and economic settings;
  • Organizational stability and change under globalization; leading experiences in private, public-private, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and hybrid organizations with priority attention to small urban and non-metropolitan contexts and regions;
  • Intercultural understanding, values, teams, collaboration, negotiation, and co-construction;
  • Ethics, communication, leadership and entrepreneurial competencies—carrying change, catalyzing change, and contributing to choice of change in organizations from personal aptitudes;
  • Techniques of management and understanding modes of management: management techniques for 21st-century organizations participating in global markets; standards, cultures, reporting practices, and intangible assets:
    • Managerial thinking through a combination of quantitative skills, qualitative reasoning, ethical reasoning and management techniques.

As a Master of Management graduate, you will be an effective citizen and leader, equipped with the knowledge, skills and aptitudes needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities for the future growth of sustainable organizations, sectors, regions and societies.

Knowledge

  • Key techniques in financial analysis (e.g., discounted cash flow, net present value);
  • Key legal frameworks and practices in human resource management and organizational performance (e.g., recruitment, compensation strategies);
  • Key organizational forms (e.g., companies, societies, cooperative partnerships);
  • Key indicators of socio-economic development (e.g., human development index, Kearney Global Cities index);
  • Important factors affecting ethical conduct in organizations (e.g., corporate social responsibility, sustainability, board governance);
  • Important theories and concepts related to organizational and regional change (e.g., regional opportunity index);
  • Concepts relevant to critical analysis (e.g., argument fallacies, rigor in argument construction, attention and synthesis of extant literature);
  • Concepts related to leadership and communication—individual, collective, rhetoric and persuasion.

Skills

  • Conduct structured market research—audience research, product research;
  • Understand differences of social and for-profit marketing processes;
  • Identify accounting practices for typical management events (e.g., accrual accounting, generally accepted accounting principles);
  • Identify legal strategies and forms to carry out particular organizational goals (e.g.; incorporation, charitable status, intellectual property strategies, outsourcing, contracting);
  • Understand important roles of various organizational forms and mixes in socio-economic development (e.g., private public partnerships, systems of innovation, inter-institutional forms);
  • Analyze competing dilemmas of the “good” in organizational cases (e.g., triple bottom line accounting, stakeholders analysis, situation ethics);
  • Analysis and conclusion of case histories of organizational and regional change;
  • Ability to constructively critique original research and secondary readings-opinions related to management;
  • Determine and apply leadership and communication concepts to organizational case studies.

Aptitudes

  • Conducting market research processes for organizations in “mixed” or complex value industries;
  • Complex accounting decisions within novel industrial spheres (e.g., virtual firms, software service organizations);
  • Ability to develop a range of short and long-term HR policies and practices;
  • Strengths and weaknesses of organizational forms for novel organizational settings;
  • Ability to analyse the regional institutions and their roles in socio-economic development;
  • Ability to evaluate and build organizational practices that address regional characteristics;
  • Capability of acting and deciding within multiple and competing frames of value;
  • Ability to carry out novel analysis using primary and secondary data, of organizational and regional change
  • Ability to find diverse and competing positions, to synthesize and to build upon and contribute new and sound positions to management thinking;
  • Ability to emulate and evaluate leadership and communication strategies to simulated and live settings.

Where our graduates can go

The Master of Management (MM) program aims to prepare graduates to lead and manage organizations in small-urban and non-metropolitan contexts, and in organizations interacting with those contexts.

We look forward to our graduates leading organizational change, for example, in the transformation of regional commodity resource extraction as it adapts to global opportunities for exporting technologies, value-added products, and know-how.

We welcome a world in which our graduates adapt management knowledge and techniques from the Global North to support sustainable prosperity in the Global South.

Our graduates will be ready to pioneer new, collaborative business models in small urban and non-metropolitan regions, ready for scale-up and sharing with less nimble large urban centres.

And we are excited to see our graduates work together as a network of management innovators in regions around the world, using the power of distributed knowledge to find new ways for globally-distributed businesses to allow even small urban regions to be at the virtual centre of their own business world.

Retain your valuable employee while supporting their professional development and growth.

This part-time, largely online-delivery program allows you to keep and work with a valuable employee, while supporting their professional growth.

Your employee’s participation in a program cohort composed of complementary fellow-learners provides your organization with access to fresh sources of insight into widely-shared management problems, brought home by your employee.

Our program’s capstone project encourages your employee to apply existing and new skills and aptitudes to a new problem in a new team. Upon return your employee will have a new view of possibilities for your organization—all at no risk to your organization as our program offers a fertile experimental environment to explore the future.


Program Delivery & Courses

Work and learn where you live with part-time online studies, which prepare you for in-person summer intensive sessions in Kelowna, BC.

Online Studies

Part-time online studies are delivered from September to June for two years. A typical week of online learning requires a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week divided between instructional time, independent study, and online group discussion and work.

The balance between group and individual work ensures individual interests and reflections are always enhanced and supplemented with team dialogue and shared exploration.

Intensive In-residence Sessions

Face-to-face learning sessions are a vital part of the MM program. They are full time for two weeks in July, for three consecutive summers. Each Cohort formally begins their study in the MM with an intensive in-residence session*.

The second intensive in-residence session brings the cohort together, in-person, at the halfway point in the program and the third intensive in-residence session brings the cohort together once more to wrap up the program.

During these sessions, both days and evenings are devoted to learning in a supportive environment. We blend face-to-face instruction and discussion with opportunities to engage with companies and organizations in the region through individual and collective work.

The program also offers opportunities to build effective and lasting relationships with your cohort, and with UBC and international faculty.

You should expect to do some preparatory work before each compulsory summer session.

*Online module preparatory reading for the first intensive in-residence session commences in June.

Applied Projects

A focal point of MM learning is the Applied Project course. As a Master of Management student, you will apply what has been learned through the MM program to provide thought leadership and innovative capacity to one or more organizations or sectors to spur progress on an issue faced.

You will have the opportunities to work on your applied project throughout your second year of study as well as opportunities to work with other members of the cohort and independently on your project. During the process, you will also have a chance to build a portfolio of work which might focus on a single or multiple organizations/sectors.

The MM is a highly interactive, practical program that will provide you with a diverse set of tools, principles, and practices from key areas of management thought. 

It is comprised of 10 management courses and an Applied Project(s) course, delivered through part-time online studies and three intensive in-residence sessions in Kelowna, BC.

MGMT 534 Regional Development and Globalization
Explore managing and leading businesses and organizations in globally connected regions. Examine historical and contemporary instances of socio‐ economic development, and consider future directions and possibilities. Study organizations, institutions, communities and public policy; introductory management topics. [2 Credits]

MGMT 535 Approaches to Learning and Practical Research
Acquire skills to learn independently and collaboratively for continuous application in the MM program and lifelong. Focus on navigating and sorting information, evaluating sources, and building knowledge. Explore methods for research that embody rigour, reason, and evidence, and that balance sense and sensibility. [1.5 Credits]

MGMT 536 Enterprise and Innovation
Explore enterprise commonalities and differences collaboratively, likewise regional, national, and global networking, and other forms of interaction. Deepen knowledge of, and apply, core management subjects such as accounting, finance, marketing, people management, information technology and strategy. [9 Credits]

MGMT 537 Leading and Citizenship
Study professional and citizenship obligations within and between organizations, institutions and communities—regionally, nationally, and globally. Reflect collaboratively and individually to challenge diverse orientations to the social responsibilities of organizations. [3 Credits]

MGMT 538 Communicating 
Explore and implement various approaches to oral, written, and other forms of communication. [1.5 Credits]

MGMT 539 Ethics
Study methods of ethical analysis and apply them in analyzing and developing action plans that ensure ethical practice. [1.5 Credits]

MGMT 540 Systems 
Explore impact and implications of systems on management issues and study the managing of systems for maximum effectiveness in regional contexts. [1.5 Credits]

MGMT 541 Practical Research Methods
Building on the foundations laid in Approaches to Learning and Research, develop skills in research with particular emphasis on the area of activity on which the participant wishes to focus. [1.5 Credits]

MGMT 542 Career Development
Develop and curate a portfolio of work through the Master of Management to support and develop future careers. [1.5 Credits]

MGMT 543 Managing Change
Consolidate and integrate material, concepts, and ideas studied in earlier courses. Focus on the importance of people when managing change, including their roles, adaptive capacity, and conflict management. [3 Credits]

MGMT 544 Applied Project
Apply what has been learned through the Master of Management program to provide thought leadership and innovative capacity to one or more organizations to help them make progress on an issue they face. [6 Credits]

MM Hangar

The Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre at UBC’s Okanagan campus was one of the first in Canada constructed using innovative cross-laminated timber panel technologies pioneered by Structurlam Products. The mid-sized firm works from three plants in the Okanagan (one of which is a re-developed mill site) to access global markets for value-added wood products.

Whether you are interested in private, public or blended enterprise, the Master of Management (MM) program will equip you to contribute to the success of globally-connected organizations within or focused on small urban and non-metropolitan regions.

Global flows of goods, services, finances, standards, and people have never been faster or more complex in their interaction. Supra-state trading regions incorporating many nations, and sub-national territories, regions and districts are all home to new kinds of organization and options for constructive interaction. The MM program aims to enable students to understand the dynamics of these situations and to contribute to leading and managing organizations seeking to embrace opportunities arising from new connections across the world.

The adaptive capacity and entrepreneurial orientation developed in the MM program will be leveraged by the global network formed among students and professors, which will continue long after graduation.

Globalization and Networked Regions

MM Regions

Aberdeen, Scotland, a major energy services centre (top); the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a cultural landmark in Spain (left); transport routes connecting Paris and Bordeaux, France (right).

Regions are no longer usefully understood in solely geographic terms. A better understanding of regions includes reference to global forces and asymmetries of power and action.

The MM is about regions in the context of globalization, with a particular focus on small urban and non-metropolitan regions peripheral to major population centres. The MM recognizes that these regions may be simultaneously peripheral to some economies and activities, and central actors in specific global trade and political networks.

Students in the MM will explore the special management opportunities and challenges arising for organizations in these regions. Organizations may be using improved communications and transport networks to find newly accessible niche markets. Other organizations may be outsourcing to enable improved organizational focus—or being challenged by new entrants to local markets giving existing clients new options for outsourcing. Still other organizations may be joining global R&D and production networks to form “virtual firms” achieving goals far beyond the capacity of any one player. These are just a few of the many ways in which regions peripheral to major urban areas can remain at the heart of the global economy, whether in private, public or blended enterprises.

We are excited by the challenges of leading and managing in a world where small urban and non-metropolitan regions are finding new ways to engage global networks. Whether reaching to the world directly from such regions or using a nearby metropolitan area as a springboard, we see instances of these regional dynamics around the world and welcome students’ contribution of their experiences from their home regions.

We are inspired by the opportunities we see in regions such as:

  • Aberdeen, Scotland seeking transformation of its oil extraction economy toward an energy services economy, supported by financial services and transport hubs in metropolitan Edinburgh and Glasgow;
  • Bordeaux, France transitioning from a trading city to a regional wine production capital and services provider to the Aquitaine region, interacting with administrative, transport and financial services in Paris via improved transport links;
  • Bilbao, Spain, and the Basque region choosing public investment in distinctive cultural amenities and support for entrepreneurial culture as a means to attraction and retention of innovators, even while larger Madrid maintains its financial and political importance as the seat of government.

What’s your experience? Bring it along, and work with us to build a rich comparative understanding of leadership and management in regions open to the world!

Our Living Lab

Mission Hill

The Mission Hill winery overlooking Okanagan Lake is an example of the region’s flourishing tree fruit, construction, and tourism industries.

UBC’s Okanagan campus is located in the middle of the Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia’s Southern Interior.

From Canada’s only “pocket desert” in Osoyoos on the border with our American neighbours, north through the lakeside cities of Penticton, Kelowna, and Vernon and the agricultural and timberland beyond, the Okanagan is a region in rapid transition.

With the arrival of largely European settlers in the late 1800s, already-present First Nations peoples have been accompanied by a growing population initially engaged in ranching, fruit farming, forestry, and tourism. As global forces compel transformation of these activities in the early 21st century, the Okanagan is an ideal “living lab” for collaboration between university and community partners in piloting innovative approaches to challenges of transition.

Economic diversification is key to this region, which includes the sectors of health care, construction, agriculture, manufacturing, scientific and high-tech such as IT service, aerospace and video-game development.

The presence of three distinct cities—Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon—and their economies brings us great diversity in partnership opportunities, with further opportunities found in smaller communities and the relationships between these communities and larger centres such as Vancouver, Calgary, Spokane, and Seattle.

Meet Your Peers & Profs

Alumni Spotlight

Instructors

You will learn from UBC faculty and international partners at universities in regions comparable to the Okanagan Valley. Our partners include Orkestra (Basque Institute for Competitiveness at the University of Deusto, Spain) and KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux, France).


Admission Requirements

The Master of Management degree program welcomes applications from candidates able to commit to 25 months of part-time online study and three intensive in-residence sessions, held for two weeks each July at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC.

The program allows highly-motivated full-time employees to complete the program in 25 months. We also encourage applications from recent bachelor degree graduates with sufficient relevant experience.

UBC’s International Programs and Services provides advising, transition services, and programs for international students.

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 Academic Programs 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. Candidates must have a solid academic record and normally submit a competitive GMAT or GRE score. GMAT/GRE exemptions may be granted upon request.
  • Experience: Relevant professional or other applicable experience is considered a significant asset and should be normally a minimum of three to five 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 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.

Requirement Description
Academic Achievement A four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a UBC-recognized institution. Candidates must have a solid academic record and normally submit a competitive GMAT or GRE score. GMAT/GRE exemptions may be granted upon request.*As degrees/grading systems differ widely between countries, applicants with degrees from outside North America should review country–specific requirements.

 

Readiness for contribution to a diverse peer-learning community1 This is assessed using your completed application package, particularly your answers to questions asked in the application. Applicants will be contacted for an interview.
English Proficiency (if required) Applicants 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.
TOEFL: iBT: 100 (with minimum scores of 22 in Reading and Listening); paper-based 600; computer-based: 250 (all three tests are acceptable, and must have been written within the last 2 years)
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with no component score below 6.0 (scores are valid if test written within the last 2 years)
MELAB: 85 with a final score of 3 on the speaking test

1 We compose each admitted cohort with attention to diversity of backgrounds and experiences giving each cohort year a broad range of individual experiences from which the group might draw insights and comparative knowledge.

MM Summer Intensive Group

Tuition & Funding

Financial support is available on a competitive basis for qualified candidates.

Application fee $140.25 CAD (non-refundable) Paid online using Visa or Mastercard at time of application submission
Deposit $1000 CAD Paid once offer of admission is received. This amount will be credited toward your first tuition instalment.
Tuition $29,029.24 (domestic)1
$44,262.61 (international)
Tuition fees are typically collected in instalments; for more information please visit the Academic Calendar. More information on tuition payment options can be found on the Awards and Financial Support website.
Mandatory Student Fees – please see the Okanagan Academic Calendar UBCSUO Health and Dental fees have an opt-out provision
UPASS fees do not apply to MM students.
Visit the UBC Students’ Union Okanagan website for more information.UPASS fees are usually included in student fees levied each September; however, MM students are exempted.
International students2 Study permit application fee: $150 CAD x 3
Temporary resident visa (TRV) – $100 CAD (this is a one-time cost if eligible for a multiple entry TRV)
International students require a separate study permit for the duration of each on-campus intensive. More information on study permits. Depending on your country of origin, you may also require a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV).

1 Tuition fees are set in the spring of the upcoming academic year and are subject to adjustment and approval. This fee reflects the full tuition cost for the 25 month program.

2 International students are encouraged to apply for all required legal documentation immediately upon offer of admission to allow adequate processing time.

Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs vary substantially according to your point of origin and personal preferences.

Students are expected to make their own arrangements in these matters, with the support of advice from the MM Office regarding UBC services and off-campus services and opportunities. While we cannot secure accommodation for you, we can offer guidance regarding popular areas and transportation corridors, local practices, etc.

We encourage students to take action as soon as possible to identify their preferences and to secure accommodation. As a popular summer recreation destination, Kelowna is at its busiest during the summer season with corresponding high demand for affordable accommodation.

We anticipate that many students will find on-campus accommodation both convenient and affordable. UBC’s Okanagan campus provides summer accommodation options through Conferences and Accommodation.

General information about Kelowna and surrounding areas (transportation, attractions, places of worship, etc.) is available on UBC’s Human Resources website.

Check with your Human Resources department for information on benefits you may be entitled to. Some organizations offer tuition assistance or professional development funding to their staff.

*All documentation will become the property of the Faculty of Management and will not be returned.


How to Apply

The MM requires a pre-application, followed by a formal application.

Please note: Applications for the 2021 cohort will be available in due time.

Your application will be evaluated as quickly as possible. The number of students that can be accommodated is limited; therefore, early application for admission is strongly encouraged. If you have questions at any stage in the application process, please email our Program Office or call 1-877-807-9644 or 250-807-9644.

Intake dates for the 2021 cohort will be available in due time.

Step 1 – Pre-application

Email your curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of your academic transcripts, and your answers to the Application Questions (pdf) to the Program Office. You may submit your documents as PDF or Word files. Once your pre-application materials have been received, you will be contacted.  Successful prospects will be invited to an interview – in person or via telephone or Skype.

Step 2 – Formal Application

Following a successful interview, you will be invited to apply. You will need to provide your personal information, contact information for three references (preview the questions for referees in our forms section), and the $140.25 CAD application fee.

In the online application, please use plain text; avoid special characters and formatting.

Step 3 – Official Documentation

Immediately following the submission of your formal application, please ensure you arrange for necessary official documentation to be sent to the Faculty of Management promptly (this includes all academic transcripts as well as English Proficiency or other exam scores, as required).

Academic and English Proficiency Documents
Academic Transcripts

Please arrange to have your official transcripts sent directly to the Faculty of Management as early as possible. Official transcripts are required from all universities or colleges that you have attended.

    • Official documents must be received in envelopes that have been sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution.
    • UBC graduates need not submit official transcripts (unless you have attended an institution after attending UBC).
    • Okanagan University College graduates who completed their degree prior to the school being renamed to UBC must submit an official transcript (requests are made to Okanagan College).
    • English language translations of transcripts and degree certificates (if required) must accompany official transcripts issued in a language other than English. These documents must be sealed and endorsed by the issuing institution to be considered official. If your university is unable to provide translated official records in English, you must arrange to have the translation completed by following these steps:
      1. Make a copy of a separate transcript or certificate for translation (do not open the official sealed copy intended for the Faculty of Management);
      2. Provide a translator with the copied item(s) for translation and request a complete, word for word, literal English translation, endorsed with the translator’s numbered seal;
      3. Ask the translator to place the original language transcript or certificate, the copy of the transcript or certificate and the literal English translations into an envelope, and have him or her seal and endorse the envelope with their numbered stamp.
    • Submit this sealed envelope to the Faculty of Management (do not open).
Code/institutional identifiers for English language tests (if required)

The following table lists the codes to be used in order for official test results to be issued directly to UBC’s Okanagan campus, as well as timing considerations.

Test Code or other institution identifier Approximate length of time for scores to arrive at our office
TOEFL 2499 Internet- or computer-based test: Approximately 3 weeks
Paper-based test: Approximately 4-6 weeks
IELTS (Academic) “UBC Okanagan Campus” Approximately 3 weeks
MELAB “University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus” Approximately 4-6 weeks

*Please note: Applicants writing a GMAT or GRE should contact the Academic Programs Coordinator to request code information

Need more information?

Contact our Master of Management program office:

Toll Free (Canada and USA): 1-877-807-9644
Tel: 250-807-9644 | Fax: 250-807-8533
Email: fom.mm@ubc.ca

Mailing Address

Master of Management Program
Faculty of Management
The University of British Columbia
Okanagan Campus
EME 4145 – 1137 Alumni Ave
Kelowna, BC, V1V 1V7
Canada

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UBC's Okanagan Campus

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The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. In the psychology program at UBC’s Okanagan campus, you gain all the benefits of attending a globally respected university while studying in a close-knit learning community.

DYNAMIC CITY

UBC’s Okanagan campus borders the dynamic city of Kelowna, a hub of economic development with a population of about 150,000 people—the fourth fastest growing population in Canada. In fact, the Okanagan Valley is rated one of the best communities in Canada to grow your business.

More than 160 buses travel daily from campus to key locations such as Kelowna’s cultural district and thriving downtown waterfront. The campus is two minutes from the Kelowna International Airport, one of the top 10 busiest airports in Canada.

UBC Okanagan is situated within the First Nations territory of the Okanagan Nation, whose spirit of stewardship for the land is reflected in the university’s respect for sustainability.

NATURAL BEAUTY

A diverse natural region with sandy beaches, beautiful farms, vineyards and orchards, and snow-capped mountains, the Okanagan Valley features sweeping stretches of lakeside and endless mountain trails for biking and hiking.

Check out this 360-degree video: Kelowna From Above

CAMPUS HOUSING

Full-time UBC Okanagan students can live in residence, which offers modern living with easy access to academic and personal support. Residences are surrounded by hiking and biking trails, plus panoramic views of the campus and valley.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

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Clubs: Make friends with similar interests, stay informed, and organize or participate in academic and recreational events in the Management Students Association.

Events: Various orientations help graduate students to explore, discover and learn about the Faculty, UBC Okanagan, and living in the Okanagan Valley.

Stay active: Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved and play—from workout space in the new Hangar Fitness and Wellness Centre and our 1,561 square-metre gymnasium, to athletic courts, intramurals, fitness classes and nationally ranked varsity athletics. Have a ball in Sports and Recreation.

Relax: The Graduate Collegium is a gathering place where grad students can hang out, eat lunch, spend time with their fellow students, and attend or host special events. The lounge-style room is open seven days and week and is outfitted with comfortable furniture, kitchen facilities, and individual and group-work spaces.

CAREER SERVICES

Map out your future and prepare to hit the ground running with resources and services provided by the Advising & Involvement Centre.

Tell your story with resumé and cover-letter strategies, and search Work Study jobs for experience relevant to your degree and career goals. You can also book an appointment to meet one-on-one with our career advisor.

ALUMNI UBC

alumni UBC is a member-driven association that offers a variety of lifetime programming and communications to enrich the lives of UBC graduates.

‘Your Next Step’ is a program offering webinars, speaker series and professional development sessions. It is designed to provide advice, tips and resources in areas of career development to graduates for life after university.

Realize the promise of a global community with shared ambition for a better world and an exceptional UBC.