This distinctive dual degree program option offers qualified students the opportunity to earn, in less than two years, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from UBC and a Master of Advanced Management (M.A.M.) degree from Yale University. Taken separately, both degrees would take two years and nine months to complete. The dual degree program option makes it possible to earn both degrees in one year and nine months of study by allowing students to be enrolled continuously through this period and by allowing students to earn 13 credits towards both degrees simultaneously. The Yale M.A.M. is a nine-month degree program, open only to graduates of business schools that are members of the Global Network for Advanced Management.
In order to receive both degrees students must fulfill the individual program requirements for each institution's degree. Students in the dual degree program option are first admitted into the UBC M.B.A. For the UBC M.B.A., students are required to complete 50 credits, of which the first 37 credits are earned prior to the student beginning the Yale M.A.M. and the final 13 credits (final semester) are completed at Yale as part of the M.A.M. program. Students will complete the full nine months of the Yale M.A.M. degree-in-residence at Yale approximately 12 months following the start of the UBC M.B.A.
Students will apply to each program separately. The M.B.A. program application will be administered by UBC, and the M.A.M. program application will be administered by Yale University. Applicants to the program must meet the approved admission requirements in place at each institution and program, including evidence of academic achievement and intellectual readiness.
Enrolment is possible through one of two routes:
Route 1: Candidates may be admitted to the M.B.A. at UBC's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration (also known as the Sauder School of Business) and to the Yale M.A.M. component, prior to starting the M.B.A. component. Upon meeting UBC's continuation requirements during the first year of the M.B.A. program, students are eligible to join the M.A.M. component in year 2.
Route 2: UBC M.B.A. students, who apply to the Yale M.A.M. during the first year of study in the M.B.A., may be admitted into the Yale M.A.M. component in year 2 upon meeting UBC's continuation requirements during the first year of the M.B.A. program.
For the M.B.A. and M.A.M. dual degree program option with Yale, students are required to complete a minimum of 50 credits to qualify for the M.B.A. component and 40 Yale credits for the M.A.M. component. The 50 credits required for the M.B.A. component comprise one year of coursework (37 UBC credits) completed at the Sauder School of Business and 13 credits completed at Yale University. The 40 credits required to qualify for the M.A.M. component comprise nine months of coursework at Yale University; 13 of these 40 credits are also counted toward the UBC M.B.A.
Each institution manages its own degree requirements.
Students must meet each institution's admission and continuation requirements; however, only those credits administered by the specific institution will apply towards that institution's continuation policies.
Students will graduate from each institution when they complete the program requirements of that institution. Students may attend the convocation ceremonies of both institutions. The student will receive two parchments:
- UBC, Master of Business Administration; and
- Yale, Master of Advanced Management