Now Faculty of Management students can take their education beyond an undergrad degree with the addition of the Master of Management program at UBC’s Okanagan campus.
The Master of Management, offered in alliance with the Sauder School of Business, is a one-year Master’s level degree leading to the Master of Management (MM). Ideally suited for individuals with Bachelor’s degrees in non-business disciplines, the MM develops valuable business skills that are essential for a career in any industry or sector. It is designed to build upon a specialized undergraduate education, increasing career options and accelerating advancement opportunities.
The Faculty’s four-year undergraduate program leads to the Bachelor of Management (BMgt). Two years are committed to developing critical thinking skills, communication skills, exposure to multiple disciplines, and ways of thinking and analyzing. Two additional years are devoted to honing business and leadership skills that are applicable to a constantly changing world. A fixed curriculum is set for all third-year students.
To accommodate the Faculty of Management’s tremendous growth, students will be taught by dedicated faculty in a new, state-of-the-at facility beginning in the 2011-2012 academic year. The Faculty of Management shares the new state-of-the art Engineering Management Education Building with the School of Engineering and Faculty of Education. The $168-million facility features UBC’s innovative groundwater geo-thermal exchange system.
“The Faculty of Management is focusing on three main areas to improve our students’ experience. Working in coordination with the Sauder School of Business, we are increasing student support in career services to help our students with their job search and to help them make choices on their future careers. The Dean’s Office is also working with the Management Student Association and other student groups to ensure our students have an enriched experience in and out of the classroom. We are at a dawn of new management education and with our new building, we are working to ensure appropriate learning spaces are available for our students.”
— Dean Daniel Muzyka
To find out more about the Faculty of Management, visit: www.ubc.ca/okanagan/management
To find out more about the Master of Management program, visit: www.ubc.ca/okanagan/mm
New Faculty Members
Eric Ping Hung Li’s areas of research include the directionality of consumer acculturation, the multiplicity of global consumer culture, consumer privacy in social networking sites, the socialization of consumer discipline, consumer co-creativity, and food/wine/festival consumption. He received his PhD. in Marketing from York University and his M.A. in Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
David Walker investigates human resource management in service organizations. His current projects examine employee responses to mistreatment by customers and interactions between customers and employees in service exchanges. This year he will teach both general and service industry focused human resource management. David completed his PhD at the Sauder School of Business and previously worked as an assistant professor at Cal Poly Pomona. His professional experience includes work in the Canadian banking and airline industries.
Ying Zhu’s primary research interest is in the area of branding, behavioral decision theory, and marketing strategy. She received her PhD in marketing from Texas A&M University in August 2011, where she obtained the dean’s award for excellence in teaching at Mays Business School and was also a recipient of the university-wide student recognition award for teaching excellence. Ying earned her Bachelor’s degree in marketing and logistics, her first Master’s in computer science, and second Master’s in general management.
Sept 12 – Career Service Co-op Coffee Night Bean Scene: meet and mingle with local chartered accounting firms. This is for 4th year co-op eligible accounting students.
Sept 14 – CA Accounting Night: Career Fair hosted by the Faculty of Management Career Services where accounting firms come on campus and host booths that exhibit company information.