Robert H. Lee Graduate School

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The Robert H. Lee Graduate School (RHL) is the graduate school of Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

In September 2005, a $15 million gift was received by University of British of Columbia in support of graduate education at Sauder School of Business. The $15 million gift consists of Robert H. Lee’s lead gift of $5 million, a matching endowment of $5 million from the university, and a joint commitment between Lee and the university to secure an additional $5 million.

The graduate school was established at the Sauder School of Business in November 2006. The school comprises the MBA, International Masters of Business Administration, Master of Management, MSc and PhD programs. A new 55,000 square foot facility was built as part of the Sauder School of Business redevelopment project to house the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.

The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012, which compares the employability of MBA graduates, ranked the Robert H. Lee Graduate School 18th out of 82 schools in North America.[1]

Full-time MBA Program[edit]

RHL has launched a new, 16-month version of its full-time MBA program for September 2012. The revised program will train students in multidisciplinary career tracks, rather than academic specializations. Students will have the option to choose from one of four integrated career tracks: consulting and strategic management, finance, product and service management, or business innovation. The program offers an integrated foundation, international exchange opportunities and an experiential learning component where students have the option to choose a paid summer internship, entrepreneurial project or paid team consulting project.

The RHL MBA has a reputation as one of the most culturally diverse MBA programs in North America. The students are an almost even split between Canadian (54%) and international (46%).[2] In a typical class profile, the average GMAT score is 650 and the average amount of work experience is five years.

Master of Management - Early Career Masters (MM-ECM)[edit]

The MM-ECM is a nine month, full-time program that provides a foundation in business and management for individuals with bachelor's degrees in non-business disciplines and little to no work experience. The program includes modules in entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, managerial accounting, marketing, operations and logistics, organizational behavior/human resources, strategic management, and supply chain management.

The MM-ECM offers career development programming, study abroad opportunities, and a Community Business Program that connects students with local non-profits and social enterprises to complete collaborative project work.[3] The program concludes with the Capstone Course, a three-day business case conference and competition with senior executives from various industries.


The school's MBA program is regularly ranked among the top 5% of MBA programs worldwide by The Financial Times, and was indexed as the sixth best in Canada and the 31st best in North America in the 2010 QS Global 200 Business Schools Report.[4] In Corporate Knights’ 2011 assessment of how well Canadian universities have integrated sustainability into their curriculum, the school's MBA program ranked fourth.[5] RHL's MBA program was ranked in the top 13 in the 2011 Forbes assessment of the Best International 2-year MBA Programs,[6] and ranked among the top 25 out of 100 full-time MBA programs assessed by the Aspen Institute's Beyond Grey Pinstripes MBA Rankings.[7]

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