University of British Columbia Investment Banking Placement
The University of British Columbia is a public research university located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. UBC is a highly regarded Canadian university, with notable programs in medicine, law, engineering, and business. UBC ranks #7 on our Canadian investment banking target school list, earning itself a designation as a Canadian semi-target school.
UBC is home to the Sauder Business School, a top-ranked Canadian business schools offering graduate and undergraduate programs.
UBC also offers the elite Portfolio Management Foundation (PMF) program, which gives students practical investing experience and dedicated alumni support. PMF is a highly specialized program available only to a select group of UBC students. PMF students consistently place into the top U.S. buyside jobs (e.g., Apollo and KKR) and overall have some of the best placement in North America.
UBC sends a strong number of graduates into bulge brackets and elite boutiques, with over 1/3 of hires going into these firms. This likely results from PMF's strong placement into the U.S.
However, we note that placement from the broader UBC Sauder program tends to be more limited to the Canadian markets.
Overall, UBC is a well-rounded school for investment banking placement. UBC lacks the volume as some of the other Canadian semi-target and target schools, but its top students have arguably the strongest placements in all of Canada.
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Investment Banking Placement
Canadian Rank: #7
Category: Canadian Semi-Target School
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Business School Name: Sauder
# of Undergrads: 58,206
# of Business School Undergrads: 4,500
Median Starting Salary (2021): CAD$57k
Chancellor: Steven L. Point
U.S. News Global Rank (2022-2023): #35
QS World University Rankings: #34
Financial Times MBA Rank: #96