The Advanced Professional Certificate in Behavioural Insights employs a formal, competitive admissions process designed to support a high-quality educational experience that meets the needs and expectations of students. Admissions are based on academic qualifications, work experience, interest in the field, professionalism, and program fit.
Applicants are required to have a 4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent experience, and 11th-grade math skills.
Prior Behavioural Insights Experience
Applicants must successfully complete the prerequisite course, Fundamentals of Behavioural Insights, prior to beginning the program. Applications may be submitted prior to completing the course, provided the course will be completed prior to the application deadline on June 30.
Work experience is an asset, but not required.
English Language Proficiency
Strong written and spoken English skills are required. Applicants who completed an undergraduate degree in a language other than English may be required to submit official test results as follows:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no individual score less than 6.0
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) overall score: 90 with a minimum score of 22 in reading and listening, 21 in writing and speaking
How to Apply
UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies will be accepting applications for the Fall 2023 program until June 30, 2023. The program is capped at 30 students; to avoid disappointment, we encourage you to apply well in advance of the deadlines.
- Early Bird Deadline: May 31, 2023. (Apply early to win a free copy of a top introductory BI book! *)
- Final Deadline: June 30, 2023
You will be required to provide basic personal information, employment information (if applicable), and education background. You will also be required to provide the names and contact information of 3 professional or academic references from individuals in a supervisory capacity. Lastly, you will need to upload a Resume that highlights relevant experience and a Letter of Intent.
*Prizing is reserved for the first 30 accepted applicants who apply on or before the May 31, 2023 deadline.
Applications will be reviewed after each deadline in the order they are received. Upon acceptance, a $400 tuition deposit is required to reserve your seat. A wait list will be maintained until a few weeks prior to program start; if applicable, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis over the summer to fill any remaining spots in the cohort.
This program is eligible for Financial Support, including the new BIG Difference BC scholarship for Behavioural Insights students.