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COVID-19 UPDATE: Beginning immediately, all in-person Sauder Continuing Business Studies classes starting between now and December 31, will be delivered online. Read more

COVID-19 UPDATE

Updated April 22, 2020

As we are adjusting to our new environment we are here to support your learning and professional goals though this transition. Until further notice, all of our in-person offerings previously scheduled at UBC Robson Square, to begin before August 31, will be replaced with virtual online offerings.  

All our regular 100% online courses in Project Management and Business Analysis as well as the Change Management Fundamentals 100% online course will continue to run as scheduled. 

Updated March 25, 2020

We are here to support you through to completion of your programs as you may have previously scheduled and to ensure you have some academic continuity.  Most of our in-person offerings scheduled at UBC Robson Square, to begin before June 30, will be replaced with virtual online offerings.  

All our regular 100% online courses in Project Management, Change Management and Business Analysis will continue to run as scheduled. 

Updated March 16, 2020

The health and safety of our people: students, instructors, and staff, is our highest priority. In light of growing concerns regarding COVID-19, effective immediately UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies (CBS) will be moving the majority of our UBC Robson Square face-to-face courses starting before April 30th to an online delivery format. Some of our face-to-face courses will be postponed to a future start date. Our 100% online courses in Business Analysis, Change Management and Project Management will continue to operate as normal. Our goal is to continue to meet your educational objectives and professional development goals, while minimizing any disruption to your schedule. We will be contacting you individually with further information regarding your March to April 2020 course(s). 

We will continue to monitor new developments and updates from the Office of the Provincial Medical Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health. Please check the ubc.ca website for updates. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support during this time of uncertainty. If you have any questions or concerns about your educational needs, please email instructional.support@sauder.ubc.ca.

Graham McIntosh
Executive Director
UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between 100% online delivery and virtual online delivery learning formats?

100% Online delivery is mainly asynchronous learning meaning most of the work is done independently and not based on a set schedule, although in some courses you will have group work for assignments that is scheduled between you and your teammates via a collaboration software of your choice. Your online curriculum, may consist of written & video lectures, case studies, interactive elements, resource lists, research papers, and other materials, all delivered through an online learning management system called Moodle. These classes are guided by an online instructor who is essentially your online coach. They are there to engage you in the learning, provide feedback on your assignments/projects and communicate via the discussion forums, email and sometimes live webinars or office hours (virtual) sessions throughout the course’s duration. Live webinars are not mandatory in the 100% online delivery and you can watch the recording later if you can not be online at the set time.

Virtual Online delivery means that courses are delivered in a combined virtual (synchronous) and online (asynchronous) learning formats. This includes live virtual, synchronous learning that happens via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, a real-time video conferencing and collaboration tool that lets you add files, share applications, use a virtual whiteboard, as well as have breakout group discussion and exchanges. Virtual delivery happens in real-time with your instructor online at a pre-scheduled class time that can often run between 9am – 5pm or 6:30 – 9:30pm depending what is scheduled for your classes. There will also be components of an online delivery (asynchronous learning) with course content and assessment (if applicable), similar to the 100% online format, delivered via Moodle.

My class is already 100% online. Are there any changes to my course?
No. If your class is already offered in an online format such as with our Project Management online program, Business Analysis online program and Change Management Fundamentals online course, there will be no changes to delivery or schedule.

What happens if my class has been moved from in-person to virtual online delivery and I’d like to withdraw or transfer to the next session?
If you are registered in one of our spring courses that have been moved to a virtual online delivery and would like to withdraw 3 days before the start date, we will give you a full refund via the original method of payment, and waive our standard $50 administration fee for those transferring to the next session. Please email our student services staff and they will assist you.

Are your offices open?
Our virtual office is open, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Please email us at cbstudies@sauder.ubc.ca.

How can I find out more about UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies and UBC’s response to COVID-19?
Updates on our response to COVID-19, will be added to this page and we encourage you to read UBC’s response, which offers information, resources and answers to other frequently asked questions.