Master of Business Administration

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


18 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Elevate your career trajectory with the University of Canterbury’s Hybrid Master of Business Administration (UC MBA), a dynamic and forward-thinking program designed to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Whether attending classes in person or virtually, you’ll benefit from a flexible learning environment that fosters collaboration and networking opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.

Embrace the future of business education with UC MBA and unlock your potential for success in today’s rapidly evolving corporate landscape.


Experience the pinnacle of industry engagement with the University of Canterbury’s Master of Business Administration (UC MBA), a program renowned for its strong business collaborations and innovative teaching approach. Immerse yourself in real-world case studies and projects, gaining invaluable insights that directly impact your professional growth.

As part of the esteemed UC Business School, accredited by AMBA, you’ll receive a globally recognized qualification that opens doors to limitless career opportunities. Join us on a transformative journey where theory meets practice, and ambition knows no bounds.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be approved by the Dean of Business, who will take account of the relevance and standard of previous studies and experience.
  • Any bachelor’s degree, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, must have been completed with good grades, and at least five years’ work experience is required.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • MBAM601 Digital Transformation and Technology Preparedness
  • MBAM602 Economic Uncertainty and Organisational Agility
  • MBAM603 Innovation by Design
  • MBAM604 Data Informed Strategy
  • MBAM605 Creating impact led enterprises
  • MBAM610 Agile and Innovation-driven Leadership
  • MBAM614 Business Research Methods
  • MBAM615 Managerial Finance, Accounting and Governance
  • MBAM620 Creative Challenge
  • MBAM622 Marketing and Strategic Intelligence
  • MBAM623 Business Sustainability and Economic Decision-making
  • MBAM680 Consulting Project
  • MBAM624 Global Business: Advocacy, Influencing and Negotiation
  • MBAM625 Entrepreneurship
  • MBAM626 International Study Tour
  • MBAM627 Special Topic – Term One
  • MBAM628 Special Topic – Term Two
  • MBAM629 Special Topic – Term Three
  • Domestic — $39,098
  • International — $58,500

Future Career Outcomes

Chart your course towards success with an MBA from the University of Canterbury, where academic rigor meets real-world relevance. Our alumni are trailblazers in their respective fields, equipped with the strategic acumen and leadership skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive business landscape. Whether advancing within their current organizations or venturing into entrepreneurship, graduates of the UC MBA emerge as confident and capable leaders, poised to make a lasting impact in the global marketplace.

Visa Requirements:

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