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Master of Business Administration

  • Masters (Coursework)

The University of Canterbury's Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is a key professional milestone for many aspiring and accomplished business leaders.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
16 months full-time
Course Code
MBA
Domestic Fees
$36,396 per year / $48,528 total
International Fees
$51,750 per year / $69,000 total

About this course

The University of Canterbury's Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is a key professional milestone for many aspiring and accomplished business leaders. By focusing on collaboration with industry, the UC MBA produces well-rounded leaders capable of creating and growing international organisations through innovation, digital transformation, data-led strategy making, and responsible societal engagement.

The programme facilitates opportunities to attend seminars, guest lectures, and networking events, in addition to the course structure which incorporates compulsory and elective courses as well as a consulting project.

The MBA offers a chance to upskill through postgraduate study, make a career change, and gain relevant business connections and experiences.

Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School holds the 'Triple-Crown', of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), putting us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Entry requirements

Students must be approved by the Dean of Business, who will take account of the relevance and standard of previous studies and experience.

A 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.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Business Administration or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

See the MBA application process for details of entry requirements, application forms, and start dates.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.