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Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

  • ID:UC640089
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

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.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

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

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The MBA Schedule incorporates 120 points of compulsory courses, 15 points of elective courses, and a consulting project of 45 points.

Students who started their MBA degree before 2020 will follow a different structure. Contact the Master of Business Administration Team for more information and help planning courses.

Compulsory courses

  • MBAM 601 Digital Transformation and Technology Preparedness

  • MBAM 602 Economic Uncertainty and Organisational Agility

  • MBAM 603 Innovation-driven Customer Value

  • MBAM 604 Data Informed Strategy

  • MBAM 605 Creating impact led enterprises

  • MBAM 606 Societies in Smart Cities

  • MBAM 610 Agile and Innovative-driven Leadership

  • MBAM 620 Creative Challenge

Consulting project

  • MBAM 680 Consulting Project

Elective courses:

  • MBAD 653 Negotiating Business Development Across Cultures (10 points)

  • MBAM 615 Managerial Finance (15 points)

Not all courses will be offered in a given year. New courses will be offered in the future to make up the 15-point requirement.

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Career Opportunity

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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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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