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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Course Description

To become an exceptional business leader in a rapidly changing global market, you need an exceptional Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Whether you want a change of career, to increase your earning potential or you have reached the ceiling in your current job and want to progress further, the UC MBA will give you the necessary management skills to advance and excel in today's competitive business environment.

Our internationally accredited MBA programme provides the academic rigor you should expect from a world class business school while focusing on the real-world needs and demands of New Zealand's business men and women. The UC MBA offers the opportunity for students to grow professionally and personally with a life changing leadership programme.

If you are ready to accelerate your career, don't wait. Start the journey today with the UC MBA.

The University of Canterbury’s MBA programme is oriented towards general management. It aims to facilitate the transition from a technical or professional background to general manager by developing participants’ leadership and management skills.
The MBA at UC is internationally accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA).
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 project.

Subjects and courses
The MBA schedule incorporates 12 compulsory courses (Group A), six courses (or the equivalent) from a specified list of options (Group B), and a project worth six courses.

Group A - Compulsory Courses
MBAD601 Managerial Accounting
MBAD604 Business Economics
MBAD605 Managing People and Performance
MBAD606 Marketing Principles
MBAD611 Managerial Finance
MBAD612 Operations Management
MBAD615 Leading Ourselves
MBAD631 Innovative Business Strategy
MBAD632 Strategy and International Business
MBAD642 Leading Others
MBAD643 Leading Change
MBAD663 Special Topic: Sustainable Enterprises

Group B - Elective Courses
Other courses as approved by the Programme Director.

Research Project
MBAD680 MBA Project

Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.Candidates must be approved by the Dean of Commerce who will take account of the relevance and standard of previous studies and experience. A degree or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration must have been completed with good grades, and at least five years managerial work experience is required.

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