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Master of Business

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


17 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


University of Canterbury


The Master of Business (MBus) provides you with broad business skills and expertise as part of UC's Business Taught Masters programme.

The degree explores business basics as well as a specialist major focus, and includes project opportunities through our industry contacts to give you practical experience in applying your commercial knowledge.

Open to students from any study background, the MBus offers you the chance to upskill, or a pathway for those looking to newly enter the business world.

What will my study involve

Major subjects in the Master of Business target key areas of end-to-end business organisation, giving our graduates diversified work-focused skills, and making them highly employable.
The programme offers opportunities to develop real-world business experience through consulting projects with local industry.
A strong focus on transferable skills and the ability to solve problems will prepare you to meet the many challenges of a dynamic and uncertain world.
The Business Taught Masters programme offers great support and a range of opportunities to help prepare students, including orientation, pastoral care services, career development seminars, and additional certification opportunities that will support you in realising your career goals.
Ōtautahi Christchurch is home to a number of start-up companies searching for skilled graduates from UC.
Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is accredited by AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS; only one percent of business schools in the world have attained all three.


This degree programme is designed to prepare graduates for roles in commercial industries, from entry-level through to upper management. Our graduates offer diverse business experience, with marketing and management often the most sought-after skills by today's employers, locally and globally.

Depending on their major, graduates will go onto roles in areas such as operations management, consulting, investment and financial analysis, human resources, advertising, and marketing across a range of different organisations.

You can also start a business of your own with the broad and specialist skills you learn in this qualification.

Entry criteria

Any bachelor's degree, with at least a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses, is required to enrol (or other qualifications of an equivalent standard).

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic): 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, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing, and listening.
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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