Master of Business Administration

University of Canterbury

16 months
30027 USD/year
22878 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The University of Canterbury’s Master of Business Administration 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 Master of Business Administration at University of Canterbury is internationally accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing it in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

Learning outcomes

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.

The MBA is one of the qualifications within the Executive Development Programmes, offering a chance to upskill through postgraduate study, make a career change and gain relevant business connections and experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Managing People and Performance
  • Marketing Principles
  • Managerial Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Leading Ourselves

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from an Aotearoa 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.You are also required to 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30027 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30027 USD per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    22878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22878 USD per year and a duration of 16 months.
  • National students - 36,000 
  • International Students - 47,250


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Student loans and allowances

For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.

Overseas financial aid

If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.

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Master of Business Administration
University of Canterbury