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Master's degree

Master of Business

03 October 2023

UC's Master of Business (MBus) provides you with broad business skills and expertise as part of our Business Taught Masters programme. Learn more about studying an MBus through Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School.


Master of Business

Degree Structure - Duration
17 months full-time


Master of Business

Degree Structure - Start In
February or July (depending on your major)




2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $12,791
  • International — $52,500


Master of Business


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.

Master of Business

Why study a Master of Business at UC?

  • 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.

Master of Business

Entry requirements

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).

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 or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Business

Subjects and courses

You can complete the MBus with one of the following majors:

Financial Management

(February-only start)

UC's Financial Management major has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. The programme positions you to obtain Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognised investment credential in the world.




Sustainable Supply Chain Management

(February-only start)


Elective courses

Any remaining points are chosen from the following:

15 points from the elective courses may be substituted with options in the MBIS Schedule C (Group 2) or MPA Schedule C (Group 2).

Master of Business

Career opportunities

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.

Useful information:


2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $12,791
  • International — $52,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $12,443
  • International — $50,550

SSL estimate (per 180 points):

  • 2024 — $1375.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)
  • 2023 — $1240.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)

Planning my study

Master of Business

How do I plan my degree?

The Master of Business is made up of 180 points. This is comprised of four compulsory courses in general business knowledge (60 points), courses towards a major subject (75 points), and project-based courses (45 points, with at least 30 points of these in the major subject area).

Study can begin in February or July (depending on your chosen major), and will take up to 17 months full-time or 4 years part-time. Some courses in the programme are also available for study online.

Financial Management and Sustainable Supply Chain Management majors begin in February only. Management and Marketing majors can be started in February or July.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Business.


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