Master of Business Management
The Master of Business Management (MBM) is a generalist taught master's qualification that extensively develops the skills necessary for strategic business management within a global economy. The MBM will guide students through an understanding of business management structures and commercial practices, laying the foundation to understand, respond to, and lead change.
As part of the Business Taught Masters programme at UC, this qualification enables you to increase your employability by gaining business skills that complement your existing professional or academic background. Candidates with a degree from any discipline may apply and no prior experience in commerce is required.
The UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga is placed in the top five percent of business schools worldwide, through its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). UC ranks in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).
The Master of Business Management graduate:
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of frameworks and industry practice within the fields of business and management.
- Plans and carries out independent research that demonstrates critical awareness of issues and challenges in the fields of business and management.
- Synthesises academic and professional information and effectively communicates findings to a range of audiences in a range of ways.
- Has increased career options and commercial insight, given the skills and expertise gained across multiple core business functions.
A bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses is required. Students must be approved by the Dean of Business, who will take account of the relevance and standard of previous studies and experience.
Students with English as an additional language are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
How to apply
The programme has intakes in February and August.
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
A total of 180 points of courses must be completed to obtain the Master of Business Management.
The MBM can be completed in 12–15 months of full-time study, or can also be taken part-time over a maximum of 4 years. The programme is generally taught over three 12-week terms starting in early February and completing at the end of November.
Students can begin their studies in either February or August.
All eight compulsory courses listed below and one of the courses listed in Group 1 must be completed with an overall B Grade Point Average in order to move on to the course options in Group 2.
Elective courses Group 1 – complete one of the following
Elective courses Group 2 – complete 45 points from the following
- MBAZ 671 Applied Marketing Project (30 points)
- MBAZ 672 Evidence Based Human Resource Management (30 points)
- MBAZ 673 Innovation (15 points)
- MBAZ 680 Research Project (45 points)
- MBAZ 681 Internship (45 points)
Note that enrolments to MBAZ 680 and MBAZ 681 are subject to an application process and approval from the Head of Department.
The qualification exposes students to intellectual breadth across a large number of organisational functions which prepares graduates for entry-level commercial roles within the public and private sector. The MBM aims to produce diverse, market-relevant, and highly skilled managers who will make an impact on business at a local and global level.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Business Management.
For study planning help contact the Business Taught Masters Team or the College of Business and Law:
College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800