Master of Business
The Master of Business (MBus) provides students 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.
- 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 develops real-world business experience through consulting projects with local industry.
- A strong focus on sustainability will prepare you to meet the shifting focus on environmental impact and corporate social responsibility (CSR) with innovative solutions.
- The Business Taught Masters programme at UC offers a range of support, including orientation to help prepare students new to business studies, pastoral care services, job seminars, and additional certification opportunities such as in water safety, outdoor skills, first aid, defensive driving, etc that will help you towards your career goals.
- Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School holds the 'Triple-Crown', of accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA), putting us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
- UC ranks in the top 150 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance, and in the top 250 for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020).
- Aotearoa New Zealand is ranked as the #1 country for starting a business (World Bank Group Doing Business 2020 Report), and Ōtautahi Christchurch is home to a number of start-up companies searching for skilled graduates from UC.
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, use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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 August 2021, and will take up to 15 months full-time or 4 years part-time. Some courses in the programme are also available for study online.
You can complete the MBus with one of the following majors:
- Financial Management
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management
The major study also includes project courses.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
- Te Rōpū Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
- For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pōkai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
- Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
- Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.
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