University of Canberra MBA

From 2017, students will be able to study for a University of canberra MBA at Ozford's facilities in the Melbourne CBD.
From 2017, students will be able to study for a University of Canberra MBA at Ozford’s facilities in the Melbourne CBD.

The University of Canberra MBA offers individuals aspiring to senior management and executive roles the opportunity to develop skills and competencies relevant to the effective management of enterprises. The course covers all aspects of management, including managing people, accounting and finance, economics, information and decision making.

The MBA emphasises development of skills required to succeed in increasingly complex business environments such as international trade or public administration working across legal, industry or cultural boundaries.

UC’s MBA has been developed to improve professionals’ competencies in areas of finance, marketing, management and data analysis. It also seeks to teach students a better understanding of the global business world, while focussing on ethical and strategic decision making. The program also offers graduates the opportunity to specialise in certain areas of interest. The curriculum has been carefully crafted to meet the needs of international employers, while it is delivered in way that is flexible enough to cater for students who want to study full-time or part-time.

The MBA is based on coursework and is presented in a range of teaching formats including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. It is offered in the mainstream and flexible weekend delivery modes (aka “Intensive Mode”) and is designed to enable practicing managers and other professionals to transfer learning immediately to the workplace. The broad aim of the course is to offer individuals aspiring to either general management or senior functional management roles, the opportunity to develop competencies relevant to the effective management of enterprises.

University of Canberra MBA Program Structure

The University of Canberra MBA is offered at the Bruce campus in Canberra and, and from 2017, on-campus in the heart of Melbourne city via a collaboration with Ozford Education Group.

Students can study full-time, over three semesters, which will take 18 months to complete. Alternatively, they can take a maximum of eight semesters if they choose to study part-time. To meet the needs of working professionals, it is also offered in flexible weekend delivery modes, allowing students to immediately apply their learning. The mainstream mode – primarily for full-time students – have subjects scheduled Monday to Friday, generally in three-hour blocks. Most of the graduate business subjects commence in the evenings.

All up there are 12 subjects to complete, accounting for 36 credit points in total. Nine of these subjects are core, with the option of choosing three electives in an area of specialty.

The nine core subjects are:

  • Marketing
  • Managing Change and Innovation
  • Financial Management
  • BGL Research Project
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Management and Policy Development
  • Institutions of Law and Government
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Policy

Specialty units are:

  • Business Finance
  • International Trade Law
  • Public Policy
  • Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
  • Business and Government Internship
  • Public Management
  • Public management at the Interface
  • Human Resource Management


Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor qualification in a related field OR
  • Bachelor qualification in an unrelated field AND three years’ work experience OR
  • Bachelor qualification in an unrelated field AND Graduate Certificate in Business or higher.
  • Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent (with no band score below 6.0)


Fees for 2017:

  • Domestic students: $29,550 (indicative annual fee of $19,120. 1.5 years to complete)
  • International students: $46,395 (indicative annual fee of $28,900. 1.5 years to complete)

* Information from fees is sourced from publicly available information in November 2016 and may not be reflective of actual costs. Current costs per subject/unit/course may change in the future, altering the overall cost of the degree. Consult course providers for fee confirmation.


Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (