University of Canterbury – MBA

University of Canterbury – MBA


MBA in University of Canterbury - 1 Year in India + 1 Year in New Zealand

About University of Canterbury

Engaged. Empowered. Making a Difference. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury are proud to offer the foundation of an excellent education and holistic learning experience, while ensuring our students are prepared to succeed and make a positive difference in the world around them.


Situated on 76 hectares in the leafy Christchurch suburb of Ilam, the UC campus is a beautiful space to learn in. The Ilam campus is the central hub where learning and living are combined. It houses teaching and learning facilities, accommodation and leisure activities all together. With expansive green spaces and gardens, UC builds off the natural beauty by which it is surrounded. This includes Christchurch's iconic Avon river which meanders alongside University Drive through the campus. The campus contains four libraries as well as computer suites with 24-hour access, lecture theatres, laboratories and studios.

City Conditions

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. Christchurch lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula on Pegasus Bay. The Avon River / Ōtākaro flows through the centre of the city, with an urban park along its banks. The city's territorial authority population is 389,300 people, and includes a number of smaller urban areas as well as rural areas. The population of the urban area is 377,900 people. Christchurch is the second-largest city by urban area population in New Zealand, after Auckland


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International student association

Student Care is your international support team at UC. We understand that studying abroad is full of excitement and the unexpected, and we are here to guide you through each step of the way. We are open-minded, knowledgeable, and diverse student advisors who enjoy meeting and working with students from around the world. We provide confidential consultations which you can access by booking online, by sending us an email, or by dropping in to our office.
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Why Choose University of Canterbury ?

  • 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 thought Masters program 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.

Accredition - AASCB

Top 1% of Universities worldwide

Cutting edge research facilities

Generous Scholarships

Great Career Outcomes

Excellent Support

About 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

Program Structure

  • The MBus course is a 2 year Full Time Masters Program.
  • After successful completion of 2 semesters at VIT PGDM/MMS program students can opt to transfer to University of Canterbury. Such students are accepted by University of Canterbury, directly into the 2nd year of MBus.

Excellent 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.


Semester Course and Sub-topic Course Type
Semester 1 1.Management Functions and Organizational Behaviour Core
2.Business Communication Core
3.Financial and Managerial Accounting Core
4.Introduction to Information Technology Core
5.Managerial Economics Core
6.Business Statistics Core
Semester 2 1.Operations Management Core
2.Human Resource Management Core
3.Marketing Management Core
4.Economic and Social Environment Core
5.Research Methodology Core
6.Financial Management Core
Summer 1.Corporate Finance Core
2.Consumer Behavior Core
3.Management of Information Technology Core
Semester 3 and 4/5 1.Master of Business in Management Elective
2.Master of Business in Marketing
3.Master of Business Information System
4.Master of Professional Accounting


Tuition & Living Expense

Year Fees Type
1st Year ₹1500 Application fees
₹7,00,000 Tuition fees
₹0 Living expense
2nd Year NZD 34,000 Estimated Tuition fee
NZD 14,000 Estimated Living expense

Addition expenses

Particulars Tentative Expense
Health Insurance ₹ 1,87,500
IELTS Registration ₹ 14,700
VISA fees USD $160 (approx ₹ 12,00)
Airfare USD $850 (approx ₹ 63,750 )


Award Amount $7,500 or $8,500

Course Co-Ordinator

Jay Bhatt

Assistant Professor

Department of Management Studies Convener, Entrepreneurship Cell, VIT Member - BMA

I got into the academic field after an overall 17 years of industry experience. It was this industry experience for which I have been teaching subjects ranging from Marketing to Operations to International Business. Being born in an entrepreneurial family, it was only natural to follow the footsteps of my predecessors. I had joined my father in business long before I had graduated. We were into assembling and marketing of bio-medical equipment, mainly physiotherapy equipment. After having joined, I expanded the product range to include imported equipment mainly of American and Italian make. I also successfully entered into exports mainly through channels into the African markets! I managed to expand the annual turnover to three times the original size and sustained it at that level for more than half a decade! It was due to this experience that I have been successfully teaching Entrepreneurship Management and run an Entrepreneurship Cell. In the later stage, I moved into the job market to begin my career afresh.

I then joined Zycus Software Pvt. Ltd. as a Health Care Business Analyst as I had a rich experience of medical equipment and devices. My main role was UNSPC classification. My experience with an Indian MNC I.T. company helped to teach subjects like Technology Management. I realized that to go ahead I had to have a higher qualification. I worked on the side and enrolled for an MBA degree in an American University. I felt since I was out of the SME sector and into the bigger world, I had to have a global exposure. I took a sabbatical from work, used up my life savings and got into academics after a gap of 15 years! My stay in the U.S. and exposure to the American universities changed the course of my life and my thinking to a large extent. Earlier academics was something to leave behind…...I suddenly realized I loved academics and the academic environment! Continual interactions with the faculty and having spent a large time with American academics made my decision concrete of starting my second innings in academics and I continue to remain thankful for that.

On my return I started working with a medico marketing company and also started working as a visiting faculty at N.M.I.M.S. After a couple of years, I joined Vidyalankar as a full-time faculty. I then realized that it was due to my varied industry experience. My other professional interests which I am currently working on are business consulting and new product development. Being from the Biomedical industry, the new product ideas that I have in my mind are again medical devices which I intend to work upon, using my own capital, which I am currently accumulating, for using on R&D. Once an entrepreneur always an entrepreneur! The bug hasn’t left me still. Being the Convener of the Entrepreneurship Cell, I have almost made it my life’s mission to motivate students to become entrepreneurs. I am also pursuing my Doctoral program and looking to start new product development and consulting shortly.

Amongst my personal interests and hobbies, I love trekking and have been fortunate enough to have trekked the Himalayas and the Sahyadri range. I have trekked up the Gaumukh trail (the origin of the Ganges) twice. I swim very regularly and love long walks. I am passionate about cricket and had represented my school at various levels. That apart, I am also an avid reader, love to travel and a passionate foodie!




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