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The Master of Business is designed for postgraduate scholars and professional managers with appropriate undergraduate qualifications in management or a related discipline and/or extensive relevant professional experience wishing to gain a more advanced understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin effective management, business decision making and leadership in organisations.



Study Level


Typical duration

1 Years

Delivery Mode

Fully online

Intake Period

Semester 1, Semester 2

Academic Calendar

UNSW Canberra Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


Master of Business - MBus

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Program Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.

1. Core courses - 18 UOC
2. Prescribed elective courses - 30 UOC

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Prescribed Electives

Prescribed Electives description.

Students must complete five courses (30 UOC) from the list below.

Students may, with the approval of the Postgraduate Co-ordinator, complete up to two courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs of equivalent academic standard.

Entry Requirements

Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information

Can I study equivalent courses from the UNSW Business School?

Yes - MBus students are able to undertake Kensington, UNSW Business School courses as direct substitution for UNSW Canberra courses.

Defence personnel – please note that Kensington courses cannot be funded via the Postgraduate Study at ADFA funding scheme but you can seek DASS or StudyBank funding instead.


Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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