About the Course

The Royal Institute of Management offers an opportunity to obtain an international Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at your convivence in partnership with the University of Canberra. Our MBA is a course by coursework with some research component and will provide you with the opportunity to develop high-level competencies relevant to a variety of enterprises and improve your career options. You will study the subtle nuances of business in all its forms, with the view to securing future employment in an executive role, in senior management or as an entrepreneur.  Our MBA covers all aspects of business administration, including finance, marketing, economics, strategic processes and people management, and culminates in the completion of an industry research project of your choice.

Course durationThe overall course duration is 1.5 years full time. The MBA course offered in RIM is a full-time course.
English language requirements An IELTS Academic score of 6.5 overall, with no band score below 6.0 or proof of English language proficiency is required for the course admission.
Academic entry requirements To study our MBA course, you need to meet the University of Canberra (UC) academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to the course. Please read the course admission requirements provided below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirement, visit UC entry requirement page https://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/get-into-uc/entry-requirements/academic-entry-requirements
Course fee The total course fee for the Bhutanese local students is Nu. 278,300 for the entire course payable on trimester basis. For international students, per unit fee of AUD 1,320 is applicable.

The course fee stated here is the course fee applicable for 2023 intake and is subject to change in the future.

Admission 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. The admission eligibility will be determined by the University of Canberra Admissions Office.

As the course will be taught in English, applicants must have an Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0.

Course requirements

Royal Institute of Management – University of Canberra Master of Business Administration is a 36 credit points with following units being offered. Unlike in the UC main campus, there are no choice of units and all units offered in RIM are compulsory unless students are eligible for credit transfer from their prior learnings.

Business Decision Making G (11396) 3 credit points

Entrepreneurship PG (9691) 3 credit points

Managing Human Capital G (11418) 3 credit points

Research Methods PG (9505) 3 credit points

Leadership in Contemporary Organizations PG (7775) 3 credit points

Economics for Managers G (6234) 3 credit points

Business Finance PG (6224) 3 credit points

International Business PG (9694) 3 credit points

Marketing G (6261) 3 credit points

BGL Industry Project PG (11397) 3 credit points

Gross National Happiness PG (9699) 3 credit points

Strategy, Innovation and Change PG (11506) 3 credit points

Credit arrangements

There are no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with the UC course rules and university policy. Students applying for any credit transfer will have to be applied to the UC Admissions Office directly.

Course Admissions

The admission for the course is centralized at the University of Canberra. Students can directly apply to the Admission Office through UC’s online student system – StudyLink portal https://student-canberra.studylink.com/. The admission for the course is open year-round. For easy admission process, please follow the following steps:

  1. Open the portal using the link given here https://student-canberra.studylink.com/
  2. Applicants will have to first register themselves by clicking on the register button.
  3. Once applicant is successfully registered by confirming their username and password, applicants can login using the login button to commence their application.
  4. Inside the page, you can search for RIM MBA by entering 723AL in the Enter keyword(s) text button and then clicking on the Search Now button.
  5. Click on the Apply Now button next to the title of the course to access the application forms.
  6. Complete the questions and upload documents in good format (image files) if required
  7. Applicants can use StudyLink Portal to check the progress of their application and for further upload of documents if required.
  8. Applicants who receive their offer can accept their offer online.
  9. Incase applicants face any technical problem such as Login, can contact support@studylink.com for assistance directly.

Course intake and detail information

There is only one intake for the course at RIM in a year. Every year the new intake is scheduled for February. For 2024, February 5 is the tentative date for the start of the course. For detail information on the course and the yearly intake, visit our course page on the University of Canberra website at https://www.canberra.edu.au/course/723AL/4/2023. Please note that the details currently available on the course page is for the 2023 course details.

Alternatively, for any further information regarding the MBA course, please contact following official:

Mrs. Karma Tshomo,

Telephone No. +975-2-351013/351014/ ext-139
Email: mba_uc@rim.edu.bt

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