The Master of Business Administration offers individuals aspiring to take-up 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 emphasizes on 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.

  1. Eligibility and Admission Criteria:
    Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University of Canberra Admission Committee and at least 3 years of relevant work experience or equivalent prior to admission. Applicants must also have English Language Standards score of 6.0 across all band levels or proof of English Language proficiency.
  2. Commencement and Duration of the course
    The MBA course will commence from February 2019 and can be completed within 16 months.
  3. Student Intake
    Seats are now available. Fifteen numbers of RGoB scholarships will be awarded to civil servants. They will be required to route their applications through the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC).
  4. Program Fee and Stipend:
    The total course fee per Bhutanese candidate is Nu.2,53,000/- per course. The fee for International students is AUD 1,200 per unit. The course fee does not include the travel and living expenses. The Bhutanese civil service candidates admitted to the course on RGoB scholarship shall be paid stipend at the rate of Nu.8,000 per month as per the BCSR.
    For fee payment details (Click here)
  5. Application Forms and Deadline:
    The applicants will have to use UC’s online application system known
    as StudyLink portal to register and enroll for the master’s course.
    Please follow the link given here steps to follow

    1. Open the portal using the link given here
    2. Applicants will have to first register themselves by clicking on the register button.
    3. Once applicants is successfully registered by confirming their user name 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 for assistance
      Applications for the programs in Bhutan will close on 31st December, 2018.
  6. Selection of Candidates:
    The selection of candidates will be done by the University of Canberra.
  7. Information for International Students:
    1. Visa Approval Process:
      In order to process the visa for the international students, candidates will be required to submit the following:
    2. Confirmation of Admission
    3. A passport copy
    4. VISA fees of Nu.2,500.00 (students from India, Bangladesh and Maldives will be exempted from visa fee)
    5. Confirmation of Funding
    6. Visa application form (which can be downloaded from along with the requirements mentioned above may be forwarded to the Registrar, Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu, Bhutan ( Following the receipt of the visa application and the specified details, RIM will process the visa with the concerned authorities. Visa can be processed within 2-5 days.
    7. Accommodation:
    8. The Royal Institute of Management is situated in Semtokha which is three kilometers away from the main city of Thimphu. The management can help to arrange accommodation at a reasonable rate near the institute or in town. Student can also find accommodation on their own.Limited rooms are available in the RIM executive hostel AUS$300 per month subject to availability. The Institute is well connected to the city by city buses and taxi for candidates availing accommodation in the city.
    9. Currency:
      Local currency is Ngultrum which is equivalent to Indian Rupee. For the latest exchange rate refer
    10. Weather/Climate:
    11. Temperatures in Thimphu, located at 2,200 meters above sea level in west-central Bhutan, range from approximately 15 degrees centigrade to 26 degrees centigrade during monsoon season of June through September. It drops to between about -2 degree centigrade and 16 degrees centigrade in January. Most of the central portion of the country experiences a cool, temperate climate year-round. In the south, a hot, humid climate helps maintain a fairly even temperature range between 15 degrees centigrade and 30 degrees centigrade year-round, although temperatures sometimes reach 40 degrees centigrade in the valleys during the summer.

Further information & inquiries on the programs, please contact the following official during office hours:
Mrs. Karma Tshomo
Telephone No. +975-2-351013/351014/ ext-149



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