The Master of Business (Strategic Procurement) at UNSW Canberra is a forward-thinking, industry-focused degree purpose-built to advance your understanding of the concepts and principles that underpin effective public sector procurement outcomes. Designed for graduates and young professionals, this program aims to develop excellent procurement managers for the public and not-for-profit sectors including Defence, other Commonwealth agencies, and state and local government agencies.  

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode



This master's program combines a core set of procurement and business courses with the opportunity to select subjects in line with your academic interests. The program offers students the ability to develop cutting-edge business knowledge alongside enhanced procurement management experience that can be applied to real-world commercial challenges. 

The UNSW Canberra School of Business is an accredited member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Only 5 per cent of university business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited. 


Find out more

For more information on this degree, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • To complete the requirements of a Master of Business (Strategic Procurement), students must complete at least three core courses in addition to five other courses in the Schedule for the Master of Business (Strategic Procurement) program. 

    For further program details, see the UNSW Handbook

    Please note: Course offerings and the Intensive Delivery Mode courses can vary throughout the year. Contact the School for details. 

  • A Research Project is recommended for students with a strong interest in pursuing original research or intending to undertake a higher-level research qualification. 

    ZBUS8501 – Research Project – Business (6 UOC) 

  • *Please note: Program rules are subject to change. Students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the current year of their admission into the program.   

    Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZBUS8101 Strategic Management Distance Mode

    Distance Mode

    ZBUS8109 Business Law Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8303 Strategic Procurement and Outsourcing Distance Mode Not Offered


    Elective courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZBUS8103 Strategic Human Resources Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8108 Accounting for Management Decisions Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8147 The Business of Managing Projects Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8201 Leadership Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZBUS8203 Change Management Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8205 Business Ethics Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8210 Critical Analysis in Business Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8310 Commercial Skills in the Public Sector Not Offered Not Offered
    ZBUS8501 Research Project - Business Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZBUS8911 Asset Management Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZBUS8913 Leadership, Change and Innovation Not Offered Not Offered
  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the online handbook.

Key contacts

Program Coordinator
A/Prof Sue Williamson 

Student enquiries
T: (02) 5114 5000