Spotlight on MBS

Who is MBS?

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics, jointly owned by the business community and the University. It is one of the top 10 business schools in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a range of MBA degrees and short courses, as well as custom solutions for organisations. With accreditation from AACSB and EMFD (EQUIS), MBS’s programs are ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times and The Economist.

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“We really appreciated how open and responsive the Oppida team were to working with our brief!”

Jeffery Soong
Regional Manager Asia


Oppida assisted the MBS Asia team with two urgent projects. Project 1 involved Oppida redesigning the two existing leadership courses with the aim of simplifying the structure and advancing the e-learning experience.

Project 2 included creating custom built stylesheets for MBS’s learning management system and providing enhanced learning design for 2 brand new courses with a goal of delivering an outstanding e-learning experience to a large client of MBS Asia.

Project dates

October 2020 – November 2020


One of the core challenges was the short timeframes for deliverables associated with the fast-approaching launches of the four courses Oppida was working on MBS on. In addition to this, the MBS Asia team needed support to coordinate and provide updates to a high volume of courses in Canvas on an ongoing basis. With this in mind, effective transfer of knowledge and creation of a seamless customised solution was paramount for future success.


In order to create a superior learning experience for existing leadership courses, Oppida simplified and enhanced the e-learning courses by consolidating voluminous pages of content into a simple and effective module structure that strongly aligned with the course schedule and deliverables. Further to this, custom home pages were designed to further improve the course content navigation.

To enable the MBS Asia operational team to seamlessly coordinate new courses, Oppida created custom editable course stylesheets that not only substantially improved the e-learning experience but also enabled MBS to execute frequent and efficient updates to course content without the need for html training.

Further to this, Oppida introduced a more effective course administration structure and facilitated a custom Canvas training session to further enhance MBS’s skills and existing Canvas administration knowledge for long-term success. In order to turn around deliverables quickly, Oppida introduced daily check-ins to enable strong collaboration and quick feedback loops with timely action. All deliverables were completed on time with time for final review and amendments.

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