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Melbourne Business School (MBS) Asia

Melbourne Business School (MBS) Asia

October 2020 – November 2020

About Melbourne Business School (MBS) Asia

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.

Project brief

Oppida assisted the MBS Asia team with two urgent projects. 

PART 1 involved Oppida redesigning the two existing leadership courses to simplify the structure and advance the e-learning experience. 

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

Project challenge 

Oppida was required to work in a tight timeframe due to the fast-approaching launches of the four courses needed. In addition, the MBS Asia team needed support to coordinate and update a high volume of courses in Canvas on an ongoing basis. With this in mind, the effective transfer of knowledge and creation of a seamless customised solution was paramount for future success. 

Oppida’s customised solution 


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. Furthermore, custom home pages were designed to improve the course content navigation further. 


To enable the MBS Asia operational team to coordinate new courses seamlessly, Oppida created custom editable course stylesheets. This helped MBS execute frequent and efficient updates to course content without needing HTML training. 

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


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

- Jeffery Soong, Regional Manager Asia, MBS Asia 

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