UC Innovators' winning ideas announced
5 February 2016 UC Innovators' Summer Start-Up Programme has announced the winning student ventures, coinciding with the official opening of the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship. (read article)
MBA helps with business startup
Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA
UC is amongst the group of leading universities whose MBA programmes are accredited by the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA). This means we have committed to a process of continuous quality improvement and international benchmarking of our curriculum and pedagogy.
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Enhance your leadership capability and business acumen. UC offers fulltime and part-time study options to suit your work commitments and career goals.
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The Master of Business Management (MBM) is ideal for graduates of other disciplines who want to develop their business perspective and judgement.
Professional Accounting Masters qualification
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) takes you through a high level of current accounting principles and processes, and can lead to provisional membership to professional bodies such as NZICA and CPA Australia.
Welcome to Executive Development Programmes at UC
University of Canterbury postgraduates play an important role in developing and supporting innovative organisations that strive to be highly successful. New Zealand is a part of the global market and our country’s future success is reliant on businesses developing innovative and highly efficient goods and services that will deliver strong sustainable growth for the future.
Seize the opportunity to build your career, upskill and make new business connections, by exploring the many postgraduate options the University of Canterbury has to offer.
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Master's internship gives competitive advantage
University of Canterbury student Meenal Pathak is already making a difference to cancer treatment times through her Master of Business Management (MBM) experience. As part of UC’s intensive MBM programme, Meenal undertook an 18-week internship with the Canterbury District Health Board (read more)
MBA study leads to tech start-up
The UC MBA programme supports people to want to make the transition into business ownership, consultancy or significant leadership roles. Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine online on YouTube and read more about Nicola's journey
Advance your career
Develop your leadership and management capability. UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership draws from our internationally accredited MBA programme and brings together six courses focusing on leadership and strategy. Each course is taught in a modular format over four days (two Fridays and Saturdays). Apply now for courses starting 1 April 2016 (read more)
Standing on the Shoulders of Midgets: Dominant Firms and Innovation Incentives
The Department of Economics and Finance hosted Luís Cabral, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business in December. Professor Cabral’s research focuses on the dynamics of firm competition, from both antitrust and strategic perspectives. In his guest lecture he discussed his innovation model featuring asymmetry between large and small firms, technology transfer by acquisition, and the process of gradual innovation (watch his lecture online and read more)