21 Day International Challenge to change the world

30 March 2015 A new UC initiative will see UC students work with New Zealand business leaders to change the lives of struggling communities in Nepal, Morocco and Brazil. (read article)

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International Accreditation

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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Thinking about Professional Development?

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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Hear Althea talk about the Entre entrepreneurship scheme and how it provides UC students the opportunity to get practical experience in business while they study.

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Want to add business acumen to your undergraduate degree?

The Master of Business Management (MBM) is ideal for graduates of other disciplines who want to develop their business perspective and judgement.

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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.

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‘The motivation for doing the MBA is to widen my knowledge of leadership and to develop into a well-rounded businessman...’

Jeremy Sullivan Studying towards an MBA
Sharebroker, Authorised Financial Advisor and NZX Associate, Hamilton Hindin Greene Ltd
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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.

Announcements and Events

Christopher Luxon and Innovative Leadership

Executive Development Programmes are proud to present UC alumni Christopher Luxon – leader, innovator and CEO of Air New Zealand. Christopher holds a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from UC. He will share his experiences and provide a personal perspective on what it takes to be an exceptional leader (read more)

Enrol now for 2015

If you're contemplating professional development or advancing your career, now is the time to find out about studying at the University of Canterbury. We have a range of Executive Development Programmes with both full-time and part-time options available, so contact us to discuss the next step in your business career and get your enrolment at UC sorted (read more)

From BA to Banking - Add a business upgrade to your degree

Designed specifically for graduates from non-Commerce backgrounds including Arts, Education, Science and Engineering, our taught masters programmes in business management and professional accounting add practical commerce skills and enhance your employability in as little as 11 months (read more about the MBM and MPA)

High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

A new report by Dr Erica Seville and Dr John Vargo has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury. An organisation's resilience relies on having great leadership and culture within the organisation, building strong and diverse networks that can be drawn on for support when needed, and strategically positioning the organisation to be agile and chnage ready (read more)

UC MBA marks 30th anniversary milestone

Alumni and friends of the University joined the MBA Director in December to celebrate 30 years of UC's premier executive development programme. During the special cocktail evening, guests heard from business leaders and innovators including Frank Owen (Tait Communications), Dr Karleen Edwards (Christchurch City Council) and Linda Cruse (Entrepreneur in Residence, Be The Change)

Advancing Human Resources Forum Success

The third and final Human Resource (HR) workshop for 2014 was presented on 25th November at the University of Canterbury’s Executive Development Programme (EDP). A joint initiative between the EDP Department, The School of Law, and Christchurch law firm Lane Neave, the workshop was aimed at HR managers and covered a range of topics including; changes to health and safety legislation, issues involving drugs and alcohol in the workplace and other general recruitment and dismissal issues (read more)