UC grows China business connections

14 June 2016 Chinese business and culture is increasingly accessible to UC students through an annual study tour to China, reciprocal exchange visits, and other on-campus initiatives. (read article)

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MBA helps with business startup

MBA helps with business startup

Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA

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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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More Business

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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‘I enjoy the exposure to a diverse range of business disciplines and networking opportunities...’

Shannon Goldsmith Studying towards an MBA
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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

UC Connect: 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being is our guest speaker at the 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture. Professor Currie will explore the topic of "Early Life and the Roots of Economic Inequality" and provide an overview of the literature highlighting the importance of early childhood and the fact that while children are fragile, they are also resilient (read more and register online)

When: Monday 4 July, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Where: LAWS 108 Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Business and Law Building

Start your studies in Semester Two

Why wait until next year when you can start your studies in Semester Two 2016. UC is offering reduced study costs and academic assistance to help you get started (terms and conditions apply). There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas and masters study. UC offers Strategic Leadership courses in Terms 3 & 4, and has an October intake for our MBM, MPA and MBIS degrees (read more)

Humanity needs more powerful global companies

The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship hosted William Starbuck, visiting professor at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, and professor emeritus at New York University in their March Erskine lecture. Professor Starbuck discussed the potential of large corporations to become powerful tools for reducing inequality, alleviating stresses and extending global bonds, through trade and cooperation. He also addressed the role of universities in creating programmes that inform executives and help them to analyse the complex environments they operate in (read more)

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

UC leadership training adopted by Wynyard Group

International software company Wynyard Group has been developing their staff's leadership and management capability through UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership. Drawing from our internationally accredited MBA programme, the certificate brings together six courses focusing on leadership and strategy. Each course is taught in a modular format over four days (two Fridays and Saturdays) (read more)