High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

22 December 2014 A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes. (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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‘I really wanted to stretch myself both personally and professionally...’

Peter Floris MBA
COO, The New Zealand Merino Company Ltd
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Welcome from the Director

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. I am pleased to invite you to explore the many postgraduate options the University of Canterbury has to offer - Tony Mortensen, Director of Executive Development Programmes

Announcements and Events

Seasons Greetings

We extend our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year. The office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

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)

Applications are open for 2015

If you've been thinking about 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 (read more)