Economics experts study 800 metre athletic races

27 August 2014 Top 800 metres endurance-based athletes who run their first lap faster than the second may end up producing slower times, a UC economics research project has found. (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

Guest Lecture Series: Phil O'Reilly, BusinessNZ

The College of Business and Law are pleased to present Phil O'Reilly, Chief Executive of BusinessNZ, as guest speaker at our Business and Law Guest Lecture Series August presentation. Come and hear Phil talk about How today's university students can contribute to the future economic growth of New Zealand - Friday 22 August, 12noon-1pm, Undercroft 101 (read more)

Raj Sisodia discusses the Conscious Capitalism movement

In conjunction with Conscious Capitalism Australia and New Zealand, we welcomed Dr Raj Sisodia to UC in late June. Dr Sisodia provided a thought-provoking presentation to students, staff, alumni and other local business leaders on Conscious Capitalism. As co-founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement internationally Dr Sisodia demonstrated a passion and in-depth understanding of the key issues society faces as business moves into the next millennium (read more)

Brian Lee, CFO Smiths City on managerial finance

The Executive Development Programme recently hosted Smiths City CFO Brian Lee as guest speaker in our MBM Managerial Finance course. Brian and students discussed a fictional scenario where Smiths City expanded into the Auckland market by either purchasing an existing chain of stores, or starting a number of green field sites (read more)

UC students impressed by what's on offer at UC

Students from the United States of America are becoming more interested in Canterbury and in New Zealand as a potential destination for both study and employment (read more)