Executive Development Programmes - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Student entrepreneur crowdfunds yak-wool clothing

28 November 2016 UC student Stefan Warnaar is the founder of Peak to Plateau - a startup company making outdoor clothing using yak wool from the Tibetan Plateau. (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

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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‘Canterbury’s a nice place to be, and everyone seems very friendly in this part of the world...’

Zhe Kwan BCom in Finance and an LLB
Solicitor, Community Law Canterbury
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Announcements and Events

Enrol now for 2017

Applications to enrol are open for 2017. If you're considering taking the next step in your career with an MBA, taught Masters degree, or Strategic Leadership courses, get in touch with our programme coordinators to plan your study programme for next year, or visit the UC website to apply and enrol

Strategic alliances offer big benefits

Local companies like Leighs Construction are forging the way ahead by entering alliances that broaden their capacity and expertise. In a recent Stuff article, UC lecturer Patrick Rottiers and EDP Director David Shearer comment on how forging alliances can help grow markets and why collaborative partnerships are beneficial to business (read more)

UC Connect: Rob Fyfe, Dare to be Different

At a UC Connect lecture, Icebreaker chief executive, UC alumni and honorary doctorate recipient Rob Fyfe shared his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years. Rob spoke about his unique approach to change, his successes and failures, and his perspective on risk taking (watch the lecture recording on YouTube)

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)