Executive Development Programmes - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Marketing mental wellbeing in New Zealand

25 July 2017 In an upcoming UC Connect/Hight Memorial lecture, University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discusses why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand. (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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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 CA ANZ 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
Investment Advisor (AFA) and NZX Advisor, Hamilton Hindin Greene Ltd
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Announcements and Events

Leader of the Future with John Spence

We invite you to attend the latest instalment of our Thought Leadership Series, welcoming John Spence one of America’s Top 100 Business Thought Leaders (register online)

College finance assistant wins scholarship for ground-breaking research into the costs of being a self-employed midwife

Carla Martin, the New Zealand College of Midwives Finance Assistant has been awarded a scholarship to research the costs associated with the business of being a self-employed midwife in New Zealand. The Guardian Trust Master’s Scholarship in Commerce is awarded by the University of Canterbury to support students enrolled in a programme for a master’s degree in the Faculty of Commerce at the University. (read more)

MBAs in New Zealand: Native English, Internationally Recognized Education & Jobs Aplenty

New Zealand offers MBA students a world-class education combined with exciting extra-curricular activities and cultural diversity to boot. (read more)

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)

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