Entrepreneur to receive honorary doctorate

16 April 2014 One of New Zealand's most passionate political, philanthropic business entrepreneurs will receive a University of Canterbury honorary doctorate at graduation tomorrow. (read article)

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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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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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New Professional Accounting Masters

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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‘It is the breadth of learning that you get on the MBA... It is all relevant...’

Vanessa O’Neill Master of Business Administration
Principal, Accelerate Business 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

Leading Change Workshop

Director of the University of Canterbury’s Executive Development Programmes (EDP), Mr Tony Mortensen, hosted the first in a series of free development workshops on the 2nd of April. It was well attended by thirty of Canterbury’s senior human resource and business managers. The group explored the development and application of effective leadership in times of change – a skill of particular value in the Canterbury business environment (read more)

Smiths City CEO, Rick Hellings, tells it like it is

The University of Canterbury Executive Development Programme were delighted to have Smiths City CEO Rick Hellings come and speak to the programme’s Masters students recently. Rick has been with Smiths City since the 1980s. Before that, he worked for Noel Leeming, another major retailer in New Zealand (read more)

New Master's programmes take flight

Term One officially opened for 45 Masters students in the College of Business and Law as the first cohort for the Executive Development Programmes’ new Taught Masters settled down to Managerial Accounting with Oli Hillie (read more)