Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance

25 July 2014 Two University of Canterbury economics experts believe the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium because of the earthquakes has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes. (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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‘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

Executive Forum Series: Dr Antony Gough "Don't take no for an answer"

The Executive Development Programmes at UC are proud to present entrepreneur and innovative thinker Dr Antony Gough as guest speaker in our Executive Forum Series. Come and listen as Antony shares his wealth of commercial experiences and gain an insight into why he doesn't take "No" for an answer - Thursday 14 August, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, light refreshments and networking will follow (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)