UC living-learning adventure for Auckland students

17 June 2015 The University of Canterbury (UC) has announced a "Go Canterbury" living-learning experience to encourage Auckland students to study at UC in Christchurch in 2016. (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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‘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
Sharebroker, Authorised Financial Advisor and NZX Associate, Hamilton Hindin Greene Ltd
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Welcome to Executive Development Programmes at UC


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, by exploring the many postgraduate options the University of Canterbury has to offer.

Announcements and Events

What if... Workplace innovation is killed by centralisation?

Centralisation is the process where an organisation moves a number of key functions into one central, physical or structural location. The logic behind such a strategy is that core functions can be kept close to the key decision makers, allowing for a more standardised and strategic approach. However there are growing concerns that shifting key operations to "head office" may also reduce organisational effectiveness, customer satisfaction and branch-based employee engagement. In this What if... lecture Tony Mortensen, Director of International Growth Strategies, considered both sides of the debate and the costs and benefits arguments involved (read more)

Christopher Luxon and Innovative Leadership

Executive Development Programmes were proud to present UC alumni Christopher Luxon – leader, innovator and CEO of Air New Zealand at our April Executive Forum. Christopher holds a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from UC. At the guest lecture, Christopher shared his experiences and provided a personal perspective on what it takes to be an exceptional leader.

From BA to Banking - Add a business upgrade to your degree

Designed specifically for graduates from non-Commerce backgrounds including Arts, Education, Science and Engineering, our taught masters programmes in business management and professional accounting add practical commerce skills and enhance your employability in as little as 11 months (read more about the MBM and MPA)

Are New Zealand women on equal job footing with men?

Today many consider that women in New Zealand and in other industrialised countries are competing on equal footing with men on the job market. However, University of Canterbury business and economics associate professor Annick Masselot says this is not quite true. In the first What if… lecture for 2015, Associate Professor Annick Masselot argued that despite the success of some women, equality is still a very relevant concept for both women and men, in all parts of the world (read the media release and watch the lecture online)