Executive Development Programmes - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Who speaks for the trees? The possible futures of conservation

18 August 2017 In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury law academic David Round considers the choices ahead for the public conservation estate, native species, the Department of Conservation and environmental law. (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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Connecting with real-world employers

Watch a video of MBM alumnus Emily Gaffikin and how her Master's degree helped her to network and transition into business.

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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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From Arts to Accounting

Watch a video of Fraser Proctor and hear how his Master of Professional Accounting degree has him interning with the Canterbury Crusaders.

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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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Bridging the gap between technology and business

Watch a video of MBIS student Sindhu Thriponithara Shanker and hear how her degree is propelling her career forward to where she wants to be in her professional life.

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Make your next career move with a UC MBA

Watch a video of MBA Director David Shearer talking about the MBA degree and what you can expect from UC Executive Development Programmes

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‘A great opportunity to study in a professional learning environment...’

Lucy Dao MCom in Finance
Lecturer, Banking Academy of Vietnam
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Announcements and Events

Why We Do Things Around Here with Mike Bennetts of Z Energy

UC Executive Development Programmes invites you to attend our exclusive Thought Leadership event with Z Energy Chief Executive, Mike Bennetts, Wednesday 6 September, 5pm - 7pm (register)

2017 New Zealand Excellence Awards announced

Congratulations to Selva Ganapathy Ramasamy, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration student, on receiving a New Zealand Excellence Award from Education New Zealand. Selva is one of six talented young University of Canterbury students from India, awarded scholarships for their first year of study in New Zealand (read more)

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 Recognised Education and 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