Executive Development Programmes - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Entrepreneurial UC students tackle IT business challenge

27 June 2017 Health and safety management software and an online innovation portal are two of the ideas developed in five days by University of Canterbury students to make life easier for small to medium-sized businesses. (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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‘We are constantly meeting new people, including CFOs and senior managers of large companies...’

Amber Cunningham BCom in Accounting and Economics
Analyst (Audit and Assurance), Deloitte
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Announcements and Events

AMBA Scholarships for Prospective MBA Students

To mark AMBAs 50th Anniversary and the Year of the MBA, there are scholarships available for prospective students considering an AMBA-accredited MBA programme. Scholarships are US$8,333 and will go toward your tuition fees. Applications close 30th of June. (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)

UC Connect: Rob Fyfe, Dare to be Different

At a UC Connect lecture, Icebreaker chief executive, UC alumni and honorary doctorate recipient Rob Fyfe shared his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years. Rob spoke about his unique approach to change, his successes and failures, and his perspective on risk taking (watch the lecture recording on YouTube)

Master's internship gives competitive advantage

University of Canterbury student Meenal Pathak is already making a difference to cancer treatment times through her Master of Business Management (MBM) experience. As part of UC’s intensive MBM programme, Meenal undertook an 18-week internship with the Canterbury District Health Board (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 and read more about Nicola's journey