Programmes

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Our range of qualifications offer flexibility, different specialties and features that enable you to choose a programme that fits your career goals. If you are not ready to undertake a Master's our shorter qualifications will provide professional development as well as a pathway into a higher level qualification later on.

Employment opportunities

Our graduates have benefitted from high post-study employment and promotion rates. A large portion of our students receive a job offer within two months of completing their studies - many are offered jobs before graduation.

Time commitment and workload

The academic year runs from February to December and is split into four quarters (terms). Each term is eight to 10 weeks long with a two-week break. Each course will run for one term. Depending on your programme, courses will either be recurring each week or taught in block delivery. Your personalised programme of study will determine whether your courses are during the week or in the evenings and weekends.

As a full-time student you can expect between nine and 12 hours contact time per week. Additional time will be required for independent study and to work on assessments. Time may also be required for workshops, tutorials and group meetings.

Our programmes are designed to be accessible for students from any background. The accounting and finance courses are taught at a level that assumes no prior knowledge or experience in these areas. Both courses have limited mathematical content to accommodate for students from a range of backgrounds. You are required to complete an online math refresher prior to the course.

Qualifications

If you are looking to develop a particular skill, we offer several short courses that are suitable for professional development purposes. Our short courses offer you the opportunity to try before you buy. All of the below courses are directly creditable to our Strategic Leadership and Business Administration (MBA) programmes.

All lectures run Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 8.15pm with the exception of block courses which run from 9am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday. Block courses may also fall outside of normal term dates.

To assess your eligibility, please email your CV to the MBA Director at executivedevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz

Courses across Business Administration (MBA) or Strategic Leadership (PGCert) programmes are also available for enrolment under our short course offerings. Contact us to discuss your options.

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MBAD601 Managerial AccountingThis course will teach you how to understand and use financial information to inform your planning and decision making. On completion of the course, you will be better equipped to evaluate financial performance and cash flow. MBAD604 Business Economics: This course will help you see the world in a new light as you gain an idea of what it means to think like an economist. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the behaviour of people, firms, governments, countries and markets.  MBAD664 Entrepreneurship and Small BusinessThis course will help you if you are considering, or already operating your own startup. You will learn about launching, developing and pitching a great business.
MBAD606 Marketing Principles: Delve deeper into key emerging topics in marketing and discover how to develop and implement strategic marketing programmes. This course will assist you in your marketing planning and market opportunity analysis as well as teach you to effectively communicate your marketing plan.  MBAD611 Managerial Finance: This course focuses on understanding the role finance plays in an organisation. You will learn how to evaluate projects, understand risk, utilise debt and equity, and achieve portfolio returns. At the end of this course you will be able to make more informed decisions to maximise shareholder wealth and achieve organisational goals.  
  MBAD653 International Business Negotiation: Master the interrelated skills that contribute to the art of successful business negotiation. This course will develop your confidence and tactical finesse in negotiating.