Alumni and Events


As a member of the EDP alumni you will enjoy an ongoing relationship with your fellow graduates. A number of events are run throughout the year, bringing together alumni networks of business leaders and graduates and facilitating the exchange of ideas and expertise.

Find out more about the Canterbury MBA Graduate Association


We provide personal and professional development opportunities to support you in your career progression.

Thought Leadership Series

Leading business minds from New Zealand and abroad feature in our Thought Leadership Series. Industry, students and alumni are invited to be inspired by innovative and insightful expertise from executives and entrepreneurs.

Thought leadership series

Upcoming events

MBA Information Evening 

When: Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Time: 5:15 to 7:00 pm
Where: Recital Room, UC Arts - City Location, Arts Centre of Christchurch, 3 Hereford Street
RSVP: Register online through Eventbrite

Attaining an MBA is a key professional milestone for aspiring and accomplished business leaders. The UC MBA programme is ideal for highly motivated individuals who are ready to take the next step in this important transitional stage of their professional and personal lives.

Join us at UC’s Executive Development Programmes MBA Information Evening to hear from current students, our world-class lecturers and alumni about how a UC MBA can transform your career. You’ll find out how an MBA can develop your strategic management and leadership skills to advance your career. (more information)

Launch of the new Canterbury MBA Graduate Association

When: Thursday 30 November 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Where: The University of Canterbury Club, Ilam Homestead, 87 Ilam Road, Christchurch

What if you could recapture the energy and vigour of those amazing days (and nights) of MBA study!

You can!

Please come along and help launch the new Canterbury MBA Graduate Association. This is an informal opportunity to meet up with grads and staff of over 32 years of MBA, DipBA, and GradDipBA classes

Please register for this free event here

A handful of past and present MBA students have formed an independent Board to develop a new Canterbury MBA Graduate Association. We are working quietly toward re-connecting with over 800 people who have enjoyed the same love/hate, high/low, hot/cold and invigorating/exhausting experiences at UC. We are planning a varied programme of events. Some events will be informal and simply a catch up time. Others will be really exclusive opportunities to learn and upskill alongside current students.

For more information: UC MBA Graduate Association (Official) LinkedIn group or

Stay connected

Canterbury MBA Graduate Association have an active LinkedIn page and EDP has a YouTube channel and utilises the college Facebook page.

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