Graduate and postgraduate options

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UC Business School postgraduate programmes have a strong emphasis on research-based teaching, producing graduates who undertake advanced research around the world. The school’s taught Master’s programmes equip graduates with the applied skills, knowledge and business acumen needed to transition into high-level business roles.

Our postgraduate students benefit from good supervision ratios, a focus on quality research, smaller classes and closer links with staff. The school’s reputation outside academia is reflected in the number of scholarships available for commerce students and there are also opportunities to become involved in tutoring.

Our range of Executive Development Programmes provide professional development for busy executives seeking to combine work and study.

Our flagship MBA programme is renowned as a platform for graduates capable of making significant contributions to the world of business and commerce. The programme benefits from the school’s strong external links and contributions from industry representatives and is accredited by the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Postgraduate study represents a high level of academic achievement which is becoming more and more necessary in the ever-evolving business environment where graduates need a competitive edge.

Each year the University of Canterbury runs the Thesis in Three competition for postgraduate students. PhD and Master's students give a three-minute presentation to describe their thesis research with only a single PowerPoint slide permitted. The top three students from each college round go onto compete in the UC final.

Beverley Lord

Associate Professor
Honours/Master's coordinator Accounting & Information Systems
Business & Law Rm 507
Internal Phone: 93735

Sarah Wright

Senior Lecturer
Postgraduate coordinator, Management, Marketing
Law 336
Internal Phone: 93762

Alfred Guender

Associate Professor
Postgraduate coordinator, Economics
Law 430
Internal Phone: 93958

Glenn Boyle

Professor - BNZ Chair in Finance
Postgraduate coordinator, Finance
Law 435
Internal Phone: 94240

Venkat Pulakanam

Graduate Diploma in Commerce (Management) coordinator
Senior Lecturer
Business & Law Rm 229
Internal Phone: 93717

Neil Crombie

MFM Coordinator
PhD coordinator, Accounting & Information Systems
Law 511
Internal Phone: 93769

David Shearer

Director
All executive development programmes
Law Rm 521
Internal Phone: 93667

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