The future needs agile and innovative leaders who can grow organisations with purpose and impact. UC's Master of Business Administration (MBA) reshapes your career by guiding you to become a well-rounded leader who harnesses purpose-driven change.
Through courses focussed on innovation, digital transformation, data-informed strategy making, and responsible societal engagement, you are equipped to tackle the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
The Ben Gough Family Foundation Leaders Scholarship supports rising talent to undertake their MBA at UC. For more information, visit the Ben Gough Family Foundation Leaders Scholarship page. Applications open on 12 October 2022.
Is the MBA right for you?
The UC MBA is designed for aspiring and accomplished business leaders, with 5+ years experience, who are ready to take the next step in their leadership journey.
Why the UC MBA?
We understand that the decision to complete a MBA comes at a different time for everybody. That's why we've created a flexible programme that fits around your life and work commitments, so that whatever your situation, you have the best chance at achieving this significant milestone.
Connect from anywhere
The blended learning model lets you choose the way you access your course content. Weekday classes are delivered on-campus or online in real-time from 5.30pm to 8pm.
For each course, you will also be here on campus for one intensive two-day workshop, which runs on Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Connect with others
Build strong connections with other leaders on a similar journey. Throughout your time in the UC MBA, you will attend classes with your core cohort, developing with each other.
Connected to industry
The UC MBA connects strongly to industry through its research and relationships. This creates fantastic opportunities for network building and staying in touch with what is happening across all sectors.
You will be guided by experts who have lived an experience unique to Canterbury, moving through the disruption that resulted from the destruction of a city. Read about our industry connections.
What will you gain?
As you progress through your UC MBA, you develop your leadership capabilities to effectively motivate teams and drive performance. You'll take part in real industry challenges that enhance your strategic perspectives, and gain a holistic understanding of how local businesses thrive in global markets.
Alongside the core courses, you'll have access to a professional development programme that includes training in finance, media relations, governance, cross-cultural business negotiations, conflict management, individual career coaching, case competitions, career planning and much more.
Additional networking opportunities
After completing your MBA, you will be part of an exclusive network of alumni. You will be invited to join to the UC MBA Graduate Association, which hosts events for graduates of the UC MBA programme. For more information, visit the Alumni and Events page.
The UC MBA Thought Leadership series runs every quarter, allowing you to join hot topic industry discussions.
Exclusive personal development workshops help you get the most out of your career. Topics covered include goal setting, team dynamics, professionalism, consulting, stress management, wellness and workplace diversity.
The UC MBA is accredited by AMBA which is the global standard for MBAs. Only the top two per cent of business schools internationally offer AMBA accredited programmes. Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School is also accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, only one percent of business schools in the world have attained all three.
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