About the UC MBA


Our cohort at a glance

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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.

For more information about the UC Business School's accreditations, visit this page

Chris Vas

MBA Director
Rehua 613
Internal Phone: 90712

Nicole Anfang

Student Advisor
Meremere 209
Internal Phone: 92964

Charlotte Western

MBA Administrator
Rehua 615
Internal Phone: 91312

Rachelle C'Ailceta

Student Process Manager
Rehua 615
Internal Phone: 93859

Michaela Balzarova

Meremere 220
Internal Phone: 93122

Stephen Hickson

Associate Head of Department Economics and Finance
Rehua 612
Internal Phone: 93743

Ekant Veer

Meremere 223
Internal Phone: 94068

Bernard Walker

Meremere 334
Internal Phone: 93817

Christian Walsh

Rehua 601
Internal Phone: 94781

Rachel Wright

Rehua 611
Internal Phone: 93403

Sarah Wright

Postgraduate coordinator, Management, Marketing
Meremere 336
Internal Phone: 93762

MBA Advisory Board

Professor Sonia Mazey Pro-Vice-Chancellor College of Business and Law, UC
Professor Paul Ballantine Head of School UC Business School
Dr Christopher Vas MBA Director UC Business School
Dr Michaela Balzarova Associate Professor UC Business School
Tim Hopkins Senior Partner Deloitte Canada
Kendall Langston CEO Advisory Works
Graham Grant CEO Seequent Technologies
Nick Carter Partner Brannigans
Matthew Williams President UC MBA Alumni Graduate Association 
Shannon Goldsmith Managing Director Korimiti Consultancy
Vidhi Marshall President SMT

Location and facilities

There are dedicated learning and social spaces for students of the programme on the top floor (7th) of the Rehua Building at the University of Canterbury's secure Ilam campus. The top floor has lecture rooms, breakout spaces, and a kitchen with balcony – all with a great view! If you are arriving from work or cycling, there are showers available for your use.

MBA Balcony


The University of Canterbury has paid parking across its Ilam campus. Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and there is no charge on the weekend. There is also street parking nearby. 

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