About the UC MBA

rehua building

Our cohort at a glance

Infographic that contains facts about the cohort including age, gender, and graduate salary


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

MBA team

Elsamari Botha

MBA Director
Internal Phone: 90489

Jasmine Clark

MBA Administrator
Rehua 615
Internal Phone: 90529

Rachelle C'Ailceta

Student Process Manager
Rehua 615
Internal Phone: 93859

Teaching staff

Michaela Balzarova

Associate Professor
Meremere 220 and Rehua 613
Internal Phone: 93122

Elsamari Botha

MBA Director
Internal Phone: 90489

Kuntal Das

Senior Lecturer Above the Bar
Meremere 434
Internal Phone: 93819

Anna Earl

Senior Lecturer
Postgraduate Coordinator (Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship)
Meremere 226
Internal Phone: 90289

Stephen Hickson

Director Business Taught Masters
Rehua 612
Internal Phone: 93743

Bernard Walker

Associate Professor
Meremere 334
Internal Phone: 93817

Christian Walsh

Rehua 601
Internal Phone: 94781

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.

Balcony, Rehua building, level 7


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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