About us

Teaching staff

Michaela Balzarova

Meremere 225
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

Meremere 366
Internal Phone: 94781

Rachel Wright

Rehua 611
Internal Phone: 93403

Sarah Wright

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


The UC MBA is accredited by AMBA which is the global standard for MBAs. Only the top two per cent of Business schools internationally are AMBA accredited. The UC Business School is also accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, putting us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

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 Ross James Dean of Business 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
Andrea Bankier Senior Consultant Sheffield
Kendall Langston CEO Advisory Works
Graham Grant CEO Seequent Technologies
Shannon Goldsmith (Alumni) Development Manager Ngāi Tahu
Vidhi Marshall President SMT President