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We’re investing in your lifelong learning journey. 

Starting in 2023, UC Business School MBA alumni can enrol into one free course per year.*   

This offer is a first for any New Zealand MBA, giving you an opportunity to upskill the knowledge and expertise that you developed through your MBA study and to stay up-to-date on the latest emerging trends and growth areas.  

If you’re interested in signing up for your free course, email us directly at Spaces are limited, so get in early! 

We have an exciting (and continuously evolving) line-up of courses this year. 

Sign up today!

Contact the team to enrol in your chosen course

All courses on offer in 2023: 

  • MBAD671 UC MBA Study Tour (Singapore)
    MBAD671-23T2 is an MBA elective course that focuses on international strategy and business in an international context. The course runs in T2 and includes a study tour of approximately one week to Singapore to gain first-hand experience in this highly competitive market. This course is open to alumni.
    Applications close 29 March 2023

    MBAD673 Technology and Innovation Immersion: Using Digital Innovation to solve key business problems 
    This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify, understand, and solve business problems for clients through an immersive client experience. Students will learn to develop unique technology solutions for clients by gaining a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with digital innovation.
    Dates: 15, 16, 23 June and 13 July -  Block Course Format (9am – 5pm)

  • MBAD653 Negotiating Business Development Across Cultures 
    This course explores the larger framework that sits over contract negotiation: business strategy, management psychology, legal, intellectual property, marketing, supply chain, etc. Understanding and dealing with ‘cultural differentiation’ is integrated throughout the course at conceptual and operational levels. Participants learn to negotiate with greater confidence, superior tactical finesse, and cultural sensitivity under considerable stress.
    Dates: 22, 23, 29 and 30 September -  Block Course Format (9am – 5pm)
  • MBAM613 Societies in Smart Cities 
    This course explores and critiques the evolving nature of smart industries globally, benchmarking practices of leading organisations and governments in smart cities, and developing strategies that support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 
    Dates: 27 and 28 October, 3 and 4 November -  Block Course Format (9am – 5pm)

  • MBAM604 Data Informed Strategy 
    Strategy is about making purposeful, explicit choices on how to build a sustainable competitive advantage and sustainable long-term profitability or impact. In this course, we will discuss various ways of thinking about organizational strategies, what tools are available to guide your thinking,  and the importance of data and analytics for both the selection and implementation of such strategies. This course will prepare participants to think strategically, to ask the right questions, to identifying what data is needed to answer those questions and how to transform data into meaningful insights in order to support decision-making. 
    Dates: 28 August - 19 November. Weekly lectures on Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm. Block days on Friday 10 & Saturday 11 November from 9am - 5pm.

  • MBAM603 Innovation by Design 
    The human-centred design thinking approach is a people centric, collaborative, and experimental way of driving innovation to create customer value. It is a pragmatic approach that aims to nurture deep curiosity about an issue, unleash creativity in how to approach it, and ensure clarity when it comes to implementing solutions. 
    Dates: 28 August - 19 November. Weekly lectures on Monday from 5pm-8pm. Block days on Friday 29 & Saturday 30 September from 9am-5pm.
  • MBAM601 Digital Transformation and Technology Preparedness 
    Organisations find themselves in a storm of new technologies and competitors. In collaboration with industry, this course provides hands-on opportunities to engage with the latest technologies such as blockchain, IoT and AI. It will enable you to make decisions on the adoption of the best technologies to support your organisation’s digital strategy delivering a breadth of functions for a superior user/customer experience. 
    Dates: 28 August - 19 November. Weekly lectures on Tuesday from 5pm-8pm. Block days on Friday 13 & Saturday 14 October from 9am-5pm

  • MBAM602 Economic Uncertainty and Organisational Agility 
    Economics is a social science.  It is “the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life” (Alfred Marshall, 1842 – 1924).  This course will introduce you to using the lens of economics - concepts, ideas and principles that will help you gain insights into the everyday behaviour of people, organisations, governments and nations. At the end of this course, you will find that economics is all around you – not just in the world of business but in the whole world.  The emphasis is on using economic thinking to understand our complex and uncertain world and become better thinkers and decision makers as a result. You will not have all the answers by the end of this course but you will be equipped with a better set of questions to ask. The course will include a case study in a bi-cultural context. 
    Dates: 22 May - 13 August. Weekly lectures on Monday from 5pm-8pm. Block days on Friday 28 & Saturday 29 July from 9am-5pm.

  • MBAM615 Managerial Finance 
    This course explores how the analysis of a range of financial information is used to enhance managerial decision-making. You will look at the ways organisations raise capital and assess the performance of projects and investments. The emphasis of the course will be on applying the financial concepts, tools and techniques to solve real-world problems. 
    Dates: 22 May - 13 August. Weekly lectures on Wednesday from 5pm-8pm. Block days on Friday 4 & Saturday 5 August from 9am-5pm.
Commitment to Continuous Learning – Terms and Conditions
Offer applies to specified UC MBA courses only. Limited capacity available per course. Offer available to UC MBA Graduates only. Alumni will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Enrolment is subject to course requirements and final approval by the MBA Director. Enrolment is subject to the UC Student Agreement (available at and the statutes, regulations, rules and policies of UC. No refunds, postponements, transfers, exchanges or credits are available. UC reserves the right to change or cease this Commitment to Continuous Learning offer at any time without notice.
See Terms and Conditions for Industry Programmes - UC Business School