Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership

executive development students in class with teacher at lecturn

Benefit from our internationally accredited MBA without having to commit to the whole programme. The flexible nature of the PGCert Strategic Leadership enables you to commit to a course of study that works for you.

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership draws from our internationally accredited MBA Programme and brings together six courses focusing on leadership and strategy.

Courses can be enrolled in one at a time and can be credited towards both the Postgraduate Diploma and MBA when you are ready to further your career development.

Take the first step in transforming your career.

  • Develop leadership capabilities and strategic perspectives.
  • Gain the skills and expertise to make a real impact for your team and organisation.
  • Gain an internationally accredited postgraduate qualification without prior study.
  • Expand your professional networks.

Our Strategic Leadership programme is ideal for experienced professionals who are looking to develop their leadership capability. Strategic Leadership participants are typically experienced professionals and managers from organisations of any size or sector.

Postgraduate Certificate

6 core courses

60 points

Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership (PGCertStratLdrship)

If you do not currently have the time to undertake the full MBA programme, or do not have a degree, our Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership is the ideal solution.

Our certificate offers flexibility and part-time study options. The six courses can be taken in any order over a one to three year period. All courses taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate are creditable towards the Postgraduate Diploma and MBA.

Duration: Part-time up to two and a half years and full-time it will take eight months.

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2020 Executive Development Programmes Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership (PGCertSL) Timetable

Classes are held in Block Mode – Friday/Saturday 9am until 5pm (with the exception of two dates in MBAD672) in Rehua Building L702. 

(Download: PGCertSL 2020 timetable)

 Course dates Details

Course 1

31 Jan / 1 Feb

6 / 7 March

MBAD615-19X Leading Ourselves

Dr Peter Cammock

peter.cammock@canterbury.ac.nz

Course 2

5 / 6 June

12 / 13 June

17 / 18 July

MBAD643-20X Leading Change

Dr Elsamari Botha

elsamari.botha@canterbury.ac.nz

Course 3

26 / 27 June

3  / 4 July

24 / 25 July

31 July / 1 Aug

MBAD605-20X Managing People & Performance

Kris Cooper

kjcooper@xtra.co.nz

Course 4

28 / 29 Aug

25 / 26 Sept

MBAD664-20X Leading Resilient Enterprises

Dr Tracy Hatton

tracy.hatton@resorgs.org.nz

Course 5

2 / 3 Oct

30 / 31 Oct

MBAD631-20X Innovative Business Strategy

Dr Christian Walsh

christian.walsh@canterbury.ac.nz

Course 6

6 / 7 Nov

27 / 28 Nov

MBAD642-20X Leading Others

Tom Matthews

tommatthews@outlook.co.nz

Course 7 

24 Jul

14 Aug

2 Sept

14 Oct

11 Nov

MBAD672-20X Leading Collaborative Partnerships

Dr Chris Jansen

chris@leadershiplab.co.nz

Course 8 

4/5 Sept

11/12 Sept

MBAD653-20X International Business Negotiations in Multi-cultural Environments

Professor Patrick Rottiers

patrick.rottiers@canterbury.ac.nz

PGCertSL students, with the approval of the Director, can substitute any two of the above courses with other relevant postgraduate courses at an equivalent level. Please contact the Postgraduate Student Advisor to discuss substitute options.

Key contacts:

Nicole Anfang

Student Advisor
Meremere Building 209
Internal Phone: 92964

Jayne Belcher

Internal Phone: 91065

Chris Vas

MBA Director
Rehua 613
Internal Phone: 90712