Professional Development Opportunities

If you are looking to develop a particular skill, we offer several short courses that are suitable for professional development purposes. Our short courses offer you the opportunity to try before you buy. All of the below courses are directly creditable to our Strategic Leadership and Business Administration (MBA) programmes.

All lectures run Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 8.15pm with the exception of block courses which run from 9am to 5pm, Friday and Saturday. Block courses may also fall outside of normal term dates.

To assess your eligibility, please email your CV to the MBA Director at executivedevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz

Courses across Business Administration (MBA) or Strategic Leadership (PGCert) programmes are also available for enrolment under our short course offerings. Contact us to discuss your options.

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MBAD601 Managerial AccountingThis course will teach you how to understand and use financial information to inform your planning and decision making. On completion of the course, you will be better equipped to evaluate financial performance and cash flow. MBAD604 Business Economics: This course will help you see the world in a new light as you gain an idea of what it means to think like an economist. At the end of this course, you will be able to explain the behaviour of people, firms, governments, countries and markets.  MBAD664 Entrepreneurship and Small BusinessThis course will help you if you are considering, or already operating your own startup. You will learn about launching, developing and pitching a great business.
MBAD606 Marketing Principles: Delve deeper into key emerging topics in marketing and discover how to develop and implement strategic marketing programmes. This course will assist you in your marketing planning and market opportunity analysis as well as teach you to effectively communicate your marketing plan.  MBAD611 Managerial Finance: This course focuses on understanding the role finance plays in an organisation. You will learn how to evaluate projects, understand risk, utilise debt and equity, and achieve portfolio returns. At the end of this course you will be able to make more informed decisions to maximise shareholder wealth and achieve organisational goals.  
  MBAD653 International Business Negotiation: Master the interrelated skills that contribute to the art of successful business negotiation. This course will develop your confidence and tactical finesse in negotiating.