The all-new UC MBA is a flexible programme that fits around your life and work commitments. The courses are delivered as a combination of weekly on-campus or real-time online sessions with in-person weekend workshops intertwined throughout each term, to get the best out of your learning. You will be taught by research faculty and industry practitioners who understand the current and future challenges that businesses are facing.

The future requires agile and innovative leaders who are capable of growing organisations with purpose and impact. Your MBA will guide you towards future-proofing your organisation and harnessing purpose-driven change through innovation, digital transformation, data-led strategy making, and responsible engagement in society.

You will have the opportunity to take part in learning experiences alongside Māori businesses and communities. This will aid in developing an understanding of the importance of ‘place’ and ‘identity’, practices and aspirations of Māori and Indigenous economies, developing bicultural competence and confidence. You will then be able to apply this understanding to leadership, innovation, collaboration, and sustainability in your relevant industry. 

Professional Benefits

Gaining a UC MBA will provide you with significant long-term benefits. Through the demanding programme you will: 

  • develop leadership capabilities to motivate teams and drive performance,
  • enhance strategic perspectives by working on real industry challenges,
  • gain a more holistic outlook of how local businesses thrive in global markets,
  • expand professional networks.

Professional Development

In addition to the core courses, you will have access to a professional development programme, which will enrich your learning experience. The programme includes:

  • finance workshops
  • media training
  • governance
  • cross-cultural business negotiations
  • conflict management
  • individual career coaching
  • case competitions
  • career planning and much more.

You will also be exposed to vital networking opportunities through the MBA Thought Leadership series which runs every quarter.

See our list of current Executive Education courses here

Employment Preparation

To get you prepared for the workforce, these workshops cover key practical skills to help get you into employment post-study. Workshops cover interview skills, CV preparation, how to sell yourself to employers and will also introduce you to recruitment firms.  

Personal Development

We will provide you with personal development workshops to help you get the most out of your career. Workshops include goal setting, team dynamics, professionalism, consulting, stress management, wellness and workplace diversity.

Student advice

A postgraduate student advisor is available to discuss your study options. 

Nicole Anfang

Postgraduate Student Advisor
Meremere 209
Internal Phone: 92964


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. The UC Business School is also accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, putting us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Read more about the UC MBA