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Industry collaboration

04 January 2024

Studying an MBA at UC includes industry collaboration. This gives our students work experience and a chance to expand their networks. Learn more.

For students


Gain work experience

Integrated projects offer you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain in class to real organisations. Working with local organisations, you will gain valuable work experience to get you into employment faster.


Expand your networks

Our industry connections are diverse. We work with a broad range of organisations in the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors, offering students not only real-world challenges but connections within industry.


For industry


Bespoke programmes

Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School has created and delivered numerous bespoke professional development programmes to support organisation’s staff development and capability building. If you’re interested in finding out more about Bespoke Executive Education click here or contact Liz Foxwell-Canning on 027 886 0016.

A project is applied and includes some component of research. It will focus on a specific issue that may be related to what your organisation is currently doing and what your goals are. The project scope is discussed in preliminary meetings between sponsor and student. Onsite hours for project students will largely be dependent on your organisation's needs and the nature of the project.

Our students come from a diverse range of academic and cultural backgrounds, from New Zealand and abroad. All students complete a rigorous application process and have to meet high GPA and English language requirements to be selected into the programme. MBA students are also required to demonstrate experience in a managerial, professional, entrepreneurial or leadership role.

Master of Business Administration
Project – 600 hours, 20 weeks full-time/38 weeks part-time

Examples of past projects:

  • Market entry strategy
  • Business model development
  • Client acquisition and retention strategy
  • Commercialisation strategy
  • HR contingency planning
  • Marketing plans
  • Market share analysis
  • HR process analysis
  • Recruitment strategy development
  • Business case development
  • Finance projects
  • Project management and strategic planning

In order to provide students with opportunities to undertake research and consultancy projects, we work closely with a large number of local and national commercial and not-for-profit organisations. These organisations volunteer their time and support for the duration of the project. On completion, the students produce a report or case study that is made available to these organisations.

Previous MBA project partners

  • Aranz Geo
  • Canterbury Property Development
  • Cardno NZ Ltd
  • Carter Group
  • CCS Group
  • CDC
  • CDHB
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Christchurch Transport Operations Centre
  • City Care
  • Environment Southland
  • Flores Nerida Curtains Ltd
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Hamilton Hindon Greene
  • Hamilton Jet
  • High Performance Sport New Zealand
  • Humes Pipeline Systems
  • Inventory Technologies
  • Kathmandu
  • Linden Leaves
  • Linewize Ltd
  • LU Rec Centre
  • MainPower NZ Ltd
  • Map of Agriculture
  • Meadows Mushrooms Ltd
  • Meridian Energy Ltd
  • Microsoft
  • Ministry of Social Development
  • MSLB Simulators Ltd
  • Ngāi Tahu
  • Nurse Maude
  • NZCU South
  • Online Distributors Ltd
  • ProActive Software
  • Redseed Training
  • Regenerate Christchurch
  • Spinal Traction Ltd
  • Super Tyre Warehouse Ltd
  • Switched On Group Ltd
  • TE Connectivity
  • The Chainman
  • The Project Office
  • Trimble
  • UCSA
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • Whai Rawa Fund Ltd
Work with us

If you're interested in working us, please contact Tim Winfield or Elsamari Botha for more information.

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