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The UC Business School has extensive connections with industry and our partner businesses benefit from having access to talented graduates for recruitment, postgraduate student projects and internships, tailored programmes for individual companies and professional development for busy executives.

If you want to work with us contact Tim Winfield, Industry Engagement Manager.


Students use government data to clean up Christchurch streets
GovHack is the largest open data hackathon in the Southern hemisphere, with an estimated 1,000 participants. Thanks to a collaboration between the UC Business School, UC Centre for Entrepreneurship, Trimble and the Smart Christchurch team at Christchurch City Council, students were given the chance to access real-time government data to develop innovative solutions to a variety of issues.


Hihiko Webinar Series – Unlocking India: What next for New Zealand?
Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School and the Asia New Zealand Foundation | Te Whītau Tūhono invite you to join us for this exciting Focus on Asia discussion as part of the Hihiko Webinar Series. Hihiko means to be inspired, lively and invigorated. Join panellists Sameer Handa – Chair of the India New Zealand Business Council, David Pine – New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India, and Esther Guy-Meakin – Senior Manager Strategy, Trade Policy and Advocacy at the Meat Industry Association (MIA), for a discussion facilitated by UC Business School alumnus and INZBC Chapter Head for Christchurch Sandeep Sharma. They will explore India’s true potential for New Zealand beyond the three ‘Cs’ (cricket, Commonwealth and curry) and the strategies NZ business can adopt to tap into the exciting market opportunities that exist.

UC MBA Graduate Association Webinar – Longer COVID: How can NZ businesses succeed overseas?
Join us to hear from an outstanding panel of business leaders, who will share their insights into the direction we could choose to both survive and thrive by selling to the world. Our panellists are Charlotte Walshe – CEO, Jade Software Corporation; Rachel Taulelei MNZM – CEO, Kono; Ben Reed – Managing Director, Hamilton Jet; facilitated by Stephen Hickson – Director of Taught Masters Programmes, UC Business School.

Do you struggle to get deals over the line without giving too much away?
Patrick E.J. Rottiers‘ brilliant Negotiation Skills course is running next week, in-person, here at UC. This is the *first time* it’s being delivered in the South Island as an open course rather than being part of the MBA.  There are still a couple of spaces left, so if you’re keen, get in quick!