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Fast-track your finance or economics career

Online information session
Wednesday 15 September from 4.00-5.00pm
Register here

If you’re considering upgrading your finance or economics qualifications to fast-track your career, then the Master of Applied Finance & Economics (MAFE) is an excellent option. The MAFE focuses on applied skills and knowledge with the goal of supporting graduates into high-level professional roles. If you have a background in statistics, data science, business, computer science or engineering you might also like to consider the MAFE to expand their skillset.

To start your journey to study in 2022, the UC Business School is hosting an online information session. Programme Director, Bob Reed will be joined by recent graduates and current students to discuss the degree and career opportunities.

The MAFE is the only qualification of its kind in New Zealand, providing a unique skill-set to graduates. It will provide you with strong applied skills that accelerate pathways to rewarding careers in finance, banking and the public sector, as well as preparation for the CFA examinations.

The next intake starts in January 2022 (if preparatory courses are required) or February for graduates with the required prerequisites. For more information on the Master of Applied Finance & Economics visit

Special Consideration

Sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, a family emergency or a Covid-19 lockdown can get in the way of your studies. If you’re struggling to complete your assessments, there is support here for you at UC:

  • If you need more time to finish an essay or assignment, you should speak to your course coordinator to see if it is possible to have an extension
  • If you miss an assessment or test, or have been unable to complete a piece of work to the best of your ability, you can apply for a Special Consideration. This is known as a Special Consideration for Impaired Performance

Find out what you need to do to apply for a Special Consideration, the application process, and timelines here>

We are receiving a high number of applications at the moment, and we are processing them as fast as we can. Thank you for your patience. 

If you need more help or someone to talk to at this time, you are not alone. There are lots of the UC  support services here for you, and they’re just a quick email or phone call away: 

Also don’t forget the final dates for enrolment changes and withdrawals

The last date to make changes to your enrolment or withdraw from Semester 2 courses is Friday 1 October 2021. Find out more here>  

Exam timetable available now

The release of the end-of-year exam timetable was delayed last week to allow everyone some time to adjust to lockdown life and online learning. 

The timetable is available now on the exams webpage

Exams will be taking place from Monday 1 November to Saturday 13 November. There will be no exams on Friday 12 November (Canterbury Show Day).

Please note: The timetable assumes that UC is operating at Levels 1 or 2 during the Examination period.  If we are at Level 3 or higher, the timetable will change.

We will be able to send you an email with your personalised timetable at a later date. 

Room allocation information will be published on the exams website on the last day of lectures for Semester Two (Friday 22 October).

We hope you are staying well, and finding time to do some of the things you enjoy. Not long now until mid-semester break!