Mission Statement

The New Zealand College of Business will provide high quality academic instruction and support at a tertiary level to international students and encourage them to reach their full potential in both study and towards a future successful career.

The New Zealand College of Business (also known as NZCB) was registered in New Zealand with the Ministry of Education in 2004 according to the 1989 “Education Act” (code: 1327). NZCB is also recognised by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) as a tertiary level institute which provides high quality academic instruction and support to international students (Code: 7653). NZCB is a member of Education New Zealand, Christchurch Educated, Canterbury Employer Chamber of Commerce and Retail New Zealand.

NZCB has students from Asia and Oceania, a total of more than 60 regions. Our courses are designed to assist students to gain entry into a Bachelor or Master of Business degree at New Zealand universities.

Over the past 15 years NZCB has become a reputable and widely recognised institution, with highly qualified teachers and management. NZCB has established formal cooperation and academic relationships with University of Canterbury (UC), Lincoln University (LU) and Massey University (MU). NZCB also has formed academic partnerships with various overseas universities which are highly beneficial in terms of programme recognition and sharing of resources. NZCB also has partnership relations with various high profile international companies and Chambers of Commerce which provide internship and work opportunities for our students.

NZQA assesses the standard of education for tertiary education organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER). Through periodic EER, tertiary education organisations are held accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties.

External Quality Assurance Provider Category 1:

  • NZQA is highly confident in the education performance of NZCB
  • NZQA is confident in the capability in self-assessment of NZCB

Reasons to study at NZCB

International Education

Students and staff come from all over the world to study and teach at NZCB. Our programmes focus on the global marketplace and many of our students find work offshore after graduation. Due to the mix of cultures at NZCB, students gain unique opportunities to learn, not only from books and lecturers, but also from their classmates. Many cross-cultural friendships and business ventures have developed within the NZCB family.

University Environment

Our Campuses are modern, well-equipped and provide a range of student facilities. Our Lincoln campus is an independent institute located inside Lincoln University; you will enjoy the world top 500 university environment and the use of university facilities.

Plan Your Future

Our professional advisers can help you to plan what to do after completing your studies at NZCB. You can choose to further your studies or pursue a rewarding job in your chosen profession. We have in-house IAA licensed adviser who can provide immigration services and advice to you.

Pathway to Degrees

NZCB has formally established co-operative and academic relationships with University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and Massey University. NZCB’s programmes provide pathways to Bachelor degree, and Master degree.

Excellent Student-to-Staff Ratio

NZCB has optimal student -to-staff ratio, it has less than ten students for every staff member, which is comparable to the top 100 universities in the world. The smaller class sizes provide our lecturers more time to get to know each student’s personal study needs and helps to set realistic targets. We are passionate about helping our students succeed and graduate whilst enjoying their time with NZCB.

Orientation Programme

Orientation programme will be arranged for the new students, to help them get the most benefit from their studies at the College. The orientation programme will also assist new students to settle into New Zealand.

Experienced Teachers

All the teachers at the College are highly qualified and trained professionals with wide experience in teaching international students.


NZCB pays particular attention on training transferrable skills that are not only helpful for further study, but also valuable in future employment.

Management Board Advisors

Prof. Christopher Gan

Doctor of Philosophy (Louisiana State)
Master of science, Economics, (Indiana State)
Bachelor of Arts, Economics(NCarolina)
Professor of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Research Interests 
Commercial Banking, Rural Finance and Microfinance
Asian Financial Economics
Poverty Reduction
Natural Resource Economics
Economic Development

Christopher Gan and Gilbert V Nartea, Microfinance in Asia, World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, May 2017, 392pp, ISBN: 978-981-3147-94-2

Professional Memberships

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
American Agricultural Economics Association
Western Agricultural Economics Association
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Southwest Society of Economists
Society of Wetland for Scientists
New Zealand Association of Economists
New Zealand Agricultural Economics Society (Inc)
Malaysia Economic Association

Journal Editor
Editor, Review of Applied Economic, 2004-present (http://www.lincoln.ac.nz/RAE)

Referee for Health Research Council of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, January 1996-present.

Jack Radford

Director: McKenna Radford Limited
Director: KSL Insurance Limited
Director: Aurum Building Brokers Limited
Honorary Senior Lecturer: Lincoln University
Adjunct Professor: Qujing Normal University Yunnan China
Consultant (specialising in the startup and development of small to medium sized entrepreneurial businesses across a range of industry sectors, including education)
Founding shareholder and Director of Radford Yarn Technologies Ltd

 Phillip Du Val

Bachelor of Law, University of Adelaide
Justice of the Peace, New Zealand
Chairman, Te Tapuwae O Rakau Trust
Director, WattWheels Ltd
Company Director, Breathe Ezy Ltd
Chairman, Select Hotels and Resorts International
International Wine Consultant & Co-Director, King William Wines
Trust Board Member, Pegasus Bay Charitable Trust
President, Home and Family Society Christchurch

Management Team

Jason Ho

Master of Business Administration
Email: Jason@nzcb.ac.nz

 Liz Zhou

Master of Business Administration
Email: liz@nzcb.ac.nz

 Susan Mackenna

Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (equivalence) University of Canterbury College of Education, Christchurch
Diploma in Specialist Subjects (Level 7) – University of Canterbury College of Education, Christchurch
Certificate in TESOL Christchurch College of
Secondary Teachers Diploma for teaching Economics, Accounting, Computer Skills and Physical Education, Christchurch College of Education
Trained Teachers Certificate, Department of Education (registration lapsed)
Completed two papers of Masters in Teaching and Learning, University of Canterbury, Best Practice in Online Teaching and Learning and Human Resource Management – A reflective approach
Real Estate Salespersons Certificate

Administration Team

Isabel Lu

Administration Officer
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Canterbury

Yimei Lu

Financial Administration Manager
Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting & Finance, University of Canterbury

Lily Ren

Project and Marketing Manager
Master of Science in Engineering Business Management, University of Warwick, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Diploma in Business Administration(level 7), New Zealand College of Business

Min Park

Offshore Project and Marketing (Korea)
Bachelor of Animal Science, Sangji University

Academic Team (English Programme)

Jeremy Heard

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Level 5 Programme Manager
MTESOL First Class, Auckland University
Languages B Category 1, International Baccalaureate
Virtual Teacher Specialization, UCI/Coursera
AED/CPR First Aid, Osaka Life Support Association
N2 Japanese, JLPT
N3 Japanese, JLPT
Cert. TESOL, Trinity/Cardiff University
BA European Politics, Swansea University

Marion Birch

English teacher
BTchLn – Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Primary) University of Canterbury
CELTA – Cambridge
Accredited English Teacher (TESOL)- Trinity certified

Siham Alsalfiti

English teacher
Master of Education with Honours: University of Canterbury
Graduate diploma of teaching and learning: Christchurch College of Education
CELTA: University of Cambridge. Teaching English as a second Language for Adults.
B.A. in English Language and Literature: Ain Shams University

Cameron Scott Kirk

English teacher
Bachelors of Teaching and Learning – Primary, University of Canterbury
New Zealand trained teacher’s Certificate
Certificate in English Language – Teaching to Adults (CELTA), University of Cambridge
IELTS and IESOL Examiner

Michael Carruthers

English teacher
Diploma in World Wide Webpage Programme & Design, ACT Vision College
Diploma in Teaching, Christchurch College of Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of Canterbury
CTEFLA (Certificate in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adult), ILA South Pacific Ltd

Erick David Akeley

English teacher
Doctor of Philosophy in English and American Literature, Northern Illinois University, USA
Master of Arts in International Affairs (Southeast Asian Studies), Ohio University, USA
Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in East Asian Studies, 1988, University of Minnesota, USA
Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, USA
CALT (Certificate of Adult Literacy Tutoring), Literacy Aotearoa/Adult Reading Assistance Scheme (ARAS), Christchurch
CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults) TESOL, Australian TESOL Training Centre, Australia

Mirhossein Hosseini

PhD candidate in Education Studies, University of Canterbury
MA in English Language and Teaching, Azad University of Isfahan
BA in English Language and Literature, University of Isfahan

NZCB Alumni & Friends Association

All graduates from the NZCB, people who have completed a paper or course, former staff members and active participants in College life are recognised as members of our Alumni & Friends Association. There are no fees for joining and we will proactively keep you up to date with NZCB happenings, invite you to a range of events and celebrate your success.

We value our relationship with you. You are important to us because:

  • You keep us in touch with the past;
  • You are involved with the present, keeping our global communities vibrant; and
  • You look towards the future, helping us to create a better learning environment.

Some of our alumni now hold positions such as company directors, CEO, CFO, general managers, bank manager, operations supervisors and customer services managers in a wide variety of industries around the world. Their careers are truly impressive.

Alumni functions are held in conjunction with other events on campus and overseas. If you would like to be part of these events so that you can catch up with your ex-classmates, join the NZCB Alumni and Friends Association now!

Already an alumni member, but haven’t heard from us for a while? You might need to update your details. Please keep in touch and let us know what you are doing now.

As life progresses, we hope you will remain an enduring member of the global NZCB network – a community of bright, innovative people committed to making a difference.

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    One of the key strengths of NZCB and the programmes we offer is the ability to prepare our students for future opportunities both within New Zealand and overseas. As we have formally established cooperation relationship with various New Zealand and overseas universities, including the Bachelor’s Degree program and the Master’s Degree program pathways for international students, we recognise that further study and career advancement choices often take our graduates beyond the borders of New Zealand.

    Partner Institutions in New Zealand

    University of Canterbury

    The University of Canterbury, established in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are well recognised worldwide. It is one of the top 200 world universities in “The Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2010-2011”. The University community currently comprises 17,000 students and an academic staff of 850.It offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy, Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching.

    University of Canterbury International Students

    Lincoln University

    Lincoln University was founded in 1878 and received autonomous university status in 1990. The vision of Lincoln is to provide national and international leadership in research and teaching that will contribute to ensuring a sustainable environmental, social and economic future for New Zealand. Lincoln University’s specialist programmes attract students with a strong interest in science, the social sciences and/or commerce from throughout New Zealand and over 60 countries. Internationally Lincoln University has academic alliances with complementary institutions in?Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

    Lincoln University Affiliations and Associations

    Massey University

    Massey University (Māori: ‘Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa’) is a university located in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Albany, New Zealand, and Wellington, New Zealand. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students.

    Massey University has campuses in Palmerston North (sites at Turitea and Hokowhitu), Wellington (in the suburb of Mount Cook), and Auckland (at Albany).It also has a business school accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Research is undertaken on all three campuses. More than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university.

    Massey University is the only university in New Zealand offering degrees in aviation, dispute resolution, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience. Massey’s veterinary school is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is recognised in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Britain. Its agriculture programme is the highest-ranked in New Zealand, and 19th in Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) world university subject rankings.Massey’s Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) is an internationally recognised and accredited qualification, is the first non-engineering degree to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998), and has ISO9001-2000 accreditation.

    Ara Institute of Canterbury

    Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success. ARA’s key focus is to provide applied, vocational and professional training for people in the Canterbury region. Industry partnerships are crucial to ARA as students are learning relevant skills to meet the demands of the job market and be work ready professionals.

    Partner Institutions in Overseas

    • Anhui Vocational College of Defense Technology
    • An Kang University
    • Anyang Institute of Technology
    • Baoji University of Arts and Sciences
    • Chaoyang University of Technology
      Cangzhou Normal University
    • Career Technical College Hunan Financial Industry
    • Capital University of Economics and Business
    • Central South University
    • Chengdu University of Technology
    • China Central Normal University
    • China University of Geosciences Great Wall College
    • China University of Petroleum
    • China University of Petroleum Shengli College
    • Chongqing Normal University
    • Donghu University
    • Fuzhou Anglo-Chinese College
    • Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University
    • Guangdong University of Finance & Economics
    • Hangzhou Dianzi University Information Engineering School
    • Hangzhou Normal University Qianjiang College
    • Harbin University of Commerce
    • Harbin University of Science and Technology Rongcheng Campus
    • Hebei Chemical & Pharmaceutical College
    • Hebei College of Industry and Technology
    • Hebei University of Economics and Business
    • Hebei University of Science and Technology
    • Hebei Women’s Vocational College
    • Hongder College of Inner Mongolia Normal University
    • Hsiuping University of Science and Technology
    • Huaihua University
    • Huaqiao University
    • Hubei University of Technology
    • Hunan Agricultural University
    • Hunan Finance and Industry Vocational College
    • Hunan International Business Vocational College
    • Hunan Normal University
    • Hunan University of Arts and Science
    • Hunan University of Finance and Economics
    • Inner Mongolia University of Finance and Economics
    • Jiangnan University
    • Jiaying University
    • Ling Tung University
    • Lingnan Institute of Technology
    • Lu’an Vocational Technical College
    • Nanfang College of Sun Yat-sen University
    • Nantong Institute of Technology
    • National Taichung University of Science and Technology
    • Ningbo Dahongying University
    • North University of China
    • Northwest University of Politics and Law
    • Phitsanulok University
    • Quanzhou Normal University
    • Qujing Normal University
    • School of Translations, Shangdong University
    • Shaanxi Energy Institute
    • Shaanxi Institute of International Trade & Commerce
    • Shaanxi Radio and Television University
    • Shaanxi University of Science and Technology
    • Shaanxi University of Technology
    • Shandong Agricultural University
    • Shanghai Business College
    • Shanghai Industry and Commerce Foreign Language College
    • Shanghai Jian Qiao University
    • Shanghai Jiguang Polytechnic College
    • Shanghai SIPO Polytechnic
    • Shanghai University of Electric Power
    • Shijiazhuang Engineering and Technology School
    • Sichuan International Studies University Chengdu Institute
    • Sichuan University International College
    • Sichuan University Jinjiang College
    • Southwest Jiaotong University
    • Southwest University
    • Southwest University of Science and Technology
    • The Northern Investment Group Co,Ltd
    • Tianjin Foreign Studies University
    • Udon Thani Rajabhat University
    • Weihai Vocational College
    • Weinan Normal University
    • Wuchang Institute of Technology
    • Wuhan Business University
    • Wuhan International Trade University
    • Wuxi Taihu University
    • Xi’an Fanyi University
    • Xi’an Institute of Finance and Economics
    • Xi’an Vocational and Technical College
    • Xihua University
    • Xinjiang University of Finance and Economics
    • Yangling Vocational & Technical College
    • Yangzhou University
    • Yangzhou University Guangling College
    • Yanshan College of Shandong University of Finance & Economics
    • Yan Tai University
    • Yuanpei University
    • Yunnan Agricultural University
    • Yunnan Normal University
    • Yunnan University of Finance and Economics
    • Zhejiang Business Technology Institute
    • Zhejiang Financial College
    • Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics

    New Zealand College of Business is committed to research. The Research Committee is established to lead and support the academic research activities within the college.

    Roles and Responsibilities of the research committee

    1) The Committee supports the strategic development and operation of research within the College.

    2) The Committee has a number of core functions, including:

    1. To assist in the development and enhancement of a College research culture
    2. To develop a collaborative research networks between the College and its academic partners, in both New Zealand and in China and Taiwan
    3. To review, assess and decide upon applications for resources from staff seeking support for research projects and proposals
    4. To promote the publication of research in appropriate outlets
    5. To promote and support the development and maintenance of research groups both within the College, and between College staff and partner institution staff
    6. To guide, inform, monitor and support, without prejudice, the research activities in the College

    New Zealand Located in the South Pacific Ocean. It contains two large islands (North and South Island) with a total of 275000 kilometer squares in size, which is about the same as the United Kingdom and Japan but is about seven times larger than Taiwan. New Zealand is a highly developed country with lots of historical resources, and is a combination of both western and Polynesian cultures.

    New Zealand is famous for beautiful natural environment. It has got some of the world’s most beautiful snow-covered mountains, rivers and green farmland. New Zealand is also renowned for its clean green image. This geographic isolation means many indigenous species of plants and birds are found only in New Zealand – including, the famous, flightless kiwi.

    Benefits of Studying in New Zealand

    • You will receive excellent teaching and internationally recognized qualifications.
    • You will make new friends with relaxed and friendly New Zealanders.
    • You will enjoy our ‘clean green’ country. New Zealand has a small population and wide-open spaces. We are a multicultural society.
    • You can try high adrenaline sports like bungy jumping, jet boating, white-water rafting, skiing, snow-boarding, indoor rock climbing, mountain climbing, and trail bike riding.
    • You can enjoy relaxing recreational activities like scuba diving in marine reserves, bush walking and golf.

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    English Language Teacher

    Location: Christchurch

    We are inviting applications for teaching positions in English at New Zealand College of Business.  It will be a part time position.  To be successful in this role, English must be your first language. You must have ACE, CELTA, Cert TESOL or equivalent, hold a degree qualification, prefer with master degree in language teaching or relevant fields. The applicant is preferably to have experience in unit standard assessment and moderation and preferably experience in teaching New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL); have 2 years’ teaching experience, a team player, have strong self-management skill, attention to details, and excellent communication skill.

     Major Function (Purpose):

    • To support the programme manager by contributing to the overall leadership and direction of selected programmes through academic leadership, planning and maintaining academic quality standards.
    • To deliver all or part of the programme leading to the IESOL and NZCEL.
    • To deliver IESOL and NZCEL course content, participate in internal moderation and assist in support and welfare of all students.
    • To deliver IESOL and NZCEL course material in a planned, logical manner; set and mark internal assessments and examination; monitor and record student achievement; monitor student attendance; identify appropriate resources; ensure resources are readily available and fully utilized.
    • To organise, co-ordinate, liaise, design and monitor programmes to ensure that the New Zealand College of Business’s mission statement, compliance bodies – New Zealand Qualification Authority’s requirements are met.

    Eligibility to work in New Zealand
    Applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting their application. Therefore, you must be:

    • a New Zealand or Australian citizen
    • a New Zealand Permanent Resident
    • the holder of a New Zealand work visa

    If you hold residency or a work visa, a copy must be provided at the time you submit your application. All information provided to NZCB in support of your application will be treated as confidential.


    Please email covering letter and curriculum vitae to info@nzcb.ac.nz