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UC awards 2017 Teaching Medal to marketing academic Ekant Veer

23 June 2017 The University of Canterbury will present Associate Professor Ekant Veer, from the Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship department, with the Teaching Medal for 2017. (read article)

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MBA helps with business startup

MBA helps with business startup

Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA

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Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China

Gain an OE in your degree

See Luke Gillespie's amazing trip to China as part of his UC MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour.

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Commerce at UC

Commerce at UC

Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.

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Commerce at UC

Need study advice?

Whether you're a new or returning student, take the time to talk to our student advisors, Malcolm and Ben, about your course options and degree planning.

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Discover UC

Discover UC

Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.

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More Business

More Business

Hear Althea talk about the Entre entrepreneurship scheme and how it provides UC students the opportunity to get practical experience in business while they study.

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Thinking about Professional Development?

Enhance your leadership capability and business acumen. UC Executive Development Programmes offer fulltime and part-time study options to suit your work commitments and career goals.

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Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC

A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.

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Differentiate yourself

Complement your undergraduate degree and gain a level of expertise and professional recognition with a UC postgraduate qualification.

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Advance your knowledge and skills with a Masters degree

The Masters in Commerce (MCom) is now offered as a 180 points degree that can be completed in 12 months full-time study, depending on your specialist area.

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Test your business ideas with the help of mentors and business connections

Entré is a student-run company at the University of Canterbury, inspiring students to aspire to excel in the business world.

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World-Class Business School

The University of Canterbury is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation places UC in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

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Start your studies mid-year

Get ahead in business with our BCom, Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate options. Applications to enrol for Semester Two (July) are open now.

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Take a virtual tour

Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!

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UC Teaching Medal

The Teaching Medal is the University's highest award for teaching excellence. A 2016 UC Teaching Medal was awarded to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)

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BCom courses for interest

Complement your degree or expand your business know-how by taking a first-year BCom course such as Accounting, Personal Finance, Economics or Marketing (read more)

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A Story for Christchurch

Take a look at this new video produced by Christchurch Airport called A Story for Christchurch. It features UC students and our campus, and shows how Christchurch is a great place to grow, connect and find balance (watch the Youtube video online)

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This is Christchurch Educated

Welcome to Canterbury, a region of opportunity and home of the world’s most modern and revitalised city. Check out Christchurch Educated's new Youtube video

‘A great opportunity to study in a professional learning environment...’

Lucy Dao MCom in Finance
Lecturer, Banking Academy of Vietnam
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Announcements and Events

Business and Culture in Aotearoa and Beyond

Starting in Semester Two 2017, the new BSNS201 Business and Culture special topic develops your understanding of the role of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the history and present business context of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond (read more)

Start your studies mid-year

Get ahead in business with our BCom, Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate options. Applications to enrol for Semester Two are open now and you can start your BCom or Certificate in Commerce in July. If you are looking for professional development and postgraduate study, check out the Executive Development Programmes course dates for our Strategic Leadership, MBA and taught masters programmes.

Check out our Semester Two course options: Accounting and Information Systems; Economics and Finance; Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Join us at UC Business School

Working at the University of Canterbury offers exciting career challenges and the opportunity to make a difference where research, innovation, entrepreneurship and student success are valued. UC Business School invites applications for a Professor of Finance (read more)

2017 Condliffe Lecture

The Department of Economics and Finance is pleased to present Andrew Atkeson (Stanley M. Zimmerman Professor of Economics and Finance Department of Economics UCLA) as the guest speaker for the 2017 Condliffe Memorial Lecture, Monday 17 July, 5:30pm-6:30pm, LAW 108 Lecture Theatre.

In his lecture, A Historical Perspective on the Challenge of Regulating Large Banks, Professor Atkeson will discuss the regulation of banks and how banks can be insulated from panics in securities markets (read more and register online via Eventbrite)

Apply now for MGMT228 Study Tour

UC Business School has been awarded funding from the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA), to support our MGMT228 students' travel, visa and accommodation expenses for the 2017 study tour. If you're interested in doing some travel while learning about international business, then make the most of the opportunity to apply for this year's study tour to China. Applications close 12noon, Tuesday 18 July 2017 (check out the course and read the Beehive press release)

UC Connect: Marketing Mental Wellbeing in New Zealand

New Zealand is often seen as one of the happiest countries on Earth, but we are also seen as a country that suffers deeply from poor mental health. In this UC Connect/Hight Memorial Lecture, Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discusses why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand. When: Wednesday 26 July, 7pm-8pm, Where: C1 Lecture Theatre (read more and register via Eventbrite)

MBAs deliver an internationally recognised education

New Zealand offers MBA students a world-class education combined with exciting extra-curricular activities and cultural diversity to boot. In this FindMBA article, David Shearer, Director of Executive Development Programmes, says that understanding the job opportunities available at graduation is also a focus for UC students (read more)

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