Nightlife nearing pre-earthquake levels

22 August 2014 Christchurch nightlife including restaurants, bars and cafes are nearing pre-earthquake levels as the rebuild and path to recovery continues to gain momentum. (read article)

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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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Discover UC

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

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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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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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Complement your undergraduate degree with a School of Business and Economics 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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School of Business and Economics earns prestigous AACSB Business Accreditation

The School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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School of Business and Economics earns prestigous AACSB Business Accreditation

The School of Business and Economics at the University of Canterbury has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programmes (read more)

Mission Exceptional Boardroom Challenge 2014

The Mission Exceptional competition is searching for the brightest young business minds from Australia and New Zealand. This is an opportunity for students to apply the business skills they have learned to a real life business case study, with the chance to boost their CV and win the work experience of a lifetime.

The competition runs from 29 July to 15 September 2014. (download PDF or click here for competition website)

New phone app encourages young voters

Law and Accounting student Hannah Duder received a $10,000 grant to develop a political phone app for young voters to show their interest in the policies being presented in election year (read more and watch Hannah's interview online at TV3's website)

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance

Associate Professor Seamus Hogan, Economics and Finance was on Newstalk ZB speaking about the work he and Associate Professor Richard Watt have done into the performance of high school athletes since the QEII facility was damaged (read more)

What if... entrepreneurs led the Christchurch rebuild?

Entrepreneurs recognise and pursue opportunities that others simply ignore. They start ventures, create products and markets, and bear the risk of failure. In the August What if lecture, Associate Professor Sussie Morrish, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, will talk about the entrepreneurial mindset and why the Christchurch rebuild is a hotbed of entrepreneurial opportunities. Wednesday 27 August, 7pm-8:30pm, A2 Lecture Theatre (read more)

NZEEL Distinguished Lecture 2014

The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory are pleased to present Professor Robert Slonim, School of Economics, University of Sydney, as guest speaker for the 2014 NZEEL Distinguished Lecture, Thursday 18 September, 5:00pm - 6:30pm, Law108 Lecture Theatre. Professor Slonim will discuss 'The Science of Giving, Economics, and Improving Blood Supply' (read more)