Student entrepreneur crowdfunds yak-wool clothing
28 November 2016 UC student Stefan Warnaar is the founder of Peak to Plateau - a startup company making outdoor clothing using yak wool from the Tibetan Plateau. (read article)
MBA helps with business startup
Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA
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.
Commerce at UC
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
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.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
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.
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.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
Complement your undergraduate degree and gain a level of expertise and professional recognition with a UC postgraduate qualification.
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.
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.
School of Business and Economics earns prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation
AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, placing the School in the top five percent of the world's business programmes.
21 Day Challenge - Change the world, one community at a time
The UC 21 Day International Challenge is an opportunity like no other in New Zealand. Student teams develop projects to make a real difference and have the chance to implement them in the community.
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!
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)
BCom courses for interest
Complement your degree or expand your business know-how by taking a first-year BCom course such as Personal Finance, Fundamentals of Management or Principles of Marketing (read more)
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)
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
Announcements and Events
Qualify for the real world
Learn from the experts and broaden your business knowledge and skills at UC. We offer a range of business qualifications for whatever stage you are in your career, including the Certificate in Commerce, BCom, Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Master's degrees. Talk to us today about starting your studies in 2017 (read more)
Student Advice Drop-in Weeks
Our student advisors are running drop-in sessions during December, January and February for new and current students. If you have any questions about the BCom degree or your courses for 2017, come in to see us and get your study plans sorted. Check out the session dates and times online
Take action on business sustainability
Starting for the first time in Semester One 2017, the new MGMT335 Business and Sustainability special topic examines various approaches businesses can take to respond to environmental issues. It will prepare you to make sound decisions when leading organisations toward sustainable practices (read more)
An insight into the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship
Dr Rachel Wright comments about how UC's Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) helps students develop capabilities in entrepreneurship and innovation and to apply their academic knowledge in real-life experiences in a BizEDGE NZ article online. Also check out UCE's video clip where current students talk about the great entrepreneurial and community engagement opportunities at UC (watch the Youtube video online)
Entré 85K Challenge winners announced
Congratulations to all of our winners, announced at the entré Annual Awards Ceremony on 4 October. The grand winners were Anteater (Peter Randrup, Rebecca De Prospo and Duncan Shand), with Sonder Leather (James Richardson) taking the runner up prize (read more)
UC Connect: Rob Fyfe, Dare to be Different
At a UC Connect lecture, Icebreaker chief executive, UC alumni and honorary doctorate recipient Rob Fyfe shared his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years. Rob spoke about his unique approach to change, his successes and failures, and his perspective on risk taking (watch the lecture recording on YouTube)
MGMT228 Study Tour receives PMSA award
We are pleased to announce that UC will receive an award from the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) fund, for our end-of-year MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour. The award will help cover travel expenses for up to 30 students (read more about our China connections and the PMSA awards)