Accommodation preferences: What a Girl Needs?

20 February 2015 A segment of the global women's travel market is emerging in what is known as GGA - the girlfriend get away - for women who travel with other women for leisure purposes only. (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.

Commerce at UC

Open Door Student Advice Sessions

Whether you're a new or returning student, now is the time to talk to our student advisors, Malcolm and Ben, about your course options and degree planning for 2015.

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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

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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Start planning your postgraduate study

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

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, placing the School in the top five percent of the world's business programmes.

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‘It is impossible not to be affected by marketing...’

Richard Moore Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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Announcements and Events

What if... All women everywhere were treated the same as men?

Man has been the dominant sex forever. But for the first time in human history, things are changing. Women live longer than men; for every two men who get a University degree, three women will do the same. Women have entered every profession as well as running countries such as New Zealand. In the first What if… lecture for 2015, Associate Professor Annick Masselot will argue that despite the success of some women, equality is still a very relevant concept for both women and men, in all parts of the world. Annick will explore the complex concept of equality, which allows equal treatment as well as special treatment to accommodate for past discrimination and existing structural inequalities. Join us for this special lecture on Wednesday 11 March, 7pm, C2 Lecture Theatre (read more)

Enrol now for 2015 - Student Advice Drop-in weeks

Whether you're new to UC next year or a current student, come in and talk to a student advisor about your degree and course planning for 2015. The School of Business and Economics is running drop-in sessions in January and February. No appointment is needed, just drop in and see us. Get your UC enrolment sorted and enjoy your summer.

Saving for Super

A University of Canterbury research project is exploring decisions people make regarding their KiwiSaver superannuation scheme, in what is arguably the most important financial decision of their lives. Dr Kuntal Das, a Canterbury economics and finance lecturer, and Dr Christina Atanasova, a visiting Erskine Fellow from Simon Fraser University in Canada, are analysing the asset allocation decisions being made by people who invest in KiwiSaver. The Erskine fellowship programme was established in 1963 following a generous bequest by distinguished former student John Erskine (read more)

Honorary doctorates to be awarded

A policewoman and a chief executive will be awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies in April. Superintendent Sandra Manderson, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, will be awarded a Doctor of Laws. She was the first female District Commander to be appointed in New Zealand and served as Canterbury District Commander from 2002-2007. Arguably one of New Zealand’s most influential business leaders of his generation, chief executive of clothing manufacturer Icebreaker and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe will be awarded a Doctor of Commerce (read more)

CFA Institute University Recognition Program

The University of Canterbury Bachelor of Commerce major in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programmes incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.