UC Connect: The Roots of Economic Inequality

4 July 2016 A Princeton University Professor will discuss the pressing social, political and economic issue of inequality in a sold-out UC Connect public lecture at UC tonight. (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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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.

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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.

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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. In 2015 medals were awarded to Professor Ursula Cheer, School of Law, and Dr Herb de Vries, 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 Personal Finance, Fundamentals of Management or Principles of Marketing (read more)

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July Start for Study in 2016

Semester Two begins on 11 July. UC is offering reduced study costs and academic assistance to help you get started (terms and conditions apply). There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas and masters study (read more)

‘Some of the skills I picked up, especially around presenting to groups, have proven invaluable...’

Bernard Tolan BCom(Hons) in Finance
Graduate Analyst, New Zealand Treasury
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Announcements and Events

UC Open Day - Thursday 14 July

Come along to UC Open Day and find out about our world-class degrees and experience our vibrant campus. You'll have the opportuntity to meet our lecturers at subject sessions, go on campus and accommodation tours, and plan your studies for 2017 and beyond. Check out the timetable online

Semester Two Student drop-in Sessions

We're holding Student Advice Drop-in sessions between 11-15 July. Check out the session dates and times online. There's no need to book, just come in, take a seat and we'll help you with your degree and course planning for second semester and 2017.

Apply for the MGMT228 study tour

What if an OE was part of your degree? If you missed the MGMT228 information session, check out the presentation online and make sure you get your application in by 15 July 2016.

UC Teaching Awards 2016

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving a University of Canterbury Teaching Award. Sarah's teaching philosophy promotes complete learner exploration of the subject matter and relies on students taking an active role in their learning (read more)

21 Day Challenge students in Niue

Five entrepreneurial UC students are in Niue making a real difference. With guidance from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors, the EduKai team are helping the Niuean community conserve and sustainably manage the local food supply (read more and listen to Associate Professor Sussie Morrish talk about the challenge on Radio New Zealand)

UC Connect: 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being was our guest speaker at the 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture. Professor Currie explored the topic of "Early Life and the Roots of Economic Inequality" and provided an overview of the literature highlighting the importance of early childhood and the fact that while children are fragile, they are also resilient (read more and watch the lecture online via YouTube)

Taking Entrepreneurship to Vienna

UC students Andrew Graham and Alistair McLeay attended the Entrepreneurship Avenues Conference held in Vienna. The conference is a new initiative by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, aiming to connect students from around the world with founders, investors and other leading minds in the startup scene (read the Live News article online)

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?

Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative research by Senior Lecturer in Marketing Dr Girish Prayag. Among his fields of interest, Girish is studying consumption experiences in the services industry focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries (read more)

MYOB IT Challenge Regionals

The inaugural UCE Regional MYOB IT Challenge involved four teams of undergraduate and postgraduate students from business and information technology backgrounds. Teams were given five days to build an IT based solution relating to Payroll and/or People Management. The regional winners were Team Blue whose solution was a task management system. Team Blue will be heading to Auckland in July to compete with teams from around New Zealand (read more)