CCHL appoints four new director interns from UC

26 May 2016 Christchurch City Holdings has announced 12 successful recipients of their director internships, four of whom are strongly linked to the University of Canterbury. (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

A project to cultivate native bee hives for organic honey was named the winner of the UC 21 Day International Challenge. The Bee Team visited the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their concept in the middle of the year

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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)

‘I learned what it is really like to work as a marketer in a company...’

Anna Howley BCom in Marketing
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Announcements and Events

Thinking about studying Business or Law?

It was great seeing so many people at the Christchurch Careers Expo. To find out about studying Law and Business at UC, come along to our UC Info Evening, Tuesday 31 May. Doors open at 6:15pm and presentations start at 6:30pm (read more)

Why wait when you can start your studies in Semester Two 2016. 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)

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)

Gearing up for the CFA Institute Research Challenge

We're recruiting for our 2016 UC CFA Challenge student team. If you have a strong background in Economics, Finance and Accounting, here's your chance to represent UC at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute's Global Investment Research Challenge. Applications close 3 June (read more)

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 is our guest speaker at the 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture. Professor Currie will explore the topic of "Early Life and the Roots of Economic Inequality" and provide 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 register online)

When: Monday 4 July, 5:30pm–6:30pm
Where: Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, Puaka–James Hight Building

Extend your reach into the digital market

Apply now for our new MKTG316 Digital Marketing course starting in Semester Two. This course will prepare you to use digital marketing platforms to make effective business decisions and cover social media marketing, search engine optimisation, and mobile marketing techniques. Associate Professor Ekant Veer tells you more in this YouTube clip or you can download the brochure (PDF, 99KB) and check out the course information online

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.

New report: why 'mundane' tools vital for change

Associate Professor of Management Colleen Mills and her French counterparts show organisational change does not need to involve expensive consultants, strategic planning tools or endless meetingsis challenging the way organisations approach change management (read more)

UC team win SDS Round One

Congratulations to our UC team winning first place at the Student Development Society (SDS) Round One Business Case Competition, hosted by Auckland Business School (read more)