Economics team studying workers' comparing wages

1 September 2014 A University of Canterbury economics research team is looking at fairness of the job assignments and whether workers are sensitive to the wages of their co-workers. (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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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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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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‘The UC Exchange programme gives you a chance to be whoever you want, do whatever you want...’

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Announcements and Events

UC Innovators’ Summer Start-Up Programme & Scholarships

Do you have a great idea and are keen to develop it towards reality? Or do you want to join a new venture and help move it forward? Then apply now to be part of the UC Innovators Summer Start-Up Programme. This is a 10-week programme designed to help students develop for-profit or social ventures. We support a range of ideas and new ventures – your idea does not need to be High-Tech or IT based. There are a number of scholarships available for students participating in the summer programme. The scholarships are open to any student currently enrolled at UC. Applications close 5pm, 15 September 2014 (read more)

Young Enterprise Scheme Trade Fair

UC is proud to sponsor the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in Canterbury. Come along to the YES Trade Fair, 10am - 4pm, Saturday 6 September, Re:Start Mall and support our local high school students as they showcase their YES company products and services (read more)

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)

VEA Halligan Memorial Trust Scholarship

Applications are now open for the VEA Halligan grant through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The grant of $1000 is available to a deserving student currently studying for a career in the accounting profession. Applications close Friday 17 October (read more)

Finalists named in UC's Entré phone app challenge

An app to help children with their speech, another to store paper receipts on a cellphone and a third project to help people get out of bed on time have made it into the finals of the University of Canterbury’s annual Entré phone app competition (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)

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)