Two tertiary teaching awards for Canterbury

12 August 2015 Two dedicated UC academics received Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards at a presentation at Parliament. (read article)

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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

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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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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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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 will visit the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their concept in the middle of the year

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‘UC offers a holistic and enriching educational experience...’

Marilyn Jin Yie Woo Studying towards a BCom in Accounting
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Announcements and Events

Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr Herb de Vries, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving his Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. This national award recognises Dr de Vries' dedication and support of students through their course of study, business projects and careers. Long impressed with the difference great teachers can make to students’ lives, Dr de Vries has gone on to inspire others (read the media release and see the Te Ako webpage)

New Zealand Association of Economists announce new council member

Dr Andrea Menclova, senior lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance, has been appointed to the council of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE). Members of the NZAE typically have a degree in economics or commerce and in the normal course of work use the tools of economic analysis as teachers, investigators or advisors on economic matters (read more)

Tourist attacks hurt New Zealand's reputation

University of Canterbury senior marketing lecturer Dr Girish Prayag recently commented on the effect of tourist attacks on New Zealand's image in overseas markets and on tourist numbers (read the article on stuff.co.nz)

Pallot Lecture 2015

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems is pleased to present Sue Newberry, Professor of Accounting at the University of Sydney Business School, as guest speaker for our Pallot Lecture 2015. Professor Newberry's lecture topic The EQC's Natural Disaster Fund: Myth or Reality? will discuss earlier reforms of the Earthquake Commission and identify some lessons for today (read more)

When: 4pm-5pm, Thursday 10 September 2015
Where: Room L526 Business and Law Building

The power of celebrity

Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has announced plans to visit New Zealand for the first time. University of Canterbury marketing expert Associate Professor Ekant Veer says Oprah Winfrey is one of the few people whose influence crosses entertainment, politics and business (listen to Ekant's talk on NewstalkZB)

UC team heading to international business case final

Congratulations to the UC team who won first place in the Student Development Society Competition held recently at the University of Canterbury. UC competed with five other universities from around New Zealand in the final leg of the 2015 competition. The UC team has come 2nd place overall and will be heading to Queenstown in August for the International final.

What if... Workplace innovation is killed by centralisation?

Centralisation is the process where an organisation moves a number of key functions into one central, physical or structural location. The logic behind such a strategy is that core functions can be kept close to the key decision makers, allowing for a more standardised and strategic approach. However there are growing concerns that shifting key operations to "head office" may also reduce organisational effectiveness, customer satisfaction and branch-based employee engagement. In this What if... lecture Tony Mortensen, Director of International Growth Strategies, considered both sides of the debate and the costs and benefits arguments involved (read more and watch the lecture online)