School of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

UC ranked NZ's most research intensive university

6 September 2016 New Zealand's most research intensive university has generated a record amount of external research funding due to its collaborative strategy. (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. A 2016 UC Teaching Medal was awarded to Dr Sarah Wright, 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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A Story for Christchurch

Take a look at this new video produced by Christchurch Airport called A Story for Christchurch. It features UC students and our campus, and shows how Christchurch is a great place to grow, connect and find balance (watch the Youtube video online)

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This is Christchurch Educated

Welcome to Canterbury, a region of opportunity and home of the world’s most modern and revitalised city. Check out Christchurch Educated's new Youtube video

‘What I have loved the most around my subjects is the freedom for your imagination...’

Julia Arnott-Neenee BA in Political Science and Media and Communication and BCom in Marketing
Graduate, Colenso BBDO
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Announcements and Events

Master your career!

UC’s Executive Development Programmes offer a number of taught master’s degrees in business that are specifically developed for students from non-Commerce backgrounds. Our internationally sought-after programmes will increase your employability by adding complementary skills and expertise to your existing undergraduate qualification in as little as 12 months.

Come along to our Information Evening to hear from graduates and employers about how a master’s degree in business, accounting or information systems can fast track your career. When: Wednesday 28 September, 5:30-7pm. Where: John Britten Buidling, 69 Creyke Road (register online)

Summer School enrolments open 4 October

Summer School gives you an opportunity to get ahead in your studies. Commerce summer school courses include: ACCT 312, ECON 339 and MKTG 204 (view the brochure pdf online)

Qualify for the real world

Learn from the experts and broaden your business knowledge and skills at UC. We offer a range of business qualifications for whatever stage you are in your career, including the Certificate in Commerce, BCom, Graduate Diploma in Commerce and Master's degrees. Talk to us today about starting your studies in 2017 (read more)

An insight into the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship

Check out UC Centre for Entrepreneurship's new video clip where current students talk about the great entrepreneurial and community engagement opportunities at UCE (watch the Youtube video online)

MGMT228 Study Tour receives PMSA award

We are pleased to announce that UC will receive an award from the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) fund, for our end-of-year MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour. The award will help cover travel expenses for up to 30 students (read more about our China connections and the PMSA awards)