Petrol business owners docking workers wages
24 November 2014 A UC business and economics associate professor isn't surprised petrol business owners would make their staff pay for loss of income with customers not paying their petrol. (read article)
Commerce at UC
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
Open Door Student Advice Sessions
Whether you're a new or returning student, now is the time to talk to our student advisors, Malcolm and Ben, about your course options and degree planning for 2015.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
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.
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.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
Start planning your postgraduate study
Complement your undergraduate degree with a School of Business and Economics postgraduate qualification.
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.
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.
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.
Announcements and Events
NZ Tertiary Community Engagement Summit
The second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit is being held at UC on 24 November. Senior Fellow and Entrepreneur in Residence, Linda Cruse will present Be the Change – Real People, Real Problems, Real Needs, Real Change: A Hand Up not a Hand Out, with a live video conversation from an area affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (read more)
Businesses need to plan better to recover from disasters
University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo will give a key talk to a landmark emergency management study visit on campus next week by Charles Sturt University students from Australia. Twenty-one distance students will spend a week on campus learning the lessons of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Speakers include former Christchurch mayor Sir Bob Parker, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch lawyer Nigel Hampton QC, Marsden Fund recipient Professor Deak Helton and Professor Jeremy Finn (read more)
MBA 30th Anniversary
UC MBA alumni are invited to join us in celebrating 30 years of the UC MBA programme at a special cocktail evening, Saturday 6 December, 7pm, Bentleys Bar, main campus. Guest speakers will be Frank Owen (Tait Communications), Linda Cruse (Be The Change) and Dr Karleen Edwards (CCC) (RSVP for this black tie event)
Young Enterprise Canterbury regional awards
The Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) Canterbury regional awards were held on 30 October at the Undercroft, University of Canterbury. The winning business team for the Canterbury region was Kawa Care from Kaikoura High School, who developed an all-natural kawakawa based balm made from local Kaikoura ingredients. Also at the ceremony the UC Canterbury Region YES Student of the Year Scholarship was presented to Catherine Hide from Rangiora High School. Congratulations to all the students who participated in YES this year (read more)
Student Advice Drop-in weeks
Whether you're new to UC next year or a current student, come in and talk to a student advisor about your degree and course planning for 2015. The School of Business and Economics is running drop-in sessions in December and February. No appointment is needed, just drop in and see us (check out the drop-in dates and times)
Entré celebrates 10th anniversary
Congratulations to Entré on their tenth anniversary. Since its inception in 2005 thousands of students have been involved in workshops and competitions for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. The annual awards ceremony acknowledged the success of all students who have entered the entré competitions throughout the year and announced Elizabeth Riach, My Killa Heels as the grand winner of the $85K Challenge (read more)
Research medal for international tourism expert
Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, has won the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal. The award goes to UC researchers whose work has been recognised as world class in their respective disciplines (read more)
UC team success at National Brand Challenge
Four 300-level students from UC took the bronze medal at the Marketing Association's National Brand Challenge held in Auckland. Students Dylan Avery, Sammi Stewart, Paige Wooding and Vivienne Semmens competed against other university teams to present a strategic solution for Farmers department stores. Associate Professor David Fortin says this is the second year that the department has been involved and a great result for our students (read more)