UC Business School - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

University of Canterbury and NZ Transport Agency launch new student challenge to help Kaikōura

9 May 2017 Quake affected Kaikōura businesses are set to benefit from a joint University of Canterbury and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area. (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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World-Class Business School

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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Start your studies mid-year

Get ahead in business with our BCom, Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate options. Applications to enrol for Semester Two (July) are open now

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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

‘My degree is gearing me up to work in an evolving and increasingly international business environment...’

Sam Brosnahan Studying towards a BA in Chinese and Poltical Science and International Relations
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Announcements and Events

Business and Culture in Aotearoa and Beyond

Starting in Semester Two 2017, the new BSNS201 Business and Culture special topic develops your understanding of the role of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the history and present business context of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond (read more)

Start your studies mid-year

Get ahead in business with our BCom, Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate options. Applications to enrol for Semester Two are open now and you can start your BCom or Certificate in Commerce in July. If you are looking for professional development and postgraduate study, check out the Executive Development Programmes course dates for our Strategic Leadership, MBA and taught masters programmes

Join us at UC Business School

Working at the University of Canterbury offers exciting career challenges and the opportunity to make a difference where research, innovation, entrepreneurship and student success are valued. UC Business School invites applications for two new roles: Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Industry Engagement Manager (read more)

New student challenge to help Kaikōura

Quake affected Kaikōura businesses are set to benefit from a joint UC Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area (read more)

Unfiltered Business Resource now available

Unfiltered is an online site that provides you and access to inspiring stories and advice of some of New Zealand’s business heavyweights.Unfiltered contains interviews of internationally recognised high flyers like ex Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia head Sir Ralph Norris, global advertising superstar Kevin Roberts, CEO of Icebreaker Rob Fyfe, fashion icon Karen Walker amongst many others. All UC students can register online to receive free access to the Unfiltered business resource (check out how to sign up)

MBAs deliver an internationally recognised education

New Zealand offers MBA students a world-class education combined with exciting extra-curricular activities and cultural diversity to boot. In this FindMBA article, David Shearer, Director of Executive Development Programmes, says that understanding the job opportunities available at graduation is also a focus for UC students (read more)