UC Innovators' winning ideas announced

5 February 2016 UC Innovators' Summer Start-Up Programme has announced the winning student ventures, coinciding with the official opening of the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship. (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 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 visited the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their concept in the middle of the year

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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. In 2015 medals were awarded to Professor Ursula Cheer, School of Law, and Dr Herb de Vries, 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)

‘Commerce is a very versatile degree and can work well in many industries and in life…’

Eleanor Grimshaw Studying towards a BCom in HR Management and a BSc in Psychology
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Announcements and Events

Open Door Course Advising

The School of Business and Economics Student Advisors are running open door sessions for BCom degree and course advice for new and returning students. No appointment is needed. Check out the session dates and times

Entré's Little Yellow Bird business takes off

For UC students Samantha Jones and Hannah Duder, securing the biggest contract yet for their ethical clothing company means more than just sales. Their Little Yellow Bird business is making headlines (read more)

Recognition of New Zealand university degrees by Malaysia

Te Pōkai Tara Universities New Zealand announced that in addition to Bachelor's degrees, our universities' Master's and Doctoral degrees will now be recognised by the Malaysian public service. New Zealand has a close and significant relationship with Malaysia includung strong ties in trade, education and security (read more)

PhD graduate honours his academic legacy

Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui) completed his PhD through the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship with his research supported by his Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship and a Fulbright/Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Indigenous Scholar Award (read more)

Standing on the Shoulders of Midgets: Dominant Firms and Innovation Incentives

The Department of Economics and Finance hosted Luís Cabral, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business in December. Professor Cabral’s research focuses on the dynamics of firm competition, from both antitrust and strategic perspectives. In his guest lecture he discussed his innovation model featuring asymmetry between large and small firms, technology transfer by acquisition, and the process of gradual innovation (watch his lecture online and read more)