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Two UC student teams win prestigious IT business awards

13 July 2017 Augmented reality stock management and cloud-based health and safety management concepts have shot two entrepreneurial groups of University of Canterbury students into the top three in the national MYOB IT Challenge for innovative business solutions. (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

The University of Canterbury is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation places UC in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

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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 Accounting, Personal Finance, Economics or 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

‘A future with an accounting degree offers a lot of prosperity...’

Richard Gray MPA
Auditor, KPMG
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Announcements and Events

Study Business in 2018

It was great seeing so many future students and their whanau at UC Open Day. Explore our website for information on what you can study at UC and check out the student clubs and activities on offer. If you have any questions contact our student advisors for course and degree advice or the Liaison Office

UC Connect: Marketing Mental Wellbeing in New Zealand

New Zealand is often seen as one of the happiest countries on Earth, but we are also seen as a country that suffers deeply from poor mental health. In this UC Connect/Hight Memorial Lecture, Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discusses why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand. When: Wednesday 26 July, 7pm-8pm, Where: C1 Lecture Theatre (read more and register via Eventbrite)

Apply now for CFA Level 1 exam scholarships

The Department of Economics and Finance invites students to apply for Awareness Scholarships to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 exams in December 2017. Applications close 4pm, Thursday 10 August 2017 (read more)

The Power of Authentic Leadership

At our latest Thought Leadership Series event, executive consultant Harold Hillman of Sigmoid Curve Consulting Group, spoke about the importance of authentic leadership and influencing successful outcomes through stronger connections at work (read more and watch his lecture online via Youtube)

Xero boss Rod Drury named Global Marketer of the Year

Rod Drury, founder and CEO of Xero, has been named the Global Marketer of the Year at an international marketing research conference held at the University of Canterbury recently (read more)

Entrepreneurial UC students tackle IT business challenge

Health and safety management software and an online innovation portal are two of the ideas developed in five days by University of Canterbury students to make life easier for small to medium-sized businesses (read more)

UC students gain PM’s scholarships to Asia

Our MGMT228 Study Tour programme was again successful in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia funding round. A group of students will go on a unique six-week in-country cultural immersion study tour to China in November. They will study at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China, and visit multinational firms operating in China (read more)

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 a Professor of Finance (read more)


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