UC living-learning adventure for Auckland students
17 June 2015 The University of Canterbury (UC) has announced a "Go Canterbury" living-learning experience to encourage Auckland students to study at UC in Christchurch in 2016. (read article)
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.
Commerce at UC
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
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.
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.
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 will visit the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their concept in the middle of the year
Announcements and Events
The power of celebrity
Talk show icon Oprah Winfrey has announced plans to visit New Zealand for the first time. University of Canterbury marketing expert Associate Professor Ekant Veer says Oprah Winfrey is one of the few people whose influence crosses entertainment, politics and business (listen to Ekant's talk on NewstalkZB)
UC team heading to international business case final
Congratulations to the UC team who won first place in the Student Development Society Competition held recently at the University of Canterbury. UC competed with five other universities from around New Zealand in the final leg of the 2015 competition. The UC team has come 2nd place overall and will be heading to Queenstown in August for the International final.
Apply now for Business and Law First-Year Scholarships
Now is the time to apply for the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence. These scholarhips are for first-year students planning to enrol in a Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Laws degree at UC in 2016. Applications close on 15 August (read more)
21 Day Challenge Bee Team making a difference in the Philippines
Five UC students have returned from the Philippines after helping a poor community of 2,280 people establish hives of stingless bees to aid the community's recovery (read article and find out more about the challenge online)
Discover key elements that strengthen organisational resilience
For 10 years, Resilient Organisations and the University of Canterbury have been working with businesses, government and community organisations to discover and implement the key elements that strengthen organisational resilience. An introductory video presented by Erica Seville and John Vargo, Resilient Organisations Co-Leaders is now available to view (link to video)
What if... Workplace innovation is killed by centralisation?
Centralisation is the process where an organisation moves a number of key functions into one central, physical or structural location. The logic behind such a strategy is that core functions can be kept close to the key decision makers, allowing for a more standardised and strategic approach. However there are growing concerns that shifting key operations to "head office" may also reduce organisational effectiveness, customer satisfaction and branch-based employee engagement. In this What if... lecture Tony Mortensen, Director of International Growth Strategies, considered both sides of the debate and the costs and benefits arguments involved (read more)