Research Fellowships awarded to UC academics

18 September 2015 Two of the four new James Cook Research Fellowships have been awarded to University of Canterbury (UC) academics this year, it has been announced. (read article)

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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

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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

Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.

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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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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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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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Announcements and Events

Harbin Institute of Technology postgraduate scholarship

Harbin Institute of Technology is a nationally recognised multi-disciplinary research and teaching institution. Applications are open for Chinese Government Scholarship Programs for Master's degree and Doctoral degree candidates. Applications close 31 December 2015 (read more)

Entrepreneurial Vision or Hallucination?

Peter Montgomery is founder and CEO of InventoryTech. Peter is well-known for his innovative start-up companies including Mooring Systems and Tradevine™. His current company, InventoryTech Limited, is revolutionising global healthcare and inventory management. In 2014 its Clever Medkit™ product was recognised internationally as amongst the top 100 innovative technologies in the world. Peter always starts with a vision of the future – although he does caution that sometimes the visions are hallucinations and it's important to be able to tell the difference. Come along to hear Peter share his start-up experiences at our December Executive Forum (read more)

When: Thursday 3 December 2015, 5pm–6pm
Where: Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, Puaka-James Hight Building
Light refreshments and networking will follow

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

The Department of Economics and Finance warmly invites you to hear Luís Cabral, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Professor Cabral’s research focuses on the dynamics of firm competition, from both antitrust and strategic perspectives. In this lecture he discusses his innovation model featuring asymmetry between large and small firms, technology transfer by acquisition, and the process of gradual innovation. Join us for refreshements at 5:15pm, followed by the lecture at 6pm (read more)

When: Thursday 17 December, 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Where: Laws 108 Lecture Theatre, Business and Law Building

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

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Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!

Early career research recognised

Congratulations to Dr Girish Prayag, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, on receiving the 2015 UC Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. Girish's research is recognised as being of the highest international quality (read more)

CFAI Investment Research Challenge success

A team of finance students from the University of Canterbury assumed the role of research analysts and, in applying their investment analysis and advisory skills, took second place (tied with Auckland University) in the 2015 Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.