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)

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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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Start planning your postgraduate study

Complement your undergraduate degree with a School of Business and Economics 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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Considering university study in 2016 or 2017?

The University of Canterbury invites future students, along with their friends and whānau, to attend one of our upcoming regional info evenings

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semester 2

Jumpstart your studies in Semester 2

Semester Two starts 13 July and UC is offering reduced study costs (conditions apply) and academic assistance to help you get started. There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas to masters study and beyond

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‘It is impossible not to be affected by marketing...’

Richard Moore Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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Announcements and Events

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 on Wednesday 8 July, 7pm, Tony Mortensen, Director of International Growth Strategies, considers both sides of the debate and the costs and benefits arguments involved (read more)

Jumpstart your studies in Semester 2

Semester Two starts 13 July and UC is offering reduced study costs (conditions apply) and academic assistance to help you get started. There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas to masters study and beyond (read more).

For a quick reference list of business and law courses offered in Semester 2 check out July Start 2015

UC Open Day

Open Day is your opportunity to really see for yourself what makes UC so different. Come along with your friends and whānau on Thursday 9 July, 10am - 5pm. You'll have opportunities to meet our lecturers at subject sessions, find out more about degrees and scholarships, and explore our vibrant campus (read more)

MGMT228 study tour - applications are now open

If you're a current UC student interested in learning about business in China and combining your studies with an exciting and fun OE, apply now for the 2015 study tour (read more)

21 Day International 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 took first place after the top three finalists presented their solutions to the judging panel, which included Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel. The winning team will visit the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their concept in the middle of the year (read more or check out the website)

What if... More volunteered to help communities after disasters?

In the May What if... public lecture Senior Fellow & Entrepreneur in Residence, Linda Cruse, explored the following (and more): is volunteering a good thing or simply a waste of time and money? Is it really a good use of your skills to travel to the other side of the world to paint a school? Should we listen to the Red Cross when they say stay away from rushing to help at the site of a natural disaster? Is sending money the safer and better option? (read more and watch the lecture online)

Student completes thesis in Afghanistan

Najib Hedayatullah gives his own insight of what he had to face along his journey of gaining a Master of Commerce from the University of Canterbury. Gaining his masters degree is a great achievement, especially given the challenges he faced writing it up from Kabul (read more)

Research into safety in the NZ sex industry

University of Canterbury researchers have found that that street sex workers face less violence and theft in Christchurch than in Auckland. Drs Laura Meriluoto and Rachel Webb, along with Associate Professors Annick Masselot and Sussie Morrish, and Otago researcher Associate Professor Gillian Abel examined the factors that affect the likelihood of sex workers experiencing physical and sexual violence, theft and threats by clients. The authors have had their paper accepted for an economic publication (read more)