Success for $85k entré competition winners

9 October 2014 Businesses for custom high heels, tutoring assistance for students and assembling kitset products have all be successful ideas in the annual $85,000 entré business competition (read article)

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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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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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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

The School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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‘I've made some amazing friends, and the lecturers are always helpful...’

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Announcements and Events

Student Advice Drop-in weeks

Whether you're new to UC next year or a current student, come in and talk to a student advisor about your degree and course planning for 2015. The School of Business and Economics is running drop-in sessions in December and February. No appointment is needed, just drop in and see us (check out the drop-in dates and times)

Entré celebrates 10th anniversary

Congratulations to Entré on their tenth anniversary. Since its inception in 2005 thousands of students have been involved in workshops and competitions for aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. The annual awards ceremony will celebrate the success of all students who have entered the entré competitions throughout the year and announce the grand winner of the $85k Challenge (read more)

Guest Lecture: Cameron Bagrie, ANZ Chief Economist

The College of Business and Law is pleased to present Cameron Bagrie, ANZ Chief Economist at our October Guest Lecture. Cameron will speak on the topic of The Rock Star Economy: A one hit wonder or pending collection of platinum albums? covering the global scene, New Zealand's position in the world and our economic revival, setting the scene for 2017 and beyond. Morning tea will follow the presentation.

When: Wednesday 29 October, 10am-11:30am
Where: Undercroft 101, Puaka James Hight Building

NZEEL Distinguished Lecture 2014

The New Zealand Experimental Economics Laboratory recently presented Professor Robert Slonim, School of Economics, University of Sydney, as guest speaker for the 2014 NZEEL Distinguished Lecture. Professor Slonim spoke on 'The Science of Giving, Economics, and Improving Blood Supply' (watch the lecture online via YouTube)

School of Business and Economics earns prestigous AACSB Business Accreditation

The School of Business and Economics at the University of Canterbury has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programmes (read more)