High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

22 December 2014 A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes. (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.

Commerce at UC

Open Door Student Advice Sessions

Whether you're a new or returning student, now is the time to talk to our student advisors, Malcolm and Ben, about your course options and degree planning for 2015.

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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

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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‘I felt like I was in the wide-open world where there was an element of “finding your own feet”...’

Michelle Panzer Studying towards a BCom/LLB
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Announcements and Events

Seasons Greetings

The School of Business and Economics extends its warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.
The office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

Enrol now for 2015 - 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, January and February. No appointment is needed, just drop in and see us. Get your UC enrolment sorted and enjoy your summer.

Richard Ballantyne to receive honorary doctorate

Christchurch retailer, Richard Ballantyne, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce by the University at the December graduation ceremony. Mr Ballantyne has made a significant contribution to the development of the city over a period of many years, demonstrating vision, leadership and ongoing commitment to the Christchurch community (read more)

Human Rights in the Pacific

The College of Business and Law, along with the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), collaborated with Massey University to run a Pacific Human Rights conference in Auckland. The conference's business breakfast was sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and brought together over 70 businesses leaders and policy makers with commercial and social entrepreneurship interests in the Pacific. Staff from the College joined other experts in the field of Pacific development to exchange examples of best practice relating to economic development, in order to foster further investment in the region with sustainable development in mind. Associate Professor Annick Masselot says integrating human rights into sustainable development continues to be a topical issue in the Pacific and in Aotearoa. UC researchers and students also presented their work at the conference (see photos on the Conference Facebook page and read more)

Marketing expert receives Teaching Medal

Associate Professor Paul Ballantine received the University of Canterbury’s Teaching Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his contribution to the university as a lecturer, supervisor and head of department. The medal was presented at the Chancellor’s Dinner and University Council’s Awards evening held in November, where Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, received the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal (read more)