UC students start their 21-day Challenge

4 May 2015 Thirty students tomorrow start their 21-day International Challenge tomorrow, working with NZ business leaders to change the lives of a struggling community in the Philippines (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

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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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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‘There are some great opportunities here...’

Gerald Ward Studying towards a Master of Commerce in Finance
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Announcements and Events

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

In the May What if... public lecture Senior Fellow & Entrepreneur in Residence, Linda Cruse, will explore 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)

Commerce International Exchange Programme Seminar

All Commerce undergraduates are invited to attend the Commerce International Exchange Seminar on Wednesday 20 May, 5pm, Room 236 Business and Law Building. Come along to hear about what an exchange is, where you can go to study and the application process. You'll also hear from former exchange students about their experience abroad (read more)

Tax professor honoured

University of Canterbury tax professor Adrian Sawyer has been awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association Hill Medal, in recognition of outstanding contributions to tax teaching and policy in Australasia (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)

Honorary doctorates awarded

A policewoman and a chief executive were awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies in April. Superintendent Sandra Manderson, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, was awarded a Doctor of Laws. She was the first female District Commander to be appointed in New Zealand and served as Canterbury District Commander from 2002-2007. Arguably one of New Zealand’s most influential business leaders of his generation, chief executive of clothing manufacturer Icebreaker and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe was awarded a Doctor of Commerce (read more)