People should be paid for donating organs

21 January 2015 A University of Canterbury study suggests people should be paid for donating organs to address New Zealand's issue with one of the lowest rates of organ donation. (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've made some amazing friends, and the lecturers are always helpful...’

Emma Moore BCom(Hons) in Economics and LLB(Hons)
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Announcements and Events

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

UC summer school course looks at climate change debate

Associate Professor Robert Mohr, a visiting expert from the University of New Hampshire in the United States, is running a University of Canterbury course over summer looking at how the climate change debate has switched from the sciences to business, economics and law (read more)

UC student helps organise trip to the Philippines

A UC student who returned from humanitarian aid work in the Philippines just in time for Christmas, has begun her support for a business leaders' trip to the Philippines (read more and check out the article on Scoop)

High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

A new report by Dr Erica Seville and Dr John Vargo has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury. An organisation's resilience relies on having great leadership and culture within the organisation, building strong and diverse networks that can be drawn on for support when needed, and strategically positioning the organisation to be agile and chnage ready (read more)