UC alumni represent NZ at Rio Olympics 2016

11 August 2016 The University of Canterbury is proud to be associated with the New Zealand Olympic team, with 14 past or present students competing in the Rio Games. (read article)

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MBA helps with business startup

MBA helps with business startup

Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA

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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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Differentiate yourself

Complement your undergraduate degree and gain a level of expertise and professional recognition with a UC 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 prestigious 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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21 Day Challenge - Change the world, one community at a time

The UC 21 Day International Challenge is an opportunity like no other in New Zealand. Student teams develop projects to make a real difference and have the chance to implement them in the community.

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Take a virtual tour

Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!

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UC Teaching Medal

The Teaching Medal is the University's highest award for teaching excellence. A 2016 UC Teaching Medal was awarded to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)

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BCom courses for interest

Complement your degree or expand your business know-how by taking a first-year BCom course such as Personal Finance, Fundamentals of Management or Principles of Marketing (read more)

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A Story for Christchurch

Take a look at this new video produced by Christchurch Airport called A Story for Christchurch. It features UC students and our campus, and shows how Christchurch is a great place to grow, connect and find balance (watch the Youtube video online)

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This is Christchurch Educated

Welcome to Canterbury, a region of opportunity and home of the world’s most modern and revitalised city. Check out Christchurch Educated's new Youtube video

‘A great opportunity to study in a professional learning environment...’

Lucy Dao Studying towards an MCom in Finance
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Announcements and Events

UC Connect: Dare to be different

Icebreaker chief executive, UC alumni and honorary doctor Rob Fyfe will share his experience leading three very different companies over the last 15 years, at a UC Connect lecture on 23 September 2016. Dr Fyfe will talk about his unique approach to change, his successes and failures, and his perspective on risk taking (read more)

UC Connect: Incompetency and competency in making tough decisions

What tools do educators, executives, politicians, and people knowingly and unknowingly use that increase incompetence in thinking, deciding and doing? Marketing expert and Erskine Fellow, Professor Arch G. Woodside, Boston College, looked at the wisdom behind the quote “It's not what we don't know that hurts. It's what we know that ain't so” at our August UC Connect lecture (read more)

An insight into the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship

Check out UC Centre for Entrepreneurship's new video clip where current students talk about the great entrepreneurial and community engagement opportunities at UCE (watch the Youtube video online)

21 Day Challenge students back from Niue

Five entrepreneurial UC students travelled to Niue to implement their sustainable food project as part of the 21 Day Pacific Challenge. With guidance from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors, the EduKai team helped the Niuean community conserve and sustainably manage the local food supply (read the Pacific Periscope blog)

UC Teaching Awards 2016

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving a University of Canterbury Teaching Award. Sarah's teaching philosophy promotes complete learner exploration of the subject matter and relies on students taking an active role in their learning (read more)

MGMT228 Study Tour receives PMSA award

We are pleased to announce that UC will receive an award from the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) fund, for our end-of-year MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour. The award will help cover travel expenses for up to 30 students (read more about our China connections and the PMSA awards)

UC Connect: 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being was our guest speaker at the 2016 Condliffe Memorial Lecture. Professor Currie explored the topic of "Early Life and the Roots of Economic Inequality" and provided an overview of the literature highlighting the importance of early childhood and the fact that while children are fragile, they are also resilient (read more and watch the lecture online via YouTube)