Who speaks for the trees? The possible futures of conservation
18 August 2017 In an upcoming UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury law academic David Round considers the choices ahead for the public conservation estate, native species, the Department of Conservation and environmental law. (read article)
MBA helps with business startup
Watch a video of digital strategist and budding tech entrepreneur Nicola Valentine talking about her MBA
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.
Commerce at UC
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
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.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
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.
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.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
Complement your undergraduate degree and gain a level of expertise and professional recognition with a UC postgraduate qualification.
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.
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.
World-Class Business School
The University of Canterbury is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation places UC in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.
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!
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)
BCom courses for interest
Complement your degree or expand your business know-how by taking a first-year BCom course such as Accounting, Personal Finance, Economics or Marketing (read more)
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)
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
Announcements and Events
Tax - It's About People
Accounting and Taxation lecturer, Alistair Hodson was invited to speak at Harcourts' Business Breakfast to an audience of over 120 people including Harcourts' staff and business owners (read more)
Two UC student teams win prestigious IT business awards
Augmented reality stock management and cloud-based health and safety management concepts have shot two entrepreneurial groups of UC students into the top three in the national MYOB IT Challenge (read more)
UC Connect: Marketing mental wellbeing in New Zealand
In this UC Connect/Hight Memorial lecture, Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discussed why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand. By drawing on local and international campaigns, he discussed how mental wellbeing can be presented in a positive manner, as well as the difficulties associated with carrying out such marketing campaigns (watch the lecture online via YouTube)
The Power of Authentic Leadership
At our latest Thought Leadership Series event, executive consultant Harold Hillman of Sigmoid Curve Consulting Group, spoke about the importance of authentic leadership and influencing successful outcomes through stronger connections at work (read more and watch his lecture online via Youtube)
Xero boss Rod Drury named Global Marketer of the Year
Rod Drury, founder and CEO of Xero, has been named the Global Marketer of the Year at an international marketing research conference held at the University of Canterbury recently (read more)
UC students gain PM’s scholarships to Asia
Our MGMT228 Study Tour programme was again successful in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia funding round. A group of students will go on a unique six-week in-country cultural immersion study tour to China in November. They will study at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China, and visit multinational firms operating in China (read more)