Canterbury postgraduate heading to New York

4 July 2014 A University of Canterbury postgraduate is heading to New York to research the rise and fall in the New Zealand exchange rate. (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.

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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Enhance your leadership capability and business acumen. UC offers fulltime and part-time study options to suit your work commitments and career goals.

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A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.

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Complement your undergraduate degree with a School of Business and Economics postgraduate qualification.

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Whether you've returned from a gap year or are looking for courses for professional development, you can start your studies in Semester 2. Now is the time to check out our BCom first-year courses online and talk to a student advisor about your programme. Read more

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Announcements and Events

UC Investment Society student workshop and seminar

The UC Investment Society in conjunction with Craigs Investment Partners is running an Advanced Investing Seminar on Wednesday 23 July, 5pm at NZi3. The seminar will be presented by Mark Lister, Head of Research for Craigs Investment Partners Private Wealth division. The seminar will focus on challenges and opportunities in the current market as well as critical points to understand about a company before making an investment decision. This is a perfect opportunity to pick up some final tips and information before the Stock Portfolio Challenge starts up! (read more)

Interested in helping charities?

180 Degrees Consulting offer University of Canterbury students the chance to stand out from the crowd, boost their CV, gain real hands-on business experience and make a tangible difference to charities and not-for-profit organisations. The club is now recruiting students for Semester Two projects. Come along to find out more at their Information Session, Wednesday 23 July, 5.30-6pm, KG06 Kirkwood Village. Applications close 27 July 2014 (read more)

Global Students Club winter events

Christchurch Educated's Global Students Club are running three student events this winter including a photography workshop and field trip to Akaroa, a Hanmer day trip and a smartphone video competition and film night. All students are welcome to join in the fun (read more)

Thinking about studying in 2015?

It was great meeting so many future students and whānau on Open Day. We hope you enjoyed our subject sessions and had a chance to talk to staff about studying business and economics. It's never too early to start exploring your course and degree options. If you want to to know more email our student advisors at or book a campus tour to explore UC (read more)

Apply now for a 2015 first-year scholarship

Applications are open now for the College of Business and Law first-year scholarships. These scholarships recognise the academic and extracurricular achievement of New Zealand secondary school students who are planning to study for a Bachelor of Commerce and/or Bachelor of Laws at UC (read more)

Condliffe Lecture: The Economics of Immigration and Immigration Reform

The 2014 Condliffe Lecture "The Economics of Immigration and Immigration Reform" was delivered by David Card, from the University of California, Berkeley, on Tuesday 8 July. Professor Card spoke on his research findings on immigrants and labour markets, specifically how immigrants affect the labour market of natives, the success of immigrants' children and the possible slowdown in immigrant assimilation, and understanding the strong backlash against immigrants in many countries today (read more)