School of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Summer startups: From didymo and drones to 3D, VR

10 February 2017 What did you do this summer? If you were in the Summer Startup Programme, you may well have started your own award-winning business aimed at changing the world. (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

‘UC offers a holistic and enriching educational experience...’

Marilyn Jin Yie Woo BCom in Taxation and Accounting, and Finance
Tax Consultant, Deloitte
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Announcements and Events

Need student advice on your degree and courses?

Our student advisors are running drop-in sessions during February for new and current students. If you have any questions about the BCom degree or your courses for 2017, come in to see us and get your study plans sorted. Check out the session dates and times online Student advice regular hours are Monday - Friday, 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm. You can also email: bsecdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz

Take action on business sustainability

Starting for the first time in Semester One 2017, the new MGMT335 Business and Sustainability special topic examines various approaches businesses can take to respond to environmental issues. It will prepare you to make sound decisions when leading organisations toward sustainable practices (read more)

How the Lyttelton Timebank became a secret weapon for resilience

Associate Professor Lucie Ozanne conducts research in the area of transformative consumer research. In a recent TEDx Christchurch talk, Lucie explores the Lyttelton Timebank and how it helped people work together for the good of their community (watch her TEDx talk online)

An insight into the UC Centre for Entrepreneurship

Dr Rachel Wright comments about how UC's Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) helps students develop capabilities in entrepreneurship and innovation and to apply their academic knowledge in real-life experiences in a BizEDGE NZ article online. Also check out UCE's video clip where current students talk about the great entrepreneurial and community engagement opportunities at UC (watch the Youtube video online)