Studying Business at UC - UC Business School - University of Canterbury

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Studying Business at UC

Business is a diverse and exciting field of study with practical applications to the world we live and work in. No matter what type of organisation or industry you choose to work in – corporate, public sector or not-for-profit – a solid understanding of business and commerce is invaluable to your career prospects.

From financial markets and the economy, to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of e-commerce, UC Business School provides the knowledge and learning environment to prepare you for a successful future.

UC Business School is proud to have:

  • A world-class reputation
  • High quality degrees and qualifications
  • A fantastic location and facilities
  • A very competitive cost of education

More Expertise - Learn from the Best

AACSB accreditation logoAACSB accreditation means UC Business School is in the top five percent of business schools globally. Preparing for a career in business requires choosing the best business school – one with top faculty, impactful research, innovative and enterprising students, and the highest standards of quality. AACSB-acccredited schools are recognised world-wide by employers and other universities.

UC Business School is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for Accounting and Finance, and in the top 200 for Business and Management Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, Economics and Econometrics (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).

The School has a strong international reputation for teaching and research excellence, and graduates pursue challenging and rewarding roles both in New Zealand and abroad. Our links to the business community ensure course content stays up-to-date and relevant to the current and future needs of industry.

More Opportunities - Think global, study local (or overseas)

While you are studying for a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC, we encourage you to extend your learning to outside of the classroom. Students have opportunities to participate in business competitions such as Entré, study tours and internships. During the academic year there are also guest lectures from our Erskine fellows and industry and community representatives, plus seminars and student workshops.

A UC BCom offers you practical experiences for an employment advantage when you graduate. Here are just a few:

You can even take your studies overseas through the MGMT228 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour and the Commerce International Exchange Programme

More Enterprise and Community

Innovation and entrepreneurship are integral to the success of New Zealand businesses in today's competitive, global marketplace. Organisations need graduates who can help take ideas from the lab and development phases, through to manufacture and production, and marketing to consumers. Over 35 percent of UC's courses will get you out into the workplace or community. So when it comes to interview time, you'll have the kind of real experience employers are looking for.

At UC you have opportunities to develop your innovative thinking and entrepreneurial skills through:

Christchurch and Canterbury are transforming at a rapid pace and our students are poised to get involved in community initiatives such as the Student Volunteer Army, CHCH 101 and the UC 21 Day Challenge

Qualifications for a modern business career

UC Business School has a range of qualifications to suit students starting tertiary study or returning as adult learners. You can study fulltime or part-time. Talk to our student advisors or postgraduate coordinators about your options.

UC provides a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate and graduate study. Whether you are looking to extend your qualifications or move into managerial or corporate roles, UC Business School offers a number of postgraduate qualifications that will take you to the next level.

Take the next step to find out more about studying at UC

You can find out more about our courses, programmes and enrolment at the UC Future Students webpage
There are a range of scholarships that you may be eligible for that can help to fund your studies, check out the UC Scholarships website.

Our Student Advisors are here to help you plan your studies

If you would like assistance with your course options, transferring from another university, deciding whether you should do a double major and double degrees, or have any questions, contact our student advisors Malcolm and Ben for course advice and help planning your study.

You can email them, make an appointment or drop in to see them on campus in Room 209 Business and Law Building (map)
Appointment hours during the academic year are: Monday - Friday, 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm.

Visit UC

If you would like to visit the university as a prospective student our liaison office can arrange a campus tour. As part of this tour you can arrange to visit UC Business School. You can also come along on UC Open Day.

UC Business School
Phone: +64 3 369 3888

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