21 Day International Challenge to change the world

30 March 2015 A new UC initiative will see UC students work with New Zealand business leaders to change the lives of struggling communities in Nepal, Morocco and Brazil. (read article)

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Law at UC

Law at UC

Michael Copeland talks about what he loves about studying Law at university of Canterbury and the opportunities it provides for law internships and community engagement.

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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Open Door Student Advice Sessions

Thinking about what commerce and law courses to take next year? Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, now is the time to contact us for course advice and degree planning.

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Discover UC

Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.

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Studying Law at UC gives you the chance to learn from the lecturers who write the textbooks. Find out how Jennifer enjoys her studies and is challenging herself.

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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 Postgrad or Professional Development?

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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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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Wondering where to next after you graduate?

Whether you are thinking about an academic career or extending your business and legal knowledge and skills, consider postgraduate studies in Business or Law at UC.

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School of Business and Economics earns prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

The School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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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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‘All the courses I wanted to do were here...’

Charlotte Grimshaw Studying towards an LLB and a BSc in Psychology
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Announcements and Events

Christopher Luxon and Innovative Leadership

Executive Development Programmes are proud to present UC alumni Christopher Luxon – leader, innovator and CEO of Air New Zealand. Christopher holds a Master of Commerce in Business Administration from UC. He will share his experiences and provide a personal perspective on what it takes to be an exceptional leader (read more)

YES - Top of the South - Dragons Den Workshop

Associate Professor Sussie Morrish will present a workshop in marketing, HR and preparation for YES - Top of the South - Dragons Den from 3-5pm on Thursday 23 April, 2015. The workshop will be held at Nelson College. To register, email bsec@canterbury.ac.nz by 17 April. (read more)

21 Day International Challenge

You've seen The Amazing Race, Survivor and Masterchef. This is a competition like no other!

This event brings teams of UC students together with NZ industry leaders to work together in solving local community issues in Morocco, Nepal and Brazil. Students will work together to research, analyse, consult, create and identify solutions. They will develop a business plan for the selected solution and have the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip with Linda Cruse (expert, frontline humanitarian aid worker) to visit the community and help implement their solution. Students can apply to compete. Applications close 7 April 2015 (read more)

What if... All women everywhere were treated the same as men?

Man has been the dominant sex forever. But for the first time in human history, things are changing. Women live longer than men; for every two men who get a University degree, three women will do the same. Women have entered every profession as well as running countries such as New Zealand. In the first What if… lecture for 2015, Associate Professor Annick Masselot argued that despite the success of some women, equality is still a very relevant concept for both women and men, in all parts of the world. Annick explored the complex concept of equality, which allows equal treatment as well as special treatment to accommodate for past discrimination and existing structural inequalities (see the lecture)

Saving for Super

A University of Canterbury research project is exploring decisions people make regarding their KiwiSaver superannuation scheme, in what is arguably the most important financial decision of their lives. Dr Kuntal Das, a Canterbury economics and finance lecturer, and Dr Christina Atanasova, a visiting Erskine Fellow from Simon Fraser University in Canada, are analysing the asset allocation decisions being made by people who invest in KiwiSaver. The Erskine fellowship programme was established in 1963 following a generous bequest by distinguished former student John Erskine (read more)

Honorary doctorates to be awarded

A policewoman and a chief executive will be awarded honorary doctorates at the University of Canterbury graduation ceremonies in April. Superintendent Sandra Manderson, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, will be awarded a Doctor of Laws. She was the first female District Commander to be appointed in New Zealand and served as Canterbury District Commander from 2002-2007. Arguably one of New Zealand’s most influential business leaders of his generation, chief executive of clothing manufacturer Icebreaker and former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe will be awarded a Doctor of Commerce (read more)

People should be paid for donating organs

A University of Canterbury study suggests people should be paid for donating organs to address New Zealand's issue with one of the lowest rates of organ donation. Postgraduate economics and finance student Elizabeth Prasad's research, supervised by Professor Bob Reed, investigated the law and economics of New Zealand’s organ transplant regime (read more)