University of Canterbury and NZ Transport Agency launch new student challenge to help Kaikōura
9 May 2017 Quake affected Kaikōura businesses are set to benefit from a joint University of Canterbury and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area. (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.
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
Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.
Get your study programme sorted
Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, take the time to contact us for course advice and degree planning.
Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.
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.
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.
Broaden your horizons
Study Commerce at UC
A Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury will broaden your experience, knowledge and future job opportunities.
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.
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.
Make a difference to the world
The School of Law has over 140 years of experience in leading legal research and teaching. Be part of a new generation of professionally relevant, community-focused law and criminal justice professionals
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.
Awards for Excellence
Find out about the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships
21 Day Challenge
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.
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)
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
Business and Culture in Aotearoa and Beyond
Starting in Semester Two 2017, the new BSNS201 Business and Culture special topic develops your understanding of the role of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the history and present business context of Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond (read more)
Start your studies mid-year
Get ahead in business with our BCom, Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate options. Applications to enrol for Semester Two are open now and you can start your BCom or Certificate in Commerce in July. If you are looking for professional development and postgraduate study, check out the Executive Development Programmes course dates for our Strategic Leadership, MBA and taught masters programmes
Judgement and Gender in New Zealand
The Feminist Judgments Project Aotearoa is exploring how the law might play out differently if it were interpreted through a feminist or mana wahine lens. UC Law academic Dr Rhonda Powell is co-convenor of a collaborative research project has the potential to reduce implicit bias in New Zealand legal judgments (read more)
New student challenge to help Kaikōura
Quake affected Kaikōura businesses are set to benefit from a joint UC Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area (read more)
Unfiltered Business Resource now available
Unfiltered is an online site that provides you and access to inspiring stories and advice of some of New Zealand’s business heavyweights.Unfiltered contains interviews of internationally recognised high flyers like ex Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia head Sir Ralph Norris, global advertising superstar Kevin Roberts, CEO of Icebreaker Rob Fyfe, fashion icon Karen Walker amongst many others. All UC students can register online to receive free access to the Unfiltered business resource (check out how to sign up)
MBAs deliver an internationally recognised education
New Zealand offers MBA students a world-class education combined with exciting extra-curricular activities and cultural diversity to boot. In this FindMBA article, David Shearer, Director of Executive Development Programmes, says that understanding the job opportunities available at graduation is also a focus for UC students (read more)
Brain fingerprinting has crime-solving potential for New Zealand
A New Zealand Law Foundation-backed research project led by Professor Robin Palmer and Associate Professor Debra Wilson of the University of Canterbury, has found that forensic brainwave analysis – or “brain fingerprinting” – could add a revolutionary new dimension to criminal investigations in New Zealand (read more)