UC student helps organise trip to the Philippines

5 January 2015 A UC student who returned from humanitarian aid work in the Philippines just in time for Christmas, has begun her support for a business leaders' trip to the Philippines. (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 prestigous 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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‘I’m very much a book person, so the library facilities on campus are definitely a highlight for me...’

Mei Huang Studying towards a BA in Classics and History and an LLB
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Announcements and Events

Enrol now for 2015 - Open Door Course Advising

Get your enrolment at UC sorted and enjoy the summer! The College of Business and Law is holding open door drop-in sessions for degree and course advice during February. If you are considering coming to UC this year or are a returning student, come along to talk to us about your study options for 2015 (check out the open door dates and times)

High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

A new report by Dr Erica Seville and Dr John Vargo has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury. An organisation's resilience relies on having great leadership and culture within the organisation, building strong and diverse networks that can be drawn on for support when needed, and strategically positioning the organisation to be agile and chnage ready (read more)

UC MBA marks 30th anniversary milestone

Alumni and friends of the University joined the MBA Director in December to celebrate 30 years of UC's premier executive development programme. During the special cocktail evening, guests heard from business leaders and innovators including Frank Owen (Tait Communications), Dr Karleen Edwards (Christchurch City Council) and Linda Cruse (Entrepreneur in Residence, Be The Change)

Richard Ballantyne receives honorary doctorate

Christchurch retailer, Richard Ballantyne, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce by the University at the December graduation ceremony. Mr Ballantyne has made a significant contribution to the development of the city over a period of many years, demonstrating vision, leadership and ongoing commitment to the Christchurch community (read more)

Human Rights in the Pacific

The College of Business and Law, along with the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), collaborated with Massey University to run a Pacific Human Rights conference in Auckland. The conference's business breakfast was sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and brought together over 70 businesses leaders and policy makers with commercial and social entrepreneurship interests in the Pacific. Staff from the College joined other experts in the field of Pacific development to exchange examples of best practice relating to economic development, in order to foster further investment in the region with sustainable development in mind. Associate Professor Annick Masselot says integrating human rights into sustainable development continues to be a topical issue in the Pacific and in Aotearoa. UC researchers and students also presented their work at the conference (see photos on the Conference Facebook page and read more)