New report: why 'mundane' tools vital for change

14 April 2016 Research by a UC management expert and her French counterparts shows organisational change does not need to involve expensive consultants or strategic planning tools. (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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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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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.

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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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More Law

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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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.

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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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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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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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

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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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Awards for Excellence

Find out about the College of Business and Law Awards for Excellence and Young Enterprise Scheme first-year scholarships

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21 Day Challenge

A project to cultivate native bee hives for organic honey was named the winner of the UC 21 Day International Challenge. The Bee Team visited the community in Barangay Tarong to help the local community implement their business plan

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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. In 2015 medals were awarded to Professor Ursula Cheer, School of Law, and Dr Herb de Vries, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)

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Alexandra Gilchrist Studying towards an MBM
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Announcements and Events

April Graduation

Congratulations to our Law and Commerce students being capped at the April graduation ceremony. Enjoy celebrating your achievements with your friends and whānau. Good luck for your future endeavours from the academic and general staff in the College. Keep in touch with us through Facebook and LinkedIn

UC team win SDS Round One

Congratulations to our UC team winning first place at the Student Development Society (SDS) Round One Business Case Competition, hosted by Auckland Business School (read more)

The state of the economy and the effects on Christchurch

UC alumus and ANZ chief economist Cameron Bagrie is guest speaker at the UC Connect lecture on Thursday 12 May, starting at 6pm, C2 Lecture Theatre. Cameron will explore the current state of the economy and discuss the factors that impact us locally and nationally (read more)

Extend your reach into the digital market

Apply now for our new MKTG316 Digital Marketing course starting in Semester Two. This course will prepare you to use digital marketing platforms to make effective business decisions and cover social media marketing, search engine optimisation, and mobile marketing techniques. Associate Professor Ekant Veer tells you more in this YouTube clip or you can download the brochure (PDF, 99KB) and check out the course information online

What makes a good lawyer?

UC Dean of Law Professor Ursula Cheer and four other well-known law experts share their views in this April LawTalk article

Humanity needs more powerful global companies

The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship hosted William Starbuck, visiting professor at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, and professor emeritus at New York University for their March Erskine lecture. Professor Starbuck discussed the potential of large corporations to become powerful tools for reducing inequality, alleviating stresses and extending global bonds, through trade and cooperation. He also addressed the role of universities in creating programmes that inform executives and help them to analyse the complex environments they operate in (read more)

Spotlight on 'invisible women' shaping the law

As part of the College's Diversity Events, the School of Law hosted a "Women in Law" seminar to present the stories of women behind significant cases that have changed or developed the law (read more)

Global changes to taxation laws

Professor Adrian Sawyer, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, appeared on Radio NZ discussing how multi-national companies are paying their taxes under the UK and other countries' tax systems (listen to the podcast)