Henry VIII's divorce lawyer's Magna Carta at UC

1 December 2015 UC is publicly displaying New Zealand's oldest copy of the Magna Carta for the first time, just as its connection with King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn has been discovered. (read article)

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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

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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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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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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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)

‘I felt like I was in the wide-open world where there was an element of “finding your own feet”...’

Michelle Panzer Studying towards a BCom/LLB
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Announcements and Events

Entrepreneurial Vision or Hallucination?

Peter Montgomery is founder and CEO of InventoryTech. Peter is well-known for his innovative start-up companies including Mooring Systems and Tradevine™. His current company, InventoryTech Limited, is revolutionising global healthcare and inventory management. In 2014 its Clever Medkit™ product was recognised internationally as amongst the top 100 innovative technologies in the world. Peter always starts with a vision of the future – although he does caution that sometimes the visions are hallucinations and it's important to be able to tell the difference. Come along to hear Peter share his start-up experiences at our December Executive Forum (read more)

When: Thursday 3 December 2015, 5pm–6pm
Where: Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, Puaka-James Hight Building
Light refreshments and networking will follow

Standing on the Shoulders of Midgets: Dominant Firms and Innovation Incentives

The Department of Economics and Finance warmly invites you to hear Luís Cabral, Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Professor Cabral’s research focuses on the dynamics of firm competition, from both antitrust and strategic perspectives. In this lecture he discusses his innovation model featuring asymmetry between large and small firms, technology transfer by acquisition, and the process of gradual innovation. Join us for refreshements at 5:15pm, followed by the lecture at 6pm (read more)

When: Thursday 17 December, 5:15pm – 7:15pm
Where: Laws 108 Lecture Theatre, Business and Law Building

Open Door Course Advising

The School of Business and Economics Student Advisors are running open door sessions for BCom degree and course advice for new and returning students. No appointment is needed. Check out the session dates and times

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Experience a 360-degree view of our college by taking a virtual tour online through Google Map View. Zoom in, navigate, explore!

Early career research recognised

Congratulations to Dr Girish Prayag, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, on receiving the 2015 UC Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. Girish's research is recognised as being of the highest international quality (read more)

CFAI Investment Research Challenge success

A team of finance students from the University of Canterbury assumed the role of research analysts and, in applying their investment analysis and advisory skills, took second place (tied with Auckland University) in the 2015 Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge.