High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

22 December 2014 A major University of Canterbury report has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury following the earthquakes. (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.

Commerce at UC

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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‘Doing a double degree in Arts and Law is a great combination as it provides a lot of variety...’

Ryan Keen Studying towards a BA in English and History
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Announcements and Events

Seasons Greetings

The College of Business and Law extends its warmest wishes for a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.
The college office will be closed from 4pm on Tuesday 23 December and re-open on Monday 5 January 2015.

Canterbury business student investigates tax issues in the US

University of Canterbury postgraduate business student Nazila Alinaghi is investigating tax issues in the United States. The knowledge gained from Nazila's study can help inform tax policy in other countries such as New Zealand using a technique more commonly used in medical and economics (read more)

Open Door Course Advising

The School of Law and School of Business and Economics are offering drop-in sessions for degree and course advice. If you are new to UC next year or a current student, come along to talk to us about your study options for 2015 (check out the open door dates and times)

Richard Ballantyne to receive honorary doctorate

Christchurch retailer, Richard Ballantyne, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, will be 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)

Cleary Memorial Prizewinner

Seamus Woods is the 2014 winner of the New Zealand Law Foundation Cleary Memorial Prize. Mr Woods was the 2012 winner of the New Zealand Law Society Canterbury-Westland branch gold medal in law. This award is presented annually for the top student graduating with an LLB from Canterbury University. Mr Woods graduated with an LLB (First Class Honours) and a BSc in biochemistry and was admitted in December 2013. A judge's clerk for Justice Ellen France at the Court of Appeal, he will join Luke Cunningham Clere as a junior Crown prosecutor next year.

Marketing expert receives Teaching Medal

Associate Professor Paul Ballantine received the University of Canterbury’s Teaching Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his contribution to the university as a lecturer, supervisor and head of department. The medal was presented at the Chancellor’s Dinner and University Council’s Awards evening held in November, where Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, received the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal (read more)