Link between inequality and teen births studied
25 November 2014 A UC economics and finance postgraduate student's research project has been unable to find a strong link between teen birth rates and socio-economic inequality. (read article)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Announcements and Events
NZ Tertiary Community Engagement Summit
The second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit is being held at UC on 24 November. Senior Fellow and Entrepreneur in Residence, Linda Cruse will present Be the Change – Real People, Real Problems, Real Needs, Real Change: A Hand Up not a Hand Out, with a live video conversation from an area affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (read more)
Businesses need to plan better to recover from disasters
University of Canterbury resilience researcher Dr John Vargo will give a key talk to a landmark emergency management study visit on campus next week by Charles Sturt University students from Australia. Twenty-one distance students will spend a week on campus learning the lessons of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. Speakers include former Christchurch mayor Sir Bob Parker, Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Christchurch lawyer Nigel Hampton QC, Marsden Fund recipient Professor Deak Helton and Professor Jeremy Finn (read more)
MBA 30th Anniversary
UC MBA alumni are invited to join us in celebrating 30 years of the UC MBA programme at a special cocktail evening, Saturday 6 December, 7pm, Bentleys Bar, main campus. Guest speakers will be Frank Owen (Tait Communications), Linda Cruse (Be The Change) and Dr Karleen Edwards (CCC) (RSVP for this black tie event)
Business and Law Essay Competition
UC Business and Law recently ran a nationwide Essay competition, open to high school students. Based around the election, students chose a topic within one of four categories: Economy, Employment, Justice and Taxation, and wrote about political parties' policies affecting New Zealand. There were 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each category and all prize winners also won a prize for their school (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)
Research medal for international tourism expert
Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, has won the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal. The award goes to UC researchers whose work has been recognised as world class in their respective disciplines (read more)