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57 UC students gain PM’s scholarships to Asia

15 June 2017 Dozens of University of Canterbury students will gain first-hand experience studying in China, Thailand and Singapore after five UC programmes have been successful in the latest Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia funding round. (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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World-Class Business School

The University of Canterbury is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation places UC in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

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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

The UC 21 Day International Challenge is an opportunity like no other in New Zealand. Student teams develop projects to make a real difference and have the chance to implement them in the community.

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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. A 2016 UC Teaching Medal was awarded to Dr Sarah Wright, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (read more)

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A Story for Christchurch

Take a look at this new video produced by Christchurch Airport called A Story for Christchurch. It features UC students and our campus, and shows how Christchurch is a great place to grow, connect and find balance (watch the Youtube video online)

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This is Christchurch Educated

Welcome to Canterbury, a region of opportunity and home of the world’s most modern and revitalised city. Check out Christchurch Educated's new Youtube video

‘My degree has helped to nurture and solidify my ability to commit to the goals I set for myself...’

Henry Lane BCom with an endorsement in Information Systems
Executive Director, EPIC Innovation
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Announcements and Events

A conversation on trade

UC in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will host a public outreach meeting about New Zealand's full trade negotiation agenda. Senior Lecturer in Law, Dr Christian Riffel, will MC the event that includes brief presentations from New Zealand's leading trade negotiators. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions about New Zealand's trade policy. When: Thursday 22 June, 5.30pm-7pm, Where: Undercroft 101 (read more)

Start your studies mid-year

Get ahead in business with our BCom, Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Postgraduate options. Applications to enrol for Semester Two are open now and you can start your BCom or Certificate in Commerce in July. If you are looking for professional development and postgraduate study, check out the Executive Development Programmes course dates for our Strategic Leadership, MBA and taught masters programmes

2017 Condliffe Lecture

The Department of Economics and Finance is pleased to present Andrew Atkeson (Stanley M. Zimmerman Professor of Economics and Finance Department of Economics UCLA) as the guest speaker for the 2017 Condliffe Memorial Lecture, Monday 17 July, 5:30pm-6:30pm, LAW 108 Lecture Theatre.

In his lecture, A Historical Perspective on the Challenge of Regulating Large Banks, Professor Atkeson will discuss the regulation of banks and how banks can be insulated from panics in securities markets (read more and register online via Eventbrite)

Apply now for MGMT228 Study Tour

UC Business School has been awarded funding from the Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia (PMSA), to support our MGMT228 students' travel, visa and accommodation expenses for the 2017 study tour. If you're interested in doing some travel while learning about international business, then make the most of the opportunity to apply for this year's study tour to China. Applications close 12noon, Tuesday 18 July 2017 (check out the course and read the Beehive press release)

UC Connect: Marketing Mental Wellbeing in New Zealand

New Zealand is often seen as one of the happiest countries on Earth, but we are also seen as a country that suffers deeply from poor mental health. In this UC Connect/Hight Memorial Lecture, Associate Professor of Marketing Dr Ekant Veer discusses why it is so difficult to promote positive mental health in New Zealand. When: Wednesday 26 July, 7pm-8pm, Where: C1 Lecture Theatre (read more and register via Eventbrite)

Judgement and Gender in New Zealand

The Feminist Judgments Project Aotearoa is exploring how the law might play out differently if it were interpreted through a feminist or mana wahine lens. UC Law academic Dr Rhonda Powell is co-convenor of a collaborative research project has the potential to reduce implicit bias in New Zealand legal judgments (read more)

New student challenge to help Kaikōura

Quake affected Kaikōura businesses are set to benefit from a joint UC Centre for Entrepreneurship and New Zealand Transport Agency initiative to boost visitor numbers to the area (read more)

Unfiltered Business Resource now available

Unfiltered is an online site that provides you and access to inspiring stories and advice of some of New Zealand’s business heavyweights.Unfiltered contains interviews of internationally recognised high flyers like ex Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia head Sir Ralph Norris, global advertising superstar Kevin Roberts, CEO of Icebreaker Rob Fyfe, fashion icon Karen Walker amongst many others. All UC students can register online to receive free access to the Unfiltered business resource (check out how to sign up)

MBAs deliver an internationally recognised education

New Zealand offers MBA students a world-class education combined with exciting extra-curricular activities and cultural diversity to boot. In this FindMBA article, David Shearer, Director of Executive Development Programmes, says that understanding the job opportunities available at graduation is also a focus for UC students (read more)