College of Business and Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Two UC student teams win prestigious IT business awards

13 July 2017 Augmented reality stock management and cloud-based health and safety management concepts have shot two entrepreneurial groups of University of Canterbury students into the top three in the national MYOB IT Challenge for innovative business solutions. (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

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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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

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Announcements and Events

Study Business and Law in 2018

It was great seeing so many future students and their whanau at UC Open Day. Explore our website for information on what you can study at UC and check out the student clubs and activities on offer. If you have any questions contact our student advisors for course and degree advice or the Liaison Office

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)

Entrepreneurial UC students tackle IT business challenge

Health and safety management software and an online innovation portal are two of the ideas developed in five days by University of Canterbury students to make life easier for small to medium-sized businesses (read more)

UC students gain PM’s scholarships to Asia

Our MGMT228 Study Tour programme was again successful in the 2017 Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia funding round. A group of students will go on a unique six-week in-country cultural immersion study tour to China in November. They will study at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, China, and visit multinational firms operating in China (read more)

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)