UC retains ranking in top three per cent in world

16 September 2014 The University of Canterbury has retained its ranking among the top three per cent of universities in the world. (read article)

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Accounting is a profession

Accountant training includes both academic qualifications and professional qualifications and experience. As a student, you will be focused on which papers meet the criteria for professional accounting and will have a keen interest in the professional paths you may look to follow.

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Commerce at UC

Commerce at UC

Marliese Liyanage describes what she loves about studying towards a commerce degree at University of Canterbury.

‘It is the breadth of learning that you get on the MBA... It is all relevant...’

Vanessa O’Neill Master of Business Administration
Principal, Accelerate Business Ltd
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Announcements and Events

Mission Exceptional Boardroom Challenge 2014

The Mission Exceptional competition is searching for the brightest young business minds from Australia and New Zealand. Here is an opportunity for students to apply the business skills they have learned to a real life business case study, with the chance to boost their CV and win the work experience of a lifetime.

The competition runs from 29 July to 15 September 2014. (download PDF or click here for competition website)

VEA Halligan Memorial Trust Scholarship

Applications are now open for the VEA Halligan grant through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The grant of $1000 is available to a deserving student currently studying for a career in the accounting profession. Applications close Friday 17 October (read more)

New phone app encourages young voters

Law and Accounting student Hannah Duder received a $10,000 grant to develop a political phone app for young voters to show their interest in the policies being presented in election year (read more and watch Hannah's interview online at TV3's website)

Perfecting your IT service desk

Visiting from the University of Dallas, Associate Professor Sue Conger gave a presentation on the key issues relating to the modern service desk. Professor Conger is carrying out related research while at the University of Canterbury as an Erskine Fellow (read more)

Fast-track your professional career with a Master's qualification

Our new 180 point Master of Commerce can be completed in one calendar year and offers an internationally recognised, advanced degree. Study can be full-time or part-time. For students following the NZICA Chartered Accountants programme, study in the Honours or Masters programme can count as one year of professional experience (read more)

New and revised Information Systems courses

Information Technology features in so many businesses and organisations making it a key area for job growth and employment. Whether you are specialising in Information Systems or looking for courses to complement your degree in another discipline, check out the new and revised 15-point INFO courses available in 2014 (read more)

Interactive BCom major degree plans

Accounting, Taxation and Accounting, NZICA and Accounting, NZICA and Taxation and Accounting, Information Systems.

2014 NZICA Academic Requirements

2014 Academic Requirements for students at University of Canterbury who wish to become a Chartered Accountant (CA), Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), Accounting Technician (AT). Download PDF