Incompetency Training in Making Tough Decisions

28 July 2016 Incompetency training is often highly effective in committing trainees and entire nations to bad to disastrous actions, according to US marketing expert Prof Arch Woodside. (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.

‘The motivation for doing the MBA is to widen my knowledge of leadership and to develop into a well-rounded businessman...’

Jeremy Sullivan Studying towards an MBA
Investment Advisor (AFA) and NZX Advisor, Hamilton Hindin Greene Ltd
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Announcements and Events

Gearing up for the CFA Institute Research Challenge - deadline extended

We're recruiting for our 2016 UC CFA Challenge student team. If you have a strong background in Economics, Finance and Accounting, here's your chance to represent UC at the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute's Global Investment Research Challenge. The application deadline has been extended to 12 June (read more)

MYOB IT Challenge Regionals

The inaugural UCE Regional MYOB IT Challenge involved four teams of undergraduate and postgraduate students from business and information technology backgrounds. Teams were given five days to build an IT based solution relating to Payroll and/or People Management. The regional winners were Team Blue whose solution was a task management system. Team Blue will be heading to Auckland in July to compete with teams from around New Zealand (read more)

Global changes to taxation laws

Professor Adrian Sawyer, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, appeared on Radio NZ discussing how multi-national companies are paying their taxes under the UK and other countries' tax systems (listen to the podcast)

International Accounting Scandals

Accounting scandals, creative accounting and fraud are perennial issues. One of the leading academics in the field of financial reporting, Professor Michael Jones, University of Bristol, spoke at UC on the business environments and motivations behind accounting scams and scandals across time, and their long-term impact (read more)

Pallot Lecture 2015

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems hosted Sue Newberry, Professor of Accounting at the University of Sydney Business School, as guest speaker for our Pallot Lecture 2015. Professor Newberry's lecture topic The EQC's Natural Disaster Fund: Myth or Reality? discussed earlier reforms of the Earthquake Commission and identify some lessons for today (read more)

Tax professor honoured

University of Canterbury tax professor Adrian Sawyer has been awarded the Australasian Tax Teachers Association Hill Medal, in recognition of outstanding contributions to tax teaching and policy in Australasia (read more)

Interactive BCom major degree plans

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

Chartered Accountants Academic Requirements

2015 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