People should be paid for donating organs

21 January 2015 A University of Canterbury study suggests people should be paid for donating organs to address New Zealand's issue with one of the lowest rates of organ donation. (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.

‘I enjoy the exposure to a diverse range of business disciplines and networking opportunities...’

Shannon Goldsmith Studying towards an MBA
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Enrol now for 2015

Get your enrolment at UC sorted and enjoy the summer! The College of Business and Law is holding open door drop-in sessions for degree and course advice during February. If you are considering coming to UC this year or are a returning student, come along to talk to us about your study options for 2015 (check out the open door dates and times)

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

Thinking of extending your Accounting qualifications? Our 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)

High levels of adaptability shown by businesses

A new report by Dr Erica Seville and Dr John Vargo has found a high level of innovation and adaptability shown by hundreds of organisations in Canterbury. An organisation's resilience relies on having great leadership and culture within the organisation, building strong and diverse networks that can be drawn on for support when needed, and strategically positioning the organisation to be agile and chnage ready (read more)

Human Rights in the Pacific

The College of Business and Law, along with the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE), collaborated with Massey University to run a Pacific Human Rights conference in Auckland. The conference's business breakfast was sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and brought together over 70 businesses leaders and policy makers with commercial and social entrepreneurship interests in the Pacific. Staff from the College joined other experts in the field of Pacific development to exchange examples of best practice relating to economic development, in order to foster further investment in the region with sustainable development in mind. Associate Professor Annick Masselot says integrating human rights into sustainable development continues to be a topical issue in the Pacific and in Aotearoa. UC researchers and students also presented their work at the conference (see photos on the Conference Facebook page and read more)

Cost of tax compliance higher than expected

Professor Adrian Sawyer has released the findings of a recent survey of small to medium New Zealand businesses carried out in with Auckland senior tax lecturer Dr Ranjana Gupta. Their study found the overall costs of compliance for small to medium businesses is higher than the most recent published study undertaken by the Inland Revenue Department, showing some small businesses are not taking full advantage of the limited tax concessions (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