UC student wins $50,000 Proof of Concept grant
27 April 2016 A UC student has won the inaugural Canterbury Proof of Concept Grant, with the money set to help commercialise his ground-breaking initiative around electrical filters. (read article)
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.
Announcements and Events
UC team win SDS Round One
Congratulations to our UC team winning first place at the Student Development Society (SDS) Round One Business Case Competition, hosted by Auckland Business School (read more)
Extend your reach into the digital market
Apply now for our new MKTG316 Digital Marketing course starting in Semester Two. This course will prepare you to use digital marketing platforms to make effective business decisions and cover social media marketing, search engine optimisation, and mobile marketing techniques. Associate Professor Ekant Veer tells you more in this YouTube clip or you can download the brochure (PDF, 99KB) and check out the course information online
Humanity needs more powerful global companies
The Department hosted Erskine Visiting Fellow William Starbuck, visiting professor at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, and professor emeritus at New York University for their March Erskine lecture. Professor Starbuck discussed the potential of large corporations to become powerful tools for reducing inequality, alleviating stresses and extending global bonds, through trade and cooperation. He also addressed the role of universities in creating programmes that inform executives and help them to analyse the complex environments they operate in (read more)
PhD graduate honours his academic legacy
Congratulations to Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau-a-Apanui) on completing his PhD through the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship with his research supported by his Ngāi Tahu Research Centre Doctoral Scholarship and a Fulbright/Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Indigenous Scholar Award (read more)
Early career research recognised
Congratulations to Dr Girish Prayag, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, on receiving the 2015 UC Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. Girish's research is recognised as being of the highest international quality (read more)
What If... we wore our computers?
Wearable technology is emerging as one of the key areas companies are investing in, with the biggest area of wearables appearing in sports and fitness. In this October lecture hosted by the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Professor Leyland Pitt, Simon Fraser University, discussed how wearable technology is used in everyday life, how we as consumers benefit, and how marketers and firms integrate wearable technology into their information systems practices (read more or watch the lecture on YouTube)
Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
Congratulations to Dr Herb de Vries, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, on receiving his Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award. This national award recognises Dr de Vries' dedication and support of students through their course of study, business projects and careers. Long impressed with the difference great teachers can make to students’ lives, Dr de Vries has gone on to inspire others (read the media release and see the Te Ako webpage) Dr de Vries also received a UC Teaching Medal (read more)
What if... entrepreneurs led the Christchurch rebuild?
Entrepreneurs recognise and pursue opportunities that others simply ignore. They start ventures, create products and markets, and bear the risk of failure. In the August What if lecture, Associate Professor Sussie Morrish, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, spoke about the entrepreneurial mindset and why the Christchurch rebuild is a hotbed of entrepreneurial opportunities (watch the lecture online via YouTube)
UC Marketing and Tourism research ranks top in New Zealand
The Tertiary Education Commission Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment continues to recognise the work of our leading researchers. UC is ranked first in marketing and tourism, and second in accounting, finance, management, human resources and industrial relations (read more)
Interactive BCom major degree plans:
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Strategy and Entrepreneurship.