UC students recognised at inaugural Youth Awards

28 June 2016 Four UC students have won awards for their youth advocacy work, including Josiah Tualamali'i who won the Supreme Youth Award at the inaugural Canterbury Youth Awards. (read article)

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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.

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Michelle Panzer BCom in Marketing and an LLB
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Announcements and Events

UC Teaching Awards 2016

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Wright on receiving a University of Canterbury Teaching Award. Sarah's teaching philosophy promotes complete learner exploration of the subject matter and relies on students taking an active role in their learning (read more)

21 Day Challenge students heading to Niue

Five entrepreneurial UC students will be flying to Niue to make a real difference to a local community, with help from their Kiwi business and Niuean cultural mentors (read more and listen to Associate Professor Sussie Morrish talk about the challenge on Radio New Zealand)

Taking Entrepreneurship to Vienna

UC students Andrew Graham and Alistair McLeay attended the Entrepreneurship Avenues Conference held in Vienna. The conference is a new initiative by the Vienna University of Economics and Business, aiming to connect students from around the world with founders, investors and other leading minds in the startup scene (read the Live News article online)

What makes the tourism industry more resilient?

Organisational resilience in the tourism industry, particularly in a post-disaster environment, is at the heart of innovative research by Senior Lecturer in Marketing Dr Girish Prayag. Among his fields of interest, Girish is studying consumption experiences in the services industry focusing on the tourism and hospitality industries (read more)

Apply for the MGMT228 Study Tour

What if an OE was part of your degree? Combine your studies with travel and apply for our 2016 Chinese Business Practices and Culture study tour. If you missed the MGMT228 information session, check out the presentation online and make sure you get your application in by 15 July 2016.

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)

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)

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