Accommodation preferences: What a Girl Needs?
20 February 2015 A segment of the global women's travel market is emerging in what is known as GGA - the girlfriend get away - for women who travel with other women for leisure purposes only. (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
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)
Marketing expert receives Teaching Medal
Associate Professor Paul Ballantine received the University of Canterbury’s Teaching Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and his contribution to the university as a lecturer, supervisor and head of department. The medal was presented at the Chancellor’s Dinner and University Council’s Awards evening held in November (read more)
Research medal for international tourism expert
Professor Michael Hall, a leading international sustainability and tourism researcher, has won the University of Canterbury’s annual Research Medal. The award goes to UC researchers whose work has been recognised as world class in their respective disciplines (read more)
Tourism surviving natural disasters
Doctoral student Abanti Antara is investigating the preparedness and planning of post-disaster tourism service providers, and the importance of being well informed on how to improve tourism resilience for service providers to manage disasters in New Zealand and elsewhere (read more)
UC team success at National Brand Challenge
Four 300-level students from UC took the bronze medal at the Marketing Association's National Brand Challenge held in Auckland. Students Dylan Avery, Sammi Stewart, Paige Wooding and Vivienne Semmens competed against other university teams to present a strategic solution for Farmers department stores. Associate Professor David Fortin says this is the second year that the department has been involved and a great result for our students (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 2013 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.