Petrol business owners docking workers wages
24 November 2014 A UC business and economics associate professor isn't surprised petrol business owners would make their staff pay for loss of income with customers not paying their petrol. (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
NZ Tertiary Community Engagement Summit
The second New Zealand Tertiary Community Engagement Summit is being held at UC on 24 November. Senior Fellow and Entrepreneur in Residence, Linda Cruse will present Be the Change – Real People, Real Problems, Real Needs, Real Change: A Hand Up not a Hand Out, with a live video conversation from an area affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (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)
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.