Certificate in Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce
Graduate Diploma in Commerce
Graduate Diploma in Management
Bachelor of Commerce with Honours
Master of Business Management
Master of Commerce
Doctor of Philosophy

Sam Whitelock, Management graduate


The study of management involves learning how to get things done in an organised way through people. Managers are usually responsible for achieving results in an organisation. In order to be an effective manager, you need to acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, decision making and communication. You also need to be able to lead teams and motivate people to perform at their full potential.

Management studies cover marketing, organisational leadership and development (including human resources), strategic management and operations management. It aims to increase the understanding of the factors that influence the conduct of organisations and to provide you with tools and techniques, which you may use to influence organisational life.

Why study Management at UC?

  • UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Business and Management Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017).
  • UC offers industry-relevant projects and interactive classes that cover a broad area of study.
  • Management courses draw on other disciplines including Psychology, Media and Communication, Sociology, Economics and Statistics.
  • Ideas and practices are applied to the understanding and management of both commercial and public sector organisations.

An interest in human behaviour and social sciences such as psychology, sociology, political science and education is advantageous as these areas are present in all aspects of Management.

Good communication skills, both written and interpersonal, are important.

A sound understanding and previous study of statistics can be useful.


See all Management courses

100-level courses

The first-year, 100-level courses required to be taken for a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management are:

For the complete, three-year BCom Management major degree plan, see the UC Business School website.

200-level and beyond

At 200-level, management courses cover areas such as organisational behaviour, Operations and Supply Chain Management and Marketing.

At 300-level, students will cover topics such as leading change and innovation, Human Resource Management, strategic management, entrepreneurship and other specialist topics.

Career opportunities

Management graduates are found in every kind of organisation. They start their careers in a wide range of trainee management, marketing or market research roles and advance into positions as business consultants, strategic business analysts and senior managers in the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Management.

More information

Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Phone +64 3 369 3888

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Postal address
College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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