Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School research and programmes are benchmarked against the best in the world and we are committed to providing a supportive and vibrant research environment. Our academic staff are involved in a number of research areas and continue to produce and publish works that have significant impact and relevance in the fields of business.

Research by our academics not only informs teaching, it is often a part of student learning, and postgraduate students regularly are part of inquiries and projects.

Researchers and publications

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Research and scholarship

Research at Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School spans a range of disciplines. Notable areas of research strength include marketing and tourism, where UC is ranked first in Aotearoa New Zealand, along with economics, management, human resources, all ranked third in Aotearoa New Zealand (Tertiary Education Commission 2018 PBRF Assessment). Our researchers collaborate with national and international partners, including other universities, research institutes and local and national government organisations.

Internationally recognised staff

Our academics have international standing in their fields and they have written many of the course textbooks. You will learn first-hand from the experts giving you an education that is internationally recognised, professionally relevant and community focused.

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Research groups, centres and clusters

Social Impact Cluster

Research by department

Early Career Research Awards

The UC Business School Early Career Research Awards recognise the outstanding work and achievements of up and coming academics. Click here to view recipients of the award. 

Erskine visitors

The Erskine Programme enables academics from Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School to travel overseas in order to advance their knowledge in their chosen field. The fund is also available to bring overseas experts to assist with teaching and research at UC, mainly at graduate level. To see a full list of Erskine visitors to the School, visit this page

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