Katherine Pearse SDS practice

We maintain strong connections with the corporate world as well as the public and not-for-profit sectors. These ties ensure our teaching is always grounded in current business practice and contemporary issues. Our students benefit from networks, expert input and the chance to undertake internships and projects in our partner organisations.

Part of a global community

Ōtautahi Christchurch and Waitaha Canterbury are transforming at a rapid pace with opportunities for you to get involved in community initiatives locally and overseas, such as CHCH 101 (see You can also study abroad on an exchange to broaden your experiences.

State-of-the-art trading room

The UC Business School Trading Room Te Kura Umanga Wāhi Hokohoko is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for students, industry and the wider community. Located in the Business and Law Building, Ilam campus, the Trading Room reflects the school’s innovative teaching methods that put theories into practice and brings the learning and working experience closer, creating work ready graduates.

Partnering with industry leaders

The UC Business School Advisory Board provides strategic advice and guidance to the School, ensuring our programmes meet the demands of modern business. Board members are selected for their experience, knowledge and influence to enable the school to build effective links with the business and professional communities. Members include senior executives from the private and public sectors with national and international links.

Katherine Pearse

Katherine Pearse

Studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business and a Bachelor of Laws

I interned at a global design and advertising agency based in Christchurch. I worked on a business development project and helped out with their client services team. I got to applywhat I’d learned at UC to real life and gained work experience in a professional  environment. In interviews they always ask “do you have professional work experience?” and thanks to UC I can say yes.’