Student business initiatives

The University and its individual faculties run a number of student-focused business initiatives to foster an entrepreneurial culture within the University, the most well-known being Velocity.


Velocity is the University of Auckland entrepreneurship programme. It unleashed potential, giving momentum to people, innovation and ideas. The inspirational and exciting programme of talks, workshops, events and challenges draws on the knowledge and experience of hundreds of people throughout the business community and entrepreneurial ecosystem, who volunteer their time as speakers, judges, mentors and supporters. Velocity is run by a student committee, funded through sponsorship and supported by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.


Chiasma is the link between students and the STEM industry, fostering a new generation of innovative, business-savvy and professionally developed scientists. In 2004 Chiasma was founded by three PhD students from the University of Auckland; now nationwide Chiasma boasts over 3500 students and industry members. Chiasma welcomes all students to get involved in the awesome selection of workshops, mentorship, site visits and complement their degree with networking and professional development.

Management Consulting Club

The Management Consulting Club (MCC) prepares students for the business world. It is one of the largest clubs on campus and engages students in team-based business competitions, delivering 13 local and national events each year. The club has been awarded the Dean’s Award for being an outstanding student organisation as well as Runner Up Club of the Year 2016. The Management Consulting Club acts as a selection trial for the Business School case competition squads.