Ranking and reputation
Learn more about studying Business at New Zealand’s world-ranked University.
No. 1 in New Zealand and Top 100 in QS World University Rankings 2024
The University of Auckland has moved to 68th place from 87th last year, a significant jump. It is the highest global rank the University has held since 2010, and maintains the University’s position as the top-ranked university in New Zealand.
Ranked 1st in New Zealand and 139th equal in the world - THE World University Rankings 2023
The University of Auckland has climbed to 139= in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This is the highest any university in New Zealand has ranked since THE first published rankings independently in 2010.
The THE World University Rankings measure performance within five broad pillars: teaching, research, international outlook, citations and industry income.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
The University of Auckland is the top-ranked university in New Zealand and is ranked higher than several Group of Eight (Go8) Australian universities in the following subject areas:
- Accounting and Finance
- Economics and Econometrics
- Business and Management
Entrepreneurial University of the Year
The University of Auckland has been named as runner-up for Entrepreneurial University of the Year (Asia Pacific) in the 2023 Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards. The University claimed the top spot as Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2020. The award is administered by the European-based Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities.
The University hosts impressive support services and facilities, such as the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the University’s Unleash Space. These foster entrepreneurial activity among students, staff and the wider community and create societal impact.
One of the world's Best Maker Schools in Higher Education - Newsweek
The University of Auckland has been included in Newsweek's list of the world’s Best Maker Schools in Higher Education for 2021. This means it's one of 200 universities recognised globally as demonstrating excellence or competency in:
- Integrated learning-through-doing orientation
- Mentoring / guidance / coaching for making
- Physical makerspaces / fablabs / workshops / studios
- Accessible spaces and tools that support independent, collaborative projects
- A diverse, active community of makers