Ranking and reputation

Learn more about studying Business at New Zealand’s world-ranked University.

Ranked 1st in New Zealand and 137th in the world - THE World University Rankings 2022

The University of Auckland has climbed to 137= in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. This is the highest any university in Aotearoa 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 best university in New Zealand to study Business subjects

The University of Auckland Business School is ranked in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject as the best university in New Zealand to study:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Property

The University of Auckland was ranked 80th globally for the broad subject area of Social Sciences and Management. It is placed in the top 100 universities in the world for a wide range of specific subject areas including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Architecture (Built Environment)
  • Statistics and Operations Research

THES top 125 in the world for Business and Economics

The University of Auckland is ranked in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings as among the top 125 in the world for Business and Economics. It is placed in the 100-125 band for overall ranking in these subjects out of 729 universties worldwide.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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