Vision and plans

Where does the Business School see itself going in the years ahead?

Our purpose: Building a bridge to a better world.
Our vision: To be one of Asia-Pacific’s foremost business schools, known for the relevance and impact of our research and scholarship and recognised for the quality of our people,our programmes and our partners.
Our mission: To develop graduates, knowledge and ideas to sustainably grow the productivity and international competitiveness of New Zealand. We aim to:

Produce graduates who have an impact by:

  • Developing a distinctive, evidence-based approach to business education that builds upon team-based learning, case-based teaching and experiential learning
  • Maintaining a world-class student development programme that maximises our students’ attractiveness to employers

Reach practising managers in more impactful and relevant ways by:

  • Creating a truly international Graduate School of Management
  • Transforming the MBA experience
  • Engaging with New Zealand’s leading corporates and repositioning our executive programme portfolio
  • Creating a national, cooperative and flexible learning programme for Māori and Māori enterprises
  • Growing a new family of “taught” masters programmes

Leveraging our world-class innovation ecosystem by leading a University-wide initiative tasked with:

  • Developing programmes and pathways that create innovative, entrepreneurial and “business savvy” STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) graduates
  • Building the commercialisation capabilities of researchers, bench scientists and working professionals engaged in finding “pathways to market”
  • Creating the research programmes that support such initiatives
  • Creating the outreach and engagement programmes that will be critical to the initiative’s success and national impact

Maximising the relevance and impact of our research programmes by:

  • Investing in the development of strategic research themes relevant to the economic challenges confronting New Zealand
  • Growing our research programme enrolments
  • Growing external research income
  • Growing cross-faculty engagement with major research projects/grants

Developing and executing communication and engagement strategies that will consolidate existing stakeholder support and bring new sponsors, benefactors and champions to these initiatives.