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