Why do our students stand out?

The University of Auckland Business School (UABS) is committed to giving students opportunities to develop as scholars, leaders, innovators and global citizens.

As well as skills and knowledge in their chosen field, our students are expected to develop capabilities that enhance their employability and help them make a positive impact on society: critical thinking, analytical ability, strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills and cross-cultural understanding. That’s why the undergraduate entry requirements for Commerce and Property are the highest for any New Zealand university.  

Why do our students choose UABS?

  • Ranked 1st in New Zealand and 71st in the world and for our ability to produce work-ready graduates, according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019
  • The top-ranked business school in New Zealand and 43rd in the QS World University Rankings 2019
  • Ranked the best university in New Zealand to study Accounting and Finance, Commercial Law, Business and Management, Property, Economics and Information Systems, according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject
  • Triple Crown accreditation, i.e. international accreditation from the world’s foremost accrediting bodies – AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA. This has been achieved by only 1% of business schools globally and by only three in Australasia

Our vision is 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 is to develop graduates, knowledge and ideas that enhance the productivity, growth and global competitiveness of New Zealand enterprise.

UABS is focussed on transformational change to grow the New Zealand economy by building a curriculum and research programme around four key themes: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Productivity and Sustainable Business; Leadership and Governance; and Internationalisation.