Facilities in the Sir Owen G Glenn Building

Covering over 74,000 square metres, the Sir Owen G Glenn Building is New Zealand's largest teaching space and home to staff and students of the University of Auckland Business School.


The Business School's award-winning Sir Owen G Glenn Building gives staff and students an integrated, purpose-built structure. It houses fully equipped lecture theatres, computer labs, work rooms and social spaces, along with cafés and an on-site bank, clustered around a spectacular 26m-high atrium.

Read about Sir Owen G Glenn and the Glenn Foundation

Building access hours

The OGGB is open 7am-6.30pm Monday to Friday (computer labs are open until 9pm). An access card will allow you to access the building from 6.30pm-12am as well as on weekends and public holidays.

It is a good practice to carry your access card with you at all times. The OGGB is not accessible from 12 midnight-5am. You will need special permission from the Dean or Director of Faculty Operations to get access during this time.

Teaching facilities

The main teaching facilities are located on Level 0 and include:

  • Two 570-seat lecture theatres (Fisher and Paykel Auditorium)
  • Two 300-seat lecture theatres
  • One 150-seat lecture theatre
  • Four case rooms each seating 75
  • Eleven computer labs each seating 31
  • BNZ Financial Trading Room seating 45

Additional teaching and study spaces are on Level 2 for postgraduate students and Level 3 for students completing programmes designed for executives and managers. The Business School's Short Course programmes are normally delivered on Levels 2 and 3.

Level 0 study spaces

Level 0 also provides an extensive open space where you can study, circulate and meet other students informally. A limited number of computers are available, however, bench-top space, power points for laptops and wireless capabilities are provided. Photocopying and printing are available via your NetAccount.

The Business History Wall and the Business Hall of Fame are located on Level 0, too, and both provide a colourful and informative historical display for students and visitors alike.

Read about the Business history project

Postgraduate study spaces and lounge

Level 2 of the Sir Owen G Glenn Building offers dedicated study spaces for postgraduate students with computers, printers and wireless capabilities. Postgraduate students and staff can access specialist business and financial databases, including Eikon, Datastream and SDC Platinum, on computers in Room 240A inside the postgraduate lab.

The light and airy Postgraduate Lounge with bench-top, table and lounge meeting spaces, kitchenette facilities and plasma screens is also available for relaxing between lectures and studying. Doctoral student spaces have panoramic views of the harbour and the Auckland Domain.

Postgraduate break out rooms

Break out rooms 233 to 243 can be booked by postgraduate students for a maximum of four hours through the Student Resource Centre on Level 1.

Rooms can be used for group study purposes from 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and 8am-5pm on Saturdays. The rooms are also available 8am-5pm on Sundays - however no booking is required.

Undergraduate students can also use the break out rooms on a casual basis, providing the room is not already booked by a postgraduate student.

Along with access to the University’s world-class research library, Business School postgraduate, executive and manager degree programme students can utilise online and print resources available in the Business Information Centre.

Business School Student and Academic Services

Business School Student and Academic Services is the escalation point for complex enquires requiring specialist advice. Complex enquiries are escalated from Student Hubs to Business School Student and Academic Services and a Programme Adviser will contact you to arrange an appointment. Business School Student and Academic Services is located on Level 1.

Learn more about Business School Student and Academic Services.

Study spaces and resources for Māori and Pacific students

We have created a culture of support, guidance and excitement to ensure that your learning and studying experience at the Business School is both positive and successful.

Dedicated administrative staff work alongside students, academic staff and researchers to provide tutoring support, mentoring and advisory services. Regular career skill workshops and networking opportunities form part of our activities. Students have a dedicated study space in Room 064 located on Level 0.

Visit the Business School’s Māori and Pacific student section

Business Student Careers Centre

The Business Student Careers Centre is on Level 1 and provides access to services that will help you plan your future. Their website provides valuable career tips and tools. If you want to further develop your career skills through in-depth advice you can book a meeting with one of our career advisers online.

Visit the Business Student Careers Centre section

Computing, email and other IT services

The Business School’s Digital Services team provides a range of IT services to support the school’s teaching and learning activities including installing software on Business School computers, providing remote access facilities for students and staff, and overseeing photocopiers and printers and staffing of the reception desk. The Level 0 Reception desk is located next to Lab 12.

Please note that these services are only available for staff and for students currently enrolled in a Business School course.

Find out about our IT services

Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub

Te Ahi Hangarau Technology Hub, also known as the 5G Lab, is located in Room 154 on Level 1. It is an innovative learning space for staff and students.

It is equipped with several devices, including:

  • 3D Printers
  • Virtual Reality Headsets
  • Smart Home IoT Devices

Thanks to OneNZ, the University of Auckland Business School is the first Business School to be able to offer 5G technology to staff and students, giving them more opportunities to develop new skills. This is key, leading to a new generation of equipment and learning.

You can often find practice sessions on using the different types of equipment available on the University of Auckland University Events page.

Café and restaurant facilities


Situated on Level 1, Superfino provides a selection of café food and drink. It offers a busy but fun atmosphere in the midst of student activity.

During the semester the café opens between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Parenting Room

The Parenting Room is located in Room 596 on Level 5, and is open from 7am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Facilities include a lockable door, a changing table, a sink including hot water, a fridge, a power point, plenty of space to place your belongings while using the room, seating including a chair that slightly rocks, and a full body mirror. It is a tidy, quiet space with bathrooms close by.

PhD students can request access on their access card. Otherwise, a temporary access card can be obtained from Level 1 Reception.

Car parking

The Sir Owen G Glenn Building has five levels of car parking (over 1,000 spaces) and is the main car park on the University of Auckland City Campus. Access to the car park is via Grafton Road, opposite Stanley Street.

For more information about parking in the Sir Owen G Glenn Building and for other campus parking options:

Visit the Campus parking options web page