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. Disabled access and facilities are available throughout the building.
The iconic building stands as a place of convergence for business, academia and government - a collaborative, knowledge-rich environment within which to forge the capabilities that this country needs to succeed in sophisticated global markets.
Designed by architect firms Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Archimedia, the Sir Owen G Glenn Building was completed in 2008 and has since won numerous awards, including an NZIA Auckland Architecture Award, and was shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival Awards.
The Business School building is named after the major donor and New Zealand entrepreneur and benefactor Sir Owen G Glenn.
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-11.30pm 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.
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
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 School Bookshop and the assignment drop-off and collection point are also located on Level 0.
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.
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.
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 Business Student Centre.
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 Student Centre
The Business Student Centre is your first point of contact for all of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programme enquiries. We're a comprehensive course planning advisory service for prospective and returning students.
Business Information Centre
Located in room 201 on Level 2 of the Sir Owen G Glenn Building, the Business Information Centre provides support for all our staff and postgraduate students in their teaching, learning and research activities. You can:
- Request research consultations with centre subject specialists
- Access the library’s collection of electronic and print resources
- Search financial and business databases
- Access the Centre’s collection of more than 30 New Zealand and international business magazines and newspapers (all print resources are “Reference Only”)
- Photocopy, print and scan material via NetAccount
Laptops may be used with power points and network nodes located throughout the study area. The Business School’s wireless network is available.
Access to the Centre is via swipe card access. Please see your departmental managers if you have any card queries.
Business School Student Resource Centre
The Business School Student Resource Centre is located on Level 0 of the Sir Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road.
You can purchase course books here for most of your Business and Economics courses, as well as hand in and collect assignments as specified by your course coordinators.
Textbooks can be purchased from ubiq in the Kate Edger Information Commons, corner of Symonds Street and Alfred Street.
Please note: The Business School Student Resource Centre can only accept EFTPOS transactions.
Business School Student Resource Centre
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Assignment collection hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm
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 on Level 1 within the Business Student Centre and the Tuakana administrative office is located next door.
Business Student ASB Careers Centre
The Business Student ASB 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.
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.
Café and restaurant facilities
Situated on Level 1, The Deli provides a selection of café food and drink. It offers a busy but fun atmosphere in the midst of student activity.
During semester the café opens between 7am-6pm.
A branch of the ASB Bank is located on Level 1 and provides full banking services and an EFTPOS machine. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.
Please direct all your banking enquiries as follows:
Phone: 0800 803 804
Fax: +64 9 337 2445
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: