Clubs and societies
Getting involved with student organisations and extra-curricular activities is a great way to expand your social networks and have fun, and can make you more employable.
Auckland Land Economics Society (ALES)
ALES promotes interaction and networking between property students, academic staff and property professionals. A number of events are held throughout the year including speed networking evenings, mentoring programmes, property case competitions, women in property events, and the annual property end-of-year function.
Auckland University Commerce Students Association (AUCSA)
The AUCSA is the official representative body of University of Auckland Business School students. AUCSA offers a channel for you to contribute suggestions to the Business School through class representatives and AUCSA executive members. AUCSA organises corporate forums where you can gain valuable contacts and networking skills, as well as a range of fun social activities.
Beta Alpha Psi – Auckland Chapter (BAP)
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honours organisation for accounting, finance and information systems students and professionals. BAP recognises academic and professional excellence and complements members’ formal education by providing self-development opportunities and networking among students, faculty and professionals.
Visit the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Engage page.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is an International Honour Society that recognises the highest achieving students in AACSB accredited business programmes. The organisation began in the United States and is now truly global with a membership exceeding 520,000.
Visit the Beta Gamma Sigma website.
Commerce o Pasifika
Commerce o Pasifika is a club for undergraduate and postgraduate Pasifika Business students. It organises social and cultural activities plus a range of networking events all year round with industry contacts. The club offers a stimulating environment to exchange Pacific world view ideas and lots of opportunity to apply business theory into practice with our students.
Visit the Commerce o Pasifika Engage page.
The University of Auckland Economics Society is a fully student-run organisation. The Society’s purpose is to promote the study and exchange of economic ideas as well as to create a close-knit social community within the University of Auckland. We bridge the gap between students and industry experts with our well-reputed 'guest seminar' series and provide valuable networking opportunities. We also organise study sessions and free economic help rooms for our members to help them get through the exam stress with support from their peers.
Visit the Economics Society Engage page.
Impact Consulting Group (ICG)
ICG is a student-led, non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering students in creating real, tangible social impact. Our members collaboratively provide pro-bono consulting services to social enterprises and organisations in the financial inclusion space, delivering impact where it is needed most.
Visit the Impact Consulting Group (ICG) Engage page.
Management Consulting Club (MCC)
MCC prepares students for the business world. It is one of the largest clubs on campus and engages students in team-based business competitions, delivering 13 local and national events each year. The club has been awarded the Dean’s Award for being an outstanding student organisation. The Management Consulting Club acts as a selection trial for the Business School case competition squads.
Visit the Management Consulting Club (MCC) Engage page.
Marketing and Design Collective (MDC)
The Marketing and Design Collective (UoA MDC, formerly MIND) is a student-run marketing organisation based at the University of Auckland. UoA MDC aims to bridge the world of business and creativity, to make marketing relevant to all, and to allow students to acquire tangible marketing skills.
Rainbow Business is a student-led association united in creating social and advocacy opportunities for LGBTI business students. Join us to establish a stronger presence and involvement of the LGBTI community at the Business School, as well as reduce prejudice and pre-conceptions of the LGBTI community in the wider business community.
We're always looking for new members to join! For more information and to take part in the Rainbow community, contact us:
The University of Auckland Equity Office offers a range of initiatives aimed at providing support for LGBTI students and staff, see LGBTI students and staff.
SavY aims to promote good financial habits in all youth regardless of their backgrounds or aspirations in life. The club believes that good financial habits should be promoted alongside other life skills delivered in schools and conducts workshops in high schools around Auckland. SavY hopes to initiate a change in attitudes so that financial literacy is viewed more as a habit than a skill.
Visit the SavY Engage page.
Social Innovation New Zealand (SINZ)
Social Innovation: University of Auckland is a platform for students to discuss and proactively solve pressing issues in the community through social enterprise. Throughout the year we run case competitions, provide social enterprise internship opportunities and fund student social enterprise ideas through our annual Kickstart competition.
Te Māna Pākahi
Te Māna Pākahi is a student association created and driven by tauira Māori in the Business School. Te Māna Pākahi is grounded by student core values of whakawhanaungatanga, manaakitanga and kotahitanga. They offer a space in the Business School that embraces these values along with kaupapa and tikanga Māori. Te Māna Pākahi works to provide professional development, social events, and networking platforms that focus on whakawhanaungatanga between our students with Māori and iwi organisations.
Visit the Te Māna Pākahi Engage page.
University of Auckland Investment Club (UAIC)
The UAIC gets students involved in and excited about investing. The club hosts workshops and events with high-profile guest speakers from finance and banking. You can put your knowledge to use through managing a real-life fund invested in the New Zealand and Australian markets, with any profits going to charity.
UN Youth on Campus
UN Youth aspires to help its members become global citizens. Through its United Nations and International Relations based conferences, UN Youth hopes to foster organisation skills, negotiation, compassion, and help students meet other like-minded individuals, within the University.
Visit the UN Youth On Campus Engage page.
Velocity is the University of Auckland entrepreneurship programme. It unleashes potential, giving momentum to people, innovation and ideas. We empower students and staff by developing your entrepreneurial mindset so you can solve social and environmental problems, power industry as employees, and start ventures based on your research, studies or simply as a result of creative thinking. Previously known as Spark, the programme has helped to launch more than 120 start-up ventures that have attracted $200 million in investment and created more than 460 jobs.
Visit the Velocity website.
180 Degrees Consulting
180 Degrees Consulting is the world's largest consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises, with operations in 33 countries and more than 5,000 consultants worldwide. We aim to improve education, reduce homelessness, and alleviate poverty by helping non-profits and social enterprises to receive the support and expertise they need to improve and expand their services. To date, we have provided over 2.6 million hours of volunteer consulting services. At the same time, we develop the next generation of social impact leaders and social entrepreneurs.
Visit the 180 Degrees Consulting Engage page.
Other University clubs
A directory of all student clubs at the University of Auckland, from the Acappella Chorus to the Zumba Fitness Club, can be found at clubs, societies and associations.
For more information about clubs and extracurricular activities please contact:
Student Development Adviser