Dean’s Leadership Award

Leadership for your future

About the award

The future of work calls for leadership that is able to respond to complexity and ambiguity and adapt to an ever-changing environment. Employers are looking for promising graduates who are equipped with the mindset and skillset to ask the right questions, seek multiple perspectives, challenge the status quo and embrace collaboration.

The Dean’s Leadership Award is an engaging and challenging leadership development programme that builds on undergraduate students’ understanding and practice of leadership to prepare them for graduate employment.

The programme will consist of a series of fortnightly workshops (10 in total) during term time in Semesters one and two. Students will be exposed to cutting-edge leadership theory, develop essential interpersonal and team skills, and have opportunities to hone their leadership practices. The programme also involves working with peers, academics, industry leaders and Business School alumni to engage with real-world leadership issues currently facing New Zealand businesses.

The purpose

The purpose of this award is to support undergraduate students in the Business School in developing leadership capability through a nine-month programme.

Application process

Applicants are required to complete an application form to be considered for this award. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview before joining the programme.

Applications for the 2020 programme close on Sunday 6 October.


The programme is open to full time business students and students completing conjoint degrees in either BCom or BProp, both international and domestic, who are going into their penultimate or final year of study in March 2020.

A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher is required for all domestic and international students. A GPA of 4.0 or higher is required for all Māori and Pacific students.

Important dates

  • Applications open: Monday 16 September 2019
  • Applications close: 11.59pm Sunday 6 October 2019
  • Interviews (if required): Late November 2019
  • Places offered: December 2019
  • Programme commences: March 2020

Contact details

For more information, contact:

Philippa Collins
Business Development Manager
Executive Education
The University of Auckland Business School
Phone: +64 9 923 5712