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, mentors, industry stakeholders, 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. Applicants may be required to undergo an interview before joining the programme.

Applications for 2019 have now closed.


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 2019.

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 10 September 2018
Applications close: 5pm Friday 5 October 2018
Interviews: Late November 2018
Places offered: December 2018
Programme commences: March 2019

Contact details

For more information, please visit NZLI's website or contact:

Philippa Collins
Business Development Manager
New Zealand Leadership Institute
Phone: +64 9 923 5712