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Why us

Why us

From a two-day short course through to an MBA, the Graduate School of Management is here to support your professional learning journey, enhancing your career and your contribution to your team and your organisation.

From our director

We can help you relish new challenges you never thought possible – and set you up for life-long learning and development. Our MBA has been developed to build the management capability of individuals and teams who help drive the performance of organisations shaping New Zealand’s economy.

At the Graduate School of Management we understand that business organisations today need to become more nimble, more flexible and more resilient in the face of accelerating change. That’s not just about technological development, but also about the substantial cultural and economic shifts required for New Zealand to succeed in the global business arena.

To meet these needs, we have assembled a team of academics with extensive industry expertise. They work with people at all levels of an organisation – young professionals, middle managers and top executives, from large corporates, not-for-profit organisations, small-to-medium enterprises and start-up companies.

Coming together to learn gives our students excellent opportunities for networking and sharing ideas and experience. They gain skills, tools and techniques that they can use immediately in their work, and it is very satisfying for us to see them grow and succeed in their organisations.

We welcome the opportunity to help you enhance your future career, or build the capability of your organisation. Talk to us today.


Our programmes

If you are an aspiring executive or ambitious future business leader, we have programmes for every stage of your

We are the entry point to the University of Auckland’s globally accredited Business School for:

Our research

This gives you access to the latest business research from New Zealand’s foremost research-led university, combined with the real-world business insights of an outstanding teaching faculty.

Our research informs the Graduate School of Management curriculum around four key themes:

  • Innovation and value creation
  • Productivity and sustainability
  • Leadership and governance
  • Internationalisation

Our facilities

Business classes are held in the stunning and modern Sir Owen G Glenn Building, situated in the in the heart of the central city. This iconic building contains lecture theatres, case rooms, computer labs, study rooms, a café, a postgraduate lounge, dedicated labs and a Business Information Centre. There is also ample parking underneath the building.

Our ranking

The University of Auckland Business School is among 1% of business schools worldwide (and one of only five schools in Australasia) that have been awarded the coveted “triple crown” by the foremost global accrediting agencies.

One of the key factors in our continued triple accreditation is the quality of our teaching faculty as judged by their peers and our alumni. Many of our teachers have international experience and bring insights from working in or with businesses in New Zealand and abroad.

Our community

Our staff are a mix of academics and high achieving professionals who bring wealth of knowledge to our programmes.

Our students can develop close ties with local and international businesses that provide additional and experiential learning opportunities.

Our entry standards are the highest for business and economics of any New Zealand university so your classmates are high calibre too.

Our careers centre

Our students can access professional careers advice. We are just one of four business schools in Australasia with its own careers centre. The Business School ASB Careers Centre provides free skills workshops, one-on-one coaching, networking events and services to help students plan their career.