The University Of Auckland Business

Business is the principal engine of value creation through innovation and entrepreneurship, economic success through productivity and sustainable business and through enterprises succeeding in international markets. It is about creating forms of value from ideas that can extend beyond financial to social and environmental value. Business is also about systemising those ideas through business vehicles, such as companies, and through ensuring people have skills to provide effective leadership and governance. Business can improve living standards and quality of life for individuals and for entire societies.

The study of business matters. Learning how to create or do business better through learning about entrepreneurship also matters. Better business models and processes, a better fit between people and tasks, improved productivity, better decisions and better regulatory and policy frameworks are just some of the ways we can build a bridge to a better world. And therein lies our purpose.

The four research themes of the University of Auckland Business School; innovation and value creation, productivity and sustainable business, succeeding in international markets, and leadership and governance lay the foundations for understanding how and why business works.
Ultimately, a university’s role is the betterment of the human condition. A scientist might do this by inventing a new vaccine or cure, a medical specialist a new procedure, an engineer a new device. The business scholar’s purpose is no different.

When you choose to study at the University of Auckland Business School you become part of the school’s DNA and a member of the large networked community that provides the backbone to our business ecosystem. This network encompasses students, alumni, partner organisations and New Zealand and international business and academic communities.

The Business School is the home of research centres and researchers who focus on sustainable value creation in an increasingly digitised world. We are home to the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Centre of Digital Enterprise, and Velocity, our innovation and entrepreneurship programme. Students and staff of the Business School are engaged in a variety of initiatives of real social and economic benefit to this nation.

Our people and our teaching and research programmes are increasingly engaging with, and making a difference to, our community. In doing so we are helping to shape the futures of people and organisations for the benefit of Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.

I invite and welcome you to join us.

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 University Of Auckland Business School Programmes

Accounting and Finance

A leading accounting and finance department in the Asia-Pacific region, we are renowned for research excellence and innovative teaching.Learn more

Commercial Law

Welcome to the Department of Commercial Law, home to one of the largest groups of commercial lawyers in Australasia.Learn more


Learn about the staff, learning and research opportunities at the Department of Economics.Learn more

Information Systems and Operations Management

The Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) is well known for its excellence in teaching and research.Learn more

Management and International Business

Learn about the staff, learning and research opportunities at the Department of Management and International Business.Learn more


We are recognised for a unique combination of breadth in knowledge and varied international research perspectives.Learn more


The Department of Property prepares students for an exciting and challenging career in any branch of the property profession in New Zealand or abroad.Learn more

Ranking and reputation

Learn more about studying Business at New Zealand’s world-ranked University.

The University of Auckland Business School is ranked in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject as the best university in New Zealand to study

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Commercial Law
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Property

The University of Auckland was ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for the subject areas

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management Studies
  • Economics and Econometrics

Some subjects taught in the Business School are included in other QS subject areas, in which the University of Auckland also leads in New Zealand:

  • Commercial Law (included in Law): 50th in the world.
  • Information Systems (included in Computer Science and Information Systems): in the top 100 universities in the world.
  • Property (included in Architecture and Built Environment): in the top 100 universities in the world.

Contact us

Contact information by enquiry type – general, student, research, media and giving to the Business School.

General enquiries

Business School Level 1 Reception:

  • +64 9 923 3300

Alternatively, if you know the extension number of the person you want to reach:

  • +64 9 373 7599 (followed by the extension number)
Street address

The University of Auckland Business School
Sir Owen G Glenn Building
12 Grafton Road
New Zealand

Postal address

The University of Auckland Business School
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Student enquiries
Business Student Centre

The Business Student Centre is your first point of contact for all of our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programme enquiries.

Learn more about the Business Student Centre

For more specific student enquiries, including admission, enrolment and course advice queries, please contact our student advisers:

Undergraduate students


  • (09) 923 7186 (within Auckland)
  • 0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
  • +64 9 373 7513 (overseas)

Fax: +64 9 373 7019

Postgraduate or PhD students


  • (09) 923 5022 (within Auckland)
  • 0800 61 62 65 (outside Auckland)
  • +64 9 373 7513 (overseas)

Fax: +64 9 373 8797

Alternatively, please use one of the following online enquiry forms:

  1. Complete a future postgraduates enquiry form.
  2. If you have already submitted an application please use our applicant enquiry form.

We will respond to your online enquiry within two working days.

For information on studying a PhD with the Business School, please contact:

Omar Fahmy
PhD Student Academic Advisor

Graduate School of Management  

(MBA, PGDipBus and coursework masters programmes: MHRM, MIntBus, MMgt, MMktg and MProfAcctg)


  • (09) 923 4503 (within Auckland)
  • 0800 61 62 63 (outside Auckland)
  • +64 9 923 4503 (overseas)


Executive Education (formerly Short Courses)


  • (09) 923 2520 (within Auckland)
  • 0800 800 875 (outside Auckland)
  • +64 9 923 2520 (overseas)

Fax: +64 9 308 2369

Contact the Research Office

For information about research opportunities and how research can benefit your business visit our Research Office contact details web page.

Media contact

If you are from the media and would like to draw upon the knowledge of our community of scholars, please contact:

Miranda Playfair
Media Relations Advisor
Tel: +64 9 923 85029
Mob: +64 21 063 8393

Giving to the Business School

Many of our achievements are only made possible through philanthropic support. To find out about giving to the Business School please contact:

Anna Aubrey
Development Manager
Phone: +64 9 923 1188

Learn more about Giving to the Business School.