Why us?

Internationally recognised

  • We are New Zealand’s leading university, ranked 83rd in the QS World University Ranking 2020.
  • Our Business School is in the 1% of business schools worldwide to hold Triple Crown accreditation from the leading international bodies: AACSB International, EFMD-EQUIS and AMBA.
  • We are the most innovative university in New Zealand, ranked 39th in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.

The largest global community of business schools and corporations dedicated to enhancing management education.

Visit the AACSB website


The leading international system of quality assessment and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration.

Visit the EFMD-EQUIS website


An international brand recognised as the quality mark for the MBA and its awarding institution.

Visit the AMBA website

Seminar-based delivery

Our Master of Commerce courses deliver research-informed learning through a combination of lectures, small class seminars and directed readings. Analytical and critical thinking skills are developed through seminars, workshops and small class discussions.

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Research-led university

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s premier research-led university. With the country’s highest concentration of top-ranked researchers, Master of Commerce students will have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with outstanding academics, who are active researchers in their specialist fields. We have world-class supervisors who have a range of research interests. Find out more about our academic’s research on their staff profiles.

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State-of-the-art facilities

Business classes are held in the award-winning Sir Owen G Glenn Building. It contains lecture theatres, case rooms, computer labs, study rooms, a café and a bank. Master of Commerce students have access to a postgraduate lounge, dedicated labs and a Business Information Centre.


Career support

Our Business School ASB Careers Centre, voted “Best New Zealand University Careers Service” by the New Zealand Association of Graduate Employers in 2017, will help get your career in business off to a strong start.

It offers a range of services to assist you with career planning, delivered through a programme of skills workshops, employer interactions and individual support. We provide opportunities to network with employers at events on campus that will increase your knowledge of the local business environment.

The Careers Centre will help you develop your employability to secure a successful and rewarding career when you graduate. You can also visit the University’s Career Development and Employment Services for further support and opportunities.

Our careers events include:

Careers Expos
A chance to speak with employers and find out about the range of career paths available. See the organisations that attended our 2018 CDES Business Career Expo.

Speed networking events
Opportunities to network with representatives from a range of leading firms and find out more about their organisations.

Employer recruitment presentations
A range of potential employers come on campus to present to students about employment opportunities with their companies. Recent company presentations have included McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, Disney, EY, PwC, Fonterra and The Boston Consulting Group.

Industry guest speakers
We invite senior industry professionals ranging from SME’s to large corporations to speak to Master of Commerce students. These guest speakers provide a wealth of industry knowledge and provide a great opportunity for students to gain valuable insights into the business world.

To find out more about the career resources we offer, see the Business School ASB Careers Centre webpage.

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Clubs and activities

You can get involved in a range of clubs and activities while you study at the Business School.

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AIESEC
AIESEC is the world’s largest student-run organisation, with more than 35,000 members, in over 100 countries. It offers young people the opportunity to be global citizens by providing overseas internships.
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 Microfinance Initiative (AMI)
AMI aims to provide students with opportunities to gain experience in the field of microfinance. This is an exciting development that utilises financial services, such as micro-loans, to help low-income individuals in some of the poorest areas of the world lift themselves out of poverty and generate income for their local communities. AMI partners with microfinance institutions around the world to establish projects that students can participate in.
Auckland University Investment Club (AUIC)
The AUIC gets students involved and excited about investing. The club hosts workshops and events with high-profile guest speakers from finance and banking. Students can put their knowledge to use through managing a real-life fund invested in the New Zealand and Australian markets, with any profits going to charity.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) - Auckland Chapter
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 with self-development and networking opportunities.
Case competitions
Case competitions bring together top students from business schools around the world. Teams compete by analysing a challenging real-life business case study and presenting recommendations. The Champions Trophy is held annually at the University of Auckland Business School and features winners from the major international case competitions. The competition is run by a student organising committee.
Commerce Association for Pacific and Māori Students (CAPM)
CAPM is a club for undergraduate and postgraduate Māori and Pacific Business students. It organises social and cultural activities plus a range of networking events with industry. The club offers a stimulating environment to exchange ideas and lots of opportunities to apply business theory into practice.
Commerce Students' Association (CSA)
The CSA is the official representative body of the University of Auckland Business School students. CSA offers an excellent channel for you to contribute suggestions to the Business School via class representatives and CSA executive members. CSA organises corporate forums where students gain valuable contacts and networking skills, as well as a range of fun, social activities.
Economics Group
The University of Auckland Economics Group is a student-run organisation for individuals who are interested in furthering their knowledge and understanding of Economics. It provides a platform and structure for like-minded individuals to meet and interact, through weekly discussion sessions and guest speaker events.
Management Consulting Group (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 MCC Case Competition acts as a selection trial for the Business School case competition squads.
Marketing Club
The Marketing Club gives students an opportunity to network with marketing professionals. They host various events in collaboration with the Marketing Association, including reputable guest speakers, a nationwide case study competition known as the Brand Challenge, as well as a speed networking evening and a variety of workshops and presentations.
Rainbow Business
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 preconceptions of the LGBTI community in the wider business community.
SavY
SavY aims to promote good financial habits in all youth, regardless of their background or aspirations. The club believes that good financial habits should be promoted alongside other life skills in schools and conducts workshops in schools around Auckland. SavY hopes to initiate a change in attitudes so that financial literacy is viewed more as a habit than a skill.
Social Innovation: University of Auckland (SINZ UoA)
SINZ UoA is dedicated to promoting social enterprise and social entrepreneurship to young people through events, internships and competitions. The two main initiatives are Kickstart, where teams develop an idea for a social enterprise and compete for seed capital, and AdviSE, a case competition in which students can pitch to a real social enterprise.
Toastmasters
If you have ever been petrified of speaking in front of an audience, you are not alone. Toastmasters has become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience.
UN Youth on Campus
UN Youth on Campus aspires to help members become global citizens in an increasingly interlinked world. Through its United Nations and international relations focused conferences, the organisation aims to broaden students’ perspectives and understanding of global and local issues. UN Youth looks to develop organisation, compassion and leadership, while helping students meet other like-minded individuals on campus.
Velocity
Velocity is the University’s entrepreneurship programme. It unleashes potential, giving momentum to people, innovation and ideas. It empowers students and staff by developing their entrepreneurial mindset so they can solve social and environmental problems, power industry as employees, and start ventures based on their research, studies or simply as a result of creative thinking.