When Auckland University College opened in May 1883, the Governor of New Zealand, Sir William Jervois spoke of the significance "of placing the advantages of a university within the reach of every man and woman of Auckland ...and that for all time".
As Dean of The University of Auckland Business School I am privileged to work alongside and bear witness to the development of the individuals whose ideas will impact business and management in the future.
Business is the principal engine of economic growth, employment creation and prosperity; the vehicle for improving living standards and quality of life for individuals and for entire societies. In the midst of today’s economic crisis there would be few who do not believe that better business practices (if not also values and ethics) are required to move things forward.
The study of business matters. Learning how to build or do business better matters. Better business models, better business processes, a better fit between people and tasks, improved productivity, better decisions and better regulatory and policy frameworks are just a few of the foundations we need to build a bridge to a better world. And therein lies our purpose.
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 the New Zealand and international business and academic communities.
Through our research centres and institutes and the many companies born of the Business School - Spark, The ICEHOUSE, Chiasma - and the University’s technology transfer office, UniServices Limited, 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 programmes - both teaching and research - are increasingly engaging with, and making a difference to our community. In doing so we are helping build a bridge to a better world.
I invite and welcome you to join us. Professor Greg Whittred
Rankings and Recognition
The only New Zealand university to be ranked among the top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education - Quacquarelli Symonds (THE-QS) World Rankings of Universities.
Ranked 65 among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement.
The highest ranked New Zealand University in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University was placed near the top of the 201-302 band.
Confirmed as New Zealand’s premier research institution in the 2006 Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) Report. The University is home to one–third of the country’s top rated researchers.
The only New Zealand member of Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – international consortia of research-led universities.
In the 2008 Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings, the Faculty of Arts has been ranked at number 39 for arts and humanities and number 30 for social sciences.
- by Vijith
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