The University of Auckland

Five campuses in Auckland, Goldie Vineyard on Waiheke Island and Leigh Marine Laboratory (1 hour north of Auckland)
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The University of Auckland is ranked 82 among the world’s top universities and is the only New Zealand university in the top 100.* We offer you the chance to gain an internationally recognised qualification from a top research-led university. We are currently ranked 28 in the world for arts and humanities; 33 for social sciences and management, 84 for engineering and technology; 78 for life sciences and medicine; and 113 for natural sciences.*

Many of our individual academic disciplines are ranked in the top 50 in the world, including archaeology (10); education (17); geography (29); law (29); English (31); psychology (36); accounting and nance (41); civil engineering (39); anthropology (41); nursing (41) and statistics (43).**

*QS World University Rankings 2018
**QS World University Rankings By Subject

An Impressive Range Of Programmes

The University of Auckland offers a huge variety of programmes and courses at bachelors, masters and doctoral level across its eight faculties. We teach more than 25 undergraduate programmes across 125 subjects, while at postgraduate level there are over 140 programmes and more than 180 subjects on offer. At doctoral level our PhD programme is offered in more than 100 disciplines.

Research-led learning

Great learning begins with great lecturers. The University has over 2,000 academic staff including researchers, scholars and creative artists, many of whom are at the top of their field, nationally and internationally. Your courses will incorporate the latest findings and perspectives related to your discipline, including the research carried out by your lecturers. You will be encouraged to attend free research seminars, lectures and events, where you can hear about projects being conducted by staff and postgraduate students, as well as by visitors from around New Zealand and overseas.

You will have access to excellent resources, equipment and facilities, including research laboratories and New Zealand’s largest university library.

A global perspective

At the University of Auckland you will be part of a community of over 7,000 international students from more than 120 countries for a truly global experience. 

The University is a member of three prestigious, research-led international university consortia: Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network.

A great campus location

The University’s main City Campus is just a five-minute walk away from Auckland’s bustling centre. Auckland is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and theatres to enjoy. Auckland’s unique location between two harbours also offers access to stunning beaches, subtropical islands and coastal forest walks.

Student support services

The University offers a wide range of academic, personal, nancial and career support services. Our dedicated Career Development and Employment Services provide ongoing support, information and resources to help you prepare for your career or consider further study. Our team of international student support staff are also available to assist you at every stage of your academic journey.

Why study at Auckland?

  • The Mercer 2018 Quality of Living Rankings rate Auckland as the third most liveable city in the world
  • The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 ranks the University of Auckland #1 in New Zealand and #75 worldwide.
  • In the Times Higher Education Global University Employability Rankings 2017, the University was named among the 150 best universities worldwide for delivering work-ready graduates. It was the only New Zealand university ranked in the top 150.
  • The University scored the highest possible rating of Five Stars Plus in the QS Stars University Ratings, with maximum five-star ratings in each of the areas evaluated: Teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, access, and discipline rankings and accreditations.
  • The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest research organisation with more than 13,000 staff and postgraduate students involved in fundamental and applied research – generating around NZ$230 million in annual research revenue.

The Business School

Why study business at the University of Auckland?

  • The University of Auckland Business School is one of the Asia-Pacific’s foremost research-led business schools, known for excellence and innovation in research, learning and partnership with enterprise.
  • The School is accredited by the world’s top three international bodies: AACSB International, AMBA and EFMD-EQUIS.
  • The Department of Accounting and Finance was ranked 26= in the world by the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • All classes are held in the purpose-built Owen G Glenn Building.
  • The University of Auckland is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities by the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings.
  • Auckland is a safe, multicultural and vibrant city of 1.5 million people, recently named one of the top three cities in the world in which to live by the  2015 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
  • Auckland Business School Coursework Masters

Programmes include the Master of Management (15 months), the Master of International Business (18 months), the Master of Marketing (18 months), and the Master of Professional Accounting (18 months). All are condensed courses – the 18 month course is equivalent to a two-year masters programme; the 15 month is equivalent to an 18 month masters. The Master of Professional Accounting is recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) as well as by Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the international Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA).

Coursework Business Masters: Key programme features

  • Programmes are designed for applicants who have a degree in business, or who have a relevant non-business degree, with no or limited work experience required.
  • Unique for-credit professional development modules will complement your academic learning, and help you develop the personal and professional skills employers are looking for.
  • Experiential, case-based design using team-based learning which simulates workplace dynamics.
  • Access to extensive, practical career support services.

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