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Why study business at AUT?

Preparing tomorrow’s business leaders

At the AUT Business School we understand the importance of operating in a complex, global environment. So do our graduates. We’re internationally recognised among an elite group of just 5% of business schools world-wide, accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). We have one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, with AUT business graduates employed both in New Zealand and overseas.

Connected to business and community

We work hard to make sure that what we teach is relevant to the needs of the business world. We’re proud of our strong partnerships with businesses and the wider community, and often collaborate with industry organisations on research and other projects. We partner with many of the country’s top business leaders who advise us on our curriculum, so you can be confident you’re developing the skills employers need. Our ever deepening industry connections also mean that you can choose from a vast number of host organisations for your industry experience placement, which is at the heart of the Bachelor of Business.

Leadership activities and networking opportunities

Study with us and you not only learn academic knowledge related to your discipline, but also develop essential practical skills and experience of the wider world. You can participate in leadership activities and networking opportunities like Shadow a Leader, where you can follow a business leader for a day. We host a number of business-focused events, clubs and societies to enable our students to get the very best out of their education at AUT and develop leadership skills. The top 10% of Bachelor of Business students can also join Beta Gamma Sigma, a premier network for business professionals.

Social and collaborative

Studying at AUT is never an isolated experience. As an AUT student, you frequently collaborate with your classmates on projects, sharing ideas and supporting each other to achieve the best outcome. As you would in the workplace, you work with people from different disciplines – students, staff or industry contacts – to come up with a complete solution. This collaborative approach creates a close-knit, supportive environment, and for many of our students it’s the highlight of their studies.

Fantastic student support services

To help you make the most of your time at AUT, the AUT Business School offers a wide range of support services for business students.

Careers and Employability

Need help with your career planning?
The AUT Employability and Careers team is here to give you support to become a highly employable and well-rounded AUT graduate.

Their service is available to all AUT Business, Economics and Law students.

The AUT Business School has a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available for students of all backgrounds. We encourage you to apply.
Find out about Business School and general AUT scholarships including eligibility, application instructions and dates.

Last updated: 27-Jun-2017 9.21am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.