Business School


UABS Quarterly newsletter

A review of the latest research and business thinking from the Business School for its partners and friends.

  • Meat, honey and rubber the winners of 2012 Entrepreneurs’ Challenge
    14 December 2012
    Three up-and-coming Kiwi businesses have won funding from the 2012 University of Auckland Business School’s Entrepreneurs’ Challenge…and meat, honey and disused tyres will be all the better for it.
  • Dean’s blog
    14 December 2012
    As I look ahead to the coming festive season, I need to acknowledge some tough weeks that Business School staff and students have been through.
  • New executive-in-residence oversees student investment fund
    14 December 2012
    A global board member of Kea and former head of a large North American foreign exchange sales and prime brokerage business will join the Business School from 2013 as a new executive-in-residence.
  • Business School retains top international ranking
    14 December 2012
    Eduniversal has just released its 2012 Business School ratings, and The University of Auckland Business School has retained its Five Palmes ranking as one of the world’s top 100 learning facilities.
  • Is it time to sue for workplace safety breaches in New Zealand?
    14 December 2012
    New Zealand companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter of employees should face heavier fines and the potential to be sued as an incentive to “grow a conscience” and take responsibility for workplace safety, Professor Susan Watson says.
  • Message from the Dean
    01 October 2012
    Welcome to the Spring edition of our partners’ update.
  • Taking action against child poverty in Otara
    01 October 2012
    When philanthropist and Business School supporter Owen Glenn came back to Auckland to launch his new book, Making a Difference, two months ago, he had more than just literary thoughts on his mind.
  • Māori children’s health needs not served by NZ health services
    01 October 2012
    New Zealand’s health sector perversely “saves” nearly $25 million a year through maintaining health services that do not equitably serve Māori children’s needs, research by a Business School economist has found.
  • Entrepreneurs’ Challenge sees quality field vying for share of funding
    01 October 2012
    Independent entertainment production house Pukeko Pictures is the second Wellington-based company to make the finals of The University of Auckland Business School’s Entrepreneurs’ Challenge.
  • Winners hard to predict
    01 October 2012
    Obstructive sleep apnoea, eye tracking technology, an online Pacific women’s magazine and skin care are just a taste of this year’s Spark $100K Challenge semi-finalist topics, with judges saying this year’s winner is as hard to predict as usual
  • Top business student meets Prime Minister
    01 October 2012
    The Ernst & Young Business Student of the Year, Finance and Economics honours graduate Meili Han, was granted her wish to meet with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key.
  • A Graduate School of Management for thriving New Zealand businesses
    01 October 2012
    The renaming and rebranding of our graduate school and its executive programme portfolio is a big step toward the Business School’s vision to equip a new breed of manager with the tools.
  • Opportunities for New Zealand in the global halal economy
    01 October 2012
    Further collaboration with New Zealand businesses to explore roles and opportunities in the halal economy in Asia is being planned by the Business School’s New Zealand Asia Institute in the wake of its successful Asia Dialogue conference last month
  • From the Dean
    07 June 2012
    May was a time of reflection for me in my role as Dean. The month began with our graduation ceremonies, where we saw some 1454 graduands transition into graduates and alumni of the Business School.
  • Ernst & Young sponsors 2012 Business Student of the Year Awards
    07 June 2012
    Finance and Economics honours student Meili Han rose to the occasion in a pressure-cooker final before graduation to be named the Ernst & Young Business Student of the Year. Professor Brad Jackson, who was part of the judging panel.
  • UABS student investment club receives welcome boost from expat alumnus
    07 June 2012
    An anonymous gift from an expat alumnus who graduated in 1994 has boosted the Business School students’ Investment Club by $85,000, Dean Professor Greg Whittred says.
  • Conference to spotlight growing halal economy
    07 June 2012
    Opportunities in the fast-growing global halal economy are to be the focus of the inaugural Asia Dialogue conference, organised by the Business School and the New Zealand Asia Institute.
  • 2011 Māori business leader and new awards sponsor honoured
    07 June 2012
    Art and science patron Chris Mace (Ngāti Porou, Te-Whānau-ā-Apānui) has been named the 2011 winner of the Aotearoa New Zealand Māori Business Leaders premier award, with BNZ announced as the event’s new major sponsor.
  • Fulbright scholar continues Native American connection
    07 June 2012
    When Dr Chellie Spiller was gifted a special ceremonial blanket by the Quinault Nation of Washington, her Native American hosts on a recent Fulbright Senior Scholarship, she felt deeply honoured.
  • Partners' and donors' wall updated as donations and support continues
    07 June 2012
    Regardless of the challenging economic times, our donors and corporate partners realise that the success of New Zealand cannot wait until the GFC is resolved. Students need the very best skills and knowledge to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.