Business School


UABS Quarterly newsletter

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

  • Dean’s blog: Numbers are important
    12 December 2014
    The Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide and MIT (the real one) has released a report stating your university is an “emerging international centre of excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation” even though NZ funding in R&D is 47% below OECD levels.
  • Why energy matters
    12 December 2014
    With energy demand increasing worldwide, low-carbon fuels are seen as the only practical way to slow global warming. Sean Simpson, speaker at the Energy Education Trust of New Zealand’s Energy Matters series, outlines the options for developing green fuels.
  • The economic argument for higher education
    12 December 2014
    Improving access to university education boosts personal prosperity, business productivity and economic growth, says Professor Sholeh Maani.
  • Scholarship helps Jing Sun realise her dreams
    12 December 2014
    Scholarships for international students provide much-needed assistance and opportunity for cultural exchange.
  • ASB Careers Centre is a winner
    12 December 2014
    A third of students with a UABS degree earn more than $50,000 per annum and with the assistance of the ASB Careers Centre, 80% of graduates are in a full-time job within a year of graduating.
  • Scholarship furthers research into governance and company performance
    09 September 2014
    Sometimes good things take a while to come to fruition. This was the case for the ASB/NZ Shareholders Association PhD Scholarship which has, after five years, finally been awarded to doctoral hopeful Jeremy Beckham (BCom Hons 2011).
  • The legacy of Sir John Logan Campbell
    09 September 2014
    Sir John Logan Campbell (1817-1912) was one of New Zealand’s first “serial” entrepreneurs and his legacy of innovation and business is embedded in the Business School through the Sir John Logan Campbell Executive-in-Residence programme and a number of other activities.
  • The new boy in the "hood"
    09 September 2014
    Being the “new boy in the ‘hood” is a novel experience for Professor Kevin Lowe, recently appointed Fletcher Building Employee Education Trust Chair in Leadership.
  • Greg's blog
    09 September 2014
    I have been watching the Nigel Latta programme on the television lately – have you? I’ve found all of the sessions quite revealing, though one in particular struck me as the topics he covered were ones many of you may have heard discussed at our Ballot Box series.
  • Inspired futures
    09 September 2014
    Going to university is a natural extension to education for many, but for some New Zealanders that is not the case. Financial stresses can see dreams abandoned, but sometimes dreams do come true.
  • Tony Falkenstein – sleeping rough
    18 June 2014
    While our donors do amazing things for the Business School and our students, they are also donors to many other wonderful causes. Tony Falkenstein was a foundation donor with the “Building a world-class Business School” campaign in the mid-2000s and has maintained a fond interest in business education even though he admits to being only an average student at school.
  • Graduates join 40,000 alumni
    18 June 2014
    Stopping traffic on Queen Street is the highlight of many a young graduand’s graduation day. There is nothing like being all togged up in academic regalia, walking with friends and being led by a marching band with proud family and friends standing on the footpath waving.
  • Greg’s blog
    18 June 2014
    Do you remember your graduation day? I do. Every year I am reminded when I watch another group of excited graduands and their proud parents as we share breakfast in the graduation marquee on the grounds of Old Government House prior to our procession to the Aotea Centre.
  • Giving feels really good
    18 June 2014
    After 26 years out of the academic world, returning as a mature student was quite a frightening experience for annual fund donor Alistair Dunlop. However, it is a decision he has never regretted and one that has led him to be a regular donor to the Business School.
  • Bruce Aitken, Distinguished Alumni 2014
    20 March 2014
    Education is a critical element in the future success of New Zealand, with training and development of the next generation crucial to achievement in the global marketplace, the Business School’s Distinguished Alumni for 2014 says.
  • Welcome to our newest donors
    20 March 2014
    Two new annual fund donors to the Business School, Chad Danswan (BProp/LLB Hons '04) and Chris Lin (BProp/BCom '09) are recent property graduates. They share some reflections on what made them decide to take action to support the school.
  • Giving back in so many ways
    20 March 2014
    Being “relevant and impactful” requires a business school to provide more than outstanding faculty and great students, and it also requires more than a passing engagement with prominent business people.
  • Our man in the UK
    20 March 2014
    Back on Waiheke Island for his “shot of New Zealand”, Kiwi ex-pat and Business School alumnus and donor Eric Tracey was reflecting on his new accolade as the UK New Zealander of the Year 2014.
  • Dean’s blog: Recognising our outstanding people
    20 March 2014
    I started this year with a very pleasant task - writing letters of congratulations to alumni who had received recognition in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.
  • Partnering with the Business School gives unique access
    12 September 2013
    The Business School Student of the Year award recognises excellence and innovative thinking - brand values that resonate with Ernst & Young New Zealand’s leadership ensuring it sponsored the awards for the second year in a row.