Aspiration to Business admission scheme (A2B)

If you are entering university for the first time but don’t meet the University of Auckland general selection standards then our A2B scheme might help you achieve your dreams.

Special consideration will be given to applicants applying to enter a university for the first time who meet the minimum requirements for New Zealand university entrance based on performance in NCEA or CIE, who do not meet the general selection standard but who demonstrate the capability and motivation to undertake study in the BCom or BProp through meeting additional selection criteria.

Selection will take into account the applicant’s academic performance over their best 64 credits in Level 3 NCEA in Economics, Accounting, Statistics and one other approved subject, or in their best 48 credits in Level 3 NCEA in Economics, Accounting and Statistics and achievement of at least a D grade in CIE Business Studies at AS level.

In addition the following will be taken into consideration in the selection process: recommendation of the Principal or Head of School; a CV or portfolio providing evidence of community involvement and leadership; a 500 word essay based on insights gained from reflecting on a presentation, book or article by a leading business person; and an interview.

Please note only a restricted number of places will be available under this scheme.

Further information is available from the Business Student Centre.