The AUT Business School is a leading provider of business education that is relevant, rigorous and prepares graduates well for business practice or for a research career.
The AUT Business School is among an elite group of 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International-the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The vision, mission, and values of the Business School outline our direction and defining characteristics.
The school’s vision is: Transforming lives, changing business.
Our mission is:
AUT Business School graduates are prepared for the changing world. The Business School is known for rigorous, relevant and engaging education, research that matters and being locally grounded and globally connected.
Our values are:
1. Rigorous, relevant and engaging education
2. Research that matters
3. Locally-grounded, globally connected
Our approach to teaching and learning is at the forefront of business education. We challenge students to develop as independent learners through our approach that emphasizes student engagement, interaction with each other and academic staff and through the use of appropriate technology. The physical infrastructure of our learning spaces and support systems reinforce this.
Students also have the opportunity to undertake an international exchange with some of the best business schools in Europe, Asia, and North America.
The AUT Business School has over 30 professional staff leading our curriculum and who are engaged in research that matters to our stakeholders. We have research strengths across all major business fields but also have interdisciplinary research and research on business pedagogy. Our academic staff is capable, enthusiastic teachers and researchers with backgrounds in academia and/or professional practice.
Strong links with industry and professorial bodies is a defining characteristic of the AUT Business School and this ensures that our curriculum remains current and reflects the needs of the contemporary business.
We are focused on developing graduates, who are confident, capable business professionals with the success of this evident through international benchmarking of student engagement and outcomes and through our strong graduate employment rate.