The best of contemporary research and teaching


UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga programmes and research are benchmarked against the best in the world. Research by our academics not only informs teaching, it is often a part of student learning, and postgraduate students regularly are part of inquiries and projects. Learn alongside experts in their fields.

A quality assured business school

Preparing for a career in business requires choosing the best business school — one with top teachers, impactful research, innovative and enterprising students, and the highest standards of quality. Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business places the UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga in the top five percent of business schools globally. Studying at an AACSB-accredited school means your qualification is recognised world-wide by employers and other universities.

Research and scholarship

Research in the UC Business School | Te Kura Umanga spans a range of disciplines. Notable areas of research strength include marketing and tourism, where UC is ranked first in Aotearoa New Zealand, along with economics, management, human resources, all ranked third in Aotearoa New Zealand (Tertiary Education Commission 2018 PBRF Assessment). Our researchers collaborate with national and international partners, including other universities, research institutes and local and national government organisations.

Internationally recognised staff

Our academics have international standing in their fields and they have written many of the course textbooks. You will learn first-hand from the experts giving you an education that is internationally recognised, professionally relevant and community focused.

Joya Kemper

Joya Kemper

PhD in Marketing
Lecturer in Marketing, University of Auckland

“I’ve had the chance to learn from world-class lecturers, each with their own specialty area and contemporary research. Moreover, they have an open door policy which I really   appreciate. They’re happy to chat with students. So I get to learn from published experts who are still really welcoming to students.”