12 November 2012
Four Palmes for AUT Business School
AUT Business School has been ranked ‘Four Palmes’ in the 2012 Eduniversal ranking – the second highest ranking in New Zealand.
Eduniversal is a University ranking, designed to help students judge the best business schools in the world. They identify the top 1000 Business Schools in more than 150 countries using a classification based on “Palmes”.
Five Palmes means the School has a major international influence; Four Palmes means a Top Business School who is internationally known; Three Palmes means an excellent Business School with strong national reputation; and Two Palmes means a good Business School with regional influence.
Each ranking is determined by internationalisation criterion (including accreditations, other classifications, participation in international academic associations and involvement in international networks of business deans), and the Dean’s vote, where 1000 Business School Deans vote on Business Schools around the world.
For further information on Eduniversal, visit their website.
5 November 2012
All AUT Business students, Alumni and staff members are invited to this prestigious breakfast seminar.
The AUT MBA Executive Club proudly presents Dr. Don Brash.
Dr. Brash is one of New Zealand's leading economic policy advisors and will talk about the “Implications for New Zealand Economy, if current trends continue” Dr. Brash will discuss trends in productivity, growth, the government’s fiscal position, dependence on the savings of foreigners, and housing affordability.
Dr. Don Brash was one of the most respected Governors of the reserve bank of New Zealand. He has also been a Member of Parliament as well as leader of both the National and Act parties. He has worked with World Bank and Broadbank Corporation and was Managing Director of the New Zealand Kiwifruit Authority and Trust Bank.
To learn more about Dr. Don Brash, Log on to his website www.donbrash.com
Event: Breakfast seminar with Dr Don Brash: Implications for the New Zealand Economy if Current Trends Continue
Date: 13 November 2012
Venue: AUT WF503
Time: 7-9am (7-8am breakfast & networking, 8-9am seminar)
Cost: For AUT Business Students, Alumni and AUT Staff 5.00 registration cost (register before 8 November, 2012) or $10.00 at the door on the day of the event.
Visitors (non-students, alumni or staff)
$25 – Register and pay before 8 November, 2012
$30 – At door on the day of event.
Hurry – seats are limited. Please register by sending an email to email@example.com before 8 November 2012.
Proudly sponsored by AUT and Te-O-Te
29 May 2012
Strengthening ties with AmericaDean Geoff Perry and the AUT Business School hosted around 70 Business Leaders, guests of the American Chamber of Commerce of New Zealand (AmCham NZ) this month, at a drinks reception for their 2012 AGM.
27 February 2012Business School strengthens ties with Pacific region
Twenty one business students from Ecole de gestion et de commerce in Noumea flew in to Auckland earlier this year to complete a credit-earning international study programme at the AUT Business School.
The students, who had completed two years of their business degrees in Noumea, were enrolled to study two papers at AUT over three weeks – one in Contemporary Issues in International Business (taught by Professor Peter Enderwick), and a second in Sustainability and Global Business (taught by Dr Scott Fargher and Dr Stefan Kesting).
This was the first year that the French-speaking business school had partnered with AUT to deliver the business programmes, having previously chosen to visit Australia.
Director of the Ecole de gestion et de commerce, Céline Soviche says the students benefited greatly from the experience, commenting on the high-calibre of teaching.
“It was a great experience for our students as they could practice their English, learn from business experts and discover new styles of teaching,” she says.
EGC student Meryl Rainal credits the personal communication between professors and students at AUT to the teaching of small classes.
“The teachers were very talented and resourceful, and the three weeks studying International Business helped provide an overview of the emerging markets, the Pacific and Asia area market, and particularly of the New Zealand market.”
The students are currently enrolled in a six week intensive industry placement, designed to help improve their English and provide solid work experience.
6 February 2012
Harvard Business School Fellow talks about the origins of organic food and beauty products
Earlier this month, internationally acclaimed Harvard Business School Professor Geoffrey Jones visited Auckland to give a public lecture at the AUT Business School.
Hosted by the NZWALI Institute’s Business and Labour History Group (part of the AUT Business School), Professor Jones spent 90-minutes discussing Entrepreneurship in the natural food and beauty industries.
Taking a historical and global look at the origins of the organic food and beauty categories, Professor Jones explored how these now substantial categories were created and grown by people who worked for decades as marginal figures in their industries and societies, alternatively dismissed as irrelevant, eccentric, and dangerous.
Dr Simon Mowatt, AUT Associate Professor of Management and leader of the B&LHG says as a highly respected Fellow of the Academy of International Business, this lecture was a great opportunity for those with an interest in retail markets to hear from an expert in his field.
“With the beauty industry constantly at the forefront of our society and culture today, this lecture helped shed light on how successful entrepreneurs have built up the brands we know today and shaped our perceptions of beauty in the 21st century, as well as providing insights into the key processes of change, innovation and entrepreneurship.”
During his visit to AUT University, Professor Jones also collaborated with Dr Simon Mowatt on the New Zealand-based research for a new book, examining the origins and development of ‘green’ business worldwide.