AUT Business School students pro-actively self-manage business and economics clubs and societies. These clubs are a platform to sharpen your skills and build industry links, with industry leaders frequently giving guest lectures and providing industry insights and career advice.
Top students in undergraduate and postgraduate business degree programmes at AUT will be invited to join this prestigious international honours society.
Established in 1913 in the United States, the society’s mission, “to encourage and honour academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members”.
Formed over two decades ago by business students, the Breakfast Club is AUT’s longest standing student society. It is a forum for learning, debate and discussion with some of New Zealand’s top business and political leaders.
Guest speakers share their inspirational stories, insights and life-experiences around the challenges of leadership, teamwork, innovation, brand-building and economic development, while interacting with the next generation of talented young business leaders.
Present in over 126 countries and territories and with over 90,000 members, AIESEC is one of the largest global, student-led organisations focused on youth leadership development.
AIESEC New Zealand offers opportunities within the local community, helping students realise their leadership potential through the Youth Talent programme. AIESEC also helps business students looking to do their co-operative education work placement overseas, through placement opportunities around the world.
The AUT Investment Club is for business students who are interested in a finance career and who want to get practical experience and make industry connections.
The club gives you the chance to:
The Accounting Association aims to enrich the experience and employability of accounting students by holding events where students can improve their networking skills and industry knowledge.
The Accounting Association is supported by the AUT Business School, CPA Australia and CA ANZ.
MARS@AUT is a business student initiative with a focus on marketing, advertising, retail and sales.
It connects students, academics and industry professionals by providing networking opportunities in a collaborative business environment on and off campus.
The AUT Economics Society gives students the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills.
Industry speaker sessions, supportive study groups and networking events help to foster and nurture the leadership abilities you need for entering the job market, and give you the chance to draw advice and inspiration from industry members.
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The AUT Management Consulting Club gives business students the opportunity to develop their skills by taking part in case competitions with other universities.
Club members build expert teams and represent AUT at national and international competitions, applying analytical, problem-solving and strategic skills to present their cases. Students increase their career readiness, develop business connections and networks, and may get the chance to demonstrate their skill in front of prospective employers.
The student-led AUT Startup Club is an entrepreneurial, business-minded community that aims to demystify business-building processes, increase entrepreneurial literacy, strengthen student networks, and create better career opportunities for members.
The club facilitates events and encourages collaboration with other students, staff and industry.
AUT Investment Club offers opportunities to make connections in the finance industry (pictured: 2020 leadership team)