AUT Business School is dedicated to deepening our links with industry, communities and alumni to enhance the student experience and inform our research and its application.
Our memberships with international associations and accrediting bodies ensure that our Business School is being measured against the world’s top schools keeping us connected and relevant to current trends. We are proud of our strong partnerships and connections.
There are lots of ways you can connect with our students.
Workplace experience is an essential part of our Bachelor of Business and ensures that our students are ready to hit the deck running in their chosen careers.
Our one-day Shadow a Leader student-industry experience day is also a great opportunity to connect with our students. Shadow a Leader allows a student to follow an industry leader for a day to understand what it takes to succeed in the leader’s field of endeavour.
There are many ways students and industry are connected. Industry can get involved by providing scholarships, mentoring or presenting to students, sponsoring a student club or a student award, exhibiting at a career fair, or employing students.
AUT Business School has a strong community of local and international supporters, with alumni based across the globe, the Business School positions itself to launch its students into the best opportunities, no matter the distance.
The AUT Business School connects with industry, community and our alumni through various initiatives, in various ways. Our industry advisory board and international alumni advisory board keep us relevant and connected by informing us on current trends and providing advice on strategy and initiatives.
Our researchers are recognised experts in their field who work in multidisciplinary teams on key research programmes that address important societal challenges and complex issues. Our research centres and groups conduct interdisciplinary research in collaboration with business, the professions, government and the wider community. We are proud of our strong links and are always looking for new opportunities to partner with industry, communities and alumni.
AUT Business School aligns with social-impact and community organisations to enhance the relevance of our education offerings and work toward our goals of diversity and inclusion, Māori and Pacific development, and employability for all.
AUT Business School collaborates and supports several social enterprises:
The AUT Business School engages with educators and researchers worldwide, and our accreditations and memberships reflect the rigorous self-assessment we undertake to ensure our graduates are ready to navigate successful careers around the world.