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Bookings now open for UC Business Day

The UC Business Day on 22 October will be an engaging half-day session introducing students to study at the UC Business School – providing insight and inspiration for future careers in Business.

This event will include a range of speakers in a panel discussion, as well as a feature presentation from award-winning Management 100 lecturer, Herb de Vries – providing insight into the benefits of a UC business qualification, and helping students to see where further studies in commerce, economics or accounting can lead them.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with current UC students, UC Business School club representatives and recent graduates who will share their experiences and aspirations.

12:15pm to 3pm, Thursday 22 October

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Are you planning to study Business at the University of Auckland?

Business School Updates

For students interested to know more about the majors that are offered and career opportunities that may come from these majors, our newly refreshed Majors and Careers page on our website is a great place to visit. With a page for each major students will find information on each major along with the industry, trends, career options and predictions for the future.

Our Business School programme has recently been redesigned to include real-world case studies, a big focus on applied skills and innovative workshops that mix disciplines. Our new integrated core programme will be supported by new spaces with innovative technology that will allow students to have a hands on experience of the business environment. To learn more about the refreshed programmes and hear from Director of First Year Studies, Dr Douglas Carrie please visit our website.

We also have a great video produced by some of our Maori and Pacific students and staff sharing “our story” and the impact of studying business on them, their whanau and communities. You can see the video on YouTube or on the Business School website

Are you planning to study Science at the University of Auckland?

Faculty of Science Future Student Webinars

Do you have students who are thinking of studying Science but are not sure about the subjects we offer? Do you have students that may have questions about degree planning or enrolment?

The Faculty of Science will be hosting several live webinars where we will discuss each of our subjects, how we help you plan your degree all the way through enrolment and answer your questions in a Q and A session.

Register your interest or watch previous webinars here.

Have you applied for the University of Canterbury? Key steps from now on

Key steps from now on

  • Once you have completed your application to enrol, you will be sent a ‘conditional offer’ if we are waiting to learn if you have gained University Entrance (UE).
  • Students who’ve applied for scholarships and/or accommodation will be notified of any offers in October – these messages (which sometimes get diverted to the Spam folder) will specify what you need to do to accept or decline their offer(s).
  • When NCEA results are released in mid-January, students who gain UE will receive an ‘offer of place’ letter and Enrolment Agreement. You will need to accept or decline your offer via myUC and indicate how you will pay your fees.
  • Those who gain UE, but lack confidence in key subjects such as mathematics, statistics, physics or chemistry may choose to enrol in the Headstart pre-university programme as part of UC Summer School.
  • Students who don’t get UE will have various pathway options available, such as gaining a few credits through school, via Hagley College or via distance study in January/early February.
  • For those who miss UE by more than just a few credits, UC’s Certificate in University Preparation enables students to spend their first semester gaining essential skills in oral and written communication, problem-solving, information literacy and more. Students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible to apply for entry to 100-level degree courses at UC in Semester 2.
  • On 19 February, students and their whānau will be welcomed to UC at Herea tō waka | Orientation Day and given vital tips for success and how to deal with challenges.
  • Most lectures begin on 22 February, but some such as Teaching start earlier.
  • Many students will decide to change courses in the first couple of weeks of semester – this is quite common, so they can contact Kate Anne Pattinson if they don’t know how to change something.


Kate Anne Pattinson

UC Liaison Team | Te Rōpū Takawaenga

UCAT Handbook

What is UCAT – MedEntry UCAT Preparation booklet


UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is one of the three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students …
NOTE: Not tested until mid-first-year University.

New pathway for youth worker accreditation

Working with young people is an immensely rewarding career where you mentor and lead young people to reach their full potential.

Following a new course pathway focused on youth work and development in the Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership (BYCL) degree will lead to professional membership with Korowai Tupu, the professional association for youth work in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This pathway has been designed in consultation with Korowai Tupu, Ara Taiohi (the national peak body for youth development in Aotearoa), the Canterbury Youth Workers Collective (CYWC), and other professional organisations.

UC’s Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership is the only university degree-level programme for aspiring youth workers in Aotearoa.

Student profile: Ella Guillemot-Mene

UC Discretionary Entrance

Discretionary Entrance

Students who completed Year 13 in 2020 and who don’t meet the revised University Entrance (UE) requirements due to the impact of Covid-19 can apply for Discretionary Entrance for 2021 study if they had an exceptional academic record in Year 12. These applications will not be processed until results are released in January 2021. We encourage all students to attempt to achieve UE in the first instance, however, if this is not possible the following criteria can be used:


*       72 credits at NCEA Level 2, including a minimum of 14 credits in each of four subjects (three of which must be approved subjects) and a minimum of 60 Merit and Excellence credits.
*       Achieved the literacy and numeracy standards for University Entrance.
*       A supporting letter from the school Principal (or nominee) is required.

International Baccalaureate:

*       Minimum International Baccalaureate score of 24 points but must not have been awarded the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
*       A supporting letter from the school Principal (or nominee) is required.

For more information on this pathway, including how students apply for it, please view the Discretionary Entrance section on our Admission and University Entrance webpage


Ngā mihi

Ryan Thomas

Student Recruitment Manager | Kaiwhakahaere Tartitari

Business at Auckland – Which major?

The perfect major for you


If you’d like to find out a bit more about our Business majors, we have heaps of information on our website – what you’ll study, career options and stories from our students and graduates. Check out the links below to explore our majors and the exciting careers they can lead to.

Good business is built on good financial advice
Business Analytics
The future will be driven by data. Get in the driver’s seat
Commercial Law
The rules of business engagement


The connections between the economy and society that make our lives richer
How does the economy create wealth and security for all of us?
Information Systems
Information runs the modern digital economy


Innovation and Entrepreneurship
All businesses start with an idea
International Business
Learn what makes the world tick
Every business needs people, planning and leadership


Without customers, there’s no business
Operations and Supply Chain Management
Ever wondered how your sneakers got to your door?
Successful businesses make smart tax decisions


Far more than real estate