The School of Business and Economics is proud to be the custodian of New Zealand's oldest Bachelor of Commerce degree, established in 1906 by Sir James Hight. We have been the choice for many distinguished New Zealanders and international alumni including New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Both the academic faculty and administrative support staff in the school are committed to offering students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognized qualification with courses underpinned by leading-edge research in a vibrant learning environment. Our school is committed to teaching and research excellence and enjoys extensive links with leading university business schools around the world and has strong links with government and the local and national business community. These links present our students with a number of opportunities to carry out project work in real-world situations, providing them with an insight into the world of business. Our school has generations of graduates who have successfully completed their studies in commerce subjects including accounting, taxation, economics, finance, information systems, management, management science, marketing, and organizational development. Our alumni have forged successful careers all over the world, making notable contributions to business, government and public service.