Business and government
Research at Wellington School of Business and Government contributes to more effective government policy and better business practice throughout New Zealand.
Our location in the central business district of the capital city provides research students with valuable connections to government and business.
Wellington School of Business and Government makes a significant contribution to knowledge through its research—particularly at the intersection of the public, private, and community sectors. The research activities of our 200 academics and many postgraduate students help build capability and accountability, improve business performance, and contribute to creating a better public sector and society.
Many of our staff are pre-eminent in their fields within New Zealand and have international reputations for the quality of their work.
Wellington School of Business and Government (WSBG) is among the 1 percent of business schools worldwide to hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations—AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA—along with other accreditations from industry and professional bodies.
Research focus and strengths
WSBG is made up of six schools, each with their own disciplines and research focus areas:
- Accounting and Commercial Law
- Economics and Finance
- Information Management
- Marketing and International Business
Discover the research focus areas in each school.
WSBG offers research degrees in more than 20 different subject areas. At the same time, we encourage innovation by thinking beyond traditional subject boundaries. You can take an interdisciplinary approach to your research—combining ideas or methods from other subjects within WSBG or collaborating with another school in a different faculty of the University.
Wellington School of Business and Government offers two research Master’s degrees and a PhD.
All research students have an academic supervisor to guide and mentor them. If you are applying for admission to a research degree, you can start your own search for a supervisor or get in touch with the Wellington School of Business and Government's postgraduate coordinator.
Wellington School of Business and Government research centres
Research students may have the opportunity to work with one of our specialised research centres. These centres foster a vibrant environment by encouraging dialogue between business and government.
Explore postgraduate subjects
Discover our wide range of specialist subjects for postgraduate study.