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.
The Business School 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
The Business School 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.
The Business School offers research degrees in more than 20 different subject areas. At the same time, the School encourages innovation by thinking beyond traditional subject boundaries. You can take an interdisciplinary approach to your research—combining ideas or methods from other subjects within the School or collaborating with another Victoria University of Wellington school in a different faculty.
The Business School offers two research Master’s degrees and a PhD.
Wellington School of Business and Government research centres
Research students may have the opportunity to work with one of our three specialised research centres. The centres foster a vibrant environment by encouraging dialogue between business and government.
Explore postgraduate subjects
Discover Victoria University of Wellington’s wide range of specialist subjects for postgraduates. Find the qualification that’s right for you to advance your knowledge and expertise.