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AUT Business School: walking the sustainability high road with practical feet

AUT Business School’s Sustainable Enterprise major, part of the Bachelor of Business Studies, is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It takes an innovative approach to teaching by teaching through cycles of action and reflection.

Students are involved in community service learning in year one, AUT sustainability projects in year two and student consultancy partnership projects in year three.

AUT students are practical but not cynical, and have hope for the future. They are innovative and flexible but know how to stay on track, even when that track is not always straightforward. They know how to work together with a range of stakeholders. Enrolment in the course has nearly doubled since 2013 with 70 per cent of students taking it in conjunction with another major.

AUT University is a finalist in the Mega Efficiency Innovation category of the 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.