Auckland, NZ

University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand

Program Overview

The McIntire School of Commerce and University of Auckland are offering third-year Commerce students an opportunity to study international business in Auckland during the spring semester of students' third year of study. The University of Auckland is one of the premier universities in New Zealand. Living and learning in “one of the prettiest places on Earth” will be an experience you will never forget. 


The curriculum is designed to provide the essentials of the courses you would have taken at McIntire during this semester, so you will not fall behind your classmates who do not study abroad. The skills you develop and the experiences you have in this program will surely be a very valuable part of your total UVA educational experience. Auckland course offerings are extensive, and all Commerce students will find a good selection of courses that interest them. 

Students registered in the third-year McIntire ICE curriculum at an approved study-abroad program are required to register for at least 12 (U.S.) credits at partner schools, along with 4.5 online credits taught by McIntire faculty. Courses completed at partner schools will be treated as transfer credit on the UVA transcript and must be completed with a C (satisfactory) or better to be eligible for transfer (grades are not transferred). To determine the minimum passing grade for non-U.S. grading scales, McIntire uses the World Education Services (WES) conversion chart.


There are many options for housing in Auckland, including residence halls, family stays, or independent apartments.  

Spring 2018 Academic Calendar-Semester One (Spring 2019 Dates TBD)
Mid-February (TBD) Orientation
Feb. 26 Classes begin
March 24-28 Easter break
April 14-22 ​Mid-semester break
​June 1  ​Queen's Birthday
​June 1 ​Classes end
​June 2-8 ​Study break
​June 9-29 ​Exams*
*NOTE: There is ample time for travel during breaks or before the semester begins; however, classes and exams end later than at UVA.
Examples of Previous Approved Courses
​Course Number ​Course Title ​Transfer Credit
​INTBUS 303 ​Cross-Cultural Management ​COMM 3050
INTBUS 310-314 ​International business topics by geographical area ​COMM 3050
​MGMT 332 ​Business, Society & Culture ​COMM 3050

For more information, view our course planning information.

This program is an exchange program, with tuition being paid directly to UVA. Additional information and details about the University of Auckland program can be found on the university's website.​​ ​​​​​