The Development Squad is a five-week training program focused on personal development, analysing business cases and building practical business knowledge. The program is run three times a year in Semester 1, Mid-Semester Break and in Semester 2.  In each session we accept between 12-16 top students.

Being part of the Development Squad is extremely rewarding and can open doors to competing in further external case competitions.  Students who have gone through this program are eligible for head-to-head, national and international competitions representing the University of Auckland.  Students have been lucky enough to travel around the world to many countries to compete including United States of America, Canada, China, Singapore and Thailand.

Squad Alumni are now in top consultancies, corporations and investment banks in New Zealand, Australia and further a field. This includes McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, PWC, Fonterra, Deutsche Craigs…


Semester One: TBC
Mid-Semester Break: TBC
Semester Two: TBC

Applications for Development Squad close on the following dates (To be confirmed):

  • Semester One and Mid-Semester Break: 28th April 2017
  • Semester Two: TBC


In order to apply you must have competed in one of the following competitions:

For Semester One and Mid-Semester Break:

  • Semester One Deloitte Open Case Competition
  • Semester One Deloitte First Years’ Case Competition

For Semester Two:

  • Semester Two Deloitte Open Case Competition
  • Semester Two Deloitte First Timers’ Case Competition
  • Energy Case Competition
  • Property Case Competition
  • Engineering Competition



After competing in one of the prerequisite competitions you may apply for the Development Program.

To do so you will need to fill in an application form and provide your academic transcript.

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If you have any questions relating to the Development Squad, please do not hesitate to contact the education team via email at