A for effort: Revenue has risen despite reductions to the annual maximum fee movement

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • International student enrolments are anticipated to increase over the next five years

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Universities industry has performed modestly over the past five years. This is partially due to revenue growth constraints put in place by the New Zealand Government, which sets an annual maximum fee movement (AMFM) each year for tertiary education institutions. This constrains industry revenue growth. Prior to 2016, the AMFM was capped at 4.0%, meaning that universities could increase their course fees by up to 4% each year. However, the government reduced the AMFM to 3.0% in 2016, with a further reduction to 2.0% announced for 2017 due to persistent low inflation. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to increase at a lacklustre annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2017-18...

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    Universities provide a range of educational services and accredited qualifications. The New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF), administered through the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA), determines what individual qualification should convey to a holder. The NZQF is primarily responsible for quality assurance of tertiary education programs.

    Bachelor degree and other graduate qualifications

    Bachelor degrees, graduate certificates and graduate diplomas are level seven qualifications based on the NZQF. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Universities Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Universities Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Market research and understanding
  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
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    What is the Universities in New Zealand Industry?

    The industry includes accredited tertiary education providers that provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as defined under the Education Act 1989.

    Industry Products
    Bachelor's degree and other graduate qualifications
    Other postgraduate qualifications
    Master's and doctorate degrees
    Certificates one-through-six
    Industry Activities
    Postgraduate school operation
    Research school operation
    Undergraduate school operation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged between 18 and 25
  • Public funding for tertiary education
  • Secondary school retention rate
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Annual fee movements
  • Student enrolments
  • Government funding
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Fees and enrolments
  • Workforce challenges
  • Funding dependence
  • Table: Universities Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Universities Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Scientific Research and Environmental Science Services in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand
  • Paper Product Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Bachelor's degree and other graduate qualifications
  • Research
  • Master's and doctorate degrees
  • Other postgraduate qualifications
  • Certificates one-through-six
  • Chart: Universities Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic students aged 18-25 years
  • Research
  • Domestic students aged over 25
  • International students
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Universities Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Surplus
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Universities

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Universities Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    University of AucklandUniversity of OtagoMassey UniversityVictoria University of WellingtonAuckland University of TechnologyUniversity of Canterbury
  • Table: University of Auckland - financial performance
  • Table: University of Otago - financial performance
  • Table: Massey University - financial performance
  • Table: Victoria University of Wellington - financial performance
  • Table: Auckland University of Technology - financial performance
  • Table: University of Canterbury - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Universities Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Universities Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Full-Time Equivalent
  • A measure that equates part-time students to full-time students. Full time students undertaking a full year of study are counted as one unit.
  • International Students
  • Students from overseas that travel to New Zealand for the purpose of study.
  • Student Allowance
  • Government grants that are designed to assist students from low-income backgrounds with living expenses while studying.
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