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Otago Business School News and Events

Business School leads the way in commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:26am

The University of Otago Business School is one of the first business schools worldwide to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as part of its strategic mission.

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First cohort of Otago Online MBA graduates

Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:38pm

Melanie Pickworth and Chloe Blacklock are both adept at juggling their work commitments, personal lives and study. As members of the first cohort of students to graduate with Otago’s online MBA degree they have to be.

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Honorary Doctorate for New Zealand businessman

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 1:07pm

The University of Otago will this week confer an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart.

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Otago Business School building redevelopment opens

Thursday, 7 December 2017 11:02am

The newly redeveloped University of Otago Business School’s common space opened yesterday, following an early morning blessing with a whakawatea.

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From strength to strength for Otago MBA

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 9:33am

The University of Otago Business School’s Master of Business Administration programme, the Otago MBA, is once again breaking new ground.

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Otago research finds consumer’s sustainable intentions thwarted

Monday, 27 November 2017 4:53pm

More and more New Zealanders are keen to act sustainably, but can’t because producers aren’t providing enough product information to guide them.

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Otago collaborates on Māori and Indigenous Business degree

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 10:58pm

The Otago Business School has joined forces with the business schools of five of New Zealand’s other universities to offer a new, part-time online Master of Māori and Indigenous Business degree.

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Business School redevelopment nears completion

Friday, 10 November 2017 12:04pm

A distinctive 10 metre sculpture, recently installed in the newly renovated Otago Business School, signals the redevelopment is close to completion.

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Otago academic talks sustainability in India

Thursday, 2 November 2017 9:31pm

Associate Professor Robert Aitken believes that halting the rise in human consumption is the defining business challenge of our times.

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Otago Study shows pay gap between CEOs and workers is widening

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 9:05am

The gap between CEO compensation and worker income is widening, according to new University of Otago research.

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Otago students chosen for NZ - India Sustainability Challenge 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017 11:04am

George Coslett and Lucy Patterson from the University of Otago Business School have been selected to travel to India as part of the Education New Zealand’s NZ - India Sustainability Challenge (NZISC).

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Students create app for PI Centre

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:03pm

An app created by Information Science students will make it easier for the University’s Pacific Islands Centre to communicate with the students it supports.

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Climate change and extreme weather driving migration

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 1:46pm

For the first time, a University of Otago researcher has shown that not only are the effects of climate change influencing people’s decision to migrate, it is actually a more important driver than income and political freedom at the origin country.

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Opinion: Who believes in superintelligence?

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 10:30pm

In an era of burgeoning artificial intelligence, fears that machines will one day be more intelligent than the humans who created them are also escalating. In the first of a pair of opinion pieces by experts from two Otago departments, Information Science’s Professor Michael Winikoff argues against such concerns.

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Interest grows for the Doctor of Business Administration

Thursday, 28 September 2017 5:17pm

A second group of students from China studying towards their Doctor of Business Administration has been welcomed to Dunedin.

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Inspiring business ideas win 2017 Audacious Challenge

Monday, 25 September 2017 12:21pm

Both the range and the quality of business ideas being developed by students entering this year’s Audacious Challenge was inspiring.

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Business building takes shape

Monday, 18 September 2017 8:39pm

The roof is on, the windows are in, the scaffolding is down, and the new concrete floor has been laid – the Otago Business School building redevelopment is taking shape.

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Joint action on annual $1 billion retail crime problem 

Monday, 21 August 2017 12:26pm

Almost $1 billion of goods get stolen from shops in New Zealand every year and the University of Otago and Retail NZ want to do something about it.

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Human Resources Management major graduates

Saturday, 19 August 2017 2:40pm

First Human Resources Management graduates

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World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

Saturday, 29 July 2017 11:01am

Dr Diane Ruwhiu attended the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, Toronto, 24th – 29th July.

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Department of Management takes 2017 BARC shield

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:10am

The winner of the Business School’s fourth annual staff Three-Minute Thesis style competition confesses he would rather present a 50-minute lecture to 3000 people than a three-minute talk to just 50 people.

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