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Why study Business at Otago?

There are many reasons to study business at the University of Otago, but in the end it comes down to one thing: a high quality education that will enable you to achieve your career goals.

The Otago Business School has a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. We offer a wide range of study options, from undergraduate to executive level. We also hold international accreditation with two agencies, affirming the quality and relevance of our programmes in the global arena.

The University of Otago provides strong administrative support for students during their study, and career planning assistance on completion of their degrees.

All these reasons, plus a legendary campus life, make the Otago Business School your best option!

Still need convincing?

Here are nine reasons why studying Business at Otago is a great choice:

  1. Excellence in research and teaching
  2. A programme to suit any aspiration
  3. Opportunities to strengthen your degree
  4. International accreditation
  5. Legendary campus life at Otago
  6. Affordability of living in Dunedin
  7. Student resources, services and support
  8. Career planning
  9. Alumni

1. Excellence in research and teaching

The University of Otago is highly ranked in New Zealand for research. Along with the Otago Business School’s commitment to research excellence, close consultation with business leaders means business education at Otago is at the cutting edge of business theory and practice. As an added bonus, Otago Business School lecturers are regularly recognised with teaching awards.

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2. A programme to suit any aspiration

The Otago Business School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive programmes, all of which are internationally accredited. Whether you are a school leaver, graduate looking at studying towards a PhD, or a business executive, the Otago Business School has a programme to suit, in a wide variety of subjects.

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3. Opportunities to strengthen your degree

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4. International accreditation

Otago Business School qualifications are internationally recognised, and our graduates aligned with those from prestigious business schools around the globe. How do we know? Because the Otago Business School is accredited with two international agencies, one from Europe, the other from the USA.

Find out more about our international accreditation

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5. Legendary campus life at Otago

Whether you choose to live in a residential college, or share a flat with others, the experience of living and studying alongside students from all over the world within an easy walk from university and the central city is unparalleled. There are also numerous opportunities to indulge in extra-curricular sport and clubs. You may be living in a city, but the ‘great outdoors’ is right on your doorstep.

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6. Affordability of living in Dunedin

Compare the cost of studying at Otago to other New Zealand universities and you will be pleasantly surprised. Accommodation costs are low, and there are few transport costs, so life in Dunedin on a student budget is pretty good.

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7. Student resources, services and support

Do you require academic or personal assistance? The University of Otago has every student’s needs covered from before you enrol, right through graduation and life as an Otago alumni.

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8. Career planning

The University of Otago’s international reputation, our close links with the business community and the strength of an Otago degree mean career opportunities for our graduates are endless.

Visit the Career Development Centre website for further information.

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9. Alumni

Campus life at the University of Otago is fabled, but your ‘Otago Experience’ does not end at graduation. Make the most of being an Otago alumnus and keep the Alumni Office informed of your current contact details.

Visit the Business School Alumni pages.

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