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Student activities and opportunities

As a student at Otago there are many amazing activities available to you. These range from internship and mentoring programmes through to student exhange programmes.

Accounting Mentoring Programme

This programme is available to all students majoring in Accounting. Students have the opportunity to learn from the experts. This is their chance  to work alongside mentors who span a wide range of industries and include CEOs, CFOs, company directors and accounting and consultancy firm partners.

Find out more about the Accounting Mentoring Programme

BNZ Bloomberg Market Lab

The Otago Business School BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab provides students and faculty access to real-time and historical financial market data, news, and analysis.

Students have access to the same Bloomberg trading platform used by the world's leading investment companies, banks, corporations and government agencies.

It is one of the largest academic trading labs in New Zealand with 12 Bloomberg Professional terminals.

Find out more about the BNZ Bloomberg Market Lab

Business Employability Programme

This is a practical work-related training programme that will help you become work ready.

Find out more about the Business Employability Programme

Business Internship Programme

Our programme is unique in New Zealand. It is designed to give Otago students who have completed their second year of study towards their BCom and are averaging a 'B' or better academic grade, valuable and meaningful first hand workplace experience.

Find out more about the Business Internship Programme

Business Case Competition

An opportunity to test your business skills, and solve real business problems, with the possibility of national and international travel.

For more information on the Business Case Competition website

Dunedin Community Accounting

Dunedin Community Accounting is a voluntary service organisation in which Otago accounting students provide accounting advice to not-for-profit organisations. This programme is a great way to meet members of the local community and to put your accounting skills to good use. Volunteering looks great on your CV and gives you something extra to talk about during job interviews.

Find out more about Dunedin Community Accounting

Global Student Exchange at Otago

Are you keen to 'see the world', but don't want to take a break from your studies? Combine your desires to travel and study with the Otago Student Exchange programme. The University has over 100 agreements with institutions in 26 countries. Study overseas for a semester, or a full academic year, while paying University of Otago tuition fees.

Find out more about the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme

The Student Exchange Advisers are available Monday to Friday from 11am–4pm.
Room B01, Archway West building

School of Business Exchange Opportunities

Let living and studying overseas be part of your Otago degree. The University of Otago's Student Exchange Programme provides the opportunity to study for one semester, or two, at an internationally recognised partner university.

Find out more information about the Otago Business School's Student Exchange Programme

Student prizes and scholarships

Scholarships and prizes in Accounting and Finance

The Department awards a number of scholarships and prizes to high-achieving Accounting and Finance students every year.

University of Otago scholarships

The University of Otago offers a number of scholarships and prizes. These are available both to students studying at the University of Otago and Otago students studying at other institutions around the world.

Find out about University of Otago scholarships and how to apply

Student support on campus

Do you need on-going support, or just a little advice to help in your study or personal life? The University of Otago offers resources and services in a variety of areas to all students and staff.

  • The Pacific Islands Centre is a welcoming environment designed to help all students of Pacific descent to make the most of their time at University. The Department's Pacific Islands Liaison is Dr Iki Uele. Email
  • The International Office offers a full range of services from recruitment and admission, to the pastoral care of international students. The Department of Management welcomes candidates from overseas on all programmes. Special conditions apply, so all applications should initially be made through the International Office.
  • The Disability Information and Support Office provides learning support, advice, advocacy and information to students with permanent, recurring or temporary impairments. In addition, if you have a disability or condition that may adversely affect your Management studies please let your lecturers/supervisors know. They are reliant on you to make your needs known and will try to meet those needs where they can. The Department's disabilities representative is Dr Duminda Kuruppuarachchi. Email
  • Student Health is a team of qualified professionals providing high quality health care to students of the University of Otago

Complete list of Services and Support

Student support in the Department of Accountancy and Finance

Need some help with your studies, scholarships or grants? What about extra tutorials and study skills? Or perhaps you would like to talk to someone within the Accountancy and Finance Department? Please contact one of our course advisers.

Here is a list of the key contacts in our department

Student resources

Here at Otago we have a range of resources available to you that will assist you with your studies.

Find out more about the student resources on offer

UNIO 101 Getting started at Otago

UNIO 101 is a paper offered in Blackboard and is available to all new undergraduate students enroled at Otago. You will find really useful information and tips for your academic journey here at Otago.

Visit the AskOtago Knowledge Base for more information

Contacts for course advice

If you are unsure about any aspect of your study we have dedicated course advisers in the Department of Accountancy and Finance who are here to help you.

Our course advisers can help you:

  • Plan your study
  • Choose the degree and papers that are right for you
  • Look at your career aspirations and how your study fits in with that
  • Make sure that you've got the right combination of papers to meet regulations
  • Guide and provide solutions if there have been difficulties with the progression of your course

Please contact one of our course advisers

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