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Otago Business School and the business community

The Otago Business School’s close connection with the business community is crucial to ensuring that our research and teaching are relevant to the current business environment. We offer many varied opportunities for businesses to become involved in School activities. There are also a number of informal ways in which businesses and organisations can connect with us, such as:

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  • Contributing a scholarship or prize
  • Running a competition for our students
  • Mentoring a promising student
  • Judging a business case competition
  • Being the topic of a business case study
  • Getting a students to complete a research project for your business
  • Otago Tourism Policy School

Please email us to get involved or find out more:

Opportunities to connect with the Otago Business School

Internship Programme

Bring a fresh perspective - Recruit a high achieving, motivated student on a fixed-term, full-time contract for six months to a year.

Hire a Graduate

Get involved with graduate recruitment, careers fairs and employer presentations.

Work with Students

Do you have a research project or case study you need help with? Our students can help.

Work with Staff

Our staff are experts in their fields, talk to us about how we can collaborate.


We have lots of professional development options for you or your staff - short courses or full qualifications.

Become a Mentor

Your experience and insight could help pave the future success of one of our students. Mold the future through your past and present.

Guest Speakers

Our students love hearing about the challenges and successes of the 'real world' Why not share your story?

Be Profiled

Otago graduates do some amazing things! Tell your story through a print, online, or video profile.

Work with budding Entrepreneurs

Otago students have loads of great business ideas. Get involved with our Master of Entrepreneurship, Audacious or the Startup Space.

Executive Residence

Our on-campus accommodation is located on 2mins walk from the Business School. Stay here for University, and non-University related trips to Dunedin.

Run a Workshop

Share your business expertise with small groups of students or academics. Interact, communicate, educate and network with us.

Tourism Policy School

The Tourism Policy School addresses the issues faced in the field of tourism and sustainable development.

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