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Get down to business and prepare yourself for a career in the corporate world, government, or the non-profit sector

Otago Business School has the qualification to match your interests and career ambitions - no matter what your background

The School is ranked #1 for research in New Zealand

The Otago MBA is ranked #1 in New Zealand

95% of graduates go directly into work or on to further study

Top 1% of business schools in the world

Offers flexible course structure

Business Matters

At Otago Business School, we believe business has a big role to play in a better future.

Why you should study at the Otago Business School.

Learn from some of the best-qualified and world-leading lecturers in New Zealand. In the end, it comes down to a high quality education that will enable you to achieve your career goals.


The School has a well-deserved reputation for producing outstanding graduates in all fields of business. One of the best things about Otago is our flexible degree structure.

For your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to choose a major subject. This is what you’ll specialise in. With most degrees, you can optionally add a minor subject (which is like a mini specialisation), and a mix of papers from other subjects.

When you select a subject below, you’ll be taken to the department website that specialises in that subject.

If you already have a university degree, you may be more interested in our postgraduate qualifications.


Our research

Otago Business School researchers are involved with a wide variety of research projects. These projects have the potential to contribute real value to the wider community, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector.

Find out more about our work

Research feature

A sustainable future: Rebuilding Aotearoa

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agreement set 17 global goals to achieve peace and prosperity.
Read about what the Otago Business School is doing in this vital area of research (PDF)

Towards a sustainable economy

The Research Network for Sustainable Business is a hub for research on moving towards a sustainable economy and work with business, civil society and policy makers to promote transformative change.

Research Network for Sustainable Business

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Creating positive change through sustainable finance

When Isobella Te-Iringa-A-Rangi O Te Moana Nui Sigley (Ngāpuhi) learned that investors did not have to choose between making a profit and saving the planet, her career pathway in sustainable finance became crystal clear.

Associate Professor Ros Whiting retires

Interacting with, mentoring and advising students has been a highlight of Associate Professor Whiting’s career, and she has very much enjoyed “watching them move into many and varied careers, where they underpin businesses and the public sector, as well as make significant pro-bono contributions to the not-for-profit sector”.

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5th Human Resources International Conference

Wednesday 10 January 2024

This conference is hosted by the Department of Management at the University of Otago in conjunction with the HR Division of the Academy of Management. The conference will take place on 10–12 January 2024 in the Otago Business School.

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