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The Otago Business School hosts and promotes a number of supplementary activities and resources for its undergraduate and postgraduate students. We are committed to providing you with additional opportunities to support your academic and personal development. These activities are guaranteed to challenge you, and they will also offer some of the most invaluable and fun experiences of your life!

Student opportunities and activities

Otago Business School students are strongly encouraged to become involved in the following activities hosted or promoted by the School. You can get involved in:

Internship Programme

Gives you the opportunity to work in full-time paid employment for six months to a year - while gaining credit towards your BCom.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Available to first-year students requiring additional help with specific papers in their course of study.

Audacious Startup Programme and Startup Dunedin

Start your own business with workshops, coaching and the startup challenge.

Business Case Competition

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

International Student Exchange

Living and studying overseas as part of your Otago degree.

Guest Speaker Seminars

Guest seminars from national and international business executives.

Ignite Consultants

Ignite is a student-run non-profit that provides free business advice and strategic planning to charities in Dunedin and Wellington.


The Otago Commerce Students' Society provides students with a range of social opportunities as well as and academic support.

Ambassador Programme

Promote the Business School to your old high school and receive financial assistance for going home on holiday.

Te Tai Tuarā (TTT)

TTT is an association to support Māori Commerce Students.

Otago Pacific Islands' Commerce Student Association, (OPICSA)

Support for Pacific students in their journey through University.

CODeL (Collaborative On-Demand Learning)

Collaborative workshops led by students and staff that provide practical strategies for postgraduate research success.

Otago Network for Entrepreneurship (ONE)

Develop your ideas and turn them into reality.

International student support

Support services for international students.

BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab

Real-time and historical financial market data, news, and analysis.

Student resources

Many resources are available to students of the University of Otago, to help you with the enrolment process, and during your course of study. Information is available for:

Become a Student Ambassador

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