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Postgraduate business programmes

Postgraduate study refers to the range of courses available to students who have completed an undergraduate degree or studies.

Postgraduate courses cover higher-level study, including master's degrees, doctorates (PhDs) and postgraduate diplomas.

These usually require you to have completed an undergraduate degree before you study them.

Taught (coursework) degrees

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Otago MBA is offered in a variety of formats to fit your lifestyle - Online, Full-time on-campus, Part-time on-campus, or Executive MBA.  Otago's MBA has a strong focus on managerial relevance, practical application, and your own personal development.

Master of Business Data Science (MBusDataSc)

A one-year masters qualification consisting of seven taught papers + either an applied or research project that enables you to meet the needs of industry, and manage and assess large scale data issues.

Starts February.

Master of Economics (MEcon)

The MEcon can be studied either full-time (12 months) or part-time starting either Semester One (Feb) or Semester Two (July). It involves both coursework and a research dissertation and is aimed at students with an undergraduate major in economics that includes a solid grounding in mathematical economics and econometrics. It is designed to equip you with the skills needed by economic practitioners and policymakers, as well as researchers and PhD candidates in economics. The MEcon can be studied full-time (12 months) or part-time.

Starts February or July.

Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

A fifteen-month programme designed to support those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to start an innovative new venture and who aspire to the entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Starts February.

Master of Finance (MFinc)

A one-year masters qualification consisting of seven taught papers plus a written project, designed for people seeking a career in the finance industry or for financial specialists in non-financial firms.

Starts February.

Master of International Business (MIntBus)

A one-year masters qualification consisting of seven taught papers plus a written project (applied or research). The MIntBus is designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to work across cultural boundaries in the expanding global business environment, and to advance your career opportunities.

Starts February.

Master of Marketing (MMart)

The MMart is a one-year or 18-month full-time degree that encompasses both coursework and research. Students have the opportunity to choose between an academic or an industry focus for their research project. Graduates of the MMart programme will be prepared for a professional career in the public or private sector. The MMart can also be used as a pathway to doctoral-level study in Marketing for those students successfully completing BSNS 580.

Starts February.

Master of Professional Accounting (MProfAcct)

Otago’s MProfAcct provides an opportunity for graduates with little or no experience or qualifications in accounting to pursue professional accreditation through an intensive course of study and applied research over a period of 18 months.  On completion of the degree students can gain professional membership with CAANZ and CPA Australia.

Starts February.

Master of Sustainable Business (MSusBus)

This 12-month master's is an interdisciplinary programme drawing on emerging research in the field to provide you with an advanced qualification in sustainability, and its relevance to the business community. As a graduate you will have a wide range of career options such as sustainability managers for industry, business analysts, sustainable business consultants, and sustainable development managers.

Starts February.

Master of Tourism (MTour)

A one-year taught masters degree. Gain a detailed and high level critical understanding of tourism, and related areas, as both an industry and social phenomenon.

Starts February or July.

Postgraduate enrolment and applications

Postgraduate students are required both to enrol with the University of Otago, and also apply to the Otago Business School for admission to a programme of study.

Apply for a postgraduate Business course

Request a postgraduate information pack

If you have further questions, please contact:

University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Tel 0800 80 80 98 (callers within New Zealand)
Tel +64 3 479 7000 (callers outside New Zealand)

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