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Why you should study at the Otago Business School

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

Otago Business School is one of the first schools worldwide to adopt the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

Force for good

We believe all businesses can be a force for good.

The Otago Business School is a force for good through teaching subjects that matter, conducting research that is making an impact on the future of business, government, and the world we live in and engaging with the community to help shape the future.

We are committed to doing whatever we can to help make the business world a force for good, from ensuring sustainability through to working with communities to help create better futures.

Doing the right thing

Here at the Otago Business School you will discover that when you go about business the right way, it can also make the world a better place. It's not jut about profits for shareholders, it's also about being socially responsible with outcomes that are more than financial.

Make a difference

Our approach is about encouraging businesses to work closely with communities to create better futures for everyone.

Surrounded by world-renowned lecturers and immersed in world-leading research, you truly are part of a world-class business hub.

If you want a career that matters, the Otago Business School will give you the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference when it comes to what you believe in.

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Best of the best

The School is ranked #1 for research in New Zealand

The Otago MBA is ranked #1 in New Zealand

96% of graduates go directly into work or on to further study

Top 1% of business schools in the world

One of 5 Centres of Excellence in the world

The Otago Business School has a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. We offer a wide range of study options, from undergraduate to executive level.  We also hold international accreditation with two agencies, affirming the quality and relevance of our programmes in the global arena, as well as:

  • We are New Zealand's leading business school for research (PBRF Quality Evaluation 2018). We are ranked #1 for research in New Zealand. Many of our departments are also leaders in their study area – Management, Information Science, Marketing, Tourism, Economics, and Accountancy and Finance
  • Awarded 5 stars plus, the highest possible international quality ranking (QS Stars Rating)
  • The School is one of only five World Leisure Organisation centres of excellence in the world and the only one in the Pacific region
  • Our MBA is ranked #1 in New Zealand (QS Online MBA rankings 2022 #26, QS Global MBA Rankings 2022 Top NZ MBA)
  • The Otago Business School is in the top 1% of business schools in the world and is accredited by two leading international organisations: EQUIS and AACSB
  • We are the first business school in New Zealand to be invited to join the Global Business School Network (GBSN)
  • Three of the last five Young New Zealanders of the Year studied at the Otago Business School. In 2018 and 2019 two Master of Entrepreneurship graduates were recipients
  • The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, with ultra-flexible study options
  • 96% of BCom graduates go on to full-time employment or further study (Graduate Opinion Surveys 2017–2019)
  • Our Internship Programme offers valuable paid work experience

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