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Business School wins design award

Tuesday, 23 August 2022 11:58am

Te Kura Pakihi – Otago Business School won the Education category at the 2022 Otago/Southland Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards.

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‘Crazy academic journey’ an empowering experience

Friday, 19 August 2022 4:07pm

Lovely Luafitu has overcome “many challenges” on her way to graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce.

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OBS Markets Lab open for business

Friday, 19 August 2022 4:23pm

The Otago Business School’s Te Taura Takata BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab is open for business.

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Investigating how alcohol price changes affect consumption

Thursday, 28 July 2022 4:23pm

Research to determine how alcohol consumption in New Zealand responds to changes in the price of alcohol has received $95,000 in funding from Te Whatu Ora Health Promotion Agency.

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Department of Tourism ‘elated’ with ranking

Tuesday, 26 July 2022 10:51am

The University of Otago’s teaching of hospitality and tourism management has ranked 23rd worldwide in the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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Otago Business School receives AACSB accreditation 

Friday, 15 July 2022 4:26pm

The Otago Business School has received reaccreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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Turning ‘misery research’ into destination management for sustainability

Thursday, 14 July 2022 3:18pm

Dr Julia Albrecht, from the Department of Tourism, shares what took her from an academic background in Geography and a practical background as a consultant, to a career researching destination management for sustainability.

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Business School student success at Global Enterprise Experience

Thursday, 14 July 2022 3:40pm

University of Otago Business School students Jessie Yue Ou Yang and Harry Campbell were each highly commended at this year’s Global Enterprise Experience (GEE) award ceremony.

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Science meets business with Master of Entrepreneurship graduate Ella Buchanan

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 9:31am

Master of Entrepreneurship graduate Ella Buchanan shares how she found her perfect place at the intersection of science and business and wants other students to know that not all university paths are the same.

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Excellence in teaching celebrated at Otago Staff Awards

Friday, 19 November 2021 9:56am

What would a teacher be without their students? The 2021 Otago Excellence in Teaching Award winners are all driven to teach by those there to learn. 

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Ones to Watch: Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe

Friday, 29 October 2021 11:52am

“Sleep doesn’t happen often” laughs third-year student Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe as he reflects on what has been a busy year so far with many achievements.

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Management students organise international artist to paint mural for rest home

Thursday, 28 October 2021 9:34am

A group of Otago University Business School students are helping to brighten the lives of their elderly neighbours.

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Accuracy of DHB figures questioned by University of Otago study

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 11:56am

The accuracy of District Health Board (DHB) data on the use of consultants and contractors has been questioned by an Otago University research team.

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Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu awarded the Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching Award

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 9:17am

Associate Professor Diane Ruwhiu has been recognised with a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in the Kaupapa Māori category.

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Senior Lecturer awarded best Academy Management Article

Wednesday, 1 September 2021 8:56am

University of Otago’s Senior Lecturer of Management Maja Graso has been awarded the best Academy of Management Perspectives article for 2021.

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Otago survey provides insights into working from home

Monday, 30 August 2021 9:49am

The shift to working from home was relatively easy this lockdown, but some people are not coping as well as others, preliminary results from a University of Otago study reveal.

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Award winners praised for ‘outstanding’ teaching

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 9:56am

Four Otago teachers have secured prestigious honours at the national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

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A sustainable future: Rebuilding Aotearoa

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 12:36pm

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agreement set 17 global goals to achieve peace and prosperity. We present snapshots of the range of work on sustainability undertaken by the Otago Business School staff.

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Bachelor of Entrepreneurship ready to launch

Friday, 25 June 2021 10:16am

The University of Otago Business School is preparing to offer the first new general business degree to be offered in New Zealand in more than 100 years.


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