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About the Otago MBA programme

The Otago MBA is an academically demanding and rigorous programme which delivers a solid foundation across all key business areas. With the Otago MBA, you hone your business skills, realise your full potential and advance your career.

The Otago MBA is offered both on-campus and online. Both programmes share the same curriculum and entry requirements, and are highly recognised internationally.

The on-campus MBA is available as a full-time or part-time programme.

The online MBA is also available in Mandarin Chinese through our partnership with Beacon Education in China.

The best MBA in New Zealand

The University of Otago is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities of the world by the QS World University Ranking. This places Otago in the top 1% of universities in the world.

The Otago Business School holds dual EQUIS and AASCB accreditation, a level of international recognition less than 100 business schools have achieved worldwide.

And thanks to our ongoing commitment to meet the ever-changing needs of future business leaders, it is no surprise that the Otago MBA is ranked #1 in New Zealand.

Read more about our global rankings and accreditations

Excellent career prospects

The career prospects at the end of the Otago MBA academic adventure for both domestic and international students are excellent. Many of our alumni progress to be highly successful in their fields.

Meet some of our graduates and see where the Otago MBA can take you
View the findings of the latest Otago MBA alumni survey

Outstanding classroom experience

The Otago MBA is highly interactive and collaborative with break-out sessions, workshops, real life case studies and many opportunities for professional development and networking. Full-time on-campus students also enjoy the added benefit of our renowned mentoring programme.

A professional consulting engagement or international exchange provides valuable practical experience and our on-campus students can also choose from a wide range of specialised elective papers.

Our lecturers come from different corners of the world, just as our students do, enriching the international diversity of the programme. They are carefully selected for both academic excellence and strong practical experience in running successful businesses. This ensures the hands-on teaching style we pride ourselves on.

And to make sure there are no disruptions to online learning, we also have a dedicated technical support team.

Find out more about the unique Otago MBA student experience
Meet our management, academic and IT support teams

International student support

The University of Otago provides an outstanding student experience with a strong commitment to pastoral care and support networks. For our international students, we offer additional support services to help you settle into life at Otago.

Learn about our international student support services

Studying and living in Dunedin

Located at the newly-refurbished University of Otago Business School in beautiful Dunedin, the Otago MBA is the School’s flagship programme.

Otago University is New Zealand’s oldest and most-respected university and New Zealand’s top university for research.

Gain a globally respected degree while finding your lifestyle balance and enjoying everything Dunedin and Otago have to offer.

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Explore Dunedin - a vibrant and welcoming student city

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