Otago MBA rankings

For its small class size, the Otago MBA punches above its weight as a world-class MBA and the top MBA in New Zealand.

The ongoing commitment of Otago MBA to meet the ever-changing needs of future business leaders saw the programme ranked:

  • 26th best online MBA globally ( QS , 2022)
  • Online MBA #1 for Class Experience
  • Top 200 global MBA  ( QS , 2022)
  • 9th best MBA in Aust/NZ ( QS , 2022)

Business ranking

  • Top 10 for Strategy and Business Development (Find-MBA, 2020)
  • Top 100 for MBA in Operations Management Career Specialisation ( QS , 2021)

University of Otago rankings

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

The University has also been rated 5 star plus by QS Stars. This is the maximum rating achievable under the QS Stars System, which takes into account the quality of Otago's facilities, teaching, graduate employability, internationalisation, and inclusiveness.

Dual EQUIS and AACSB accreditation

Worldwide, less than 100 business schools hold dual EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. Otago Business School is one of them.

The Otago MBA is internationally recognised, and our graduates are aligned with those from the best business schools in the world.

The University of Otago School of Business is accredited by the two leading international agencies, EQUIS and AACSB.

Business schools that are accredited by either EQUIS or AACSB, to say nothing of being accredited by both, are considered the best in the world.

MBA accreditation is an assurance that a qualification stands up to a set of rigorous standards, an indicator of exceptional quality and commitment to continual improvement to maintain that high status.

Because business operates globally, it is imperative that an accredited Master of Business Administration can be easily recognised anywhere in the world.

Accreditation is not easy

  • Globally 180 business schools have EQUIS accreditation, across 44 countries
  • Just over 840 business schools in 56 countries have AACSB accreditation
  • Worldwide, less than 100 business schools hold dual EQUIS and AACSB accreditation and Otago Business School is one of them

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) EQUIS Accreditation

EFMD is recognised internationally as an accreditation agency of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools. EQUIS is the accreditation given by EFMD. It assesses institutions as a whole. To become accredited as we have done, a business school or college must show a very high standard of operation across all their activities including research, executive education and business community outreach. EQUIS also places great importance on there being a high degree of internationalisation in each school.

AACSB accreditation

AACSB is considered the highest and most reputable standard in business education. Members include Harvard, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago and nearly all other highly ranked and well-known schools. As of April 2011, around 600 schools have AACSB accreditation world-wide.

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EFMD EQUIS Accredited

CEO Magazine Number 5 in the Global Online MBA Rankings 2020

CEO Magazine Tier One
          in the Global Online MBA Rankings 2020

QS ranking 2022 top 50

QS ranking 2022 rank 1


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