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:
- 10th best online MBA globally (QS, 2020)
- 5th best online MBA worldwide (CEO Magazine, 2020)
- Top-tier global MBA (CEO Magazine, 2020)
- Top 200 global MBA (QS, 2021)
- Top 9 MBA in Oceania (QS, 2021)
The Otago MBA is ranked globally within the top 10 by Find-MBA for Strategy and Business Development.
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 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.