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Rachael Courtney Bird

Before MBA

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Studying Otago’s online MBA has allowed Rachael Courtney Bird to progress her career while working as a business manager in a fast-paced real estate company.

“I had reached a point where I needed to develop my skills in order to move forward in my career, and I was looking for a flexible programme that could fit around my busy work schedule. The opportunity to complete an online MBA with an excellent international reputation was therefore very appealing.”

Why Otago MBA?

Rachael says Otago’s online programme accommodates even the busiest professional. Classes run from 7pm until 10pm two nights a week and she says “the time just flies by.”

“The content is interesting and sparks discussion despite the different industries and experience levels of the students; each opinion transfers to the topics discussed.”

Benefits of online study

Using Zoom means there a high level of engagement from lecturers and class members and Rachael has enjoyed learning more about the experiences other students share during group work.

“My expectations for an excellent MBA experience have not only been met, but exceeded...”

The learning isn’t only online. There are opportunities to attend gatherings hosted by the MBA and the Otago Business School, which foster a “great sense of belonging and connection”. These events also provided an excellent opportunity to meet other students and learn about a range of topics that were applicable to her field of business.

MBA success

“My expectations for an excellent MBA experience have not only been met, but exceeded, despite the course being taught in an online environment. My MBA is going to ensure that I can progress my career and be the best version of myself while leading a team and a business.”