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Monica Barkman

Position Online MBA Development Manager
Previous position ITS Senior Customer Service Representative, University of Otago
Education BSc (University of Otago)
Diploma in Teaching (ECE), Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Country of origin New Zealand

Goals and missions

Monica's roles and responsibilities include the important missions of:

  • Ongoing development of the Online MBA into a world-class programme
  • Create an integrated online learning environment for both teaching staff and students
  • Working with lecturers to ensure a smooth delivery of the Online MBA curriculum

Reasons Monica enjoys working in the MBA programme

Monica enjoys working with and meeting people from a range of backgrounds, and helping them to reach their goals. She finds this role makes good use of her skills and previous experience in IT, teaching, research, management and customer service, in an exciting and supportive environment.

Why does she think that the Otago Online MBA is a great way to study?

The Otago MBA provides students a chance to study with a cohort of classmates, lecturers and guest speakers from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds, working with others from all over the world. The videoconferencing technology provides a reliable way to interact with students and lecturers, providing an experience more similar to face to face classes than traditional distance programmes. The programme offers the flexibility to balance study with work and home commitments irrespective of your location.