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Application process for the Otago MBA

The Otago MBA's rolling admissions process means applications are considered as they are received. Once you have applied, we aim to complete the application process by the end of the following month.

Our class size is small and seats are limited; applications close when seats are filled, so please submit your application early.

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How to apply

  1. Step: 1 - Online Application Form
    Complete the application form the MBA website including an upload of most recent CV/Resume. The OtagoMBA has a rolling admissions process, accepting and assessing application as they are received.
  2. Step: 2 - Entrance Test
    The OtagoMBA Admissions Test (OAT) is a written test case study analysis which is completed via Zoom. Our office will guide your through this process once your fully completed application form has been received and assessed. Alternatively you can provide a GMAT test result with score of 550 or higher.
  3. Step: 3 - Interview
    You will be interviewed by the OtagoMBA Admissions Manager live via Zoom. As part of the interview, you will be required to provide a short verbal presentation on a business or news topic of your choice.
  4. Step: 4 - MBA Admission – Final Decision
    A decision will be made on your application within one week of the interview. You will need to start preparing your supporting documentations for your final University admissions application.
  5. Step: 5 - University Admission – Final Offer of Place
    You will need to complete your University Admissions application via our eVision system. Usually, you will be required to upload certified copies of your previous academic transcripts and identification documents such as your passport biopage.

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Confirmation of offer

If you are successful in obtaining a place on the Otago MBA, you will receive an official conditional letter of acceptance onto the programme.

At this point you will need to apply for admission to the University of Otago, and supply further information to confirm your place. This may include a deposit, GMAT test result, English Language test results, references, original documents, and an ECE evaluation of your qualifications.

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Further information

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