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Otago MBA fees

On-campus MBA fees (full-time)

Domestic students

(NZ citizens, or New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holders studying in NZ)

Approximate time to complete the full-time MBA: two years of study.

Phase Fees
Phase 1  (12 papers × NZ$2,292.75) NZ$27,513*
Phase 2  (Irrespective of study path chosen) NZ$9,171*
Total NZ$36,684*

* Please note: Tuition fees increase each year. All fees in this guide are for 2022.

International students

(international students who need to apply for student visa)

International students are required to pay the total current tuition fee in advance.

The total international tuition fee for the programme in 2023 will be NZ$63,328.

Approximate time to complete the full-time MBA: two years of study.

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On-campus MBA fees (part-time)

Domestic students

(NZ citizens, or New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holders studying in NZ)

The tuition fees for on-campus part-time study are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Approximate time to complete the part-time MBA: two-and-a-half years of study.

Phase Fees
Phase 1  (12 papers × NZ$2,292.75) NZ$27,513*
Phase 2  (Irrespective of study path chosen)
NZ$9,171*
Total NZ$36,684*

* Please note: Tuition fees increase each year. All fees in this guide are for 2022.

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Online MBA fees

Domestic students

(NZ citizens, or New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holders studying in NZ)

The tuition fees for the Online MBA programme are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Approximate time to complete the Online MBA: three years of study.

Phase Fees
Phase 1 ( (12 papers × NZ$2,292.75) NZ$27,513*
Phase 2  (Irrespective of study path chosen) NZ$9,171*
Total  NZ$36,684*

* Please note: Tuition fees increase each year. All fees in this guide are for 2022.

International students

(Overseas students and New Zealand Residence Class Visa Holders studying outside of NZ)

The tuition fees for the Online MBA programme are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Approximate time to complete the Online MBA: three years of study.

Phase Fees
Phase 1 (12 papers x NZNZ$3,805.75) NZ45,669*
Phase 2  (Irrespective of study path chosen) NZ$15,223*
Total NZ$60,892*

* Please note: Tuition fees increase each year. All fees in this guide are for 2022.

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Additional information about fees

  • Fees are inclusive of 15% GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tuition fees do not include any of the University's sundry charges (see below for indicative pricing)
  • Some costs such as additional or specialised printing, stationery and special events or trips are not included in the fee.
  • Typically international fees increase annually, recently by around 3-5 per cent per year.

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Student Services fee (on-campus only)

The annual Student Services fee incorporates charges for a range of services which are charged in addition to the above fee. These services include:

  • Access to student gym facilities
  • Subsidised health and counselling services for domestic students
  • Access to OUSA support services and recreational facilities
  • Access to University recreation services
  • Internet access

Those staying on campus in the second year (Phase 2) will be invoiced for a second annual Student Services fee at that time.

Those continuing off campus may apply for an exemption.

Find more information about the University of Otago Student Services fee

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