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Full-time MBA international exchange


The Otago MBA has international exchange partnerships with about 20 top MBA business schools and universities around the world. You have the option to undertake international exchange in Phase 2 as an alternative to elective study at the University of Otago Business School, at no extra tuition fee.

Our international exchange programme offers you the opportunity to further widen your global perspective and horizons. You may choose to study in a developed country in North America or West Europe, or in a fast-growing economy in Latin America or Asia.

Students applying for international exchange are encouraged to select schools in countries where they have not lived previously. This approach further enhances students' international awareness and ability to take on a career in the global economy.

Together, our on-campus electives, online electives and international exchange programme offer one of the widest range of MBA specialisations to support the career aspirations of our students.

Benefits of the Otago MBA international exchange

An International Exchange offers students the opportunity to:

  • Expand international business networks
  • Study at two respected business schools but pay only one fee
  • Study areas not available at the University of Otago Business School
  • Experience an unfamiliar culture
  • Further reinforce global awareness

Our university exchange partners

Students applying for international exchange are encouraged to select up to five schools as places are limited. There are no guarantees, but in recent years all students have been successful in securing their first or second choice.