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Full-time Otago MBA

The Otago MBA is an academically demanding and rigorous programme which delivers a solid foundation across all key business areas. With the Otago MBA, you hone your business skills, realise your full potential and advance your career.

Four MBA students sitting on a park benchWide choices of specialisations are available through on-campus electives, international exchange, online electives or a business project.

Our professional development activities and mentoring further sharpen the skills needed to succeed in the business world.

The full-time Otago MBA is a two-phase programme which can be completed in 15 months to two years depending on your elective choices in Phase 2.

For international students who intend to stay in New Zealand to work after graduation, you may be eligible for a work visa under Immigration New Zealand Study to Work category.

More information on work visas
Visit the immigration NZ website for student visa application information

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Full-time Otago MBA Phase 1

Phase 1 comprises 10 months of on-campus study. Twelve core subjects covering key business areas are specially designed for you.

You will also engage in a live case study conducted in collaboration with the business community. In addition to a rigorous academic curriculum, our comprehensive programme also includes a professional development programme, mentor programme, guest speakers, and business networking events.

Full-time Otago MBA Phase 1

Full-time Otago MBA Phase 2

Phase 2 of the full-time MBA offers you choices and flexibility. Students can choose to continue this part of their MBA studies through one of the following options:

  • On-campus in Dunedin
  • International exchange
  • A business project

Together these options offer an extensive range of specialisations to support your career aspiration. Students who prefer to study on campus may choose any three specialisation electives run by the University of Otago Business School. Those who prefer to go on international exchange may choose from a list of about 20 world-renowned business schools – further enhancing the international experience, without additional tuition fees.

Full-time Otago MBA Phase 2

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