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The Otago MBA is the best MBA in New Zealand, complete with professional development, a rigorous curriculum and international student exchange. Located at the University of Otago Business School in beautiful Dunedin, New Zealand, it is the School's flagship programme.

Our MBA is an academically demanding programme which delivers a solid foundation across all key business areas.

It can be completed either through full-time or part-time study.

Course structure

The Otago MBA is a rigorous two-phase programme:

  • Phase 1 consists of 12 compulsory core papers covering relevant key business areas as well as a live case study.
  • For Phase 2, students can choose to continue their MBA studies through one, or a combination of an international exchange, a professional consulting engagement or a choice of elective papers.

The on-campus MBA can be completed in 15 months to two years, depending on your elective choices in Phase 2, if studied full-time. Part-time students can complete the programme in two to three years.

Find out more about the Otago MBA course structure, core papers and electives

On-campus calendar

Both full-time and part-time MBA students attend the same lectures, interactive workshops and regular presentations from visiting business leaders and academics.

Case-study analysis is interspersed throughout the coursework in Phase 1.

View the On-campus calendar and timetable

The Otago MBA student experience

Studying on the vibrant Dunedin campus, our students enjoy diversity in class and an interactive, workshop-style classroom experience. The rigorous curriculum is delivered by lecturers who are carefully selected for both strong practical experience and academic excellence.

On-campus MBA students also benefit from a comprehensive professional development programme and various extracuricular activities.

Find out more about the unique Otago MBA student experience

Part-time study

High-achievers who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to commit to the full-time programme can complete the on-campus MBA through part-time study.

Find out if the part-time Otago MBA is right for you


For a reputable programme that ranks among the world's best MBAs, our tuition fees are comparatively affordable.

Additionally, the cost of living in Dunedin is among the lowest for New Zealand cities.

Read about the fees structures of our full-time and part-time MBA programmes

How to apply

Find out more about intake dates, admissions information and entry requirements for the on-campus MBA programme.

Learn about the application process for the Otago MBA

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