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University of Otago, Otago Business School

With an international reputation for quality teaching, the Otago Business School is acknowledged as a centre of excellence and New Zealand's leading business school for research*. From undergraduate to PhD, we offer a range of academic programmes and executive-level study options. Our career-focused programmes equip our graduates with skills, experience and qualifications that are highly regarded both in New Zealand and internationally.

Established in 1976, the Otago MBA is ranked #1 in New Zealand, and our online MBA programme is ranked #10 in the world **. Otago Business School students enter the work force with practical, career-ready experience, are often entrepreneurial in nature and have strong community orientations. Today, business operates more than ever in a global marketplace. At Otago, this is reflected in the international make-up of our staff and students, global study opportunities, including our DBA offered in both Dunedin and Shanghai, an increased focus on flexible, inter-disciplinary course structures, distance learning options and our prestigious international accreditations and memberships.

While our primary focus is to help our students achieve academic excellence, we also encourage them to embrace the full Otago experience and take advantage of the many extra-curricular opportunities on offer outside the classroom. At Otago Business School we believe in contributing to the long-term collective success of New Zealand in areas such as health, economic development and sustainability, and our forward-driven ethos recognises the important impact that business will continue to have on our wider society.

* PBRF Quality Evaluation 2018

**QS Online MBA Rankings 2020 #10, QS Global MBA Rankings 2020 Top NZ MBA


  • Accounting
  • Business Ethics - incl Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CIS/ MIS
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics/ Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/ Small Business Admin
  • Finance - incl Banking
  • General Business
  • Hotel/ Restaurant/ Tourism
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Other Disciplines:

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics


  • Private

  • Public


  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Online

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* Tuition and fees are displayed in US dollars for ease of comparison, and are accurate as of July 1, 2016. A currency converter is available here, if you wish to see the rates in a different currency.

This profile was updated on September 01, 2021.