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Otago Online MBA

Otago Online MBA

University of Otago Business School

Otago Business School, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • QS Global MBA Rankings
    151-200
  • Program Type Online/Distance MBA
  • Duration 36 months
  • Start date Apr, Sep
  • % of women 40
  • Accreditations AACSB, EQUIS
  • Students per class 21
  • Average age 34 years

The Otago Online MBA has been tremendously well-received since it was launched in 2015. It is based on the same academic curriculum as the reputed full-time, on-campus MBA. The Otago Online MBA is a 100% synchronous programme for students who want a high-quality MBA education but are unable to study full-time or to be on campus. Through the use of Zoom videoconferencing students attend live weekly lectures, share interactive discussions with classmates and join in break-out sessions. Should they occasionally miss a class, they can catch up with the recordings and be back on track.


Quality MBA programme

The only differences between the online and on-campus programmes are the delivery mechanism and timeframe. Online students study exactly the same curriculum as the on-campus students, submit similar assignments and sit similar examinations. Entry requirements are the same for all Otago MBA programmes.


The online programme is designed to be part-time and takes two-and-a-half years to complete, instead of the on-campus 15 months. Classes for each paper are conducted twice a week in the evenings across six weeks with a week break between papers.


What students need to attend the class

To participate in the online classes, students will need the following:

  • access to broadband internet
  • a computer
  • good headphone and microphone set (provided by the Otago MBA)
  • somewhere they can set themselves up comfortably.


Alternative graduation option

The Otago MBA qualification opens doors to excellent career options. However, personal situations or motivations can change over the course of part-time study. For this reason, part-time students are given the choice of graduating earlier, after completing eight subjects, with the well-respected University of Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBusAdmin).


For more information, visit: otago.ac.nz/mba/online


About University

Established in 1976, the Otago MBA is New Zealand's #1 MBA programme with a strong international character. The Otago MBA is delivered on-campus or online. The full-time programme is ranked among the top 200 worldwide, and in the top 10 in Oceania by QS. The Otago Online MBA is ranked third in the world by London-based CEO Magazine and thirteenth by QS.Worldwide, fewer than 100 business schools hold dual EQUIS and AACSB accreditation and Otago Business School is one of them.The Otago MBA offers a unique academic adventure in which a diverse group of students from all corners of the world come together to stretch personal boundaries and add real value to their careers. Otago MBA students are forward-thinking and progressive, committed to hard work and adventure, and value personal achievement and social responsibility.---Key aspects of the Otago MBA programmeInternational focus: The Otago MBA curriculum is designed with a strong international focus and an emphasis on managing business in a highly global environment. It is conducted by outstanding faculty members from different continents – further enhancing that global perspective.Career prospects: Career prospects are excellent for Otago MBA graduates. Students come from all over the world and work all over the world after graduation. Their post-study options are diverse – going back to their home country, going on to work in a third country or staying to work in New Zealand. (International students who intend to work in New Zealand after graduation may be eligible for a post-study work visa. Please visit the New Zealand immigration website for more information).High staff to student ratio: Small class sizes mean students enjoy an excellent staff to student ratio, which ensures a personalised MBA experience. The teachers are experienced facilitators drawn from three areas: the Otago Business School, other reputable international business schools and consultants or business practitioners.The curriculumThe rigorous Otago MBA curriculum comprises two phases with strong focus on practical applications in the real world:Phase 1: Students take 12 core papers that cover the key areas of business, and a live case study in collaboration with the business community.Phase 2: A wide range of specializations is available to students through the options of on-campus electives, international exchange or a business project. On-campus specialization areas include accounting, finance, management, marketing, tourism, sustainability, healthcare management and entrepreneurship. International student exchange offers students the chance to further widen their international experience and opens up even more specialization choices. Otago has exchange partnerships with around 20 top MBA business schools and universities around the world.---For more information, visit: otago.ac.nz/mba

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