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Otago Part-Time MBA

Otago Part-Time MBA

University of Otago Business School

Commerce Building, 60 Clyde Street, Dunedin, NZ, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • QS Global MBA Rankings
  • Program Type Part-Time MBA
  • Duration 36 months

The on-campus part-time Otago MBA is a three- to five-year programme for high-achievers who, for various reasons, are unable to commit to the full-time programme. The Otago MBA offers executives and professionals who live in and around Dunedin a competitive career advantage.


Undertaking the part-time Otago MBA involves studying exactly the same curriculum and classes as full-time students. The curriculum is delivered via a mix of lectures, interactive workshops and regular presentations from academics and visiting business leaders. Case-study analysis is interspersed throughout the course alongside a traditional lecture format.


The Otago MBA is an academically demanding and rigorous programme that delivers a solid foundation across all key areas of business. As an approximate guide, students can expect to spend up to 20 hours per week on each core paper. These hours are made up of a combination of lectures, preparation of assignments and reading. Group assignments will often require spending time as part of a team on weekends and in the evenings.

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/part-time

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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