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  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    36 months
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program

Otago Online MBA Overview

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

Program Highlights

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Apr, Sep
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