• QS Global RankQS Global Rankings
    Position in the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2018
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    36 months

Otago Part-time MBA Overview

Part-Time Otago MBA

The on-campus part-time Otago MBA is a 3 to 5 year program for high-achievers who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to commit to the full-time program. The Otago MBA offers executives and professionals who live in and around Dunedin City a competitive career advantage. (For students who wish to do it online, please click on the Distance Online MBA button above.)


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


The Otago MBA is an academically demanding and rigorous program which delivers a solid foundation across all key areas of business. As an approximate guide, you can expect to spend up to 15 hours per week on each core paper. These hours are made up of a combination of lectures, time with your team, preparation of assignments and reading. Group assignments will often require spending time with your team on weekends and in the evenings.

Flexible Pace of Completion

One important advantage of the part-time Otago MBA is that it offers the flexibility to choose the pace of study that suits you best.

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 8 subjects, with the University of Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBusAdmin), a well-respected university qualification.

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