The Otago MBA is an academic adventure for high achievers to advance their careers, hone their business skills and maximise their potential. It is the leading Master in Business Administration programme in New Zealand and ranked amongst the top MBA programmes worldwide, according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The programme takes on a strong international perspective and emphasises practical application of academic theories. We prepare students to succeed anywhere in the world. Lecturers are selected based on a strong background in both running successful businesses and academic excellence. The three years curriculum comprises 2 phases: In Phase 1, students take 12 core papers over about 2.5 years. Pre-lecture reading, lectures and examinations for each subject take place over 8 weeks, with a week break between subjects. The total credits for phase one are 180 (each paper is worth 15 credits); Phase 2 requires a further 60 credits. Students undertake a business project or international exchange or a combination of these up to 60 points. For example, students could spend two weeks on exchange in Austria or in Thailand and gain 15 credits, followed by a 45 point business project.
- Start date: 14.09.2022