Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    • Full or part time
      On campus , Full time & Part time available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies International Business Business & Management - Other Strategic Management
    • Course Start
      March
    • Course Duration
      Full-time: 14-20 months; Part-time: up to 36 months
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    The Master of Business Administration (Otago MBA) degree is an intensive two-phase programme. Phase One comprises ten months of on-campus study of core papers. This is followed by a highly flexible Phase Two of on-campus electives, international exchange or a business project. Phase Two can range from six to twelve months.

    The programme takes on a strong global perspective. Together with the diversity of our classes and opportunities for international exchange to renowned universities worldwide, we prepare students for success in the highly competitive global economy. Our comprehensive MBA programme also goes well beyond the academic syllabus to include career development guidance, practical experience and networking activities.

    Lecturers on the Otago MBA programme are drawn from three areas - the University, other reputable global business schools, and consultants or business practitioners. They are carefully selected for both academic excellence and strong practical experience in running successful businesses. The small class size ensures a large degree of personal mentoring and guidance from staff.

    The style of learning is highly interactive, and participants learn as much from one another as from the course leader or facilitator. Students are assigned to teams, which reflect the diversity of professional and educational backgrounds, demographics and work style preferences. These teams work together on projects, presentations, and assignments to apply business knowledge learned in academic class in real live settings, as well as hone skills such as time management, conflict resolution and problem solving.

    Information for New Applicants

    The course commences each year in early March. Student applications are processed as they are received on a rolling basis, and we will endeavour to complete the application process within a month. As class size is small and seats are limited, applicants are advised to submit their application early to secure their place.

    Start your application by completing the application form on the Otago MBA website, or phone the MBA Admissions Manager +64 3 479 4176, or email .

    International students are reminded to allow sufficient time to make travel arrangements and visa application if required. Also, the full time Otago MBA requires a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score as part of the entry requirement and students need to plan for this if they have not already done so.


    Visit the Master of Business Administration (MBA) page on the University of Otago web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    Every applicant must either be a graduate, or hold an acceptable professional qualification, or have experience in management or administration acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).

    Applicants will be expected to have first obtained a satisfactory result in the Graduate Management Admission Test or the Otago MBA Admission Test.

    Applicants who wish to enter the programme from the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration programme will be exempted from the provisions of regulation 1(c) if they have average grades of at least B+ in the six papers taken for the diploma.

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