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Otago MBA Graduate Career Prospects

The career prospects at the end of the Otago MBA academic adventure for both domestic and international students are excellent.  Our alumni are an illustrious bunch which the Otago MBA is proud of.  Many of them progress on to be highly successful in their fields.  

Amongst our most famous alumni is, of course, Graeme Harte, multi-billionaire and richest man in New Zealand.  We celebrate his success with pride – inevitably so since he developed his strategy for his business while at the Otago MBA.  

A survey of our alumni who graduated from 2009 to 2013 painted an excellent picture.  It showed that most of them found jobs within 3 months after graduation.  With the versatility of the Otago MBA training, they established their careers in a wide range of industrial sectors and job functions all over the world.  Many take home six figure salaries a year after graduation.  Based on their salary figures and the low cost of undertaking the Otago MBA, most breakeven on their MBA investment within a year!  More importantly they reported positive impacts on both their lives and careers.  

Working in New Zealand after graduation:  International students may be interested to know that if you wish to stay and work in New Zealand after completing your Otago MBA academic adventure, you may be eligible for a work visa under Immigration New Zealand Study to Work category.  

What our Alumni say

  • Blake Holgate

    Sustainable Farms System Manager, Rabobank

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  • James Nation

    Business Development Manager, Siliconcoach

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  • Tim Loftus

    Sustainability Manager , Kathmandu Apparel

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  • Ismeni Currin

    Consultant, AbacusBio

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  • Sam Fang

    Manager, ProgressEnglish Training Centre

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  • Wendy Barron

    National Director, Afghanistan ChildFund Organisation

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  • Amit Doshi

    Marketing Manager, Maxx Orthopedics Inc, Philadelphia

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Alumni in the News

  • Graeme Hart

    Richest man in New Zealand in the news again - (National Business Review, 24 May 2013)

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  • Michael Gleissner

    Appointed General Manager Corporate Strategy, (NZ Superannuation Fund, 15 May 2013)

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  • Uluomatootua (Ulu) Saulaulu Aiono

    Millionaire awarded New Year’s Honours - (NZ Herald, 31 Dec 2011)

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  • Steve Silvey

    Appointed CEO, Dunedin’s Upstart Business Incubator - (ODT, 3 Sep 2011)

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  • Ian Clarke

    Appointed Fronde’s CEO - (Reseller News, 20 May 2011)

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  • David Scott Foret

    Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Tactical Allocation Group, LLC

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We are very happy to find out more about the progress of our alumni. If you are an alum in the news or know of an alum in the news, please contact us about your story.