Susan Steer

  • Current Position:
    MBA Manager, Otago MBA
  • Previous Position:
    MBA Admissions and Student Development Manager, University of Otago; Practical Work Coordinator, Lincoln University (NZ); Graduate School Administrator, University of Worcester (UK)
  • Education:
    BA (Hons) Social Policy - Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
We place great emphasis on achieving a diverse Otago MBA environment.

We aim to select candidates who come from a variety of cultures and industry backgrounds, who can share their valued perspective and experiences with the rest of the class. We believe that this is key to the success of our MBA students."

Goals and Missions

Susan's roles and responsibilities include the important missions of:

  • Support for students, including course advice and pastoral care.
  • Coordinating the MBA programmes, both on campus and online.
  • Working with lecturers to ensure a smooth delivery of the MBA curriculum.
  • Coordinating professional development opportunities for students

International Work Experience

Susan has over ten years experience working in the tertiary education sector, in both the UK and New Zealand. In previous roles, she has been involved in postgraduate admissions, coordinating work placements, and managing overseas exchange programmes. She has been living in Dunedin for a year and is enjoying everything this ‘little’ city has to offer.

Reasons Susan enjoys working in the MBA programme

Susan really enjoys working in a role that enables her to interact with so many people from around the world, including both lecturers and students.  Being part of the team which supports each candidate in achieving their goals, and witnessing their progress from joining the programme, to completion of the MBA, is very rewarding.

Career Development

Susan is in charge of the career development programme for the Otago MBA, which makes major contribution to future career success of our students. Our small class size enables us to provide a more personal service to each of our students. Ways in which we achieve this are through our Mentor programme, where each full-time student is matched with their own business mentor, and through other professional development workshops, which cover topics such as presentation skills and networking skills.

Global Perspective

The Otago MBA curriculum is designed so that our students are ideally placed to develop skills to manage global businesses and challenges. These includes engaging with cohort of classmates, lecturers and guest speakers from different professional and cultural backgrounds, going for an international exchange in another world renowned business school or undertaking a business project anywhere in the world. Our Alumni testify that the Otago MBA was a life changing experience for them and they continue to realise benefits even many years after graduation.