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Otago Online MBA

Looking for a high-quality MBA but perhaps other commitments are preventing you from studying full-time or being on-campus? The University of Otago is now offering its MBA online – we are bringing the classroom to you.

Using our advanced e-learning system, you will be able to attend live weekly lectures, share interactive discussions with your classmates and join in break-out sessions. Should you miss a class, you can catch up with the recordings and be back on track.

Click on the video below to find out what the students and lecturers say about the Otago Online MBA. For how a class is conducted, click here for an introductory video on accounting.

Quality MBA programme

The only differences between our online and on-campus programmes are the delivery mechanism and timeframe. You will study exactly the same curriculum as the on-campus students, submit the same assignments and sit similar examinations. Entry requirements are the same for all our MBA programmes.

The online programme is designed to be part-time and will take two-and-a-half years to complete instead of the on-campus 15 months.

Structure of the Otago Online MBA

The curriculum comprises 2 phases:

  • In Phase 1, students take 12 core papers over 2 years. Lectures and examinations for each subject take place over 7 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.

What you need to attend the class

To participate in the online classes, you will need the following:

  • Access to broadband Internet
  • A computer
  • Good headphone and microphone set (supplied by the Otago MBA)
  • Somewhere you can set yourself up comfortably

Fees

Fees for the online programme can be paid on a pay-as-you go basis, paper by paper. New Zealanders can normally get domestic fees and access to a Studylink loan.  Click here for online fees.

Graduation Options

Graduating with an Otago MBA opens the door to a wide range of career options around the world. However, if your circumstances change and you decide to exit the programme mid-way, you can opt to graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PGDipBusAdmin) after completing 8 subjects.