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Part-time MBA Fees

The tuition fees for the Otago MBA programme are charged on a pay as you go basis.

Phase One of the programme is comprised of 12 papers (courses) each valued at 15 points (academic credits). Phase Two has a number of options (e.g. business project, international exchange, electives) and has a total value of 60 points.  

Fees for on-campus part-time study and online study are charged on a pay-as-you-go basis. Phase one can be completed in two years and consists of 12 papers each valued at 15 points. Phase two is 60 points and can be taken in a number of different ways.

Assuming it takes two and a half years to complete the MBA, here are the likely approximate fees scenarios:

Domestic

For domestic students, the fees per 15-point paper are:

2018 (actual)      NZD 2,143.25
2019 (estimate)  NZD 2,229
2020 (estimate)  NZD 2,318

If you join the 2018 in-take, your tuition fees are likely to be as follows:

2018 (6 papers - actual)        = NZD 12,859.50
2019 (6 papers - estimated) = NZD 13,374
2020 (elective - estimated)   = NZD 9,273
Total (240 points)                   = NZD 35,506

International

For international students, the fees per 15-point paper are:

2018 (actual)      NZD 2,805
2019 (estimate)  NZD 2,917
2020 (estimate)  NZD 3,034

If you join the 2018 in-take, your tuition fees are likely to be as follows:

2018 (6 papers - actual)         = NZD 16,830
2019 (6 papers - estimate)     = NZD 17,503
2020 (elective - estimate)      = NZD 12,136
Total (240 points)                    = NZD 46,469

Additional information about fees

  • Fees are inclusive of 15% GST (New Zealand Goods and Services Tax).
  • Tuition fees do not include any of the University’s sundry charges.
  • Some costs such as additional or specialised printing, stationary, and special events or trips are not included in the fee.


Student Services Fee

The annual Student Services Fee incorporates charges for a range of services which are charged in addition to the above fee. These services include:

  • Access to student gym facilities
  • Subsidised health and counselling services for domestic students
  • Access to OUSA support services and recreational facilities
  • Access to University recreation services
  • Internet access.

Those staying on campus in the second year will be invoiced for a second annual Student Services Fee at that time. Those continuing off campus may apply for an exemption.

Visit the Student Services Fee section of the University of Otago website.