Live case study takes place at the end of Phase One of the Otago MBA programme. Each student syndicate provides consulting services to a real company. Students apply new skills and use their expertise to benefit the company.
Client companies can be established businesses seeking to expand, seeking a new direction or breaking into a new market, or may be start-up ventures. Each syndicate produces a report for the client and presents their findings to the board or management of the company. Live case study reports and presentations are critiqued and assessed by a panel of business leaders.