The part-time Otago MBA is a three- to five-year programme for high-achievers who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to commit to the full-time programme.
The Otago MBA offers executives and professionals, who live in and around Dunedin City, a competitive career advantage.
Undertaking the part-time Otago MBA means you will be studying exactly the same curriculum as full-time students. The curriculum is delivered via a mix of lectures, interactive workshops and regular presentations from visiting business leaders and academics. Case-study analysis is interspersed throughout the course alongside a traditional lecture format.
One advantage of the part-time Otago MBA is that it offers the flexibility to choose the pace of study that suits you best. The Otago MBA comprises an academically demanding and rigorous 300-point programme which delivers a solid foundation across all areas of business. As an approximate guide, you can expect to spend up to 15 hours per week on each 15-point paper. These hours are made up of a combination of lectures, time with your team, preparation of assignments and reading. Group assignments will often require spending time with your team on weekends and in the evenings.
To commence part-time study toward the Otago MBA, students should have:
Then, after the completion of six core papers, students may:
We recognise that personal situations can change over the course of part-time study. For this reason, part-time students are given the choice of exiting the programme and still receiving a well-respected university qualification, the University of Otago Diploma in Business Administration (DipBusAdmin).
The DipBusAdmin is our shorter and more flexible postgraduate-level business qualification. To receive this qualification you must complete six core papers and the DipBusAdmin Business Project.