University Of Otago Business School

The Otago Business School has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

We offer a wide range of academic programmes, from undergraduate to executive level education. Our programmes are career focused, and the qualification you receive will be highly regarded both in New Zealand, and internationally.

The Otago Experience…

While our focus is on helping you achieve academic excellence, we also encourage all our students to embrace the ‘Otago Experience’ – this means sharing life, as well as study, with students from many academic and professional disciplines.

Preparing you for the world!

Today, business operates more than ever in a global marketplace and this is reflected by both the international make-up of our staff and students, and our prestigious international accreditations and memberships. With a qualification from the Otago Business School you will be ready, not just for work, but for the world!

Our Dean welcomes all students to the Otago Business School.

Many departments and programmes make up the Otago Business School – your course of study can often include papers from a variety of disciplines.

Contact the Dean’s Office with any enquiries you may have regarding the Otago Business School and its programmes.

Want to be a business leader?

Learn from some of the best-qualified and world-leading lecturers in New Zealand. In the end, it comes down to a high quality education that will enable you to achieve your career goals.


The School has a well-deserved reputation for producing outstanding graduates in all fields of business. One of the best things about Otago is our flexible degree structure.

For your bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to choose a major subject. This is what you’ll specialise in. With most degrees, you can optionally add a minor subject (which is like a mini specialisation), and a mix of papers from other subjects.

When you select a subject below, you’ll be taken to the department website that specialises in that subject.

If you already have a university degree, you may be more interested in our postgraduate qualifications.

Our research

Otago Business School researchers are involved with a wide variety of research projects. These projects have the potential to contribute real value to the wider community, business, government, and the not-for-profit sector.

Find out more about our work

Research features

Rebuilding Aotearoa

New Zealand is emerging from the storm that is COVID-19. We are now all facing a changed country; sectors and industries are struggling, and unemployment is increasing. What can we do? What should we do? We asked experts from Otago Business School.

Read what the experts had to say. (PDF)

Towards a sustainable economy

The Research Network for Sustainable Business is a hub for research on moving towards a sustainable economy and work with business, civil society and policy makers to promote transformative change.

Research Network for Sustainable Business

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