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University of Otago, School of Business

University of Otago, School of Business

University of Otago, School of Business


University of Otago

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university and a vibrant international centre of learning. It was established in 1869 by Scottish settlers with a strong conviction in the transforming power of education. Today the University has about 20,000 students, from all over New Zealand and from nearly 100 countries around the world.

Otago has many distinctive features. It is New Zealand’s most research-intensive university, and the highest ranked for the quality of its research. Otago academics have won the largest share of the prestigious Marsden Fund for five years in a row. In contrast to many other distinguished research universities, however, we also put a great emphasis on the quality of undergraduate teaching. Even first-year students have the opportunity to be taught by academics who are world leaders in their field.

The campus life at Otago is also legendary. Most undergraduates study at the main campus in Dunedin, which is the only true university city in Australasia. Many start their university life in one of our 14 residential colleges. The University also has important health sciences campuses in Christchurch and Wellington, a centre in Auckland, and a small campus for the College of Education in Invercargill.

University of Otago, School of Business

The University of Otago School of Business based in Dunedin, New Zealand is committed to delivering internationally respected research-based teaching to our undergraduate, postgraduate and executive students. We aim to enrich the commercial, economic, cultural and social development of New Zealand and its wider international community.


With numerous centres of research excellence, strong postgraduate research programmes, particular strengths in tourism and economics research, and close engagement with the business world, Otago's School of Business takes pride in its many contributions to the community.

Teaching & Qualifications

The School of Business offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, hospitality, health informatics, finance, information science, international business, management, marketing management, quantitative methods and tourism.

Recognising the need for lifelong learning, the School also offers a range of executive programmes including the Otago MBA and residential Executive Education classes.

Business & Community Partnerships

The School has strong links with the business and wider communities, including the support and guidance of the School of Business Board of Advisors.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


  • Dunedin

    School of Business PO Box 56 University of Otago