University of Otago, School of Business

Introduction
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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.

Research


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.

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Programmes

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Master

Master of Business (MBus)

Campus Full time Part time 18 - 36  March 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

The Master of Business (MBus) degree is a professionally-oriented specialist qualification designed to meet the needs of both employers and students. It consists of papers and a... [+]

Master of Business (MBus)

 

The Master of Business (MBus) degree is a professionally-oriented specialist qualification designed to meet the needs of both employers and students. It consists of papers and a project completed within 18 months for a full-time student (or three years for a part-time student). To be eligible to undertake this programme you must be a graduate in commerce, business studies or an equivalent area, or possess appropriate experience. The MBus degree provides advanced study including an applied research topic that can be completed in a minimum of one calendar year. The project report consists of a supervised project on a practical business problem, case study or an appropriate research topic in the chosen discipline.... [-]


Master of Commerce (MCom)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  March 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

The Master of Commerce (MCom) degree allows for the development of individual research. Starting with a sound background of coursework, students will have the opportunity ... [+]

Master of Commerce (MCom)

 

The Master of Commerce (MCom) degree allows for the development of individual research. Starting with a sound background of coursework, students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing fields or to begin to develop new areas of research.

 

The MCom can be pursued by a combination of papers and thesis, or by thesis only. Students who have a good Bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) will complete the MCom by papers and thesis (at least two years' full-time study). The first year consists of a selection of papers worth 144 points, leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom). Students who have a good Honours degree or a PGDipCom (or equivalent qualification) can complete an MCom by thesis only (minimum one year).... [-]


Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

Campus Full time 15  March 2017 New Zealand Dunedin

The Master of Entrepreneurship degree is a 15-month programme designed to support those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to start an innovative new venture and who aspire to the entrepreneurial lifestyle. [+]

Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

 

The Master of Entrepreneurship degree is a 15-month programme designed to support those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to start an innovative new venture and who aspire to the entrepreneurial lifestyle. The Master of Entrepreneurship degree is based upon the premise that the knowledge and skills needed to survive and thrive in business can be taught while the attitudes required of entrepreneurs can be identified and encouraged.

 

 

Structure of the Programme

(a) Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements set out in the MEntr Schedule.

 

(b) A candidate must pass the required papers in Part A sequentially.... [-]


MSc

Master of Tourism (MTour)

Campus Full time Part time February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

The Masters of Tourism (MTour) is an interdisciplinary programme that mixes taught courses with supervised individual research. It looks at the phenomenon of tourism from social, commercial, and environmental perspectives both within New Zealand and across the globe. [+]

The program consists of several core papers and includes the option for students to take elective papers from a broad range of disciplines; reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of tourism. In addition, there is a research component to the programme. The programme is designed to act as a means of enhancing the knowledge and skills of students seeking or wishing to enhance a career in the tourism industry or related areas and as a foundation for students seeking entry to a PhD programme. The MTour can be completed in a 12 month period by full time students.

STRUCTURE

A full-time student can complete this programme in a period of 12 months. All students are required to initially undertake 2 semesters worth of taught papers. During this time they are required to take Tourism Methodology, Advanced Tourism Concepts, and Tourism Methods and Analysis. Students will also be required to undertake 5 elective papers which can include one from outside of the Department of Tourism. The current list of Tourism electives is below (note: students may take up to two paper from outside of tourism as part of this programme):... [-]