Professor George L Benwell
Dean, Otago Business School

Where will my Otago degree take me?

This is a common question if you’re considering tertiary education. We know from experience that there are countless jobs business graduates are suited to because of the specialist nature of their business education. In addition, the general skillset and knowledge Otago Business School graduates develop during their studies helps them in a broader range of career options. Our graduates are adventurous, entrepreneurial, sociable and independent thinkers, making them highly employable, and respected individuals.

Some disciplines within the Business School, such as Information Science and Economics, are offered as a Business degree as well as Science or Humanities degrees. This provides you with the flexiBSEity to focus your studies in an area that best matches your long-term career aspirations.

The Otago Business School is proud of its graduates and works very hard to ensure our qualifications, facilities and academic staff are world class. We are however aware that the key factor in the employment equation is YOU! We can pass on knowledge and equip you with skills for a successful career. But ultimately your motivation, drive and personality will be what not only helps you complete your degree, but helps secure that all important first graduate job. And will continue to assist you as you progress throughout your career.

Make sure you talk to us about assistance with preparing your CV and interview skills. Take part in the additional activities available – internships (gain valuable work experience), Audacious (develop your own business), business case competitions, student groups focused on working in the community, our student organisations including OCOM, Te Tai Tuara and AIESEC. All of these activities help you prepare for your future career, and showcase yourself to prospective employers.

I hope you find the following profiles interesting, and that they help you consider where you might develop your career. I invite you to seek out further information about our business qualifications, extracurricular opportunities, and other graduate profiles via our website. I also encourage you to speak with the University’s schools’ liaison team when considering your study options.

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