Otago Polytechnic


Our qualifications prepare you to be a business professional with autonomy, make decisions, solve problems, communicate clearly, be collaborative, flexible, and multi-task. 

Our graduates are a leader in their field who can identify critical elements, evaluate options, anticipate risks, prioritise goal achievement. If this sounds like you, start here from Otago Polytechnic.




This qualification is ideal if you are studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant or Associated Chartered Accountant.

Applied Management

An intensive programme of generic business study or study in a specific area of business management.


Business administration

Build on your existing abilities and gain a nationally-recognised qualification to increase your career prospects.

Project Management

Project management is a diverse career to manage processes, methods, and managing risks to achieve project objectives.


Graduate Diploma

Make yourself more employable in as little as a year with an industry focused graduate diploma.

Professional Practice

Professional practice allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. 

Bridging to business

Get guaranteed entry to our business diploma and degree by completing this certificate. 

Sales, Communications & Marketing

Learn how to advertise, sale a product/service, and managing projects through digital and print channels.


Our programmes

Business graduates are people who get out there and make things happen. You could end up in staff recruitment, office management, meetings and events organisation, finance or marketing.

Choose from a range of business qualifications to suit your goals – from our bridging certificate, which prepares you for future tertiary business study, to the Bachelor of Applied Management.

A degree based on the real world of business, the Bachelor of Applied Management also offers a Research Internship, a semester-long paper where students gain valuable experience within a workplace, while at the same time researching a problem for this organisation.

There are plenty of ways to customise your study, with full- and part-time options in all our programmes and mid-year intake options. Many of our programmes also have an online study option.

Our industry links

Gain invaluable hands-on experience through industry-visits, placements and internships. We have excellent relationships with the local and national businesses and will ensure you gain plenty of practical experience during your programme.


Our facilities, resources and support

Receive exceptional learning support at every stage of your learning journey. We are here to help you succeed! Dunedin-based learners will enjoy our world-class campus and facilities. Some of our programmes are now available to study online through the TANZ eCampus – supportive and flexible online learning.



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Emma Hogg

Head of Business Programmes
School of Business

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Lesley Gill

Principal Lecturer
Business, Emotional intelligence