University of Otago
Te Whare Wananga o Otago Department of Management
Te Whare Wananga o Otago  

Study Management at Otago


Management at Otago teaches you the knowledge and skills required for career success

Our courses focus on the burning issues facing us in Management today, in the areas of:

  • Negotiation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Leadership
  • Communications
  • Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Operations Management
  • Organisational Theory

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Study for a BCom in Management at Otago

We have designed our programme to give you a broad understanding of Management in the first year of study. You will then deepen this understanding in the following years.


The aim of 100-level courses is to provide an introduction to:

  • theory and practice of management
  • functions of management
  • the New Zealand business environment.


At 200-level, students consolidate their 100-level learning, are able to select an area of management specialisation - international management, and important skills for managers are also covered in interpersonal and intercultural communication.


At the third year level papers take a greater strategic focus. Broader managerial issues are considered, in context with business and macro environmental changes.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Management.

Management complements other disciplines

Enhance your employment options and complete a double major or double degree in Management. A popular choice is to combine a BCom in Management with a Bachelor of Laws.

Learn about studying towards a double major or double degree in Management.

Minor in Management – the perfect accompaniment

Management will help you become more effective at work – whatever your chosen career path. Follow your passion in another area, but complete a minor in Management. Ensure you are not only ready for your chosen career, but have the skills and knowledge to take you to the top in the workplace!

Find out more about completing a Minor in Management.

Postgraduate Study in Management

The University of Otago has a strong research focus. The Department of Management is recognised for the high quality of its teaching and research. Staff are involved in various research projects covering the gamut of Management topics.

Find out more about postgraduate study in Management at Otago.