Otago DBA creates new model in China

The University of Otago has launched a new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree programme, developed by its Business School. The programme will be taught in English and Chinese and delivered at both the Otago campus and China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

ENZ’s General Manager - Industry Development, Clive Jones (centre), joins the first cohort of Chinese DBA students at the orientation in Dunedin.

ENZ’s General Manager – Industry Development, Clive Jones (centre), joins the first cohort of Chinese DBA students at the orientation in Dunedin.

As ENZ supported the development of the degree, ENZ’s General Manager Industry Development Clive Jones joined 18 students from China to celebrate the start of the course orientation in Dunedin last Monday. He said the DBA was off to a promising start.

“The healthy interest in the first year of the DBA shows that New Zealand degrees can attract high-calibre international students – especially when they meet the professional needs of busy executives, and are delivered flexibly where they live and work,” said Jones.

“We hope that these business people, through the course of their degree, will develop ongoing friendships and business links between China and New Zealand.”

A total of 22 students in the inaugural intake will study six papers in the first year, covering academic research methods, organisational leadership and psychology, corporate finance and international trade.

The degree will be distance taught online with on-campus workshops in both countries.

For more information about the programme visit: http://www.otago.ac.nz/otagobulletin/news/otago627883.html – Source: www.enz.govt.nz/

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