Working after MBA in New Zealand


latsdorf
I'm very interested in doing my MBA in New Zealand. Namely, Otago or the University of Auckland.

My question is, how realistic is it to expect to be able to work in the country after graduation as a new immigrant.

I'm not talking about visas, because I understand that after an MBA I would have 1 year to get a job. I'm talking about whether or not employers will hire somebody who's not from New Zealand.

I love the country, I've been there three times already and want to move there permanently. However, I don't want to waste a bunch of money to find out it's impossible to get a job after the MBA.
I'm very interested in doing my MBA in New Zealand. Namely, Otago or the University of Auckland.

My question is, how realistic is it to expect to be able to work in the country after graduation as a new immigrant.

I'm not talking about visas, because I understand that after an MBA I would have 1 year to get a job. I'm talking about whether or not employers will hire somebody who's not from New Zealand.

I love the country, I've been there three times already and want to move there permanently. However, I don't want to waste a bunch of money to find out it's impossible to get a job after the MBA.
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Duncan
This really seems like a question for Otago, obviously the best option, and its recent alumni. I see that unemployment, the NZ pound,, and inflation are close to the lowest for recent years so export oriented talent should be interesting, given the condition s.
This really seems like a question for Otago, obviously the best option, and its recent alumni. I see that unemployment, the NZ pound,, and inflation are close to the lowest for recent years so export oriented talent should be interesting, given the condition s.
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mba hipste...
Otago has got some self-reported career stats here:

https://www.otago.ac.nz/mba/career/alumni-survey/index.html

... looks like half of the alumni base is in NZ, and half is outside.

It would be interesting to know how those placements line up with the graduates' expectations, though.
Otago has got some self-reported career stats here:

https://www.otago.ac.nz/mba/career/alumni-survey/index.html

... looks like half of the alumni base is in NZ, and half is outside.

It would be interesting to know how those placements line up with the graduates' expectations, though.
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latsdorf
Oh, interesting thanks for the stats. Looks like it's a good school. The University of Auckland is also on my list, any ideas about this school??
Oh, interesting thanks for the stats. Looks like it's a good school. The University of Auckland is also on my list, any ideas about this school??
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mba hipste...
As far as I know, they don't publish career statistics. Maybe you can ask them directly.
As far as I know, they don't publish career statistics. Maybe you can ask them directly.
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latsdorf
I will do that, thank you!
I will do that, thank you!
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slupp81
Do you think that New Zealand has better MBA work opportunities than Australia or Canada? I'm completely open and I'm looking to find out what the best country choice is.
Do you think that New Zealand has better MBA work opportunities than Australia or Canada? I'm completely open and I'm looking to find out what the best country choice is.
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mba hipste...
Given the population of Australia and New Zealand, there would probably be comparably fewer jobs in those countries than in Canada.

However, it really depends on what your goals are, in terms of sectors, organizations you want to work for, etc. Firms in each of these countries will probably be pretty hungry for MBA talent in popular sectors like finance and consulting. Maybe less so in other sectors like oil and gas.
Given the population of Australia and New Zealand, there would probably be comparably fewer jobs in those countries than in Canada.

However, it really depends on what your goals are, in terms of sectors, organizations you want to work for, etc. Firms in each of these countries will probably be pretty hungry for MBA talent in popular sectors like finance and consulting. Maybe less so in other sectors like oil and gas.
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