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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What about hospitality management / hotel jobs in New Zealand?
What about hospitality management / hotel jobs in New Zealand?
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mba hipste...
Probably decent, considering that this is a largish industry in NZ.

However, I'm not sure that they need a *lot* of MBAs. Why not browse through any job ads you find for New Zealand hospitality firms? See what kind of jobs are available, the career levels, and the requirements.

Also you can look through LinkedIn and find employees of the organizations that would be interesting for you. See where (or if) they did their MBAs.
Probably decent, considering that this is a largish industry in NZ.

However, I'm not sure that they need a *lot* of MBAs. Why not browse through any job ads you find for New Zealand hospitality firms? See what kind of jobs are available, the career levels, and the requirements.

Also you can look through LinkedIn and find employees of the organizations that would be interesting for you. See where (or if) they did their MBAs.
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Larry
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school (courtesy of Duncan):

https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559
How to use LinkedIn to find the best school (courtesy of Duncan):

https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559
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Thanks Larry.

I'm trying to use LinkedIn to find schools but I am running into an issue. It says in that post:

"So let's look at the list of schools shown on the "All Filters" page. From there I see the top schools are listed in descending order:"

However, I am not seeing a filter for schools at all. In fact I don't see this filter for many other searches. It doesn't show up even for a broad search of 'MBA' with no other filters on.

It's unfortunate because this seems like it would be a good way to get some insights. Any other thoughts on how to do this?
Thanks Larry.

I'm trying to use LinkedIn to find schools but I am running into an issue. It says in that post:

"So let's look at the list of schools shown on the "All Filters" page. From there I see the top schools are listed in descending order:"

However, I am not seeing a filter for schools at all. In fact I don't see this filter for many other searches. It doesn't show up even for a broad search of 'MBA' with no other filters on.

It's unfortunate because this seems like it would be a good way to get some insights. Any other thoughts on how to do this?
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Duncan
Try this: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559/2#post-id-58594
Try this: https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559/2#post-id-58594
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Worked perfectly, thank you so much!
Worked perfectly, thank you so much!
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