Massey Business School

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In the top 2% of business schools worldwide

The Massey Business School is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest business schools. We have a proud foundation of academic excellence, teaching business studies since 1972. We offer world-leading, relevant, flexible, research-led tertiary education that prepares students for the first job – and beyond. As a business you can access our relevant and topical research and services to help your organisation grow.

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Whether you have just left school, or are already in the workforce, our research-led teaching will help you gain a relevant, comprehensive business qualification. Massey Business School provides a unique combination of strong academic grounding and real-world learning.

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Massey University’s world-class, multidisciplinary research creates innovative responses to the challenges faced in today’s business environment. More than 200 staff are engaged in research in a large array of business and economics-related fields and disciplines.

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Enterprise and partnerships – working with us

Massey Business School has developed close relationships with industry across our areas of expertise and we are ready to work with you.

We have consultancy and business start-up services and we also work to match partners with students for internships and work placements. This allows our students to gain real-world experience while gaining credit towards their degree and gives businesses talented, young, keen students to help with projects. We have around eighty businesses that we have worked with to date.

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ANZAM - Australian & New Zealand Management Conference

4-7 December 2018

Hosted by Massey University, the theme of this year's conference is 'Managing the many faces of sustainable work'.

The demands from stakeholders for work and organisational forms that are financially, environmentally and socially sustainable are unlikely to diminish. This conference will bring together local and international academics and practitioners to share evidence and insights on this and a host of other pertinent issues.

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Our Lives Online

A regular series of events examining the impact of the internet and social media on our lives. Topics covered include online abuse, artificial intelligence and the evolution of online humour. Designed to be informal and accessible, the Our Lives Online series aims to stimulate discussion and start conversations.

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Research Translation Competition

27 November 2018

This innovative competition, unique to Massey University, asks business academics to distil an academic paper into a six-minute presentation. Entrants are judged on the quality of their research, its usefulness to the business community and their ability to explain their findings to a non-academic audience in a clear and engaging way. Five finalists will present their work at a free public event.

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Professor Stephen Kelly

Pro-Vice Chancellor

Stephen is a professor of strategy and enterprise. He is widely published and has secured in excess of $1m in grant, project and research funding.

His research focus is on marketing and enterprise development.

Dr Jo Cullinane

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor

Jo’s academic background is in strategic management and human resource management. She joined Massey University as Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in August 2017, having previously worked in roles in the UK such as Academic Dean at Coventry University in London and Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business Faculty, University of Greenwich.

Professor Fawzi Laswad

Head, School of Accountancy

Fawzi is a highly regarded accountancy researcher, with specific research and teaching interests in financial reporting and accounting education. He has expertise in professional accountancy and has served on numerous professional boards and committees.

Mr Ashok Poduval

Chief Executive Officer, School of Aviation

Ashok has been a training captain with Indian Airlines and Gulf Air and has over 12,500 hours of airline jet flying experience. He has held corporate positions with IATA and Gulf Air and is a frequent international presenter and consultant.

Professor Stephen Croucher

Head, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Stephen was listed in the top 1% of all communication scholars globally from 2012-2016. An award-winning and widely published scholar, his research expertise is in immigrant cultural adaptation, religion and communication, statistics, and conflict.

Professor David Tripe

Head, School of Economics and Finance

David had 17 years of banking experience prior to moving to Massey at the beginning of 1994. His personal research interests include bank performance and balance sheet structure, bank asset and liability management, credit risk in banking, payment systems, international expansion of banks, and other issues in banking management.


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Auckland campus

Massey University’s Auckland campus is in Albany on the North Shore of Auckland. Massey Business School departments are based in the Massey Business School Building (School of Accountancy), Atrium Building Level 1 (Institute of Executive Education and Enterprise) and Quadrangle Building B (all other schools).

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Manawatū campus

Massey University’s Manawatū campus is in Palmerston North. The Massey Business School offices and teaching spaces are predominantly in the Business Studies building (which has ‘Business Studies West’ and ‘Business Studies Central’ wings).

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Wellington campus

Massey University’s Wellington campus is centrally located near the city’s artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington. The Massey Business School offices and teaching spaces are predominantly in Building 5.

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Strategy 2016-2020

Moemoea (Vision)

Kia hira, kia hāngai, kia auaha te rangahau hei arataki i te ako o te hinonga ā-motu, ā-ao whānui.

Excellence in relevant, innovative, research-led study of local and global enterprise.

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Te Pae Tawhiti (Mission)

Ko tā mātou he ū ki te rangahau angitu, rangahau wātea, he ū ki te whakaako e hono ai ki te mahi ia kia tū rangatira, kia hāpai i te tirohanga whakamua o Aotearoa, he momoho, he tōnui, he mauroa.

We are committed to excellent and accessible research, teaching and engagement that connect to practice and enable leadership, contributing to a thriving, prosperous and sustainable future for New Zealand and beyond.

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Ngā Uara (Values)

Whai ngākau tētahi ki tētahi Respect for all

Hāngai ki te tino ao Real-world relevance

He ako noa Learning without boundaries

Mā te rangahau e arataki Research-led thinking

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A university plays an important role in building a better society through developing and imparting knowledge, stimulating curiosity, challenging and broadening minds, and developing critical and innovative thinking. For a business school, this means trying to build a better society through enhancing the environment and capabilities for business and the professions. We believe that ethical and effective business can be a force for the betterment of society through increasing its prosperity, richness (in the broad sense of the word) and wellbeing.

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Accreditations and rankings

Departments and staff

Massey careers

Massey careers

Current staff job vacancies are advertised through Massey University’s central careers area.

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Donate to the Massey Business School

We welcome your support in raising money to enable excellence in scholarship, teaching and research in the Massey Business School.

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Contact us

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey