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Master of Advanced Leadership Practice (MALP) – a new way of leading

If you want to become the best leader you can be and give your organisation a sustainable edge in New Zealand and worldwide, join the Massey Business School for New Zealand's first Master of Advanced Leadership Practice degree.  MALP is a practitioner-based postgraduate experiential programme designed for a changing, modern world. It is the only master's qualification in New Zealand focused on leadership. You will gain from an intensive and outcome-focused experience. 

The programme is run at the Massey Albany campus or a residential location (two of those). We start with an orientation on the 9th May for all students. Classes run from 8.30am - 5pm between a Friday and Monday (usually two or three days) depending on the workshops being covered, over seven weekends, usually mid-month in the first year. In the second year there are two contact weekends.

The next programme starts 9th May 2019 in Auckland with a one day orientation followed by the first workshop.

Information evenings

Two MALP information evenings will be held in March 2019 – Auckland on 11 March and Wellington on 13 March.

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Leading self, leading others and leading the future. MALP is the only master's qualification in New Zealand focused on leadership.  Make the powerful shift from managing to leading, gaining a deep understanding of yourself, your performance and your impact on others.
This MALP programme has been hugely successful with our emerging executive leaders and managers, who have now completed Part A of their master's papers.
The next part of the journey will be a thesis called The Leadership Practice Report. Hear from current participants about their experiences.
From recycled toasters to cystic fibrosis, you will be partnered with a Social Enterprise as part of your MALP experience. We are the only business master’s programme in New Zealand to take this initiative, culminating in a presentation report, with valuable insights and relationships for all involved.
Inspirational, international leaders and practitioners from the UK, Europe and Massey University share their knowledge, confidential insights and wisdom about the challenges we face across a broad range of industry and disciplines, in this new global economy of multicultural divergence.

MALP alumni testimonials


"I had been looking for a leadership programme at this level for many years and MALP ticked all the boxes I was looking for from international exposure, deeply exploring and developing yourself as a leader to learning from highly experienced pracademics and your own cohort."


"MALP is challenging, exhilarating, scary, and rewarding, and that’s just in the first 10 minutes…..  the journey isn’t just about leadership in your WORK life but leadership for your WHOLE life."


"If you are seeking to find a practice-based programme and you are committed to the idea of transforming your effectiveness in all aspects of life then I would recommend enrolling in MALP."

Mathew Knowsley

"Three workshops in particular that have had a lasting impact on me: Self-awareness & emotional intelligence, Conflict resolution and Coaching. The last one taught me to ask, & not to tell, to listen & not answer- maybe the hardest lesson of all"

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Get in touch with us if you have any questions about application process or the content and requirements of the Massey Master of Advanced Leadership Practice (MALP) programme.

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