About the Massey MBA

Studied part-time over 25 months, the Massey  MBA is a rigorous programme that will teach you how to be successful in senior leadership roles in the public or private sector. The MBA is specifically designed for managers and executives who already have a substantial amount of professional work experience, including management experience.

What will you learn?

Become a leader that:

  • Can lead small, corporate, or public organisations
  • Can think and act strategically
  • Is innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Can contribute to their communities and the broader society
  • Is knowledgeable and effective in international environments
  • Can recognise ethical issues and apply reasoning skills to address them
  • Has skills and knowledge base confidence

Key dates

  • MBA course begins 23 February 2018


The Massey MBA programme commences with a three day residential orientation in Palmerston North. Your two years of study are then divided into Part I and Part II.

Part I – eight compulsory papers to be completed in the first year in order to proceed to Part B. Leadership development workshops are integrated throughout this year.

Part II – three compulsory papers, one of which includes an international study tour (total value of 60 credits), two electives (30 credits) from approved MBA papers, and a research project worth 30 credits.

Where can I study?

In 2018 the MBA will be taught in Auckland (North Shore and South Auckland offerings) and in Wellington with the option of other regional centres dependent on at least 20 students being enrolled in that region. We have taught in New Plymouth and Christchurch in the past.


Auckland (North Shore) and Wellington – classes are held every third weekend in Albany, on the Auckland campus and in Wellington at the James Cook Hotel.
Auckland (South Auckland) – our South Auckland class is held over a long weekend (Friday to Sunday or Monday) every sixth weekend in the first year at a hotel near Auckland Airport.

Three times during the first year all classes come together for Orientation which includes part of the first paper in Palmerston North; for the Leadership Development Weekend in Wellington and back to Palmerston North to finish the first paper later in the first year. In the second year all regional classes are taught together.

Entry requirements

The MBA is a selected entry programme for which you will need to apply. Requirements for entry include a bachelor degree and minimum seven years work experience and two years of management experience


The 2018 domestic tuition fees are $40,459.60 (incl GST). Fees are payable course by course - $2534.35 per 15 credit course. The fee covers textbooks including e-books, study materials and catering on teaching days. Annual non-tuition fees will also apply. Tuition, non tuition and study tour costs (up to $8,200) may be covered by the Student Loan scheme if you are eligible, please refer www.studylink.govt.nz.


There are a number of scholarships open to Massey University master's students.

How to apply

If you know you are ready to apply –

  • Fill out this form and attach your CV. Please list the names and email addresses of referees you are happy for us to contact.
  • Suitable applicants will be selected for an interview.
  • Those who are selected after the interview process will then proceed to enrol for the MBA through the Massey online enrolment system.

If you need more information contact us. We realise an MBA is a large financial and time commitment. We can help you work out if this is the programme for you.

Contact us

Use the form below to request more information on the MBA, or to apply.

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