Master of Management (Financial Economics) (MMgt(Financial Economics))

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Increase your business knowledge to move your career in a new direction.

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What is it like?

Massey University’s Master of Management will give you an international perspective on management and business, building on your communication skills to learn how to work with management at a senior level.

Financial economics concentrates on decision-making under uncertainty. These decisions are applied to a variety of capital markets and asset-pricing. There is a greater emphasis on the role of information for economic co-ordination and organisations. You will build upon your undergraduate studies to gain an international perspective on management. You will build on your communication skills to learn how to work with management at a senior level.


Massey’s Master of Management is an internationally-recognised qualification. You will learn from our business experts - Massey University is the largest and one of the most highly respected management schools in New Zealand.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools - it is ranked among the top five per cent of business schools globally and is AACSB accredited. Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 100 universities in the world by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings and was ranked no.1 in finance in New Zealand

Take less of your time

You can complete this qualification in 1.5 years of full-time study. If you study part-time the qualification takes between 2.5 and five years.

Rigorous study

The Master of Management is a rigorous programme, where students are expected to achieve at a high level. This is reflected in the quality of our graduates, and contributes to the reputation of the qualification

Why postgraduate study?

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of the Master of Management replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles and high-level research. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.

A good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate degree (not necessarily in business), and would like to study financial economics in more depth
  • Would like to learn the skills that will help progress your career into management or a higher level of management
  • Are interested in a professional practice qualification that is primarily a taught programme
Sam Weir
Master of Management (Financial Economics)
Graduated in 2014

“My experience studying at Massey was great and what I learnt was applicable to my work…”

I've always had an interest in economics and when I began studying business at Massey in 2011, I quickly found that I had a strong interest in finance also. The economics component of my masters gave me a strong theoretical framework and the finance component gave me tangible skills and knowledge for the workplace.

Massey University was conveniently located as I lived on the North Shore in Auckland at the time, but I was also attracted by the reputation of the Massey business school, particularly in finance and economics. 

I had some great lecturers and I met lots of smart people, both teachers and students.

One of my highlights was being accepted onto the University's CFA Challenge team. During my studies at Massey, I also gained an internship at a fund manager which turned into a full time position as an Equity Analyst.

I've just started a new role at a merchant bank having worked for two years as an Equity Analyst at a fund manager. I intend to continue on with merchant/investment banking focused on mergers and acquisitions. 


If you would like to progress into a management role, or are interested in progressing into a higher level of management, the Master of Management can facilitate this progression.

Sought after by employers

International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.

Earn more

A Ministry of Education report ‘Moving on up: What young people earn after their tertiary education' found that in New Zealand:

  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.
  • Young masters graduates earn 86 per cent more than the national median.
  • Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives.
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