Bachelor of Communication (Communication Management)

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Become a communication specialist

You’ll gain an understanding of the complexities, challenges, and rewards of interpersonal and organisational communication – you’ll be a communication specialist.

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What is it like?

Studying communication management at Massey gives you in-depth insights into many different forms of communication and how they are used at work and in the community. Factors like culture, gender, and technology all have a deep influence on how we connect.

You can choose from courses that will re-shape how you understand yourself and your world, including Cross-Cultural Communication, Organisational Communication, Gender and Communication in Organisations, and have the option of completing a communication internship.

International recognition

You will be joining communication and media-related programmes ranked as some of the best in the world.

Massey’s communication programmes are only the seventh outside of the US to be recognised by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). This prestigious accreditation recognises Massey's "good connections with industry, its commitment to constant improvement, its strong leadership, and large research output". Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% of business schools globally.  

Massey University’s business and management studies ranks in the top 250, and its communication and media studies ranks in the top 200 world-wide (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Accreditation means your degree is internationally recognised, making it easier to arrange a student exchange and find employment overseas.

Become a sought-after employee

You’ll emerge with skills that potential employers find very desirable. Communication management shows you how to communicate with diverse groups of people inside various organisational contexts, make presentations to colleagues and clients and write for a range of audiences across traditional and digital formats.

85% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation. These graduates are employed across nine different industry categories with more than 60 different job titles.

Learn with leaders in the industry

Massey was the first to offer a university-level communication management programme in New Zealand, back in 1979. Our teachers are highly regarded internationally, blending expert international scholarship with real-world experience, giving you insights into the world of communication and consulting. You will obtain a comprehensive overview of communication management issues and processes.

At graduation you will be knowledgeable in management communication policies and practices, have a theoretical grasp of communication processes, and an awareness of how to apply communications and media technologies.

A good fit if you:

  • Like to be busy and enjoy multi-tasking
  • Enjoy observing organisational dynamics
  • Are interested in how people communicate
Rebecca Ashcroft
Bachelor of Communication (Communication Management)
Graduated in 2016
Client Executive - SenateSHJ

“Day to day, I use much of what I learnt at uni, and am continuing to learn even more in my current role…”

"After leaving school, I began to study radio but soon realised I wanted to do something broader and more challenging, so I signed up for the Bachelor of Communication at Massey in Wellington.

The range of subjects, quality of teachers and tutors, and the overall learning experience was great, and I would recommend studying a Bachelor of Communication.

I majored in Communication Management and minored in Linguistics. The range of courses that I did opened my mind to a range of career choices and paved my way for pursuing a career in communications.

At SenateSHJ I engage with a number of clients, from government to the private sector and NGO’s. I do a range of interesting work around strategy, media, and internal communications.

In my last semester of study I went on a student exchange to Edinburgh University, which was a great experience. When I came back to New Zealand, Massey’s careers service and networking helped me find my first job at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). At MBIE I worked in the Corporate Communications team looking after the intranet, event management and working with the broader team on strategy development."


You may become an internal communications specialist, a social media advisor, or you could get a role as an consultant, helping different organisations deliver great communication in everything they do.

Massey’s Bachelor of Communication (Communication Management) will ground you in strategic planning, media relations, employee relations, issues management and other public relations and communication management functions. Your future roles could involve specialising in any of these areas or being an 'all rounder' in a smaller organisational setting.

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