About the Massey MBA

Studied part-time over 25 months, the Massey Executive MBA is a rigorous programme that will teach you how to be successful in senior leadership roles in the public or private sector. The Executive 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

  • 22 February 2017 – deadline to apply for the Executive MBA (although places can fill before this deadline)
  • 25 February 2017 – Executive MBA course begins


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

Part A – 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 B – 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 2017 the MBA will be taught in Auckland, Wellington and Palmerston North 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. If there is no class in the South Island for 2017 there will be a travel subsidy available for those students (conditions apply).


Auckland and Wellington – classes are held every third weekend in Auckland, on the Auckland campus and in Wellington at the James Cook Hotel.

Palmerston North – our Palmerston North class is held over a long weekend (Friday to Sunday or Monday) every sixth weekend in the first year.

Three times during the first year all classes come together, for Orientation in Palmerston North, for the Leadership Development Weekend in Wellington and for the last class of Part A in Palmerston North. In the second year all regional classes are taught together.

Entry requirements

The Executive 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 2017 domestic tuition fee is $39,826.30 (incl GST). This covers textbooks, printed materials and catering on teaching days. Annual Non-tuition fees will also apply. Domestic travel to classes held in other centres where required and International Study Tour costs (allow $NZ9,000 - $10,000) will also apply.


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

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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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