Massey Business School is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest business schools and has been an integral part of New Zealand for 50 years.
We provide on-campus, online, and blended learning options for domestic and international students.
Under the QS World University subject rankings we are ranked:
- in the top 150 globally for Communications and Media Studies
- top 200 for Accounting and Finance
- top 300 for Economics and Econometrics and Business and Management Studies.
Under the Shanghai global ranking of academic subjects we are:
- number 1 in New Zealand for Business Administration and Communication
- number 2 in New Zealand for Management and Economics.
With campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington, we offer study and research across all aspects of business expertise and leadership, together with the Massey School of Aviation.
How we fit
Our college is home to five schools. We also offer executive education.
The School of Accountancy is a quality accounting and business law education and research faculty.
Massey's School of Aviation offers New Zealand's only aviation degrees. Study aviation management or qualify as a pilot.
Kick-start your communication, journalism or marketing career.
The School of Economics and Finance is a New Zealand centre of expertise in finance, banking, economics and property.
The School of Management is the largest and one of the most highly-respected management school in New Zealand.
Massey Executive Development
Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey
We are deeply committed to being a Tiriti-led university, demonstrating authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as we uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and its principles through our practice. We embrace this not just as an obligation but as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.
Study business at Massey
Massey Business School offers a broad range of study options.
Massey Business School has an extensive range of opportunities for post-graduate research.
Massey Business School offers a number of professional qualifications as well as short courses and bespoke training for professionals and businesses seeking the latest trends in management and business.
Many of our business programmes are available to study online, giving you the flexibility to plan your study around your personal and professional needs.
Our business qualifications
Whether you have just left school or are already in the workforce, our research-led courses will help you gain a relevant, comprehensive business qualification based on a unique combination of strong academic grounding and real-world learning.
Through our advisory groups our degrees are designed to meet the needs and expectations of industry.
Massey’s courses transform the way you think about learning. We have worked with some of New Zealand's leading businesses and business people to expand their leadership and specialist knowledge.
You may be in business, or you may work in other industries like science, health or the arts. Whatever your current situation, we can help give you the confidence to progress in your professional career.
Massey’s executive development specialists work with organisations of many sizes to identify and solve problems related to staff development, engagement and performance.
Companies throughout New Zealand have used our leadership and directorship development services. Solutions could include individual or team interventions, training or development programmes.
We also have an optional credential pathway for those who want to continue their development with academic recognition.
Find out more
Massey offers a broad range of short courses and industry-specific short courses, giving students the knowledge and skills to put what they learn into practice.
Meet our graduates
“During the Massey MBA we were taught knowledge, but more importantly we were taught how to apply that knowledge in a systematic and practical way. Learning to think critically meant I knew what to do when I was in new situations. I knew the right questions to ask, to help me decide which steps to ta”
“Studying at Massey University has played a huge role in helping me to get to where I am today.”
“With ever-increasing education inflation, a master’s degree would help me stand out from the crowd and give me a longer-term investment in myself.”
Enterprise and partnerships – working with us
Massey Business School has developed close relationships with industry across our areas of expertise and we are ready to work with you.
We have consultancy and business start-up services and we also work to match partners with students for internships and work placements. Students gain real-world experience while getting credit towards their degree. Businesses get talented, young, keen students to help with projects. We have worked with around 80 businesses to date.
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
Massey’s Bachelor of Communication is the only degree outside the Americas and the Middle East to be recognised by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Massey's accountancy qualifications are internationally accredited by the UK's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA)
New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Financial Advice New Zealand
This qualification satisfies the education requirements for becoming a Certified Financial Planner CM professional with the professional body Financial Advice New Zealand (other non-educational requirements are required).
First Retail Group
First Retail Group are experienced, innovative retail consultants, planners and strategists. This organisation is the proud supporter for Massey University’s Centre for Advanced Retail Studies(CARS) – the only research centre in New Zealand focused on this exciting, diverse, dynamic and growing industry.
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
"We are very pleased to have the Master in Finance degree programme offered by Massey University as a member of GARP’s Partnership for Risk Education. "
William May, Senior Vice President – Global Head of Certifications and Educational Programs, GARP
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
Massey Business School and IMNZ have a collaborative partnership to offer development pathways that transform talented people into valuable managers, visionary leaders and global executives.
New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV)
Once you are registered with the Valuers Registration Board you may also apply to become a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (MNZIV). After 1 year of NZIV membership a member can apply to become an Associate member of NZIV (ANZIV, MPINZ).
Air New Zealand
Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ)
The Bachelor of Business (Property) and Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Valuation) are accredited by the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ). Suitably qualified students may apply to PINZ to obtain registration in their selected field of expertise. Registration requires the necessary qualifications and at least 3 years practical experience in a selected field of expertise.
Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ)
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals nationwide.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
RICS promotes professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of land, real estate, construction & infrastructure. With offices covering the major political and financial centres of the world, their market presence means they are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards at a national level. Their accreditation will provide graduates with opportunities worldwide.
With around 4,200 members, Retail NZ is the leading retail trade association with a membership that represents over 65% of retail industry turnover. Retail NZ is one of the strategic partners for Massey University's Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS).
Royal Aeronautical Society
Singapore Aviation Academy – Massey partnership
Massey University School of Aviation offers the Bachelor of Aviation Management and Master of Aviation via distance learning to international students enrolled via the Massey–Singapore Aviation Academy partnership.
Valuers Registration Board (VRB)
Suitably qualified students may apply to the Valuers Registration Board to obtain registration as a valuer. Registration (recognised as a minimum standard of competence) requires the valuer be 23 years of age, have the necessary qualifications and a minimum 3 years practical valuing experience. Registration is covered in the Valuers Act (1948).
QS Ranking – Accounting and Finance
QS Ranking – Business and Management
QS Ranking – Business and Management
QS Ranking – Mathematics
ShanghaiRanking – Communications
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration and Finance
Partnerships with employers and professional bodies
The Warehouse Group
The Warehouse Group is New Zealand's largest retail group, made up of The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7. Massey's Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS) collaborates with The Warehouse Group to help realise our strategic objectives.
Women in business
Almost 60% of Massey Business school students and graduates are women. Massey Business School has several initiatives in place to help female students reach their potential.
Achieving Career Excellence (ACE) programme
The goal of the ACE programme is to reduce the gap between entering the workforce and achieving career success for high-achieving female university students. Research shows that the aiming for the ‘right’ first job helps to address the gender gap.
We have run this programme successfully for many high-achieving female students successfully since 2009. The programme includes leadership sessions, presenter sessions and networking opportunities:
- Practical guidance/mentoring – participants learn from the experience of successful women in business who act as role models by sharing their stories
- Career-related skills – interview skills, salary negotiation skills: knowledge about the ‘real world’ and salary expectations, career planning
- Networking opportunities – meeting like-minded people and learning from their workplace, career and life experiences
- Leadership sessions – goal setting, values, confidence building, identifying passions and strengths
- Working life – developing social and professional networks, voicing questions/concerns about working life from a female perspective
Women in economics and finance
This student-led group aims to build connections between women and create a supportive community where women feel confident and represented throughout their study.
Who we are
Our people make us who we are. Meet senior leaders in the Massey Business School.
Professor Stephen Kelly
Stephen is a professor of strategy and enterprise. He is widely published and has secured in excess of $1 million in grant, project and research funding.
His research focus is on marketing and enterprise development.
Associate Professor Jo Cullinane
Jo’s academic background is in strategic management and human resource management. She joined Massey University as Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor in August 2017, having previously worked in roles in the UK such as Academic Dean at Coventry University in London and Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business Faculty, University of Greenwich.
Professor Fawzi Laswad
Fawzi is a highly regarded accountancy researcher, with specific research and teaching interests in financial reporting and accounting education. He has expertise in professional accountancy and has served on numerous professional boards and committees.
Mr Ashok Poduval
Ashok has been a training captain with Indian Airlines and Gulf Air and has over 12,500 hours of airline jet flying experience. He has held corporate positions with IATA and Gulf Air and is a frequent international presenter and consultant.
Professor Stephen Croucher
Stephen was listed in the top 1 per cent of all communication scholars globally from 2012–2016. An award-winning and widely published scholar, his research expertise is in immigrant cultural adaptation, religion and communication, statistics, and conflict.
Professor Martin Berka
Martin is a Professor of Macroeconomics and a director of the New Zealand Centre for Macroeconomics. His primary research interests lie in international finance, open economy macroeconomics, and monetary economics.
Associate Professor Jo Bensemann
Jo became the Head of School for the School of Management in 2019, after five years as Associate Head of School. Her academic background is in human resource management, tourism and entrepreneurship. She maintains research interests in entrepreneurship and innovation, agribusiness and family business, along with women and work.
Dr Farah Palmer
Farah is passionate about diversity, inclusion and Māori aspirations in leadership, governance particularly in sport and business initiatives.
She is a Director on the New Zealand Rugby Board, Chair of the New Zealand Māori Rugby Board and the Sport NZ Board, and is a member of the Te Manahua New Zealand Universities Women in Leadership Steering Committee.
Jade is a graduate of Victoria University and a Chartered Accountant by profession. She has been the Business Manager of Massey Business School for over six years, after starting her Massey career in Strategic Planning and Finance. Besides managing the College’s finance, her role includes having oversight of MBS’ international portfolio.
Professor Dr Jens Mueller
Jens has been a CEO and Director in global firms, including more than 9 years for the $1 billion PHARMAC Crown entity, an advisor to Governments and corporate leaders and is also a Licensed Immigration Adviser.
Massey University’s world-class, multidisciplinary research creates innovative responses to the challenges faced in today’s business environment. More than 200 staff are engaged in research in a large array of business and economics-related fields and disciplines.
Business research centres
Our research centres seek innovative solutions to a range of contemporary
NZ FIN-ED Centre
The NZ FIN-ED Centre works to help New Zealanders become more financially savvy by improving their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards money.
The centre is globally unique for the breadth of its work around financial literacy, covering education, research and consultancy. We do research and run courses for both groups and individuals.
Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS)
The Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS) is the only research centre in New Zealand focused on the exciting, diverse, dynamic and growing retail industry.
Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE)
Healthy Work Group
The Healthy Work Group is interested in all forms of workplace safety and health issues with the aim of promoting healthy work by researching workplace bullying or violence, information overload, musculoskeletal disorders and organisational safety culture.
Knowledge Exchange Hub
The Knowledge Exchange Hub is a world-class centre for curiosity-driven research in the field of social citizenship and big data analytics, and helps organisations solve complex business problems.
MPOWER (Massey People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research)
New Zealand Centre for Macroeconomics
Real Estate Analysis Unit (REAU)
Te Au Rangahau
Te Au Rangahau works with organisations and leaders to connect te ao Māori – the Māori world – with te ao pakihi – the business world. Research carried out by our innovative team of Māori academics contributes to the aspirations and wellbeing of Māori people and their enterprises, empowering them to succeed – financially, culturally, environmentally, socially and spiritually – in accordance with tikanga.
Donate to the Massey Business School
We welcome your support in raising money to enable excellence in scholarship, teaching and research in the Massey Business School.
Student awards and prizes
Academic Excellence Awards
The Academic Excellence Awards recognises the academic success of business students at Massey.
These prizes are awarded, with the help of sponsors, to students who have performed well in particular courses and/or qualifications within the Massey Business School.
Dean's List and Dean's Scholars
Massey Business School Dean’s List and Dean's Scholars celebrate academic success at undergraduate level.
To qualify, students will have achieved outstanding results and are likely to be in the top 5% of their class. This usually means a grade average of A- or better for the equivalent of a full year’s course load.
Massey Business School Development Fund
Join Business School staff members and alumni who support the success of future generations of students. You will be supporting student-focused initiatives such as:
- Promising Student Assistance Bursaries that support Business School students facing financial hardship
- Life-changing international experiences through student travel grants
- Leadership programmes for our brightest students
- Business Student Groups that help build leadership experience and develop personal skills
Brian Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Brian Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for postgraduate students completing research in marketing, business ethics or future studies at Massey University.
Scholarships and financial support
Massey offers students a range of awards, grants and scholarships to:
- help with fees and living expenses
- support academic and research excellence.