About the Massey Business School , Mō Te Kura Whai Pakihi

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.

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. We provide on-campus, online and blended learning options for domestic and international students.

Many of our postgraduate qualifications are designed for people already in work, including part-time and online options so our students can balance study with their jobs.

Because the business world changes fast, we also focus on critical thinking and building resilience and adaptability in our graduates.

Our people

Meet the senior staff at Massey Business School.

Professor Jo Cullinane

Professor Jo Cullinane

Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor

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

Professor Fawzi Laswad

Head, School of Accountancy

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

Mr Ashok Poduval

Chief Executive Officer, School of Aviation

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

Professor Stephen Croucher

Head, School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

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

Professor Martin Berka

Head of School of Economics and Finance

Martin is a Professor of Macroeconomics and a director of the New Zealand Centre for Macroeconomics. He is also a Fellow of the Asian Bureau for Financial and Economic Research. Martin's primary research interests lie in international finance, open economy macroeconomics, and monetary economics.

Professor Jo Bensemann

Professor Jo Bensemann

Head, School of Management

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.

Professor Matt Roskruge

Professor Matt Roskruge

Associate Dean – Māori

Matthew Roskruge (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama) is a Rutherford Discovery Fellow, Director of Te Au Rangahau, Associate Dean Māori and Professor in the School of Economics and Finance.

He has an academic background in health and population economics, and researches as an applied economist and social scientist.

 Brigit Eames

Brigit Eames

College Executive Manager

Brigit is a graduate of Massey University with a long career in administration within the university. As the recently appointed College Executive Manager, she is responsible for leading a team of administrative staff to deliver comprehensive general administration and academic administration services for the Massey Business School.

Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller

Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller

Professor of Management Practice, Massey Executive Development Director

Jens has been a CEO and Director in global firms, including more than 9 years as Board Director for the $1+ Billion PHARMAC Crown entity, an advisor to Governments and corporate leaders and is also a Licensed Immigration Adviser.


Our college is home to five schools. We also offer executive education.

School of Accountancy

The School of Accountancy is a quality accounting and business law education and research faculty.

School of Aviation

Massey's School of Aviation offers New Zealand's only aviation degrees. Study aviation management or qualify as a pilot.

School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing

Kick-start your communication, journalism or marketing career.

School of Economics & Finance

The School of Economics and Finance is a New Zealand centre of expertise in finance, banking, economics and property.

School of Management

The School of Management is the largest and one of the most highly-respected management school in New Zealand.

Professional & Executive Development

Massey Business School offers professional qualifications, short courses and bespoke training for professionals and businesses.

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Rankings and accreditations

In 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.

In the Shanghai global subject rankings we are:

  • 1st in NZ for Communication, Economics and Finance
  • 2n in NZ for Business Administration
  • 3rd in NZ for Management.

Our commitment to te Tiriti o Waitangi

We demonstrate authentic leadership in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand as we uphold te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation, and its principles by integrating Māori business practice and tikanga throughout our courses and research.

We embrace this not just as an obligation but as a real opportunity for the nation and its people.

Te Au Rangahau

A specialist centre within the Massey Business School, working with organisations and leaders to connect te ao Māori – the Māori world – with te ao pakihi – the business world.

Māori @ Massey

Welcome to Māori @ Massey, the place to connect to all things Māori at Massey University.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey

Massey is a Tiriti o Waitangi-led institution. Read about te Tiriti in our strategy and learn more about it.

Women in business

Almost 60% of Massey Business School students and graduates are women. We have several initiatives to help female students reach their potential.

Achieving Career Excellence (ACE) programme

We established the ACE programme to reduce the gap between entering the workforce and achieving career success for high-achieving female university students. Research shows that aiming for the ‘right’ first job helps to address the gender gap.

We have run this programme 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 studies.

Our strategy

Download our strategy document to find out more about our moemoea (vision), ta pae tawhiti (mission) and ngā uara (values).

Donate to the Massey Business School

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Contact us

Massey Business School – Auckland campus


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Massey Business School – Manawatū campus


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Massey Business School – Wellington campus


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Business research

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Industry, alumni & community

Massey Business School works closely with industry, alumni and the community to improve businesses, communities and society.

Professional & Executive Development

Massey Business School offers professional qualifications, short courses and bespoke training for professionals and businesses.

Business & communication internships

Gain real-world experience while earning credit towards your business or communication degree.

Academic Excellence Awards

Massey Business School's Academic Excellence Awards, Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholars recognise the academic success of our students.