Massey's internationally-accredited School of Management is a centre of expertise for study and research into contemporary management issues.
We are committed not only to excellence in teaching and research, but to connecting with community and business organisations and using our expertise to improve business and society.
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 with us
Our learning techniques transform our students into the quick-thinking, problem-solving professionals that today’s fast-changing business environment demands.
Whether it is your first degree, or you are looking for postgraduate-level study, we have a management qualification to suit.
Explore by area of interest
Explore a selection of qualifications relating to your interests.
Whether you have an eye on your own startup, being a big business innovator, or Aotearoa's next venture capital firm, Massey has you covered. Learn how.
Follow a career in human resources and become invaluable to the success of an organisation. Learn about your study options at Massey.
We prepare students to become the next generation of leaders. Learn from industry experts and kickstart your career in management now.
Meet our graduates
“The digital marketing course provides relevant and up-to-date knowledge of the digital world and creates real-world learning opportunities through practical assignments.”
“My sport management placement was the best experience in my academic life.”
“The MBA for me wasn’t so much about the theory but the overall journey. I gained a network of like minded business people, a space to generate ideas and be challenged, and a platform of general business knowledge to build and grow in my leadership career.”
Who we are
Our people make us who we are. Meet senior leaders in the Massey School of Management.
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.
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Massey's MBA programmes (MBA and EMBA) are accredited by the Association of MBAs
Global Association of Risk Management Professionals (GARP)
Our Master of Finance (Risk Analytics) is accredited with the Global Association of Risk Management Professionals (GARP).
Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ)
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.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
QS Ranking – Accounting and Finance
Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 250 universities for accounting and finance.
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration
Massey University is ranked #2 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.
What our students say
“Massey Business School runs a start-up type competition. We had to form groups around ideas people had for new businesses and spend an intensive weekend doing research and getting input from experienced entrepreneurs. Then we pitched our idea to a panel of investors.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Massey. I experienced many aspects of tertiary study from living on campus as a first-year student, to studying extramurally while working full time, and then being invited back to lecture an HR paper.”
“Massey was the first university to provide the mix of science and business I was looking for in one degree. This mix suited me and was one of the main reasons I decided to join Massey.”
Research and Special Interest Groups
The School of Management has set up groupings of researchers who work across the School on research themes – Special Interest Groups or SIGs
Creativity in Organisations Research Group (CORG)
We are an inter-disciplinary team of researchers who are working with artists in the community to facilitate artistic and design sensibilities in everything we do.
We critically engage with the discourses of innovation and creativity and apply the arts to make organisational lives more rewarding and meaningful.
Our work is interdisciplinary and is engaged with industry and the community, together with collaborating with a range of international scholars and artists.
Healthy Work Group
The Healthy Work Group (HWG) fosters research and consultancy in all forms of workplace health and safety problems including topics such as:
- workplace bullying
- job stress
- workplace violence
- organisation safety culture
- musculoskeletal disorders
- safety, health and wellbeing.
We examine industries such as:
- manufacturing and processing
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Group
The Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) group is focused on building a sustainable and competitive future by sharing knowledge, debate and consultancy between academics and practitioners from the private and public sectors.
Te Au Rangahau
Management Analytics and Decision Making
The Management Analytics and Decision Making (MAD) group is an information and knowledge management research group, analysing the:
- human dimension of community and business computing
- adoption and diffusion of technology within society
- effect of the digital divide.
Massey People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research (MPOWER)
MPOWER is a cross-campus, cross-college and cross-institution initiative to enhance, promote and build on Massey’s expertise in the management of people in the workplace and organisations.
MPOWER’s core research areas include:
- human resource management (HRM)
- employment relations (ER)
- people management and performance
- equality, culture and diversity
- employee engagement, health and well-being.
Contact the School of Management
We teach online and by distance, and on two Massey campuses: Auckland and Manawatū (Palmerston North).