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.
How we fit
The School of Management is part of the:
Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey
At Massey we are Tiriti-led, upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Massey's Executive MBA qualification is 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 200 universities for accounting and finance.
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration and Finance
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance 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.
Critical Organisation and Management Studies
The Critical Organisation Studies Group is engaged in a wide range of projects that aim to interrogate, challenge and change organisations and organisation.
A particular feature of a critical approach is a concern to question what is otherwise taken-for-granted, seen as normal, respectable and appropriate, and to prioritise issues of justice, fairness and equality in our analysis of organising practices.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation special interest group aims to connect those involved in the research, teaching and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Health Services Information Group (H-SIG)
We provide a common forum for people interested in research involving health information and health information systems to improve health outcomes through collaboration and/or partnership in applied research.
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
Strategy, International Business and Governance (Le SIG)
Le SIG fosters a network for business at Massey University through research on business performance and business improvement across as Human Resources, Marketing, Operations and Logistics, and Finance.
We attract members of the business community, business students and other business researchers by showcasing positive results from projects across corporate and institutional governance, strategic management and business strategy.
Public Sector Management
The Public Sector Management Group champions the study of management in public sector within the Massey Business School, with a particular emphasis on sub-national – especially local government – within Aotearoa New Zealand.
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
Valuing Human Resources Group (VHRG)
The Valuing Human Resources Group (VHRG) is a multi-disciplinary community of researchers that looks at the realities of how organisations do or do not value the people they employ and the implications of this for organisations' customers, employees and other stakeholders.
Women and Work
Women and Work builds on current research to create energy and build synergies around research that includes:
- gender pay gap
- sports leadership
- social networks.
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.
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Contact the School of Management
We teach online and by distance, and on two Massey campuses: Auckland and Palmerston North (Manawatū).