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International students - business
Studying business at Massey University
If you dream of being successful in today’s competitive global economy, then studying business at Massey University is right for you. You will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in business or government administration. We offer you a great choice of leading undergraduate and postgraduate business programmes covering a full range of business disciplines and specialities.
Accreditation and rankings
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).
Massey's accountancy programmes are internationally accredited by the UK's Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Massey's Executive MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs.
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
Massey's accountancy programmes have accreditation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
This international magazine for executives ranked Massey's EMBA programme in its top MBA programmes for 2021.
This international magazine for executives ranked Massey's MBA programmes in its top MBA programmes for 2021.
Massey University is part of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute's (CFA's) University Affiliation Programme.
Accountancy programmes at Massey University have been accredited by CPA Australia - one of the world’s largest accounting bodies.
Accountancy programmes at Massey University are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
The Bachelor of Aviation has equivalence approval from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.
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 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.
"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
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.
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).
The School of Aviation is an Air NZ Preferred Flight Training Organisation, and the only PFTO provider offering an integrated aviation degree.
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.
Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 200 universities for accounting and finance.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for business and management.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for economics and econometrics.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 400 universities for mathematics.
The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals nationwide.
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).
The Royal Aeronautical Society accredits all aviation programmes at Massey University, certifying that they meet the RAeS's international professional standards.
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.
Upon completion of the Master of Analytics will receive the globally recognised SAS certification.
ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums sectors.
Massey University's communication programme is ranked #1 in New Zealand, and in the top 150 universities in the world, by ShanghaiRanking.
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.
The Bachelor of Aviation Massey is ISO-9001-2015 certified.
The Warehouse Group is New Zealand's largest retail group. This group consists of The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7. The Warehouse group collaborates with Massey University's Centre for Advanced Retail Studies (CARS) to help us realise our strategic objectives.
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).
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have courses to help.
Meet our graduates
During my two-year degree, I had opportunities to discuss academic questions with fellow students from different nationalities, to get answers from experienced professors, spend time on research reports that were realistic, and experience exam questions where I could apply academic knowledge as well as real world experience.Andrea Li
NASDAQ - Accountant
Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance
I chose Massey’s programme, the only Master of Journalism in New Zealand, because it offered significant hands-on experience, was well-respected in the industry and gave me a chance to live in the lovely city of Wellington.Audrey Seaman
Master of Journalism
Business study options for international students
International students have a range of study options within our business study programmes. You can find out the most recent information by looking at Massey University’s latest International Prospectus.
Mandarin Speakers Network
The Mandarin speaker support network, based in Auckland, helps Mandarin-speaking business students get the most out of their business studies, get more involved in campus life and adjust to life in a new country.
Our friendly group of Mandarin-speakers includes current students, lecturers and other Massey staff.
Massey University has a number of connections with universities around the world. If you do not have the right requirements for the degree you wish to study, these universities offer courses in professional English and introductory business papers in your home country.
University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
University of Economics – University of Da Nang
Vietnam Cambodia Zaman University, Cambodia
Peoples Republic of China
Inner Mongolia Agricultural University
Anhui University of Finance & Economics
Canvard College (Beijing Technology and Business University)
Sichuan International Studies University
East China University of Technology
North West Agricultural and Forest University
Nanjing University of Finance & Econ Nanjing Agricultural
University Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade
Fujian Normal University
Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Taiwan National Chung Hsing University
Local New Zealand PTE Partners
Local NZ PTE Partners
Abacas Institute of Studies
Alpha Educational Institute
Aspiring Language Institute
Elite Management School
ICL Graduate Business School
Kiwi Institute of Training and Education
Marsden Technical Institute
Newton College of Business and Technology
New Zealand College of Business (NZCB)
New Zealand Institute of Education (NZIE)
New Zealand School of Education (NZSE)
Premier Institute of Education
Tasman International Academies (TIA)
About the Massey Business School
Find out more about the departments, staff and locations of the Massey Business School.
About international study at Massey
Every year Massey welcomes 5000 international students from 100 countries. Find out more about studying at Massey as an international student.