Meet our graduates
This degree allowed me to pursue my passions in agriculture and commerce, and also offered the flexibility to include a minor in politics. This allows me to combine knowledge, and see how sectors in society are connected. The thought provoking content is preparing us for a future where the market is ever-changing and every day may be different.Fatima Imran
Bachelor of Agricommerce (International Agribusiness)
My study at Massey has given me a really good broad understanding of the agricommerce sector and has taught me how to socialise and network with people on a professional level.Lauren Woolerton
Bachelor of AgriCommerce
My sport management placement was the best experience in my academic life. Through my internship, people recognised my dedication and passion for sport, as well as my work ethics.Amanda Isada
Volleyball New Zealand
Master of Sport Management
I loved that Massey was serious enough to do the job well, but relaxed enough to enjoy the process. What I’ve enjoyed the most are the guest lectures. We’ve had experts from most areas of retail speak to us.Maddie McClean
Bachelor of Retail and Business Management
Skills I learnt at Massey that I apply in my job include networking, report writing, working with large datasets, financial management and general communication skills.Cullum Peni, Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne ō Wairau
Bachelor of Business (Management)
While challenging, I found the economics major at Massey to be extremely versatile, interesting and valuable. I developed strong quantitative, qualitative and critical thinking skills throughout. Skills that have enabled me to apply for, and deliver tangible change within, a wide range of jobs.Jessica Black
Bachelor of Business (Economics)
There is a famous quote by Albert Einstein that resonates well with my experience and MBA journey – “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”Tia Ashby
Executive Master of Business Administration
I loved my time at Massey and my study led to the start of my career as an auditor at KPMG, where I am applying all that I learnt.Carl Gray
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
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
All my marketing courses have been extremely relevant to my digital marketing job. I have enjoyed my time at Massey immensely as all the lecturers are extremely helpful and caring.Cheyenne Welham
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Massey’s online learning community Stream is such a useful tool. It provided me with so much useful information and a forum to ask questions comfortably.Forrest Butler, Ngatikahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi
Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), minor in Māori Studies
Careers in business
No matter which major you choose, your Massey business qualification will help you gain flexible and highly-portable skills. We also have a unique focus on real-world skills through opportunities like our internship programme, giving you that all-important experience before you even graduate.
Whether you are interested in working in small businesses settings or within a multi-national organisation, these skills can be applied across industries and are highly-sought-after by employers.
Find out more about careers and study programmes by exploring programmes in your area of interest above.
Executive education and short courses
Whether you are looking to learn about the latest trends in management and business, improve your career prospects by gaining new management and leadership skills, or join a new industry, Massey offers a number of professional qualifications as well as short courses and bespoke training.Executive education and short courses
Aviation Management Internship
The Massey Bachelor of Aviation Management degree’s industry internship enables students to combine their university studies with work experience in any area of the aviation industry.
Students complete a 12 week internship with an aviation industry organisation. Completed projects include airport safety research, assistance to create a new cargo airline, analysis of crew scheduling and improvement of On Time Performance for a low cost international airline.
The Business Internship is available to high-achieving undergraduate business students in their final year. Students will complete 180 hours in the workplace over two semesters (timing negotiated between the student and organisation). Past students have undertaken a wide range of projects including software systems implementation, marketing planning, social media initiatives and operational analyses.
The Communication Internship is available to high-achieving Bachelor of Communication students in their third year. The internship gives our students great real-world experience. Internships consist of 100-120 hours working on projects or a collection of communication-related activities that will support the work of the host organisation.
Master of Analytics - work placement
The Master of Analytics aims to give students experience solving real-world business problems. As part of their study, students complete a four month work placement (Nov – Feb). This allows businesses the opportunity to hire a postgraduate student trained in the rigorous analysis of big data, to help with either completing a specific analytics project, or extending the organisation's analytics capability.
Master of Business Administration - Research Project
As part of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) qualification students are required to produce an applied business research report. Often MBA students conduct research at their own employer, however they can look for another organisation or a different sector within which to do this work. If you have an area that would benefit from an experienced executive perspective, get in contact with us.
Master of Management - Professional Practice
The Master of Management has a professional practice course as a capstone course in students' final semester. Students undertake an investigation broadly within the area of their programme major, which is completed via either an internship/practicum, applied case study or enterprise planning practice. The students prepare a professional consulting style report, and present their findings at the end of the course.
Retail and Business Management Internship
Completing an internship is compulsory for Bachelor of Retail and Business Management students. They are also available to selected students interested in retail and the broader service sector. As part of the internships, students are expected to critically reflect on their internship experiences and their host organisation’s product offerings and the markets they serve, as well as producing operational and strategic analyses in the form of consultancy reports.
Sport management practicums
Massey University’s Bachelor of Sport Management students complete two practicums: a 30-hour Sport Management Mini-Practicum (second year) and a 180-hour capstone Sport Management Practicum (third year). This helps students gain hands-on experience and develop the specialised sport management knowledge and skills they need when they join the workforce.
Massey sport management students can lead or partake in industry projects related to events, social media, marketing, sponsorship or general sport management. They can also take part in staff and planning meetings, budget discussions, sponsor liaisons, debriefs, etc.
I have met some incredible people, learnt so much and made some great contacts for the future. I’ve learned some cool new things including how to communicate with lots of different people and how to take advice and criticism well. I have also learnt to take the initiative and be able to be open to try new things.Alice Guerin
Bachelor of Communication
The internship provided hands-on experience and valuable insight on working at the border. This allowed me to develop essential skills, such as communication, risk assessment and dealing with diversity. A key highlight for me was observing communication techniques employed by Quarantine Officers when delivering biosecurity knowledge to passengers of various cultures.Anna Liu
Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) - Anna rotated through various MPI departments including border security.
Bachelor of Aviation Management
Interning was an incredible experience and opportunity for me as a communication student. It was a great taste of the small-team, start-up environment where rules are less and creativity is more.Isaac Winsley
Inspiring Stories Trust
Bachelor of Communication
My greatest experience was the business full year internship. Completing the hours there was an invaluable experience as I gained great feedback and developed skills learnt throughout my degree from my mentor. I actually ended up beginning part-time there as a Marketing Coordinator when my internship ended!Jasmine Henshall
Bachelor of Communication (Marketing Communication), minor in Media Studies
This internship allowed me to escape the classroom and work for an agency while I studied. Having interned as part of my degree helped me stand out from other graduates in a competitive job market after university.Kate Harridge
Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)
After graduating, I completed a 3-month internship at a Public Relations agency in Mumbai through the Asia New Zealand Foundation. Here I got to promote New Zealand tourism and education to an Indian audience. I would not have had the chance to intern in India or work where I am now without my excellent study experience at Massey.Nick Davies
Bachelor of Communication (Marketing Communication and Public Relations)
The internship opportunity made my transition from university to the industry seamless. I came to Massey University, BAvMan programme hoping to start a career in aviation after three years – I am already in the industry having commenced my career even before the three years was up!”Sadie Kim
Bachelor of Aviation Management
The internship helped improve my knowledge of front line / airline operations and also helped me make valuable contacts within the wider aviation industry.Sam Rawlings
Tasman Cargo Airlines
Bachelor of Aviation Management
During my study I had the opportunity to work as a property valuation assistant in 2017/2018 for CBRE, and also did a summer internship at Xigo (a specialist client-side construction project management company). I am now working full time at Xigo as an Assistant Project Manager.Sarah Moore
Bachelor of Business (Property)
There are a number of scholarships open to you if you wish to study business at Massey. These scholarships can help financially towards the cost of your study.Search scholarships and awards
There are a number of business-specific and more general scholarships open to prospective students and those who have already started their degree.
International student business scholarships
- Are you a top-achieving new international student?
- Are you enrolling in full-time business programme?
- Are you planning to study on the Palmerston North or Wellington campuses?
If yes to all three then you should apply for this scholarship!
If you are interested in studying business at Massey University we run events you can attend. Meet our lecturers, get help with course planning and get a taste of how exciting study and careers in business can be.
Open days at Massey University are your chance to explore your future options. Held on each campus, they give you an insight into study areas, accommodation, student life and more.
Accounting Economics and Finance webinar
For school students
Run annually at the end of June this complimentary half day of learning for Year 12 & 13 Accounting, Economics and Finance students brings to life the accounting techniques and practises they have learned in the classroom, to a real-world NZ business. It is designed to prepare students for the critical thinking necessary for the NZQA Scholarship accounting exam – however Accounting, Economics and Finance students of all levels will benefit from attending the live webinar or viewing the recording.
To register your interest for June 2022 or request copies of the presenter slides - MBSevents@massey.ac.nz
2020 webinar Z Energy Ltd
2021 Webinar Scales Corporation
Business Studies days
For school students
Learn what studying business is all about, and how your study can have an impact. The days include exercises and speakers from some of New Zealand’s leading businesses and business researchers. Spot prizes included! Events are run through schools so get your teacher to contact us if you'd like to participate.
For those thinking about studying at Massey
If you're thinking about studying at Massey University, come along to one of our free information evenings. These events are being held around the country.
For current Massey students
Go Innovate! Now Grand Ideas - the annual business ideas competition at Massey University. Run by Massey’s eCentre, Grand Ideas gives individuals and teams the opportunity to develop a commercial or social enterprise, with the winners receiving $5k worth of seed funding to turn their idea into reality
Opportunities for students
Massey has many different student clubs you can join, including some business specific clubs in areas like accountancy and entrepreneurship.Massey Business School clubs
As a Massey student you may be able to spend some time studying at a university overseas which will still count towards your degree. We have world-class partner universities in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Student exchange is a reciprocal programme so the number of places available for each partner university is determined by the number of Massey students going on exchange to that university.
If you are currently studying overseas but would like to come and spend a semester or two at Massey there are opportunities through our Study Abroad programme. Find out about exchange partners and opportunities at Massey.Study Abroad
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, we have a number of courses that can help.
International business students
Massey University offers you a world-class business education accredited by globally-recognised agencies including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), QS world university rankings, the Association of MBAs and the global Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.International business students
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.Academic Excellence Awards
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.Dean's List and Dean's Scholars
Application due dates
Find out more about Massey University's general application due dates. We have some selected entry programmes in business which can have different requirements and deadlines to other programmes. Selected entry programmes or programmes with different start dates in business are the:
- Bachelor of Aviation
- Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
- Executive Master of Business Administration