Massey Business School accreditations and rankings

The Massey Business School is ranked in the top 2% globally. We are accredited by a wide range of national and international organisations for the quality of our teaching and research and for our specialisations. These include:


We are internationally accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Our most recent accreditation assessment particularly mentioned:

  • Being a "Well-managed business school with solid management processes and systems."
  • Being a "Dynamic place - a commitment to continuous improvement. There is lots of energy and excitement and new things being put in place."
  • That "Engagement with the business community is deeply embedded into MBS – both for faculty and students.

QS Rankings

Massey Business School is ranked by QS (Quacquareli Symonds) as one of the top 150 universities in the world for accountancy and finance. We are also in the top 200 universities for business and management, the top 250 for economics and econometrics and top 300 for (business) law.

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Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Massey Business School has been a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative, since 2011. We are required to regularly submit a Sharing Information on Progress report.


Association of MBAs

Our Executive MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs. We have programme-specific endorsements in accountancyfinance and aviation.

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Massey’s communication programmes are only the seventh outside of the US to be recognised by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). This prestigious award recognises Massey's "good connections with industry, its commitment to constant improvement, its strong leadership, and large research output".

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Chartered Financial Analysts

The Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance is the only master’s programme in New Zealand endorsed by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). It is the only postgraduate degree in New Zealand combining the vital business disciplines of accountancy and finance.

Shanghai Rankings

We are ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for finance and business administration programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The former is the highest ranking among New Zealand business schools and the latter is first equal.

The ranking was determined by a series of indicators such as the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, international collaboration on papers, and the number of staff winning awards in an academic subject.

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Programme accreditation

Our study programmes are also individually accredited by world-leading industry bodies such as CIMA, SAS and RICS.

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