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Leader at front of room at MBA session

Strategic leadership

An EMBA gives you the opportunity to develop your personal capability, and think more globally about the world. By the end of the programme, you’ll be able to clearly articulate the strategic leadership value you offer.

Personalised learning is embedded into the programme from the outset, helping you to build self-awareness and focus on your leadership goals. One-to-one executive coaching will enable you to identify and work on the development issues that are most important to you. Each of our cohorts gain valuable experience of business operations, economic and social frameworks with Massey University’s two-week EMBA international study tour, taking you to the heart of a range of organisations in other countries and cultures, which you couldn’t experience otherwise.

An EMBA allows you to develop your career and enhance your prospects, but can also provide job security in a fast-moving world.

Industry experts and guest speakers

Executive MBA students are regularly able to listen and engage with insights from industry experts. Here are some examples of previous speakers on the Applied Business Research course.

Professor Ted Zorn
Head of Massey University Institute of Executive Development

Ted's research focuses on organisational communication, particularly communication practices that enhance dialogue, leadership, workplace wellbeing, and effective, ethical organisational change.

He has led a number of major externally funded research projects, including projects focused on organisational changes related to new technologies and an ageing population and public communication processes in the context of controversial science.

Professor Jonathan Elms
Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management

Jonathan is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Retail Studies, New Zealand's 'centre of excellence' for retail research, education and scholarship.

He joined Massey in December 2014 after spending seven years at the Institute for Retail Studies (IRS), University of Stirling.

Tracy Bridges Co-founder and Director, The Registry

Tracey, previously Managing Director for Senate SHJ, came to speak to the MBA group in 2019. She emphasised the importance of managers not just letting the experts plan and do the research, but instead getting involved and carefully scoping the project to ensure you get the outcomes that will be useful.

Dr Andrew Peterson Head of Data Science at the Warehouse Group

Andrew's experience gave students a great insight into the value of using carefully constructed experiments in business. Also the importance of controls that don’t lead us to be fooled by random variation – thinking we’ve found something important when we’ve really just gotten results by chance.