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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Expand your opportunities. Choose when and where you study.

About the MBA

The Massey MBA focuses on giving you the skills to successfully lead others. You will develop your strategic thinking skills, learn how to analyse and solve problems, operate well within a multi-cultural environment and utilise cutting-edge technology.

Your learning will blend the most recent research with input from business practitioners who will be presenting, mentoring and working with you through real-world cases. The full-time MBA offers a work experience opportunity in a New Zealand firm or an overseas firm with a New Zealand presence.

You only require three years of work experience of any kind to enroll in the MBA, but if you're a working professional with at least seven years of work experience and three years of management experience, you may be more suited to studying the part-time Executive MBA.

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A flexible and personalised journey to management and leadership

Massey’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is unique in New Zealand – the only MBA you can study either full-time or fully online, including cutting-edge specializations. You’ll benefit from connection to practice through guest lecturers and work experience opportunities and gain practical knowledge you can put to use immediately at work.

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Leading the way online

Freshly designed for fully interactive online experiences, the Massey online MBA will engage and captivate you, while allowing you to continue full-time work anywhere in the world. You learn from professors and industry leaders in this very applied program where you can put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

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Study locations

You can choose from two ways of studying - full-time for a year on-campus in Auckland, or studying completely online over a longer period from anywhere in New Zealand or the world.

Study online from anywhere

This flexible and convenient fully-online study option is geared to developing management skills for emerging managers in all industries and sizes of entities. That means it can be completed by those working anywhere in New Zealand or globally.

Massey is an expert in distance learning, with more than 50 years experience in this area. This online option gives you the flexibility to manage your workload, but with scheduled small group interactive sessions and on-call support.

You may mix some face-to-face sessions with your online study if that is convenient for you.

Study on-campus

This practical learning approach from an accredited university allows you to study full-time and complete your studies within a year. This offers you a major upgrade to your career with only one year of career interruption.

This full-time MBA offers face-to-face class sessions afternoons Tuesday to Thursday in Auckland. You have ample opportunities to work part-time and remain current with practical job skills.

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Our lecturers


Professor Dr Dr Jens Mueller, MNZM

Jens is an experienced global CEO and Company Director with more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience in Europe, the USA and NZ.
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Professor Elizabeth Roberts, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth is a highly experienced academic, university administrator, and company director. She was Dean of the School of Business and Tourism at Southern Cross University, Australia, company director on numerous boards, and ran her own consulting business for 20-plus years. She has worked in more than 23 countries.

Get the support you need to succeed

We understand that every student has different needs, and we’re here to support you with what’s needed to achieve a Massey MBA degree.

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MBA awards and prizes

A limited number of awards are available to help with your study towards your Master of Business Administration (MBA) full-time or distance.

  • Excellence in Scholarship Award for $2,000 for those with an undergraduate degree with an A- or above average in the highest level courses, or equivalent
  • Experienced Professional Award for $2,000 for those with five or more years relevant work experience (full-time)
  • Masterful Learning Award for $2,000 for those with a master's degree Massey recognizes in addition to holding an undergraduate bachelor qualification

Eligibility will be determined at time of application (up to $6,000 if you meet all the criteria), with awards offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Wiley Outstanding MBA Student Prize $1000

This prize has been established for students enrolled in the online offering of the MBA to recognise excellence in academic performance. The prize is awarded two times per year, once to students eligible to graduate in April/May and once to students eligible to graduate in November. The winners will be the students with the highest grade point average of those eligible to graduate. The prize is $1000.

The Prof Jens Mueller Outstanding MBA Class Engagement Student Prize $2000

This prize has been established for students enrolled in the full-time/internal offering of the MBA, to recognise excellence in class engagement. The prize is offered up to three times per year, once for each cohort. The winners will be selected by the course controllers of the six core courses for that cohort. The prize is $2000.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about entry requirements or application process and what value the MBA can offer you, email us.

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