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Master of Management (Banking and Finance)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Take your career to the next level

The Master of Management will increase your business knowledge to help move your career in a new direction. You don’t have to have a qualification in business to undertake this master’s.

Find out more about the Master of Management parent structure.

What is it like?


If you do not have previous communication experience, but have found yourself a manager of communications staff, or if you are looking at moving into a management role in the communications area, Massey’s Master of Management (Communication) will give you the in-depth knowledge and skills you need.

Communication is about understanding and strategically managing all communication channels within an organisation.

This is a constantly growing area, with social media, web, text, chat and apps giving increasing numbers of ways to communicate to both an external and internal audience. A role in communication management can be very demanding and involves an ability to multi-task and constantly re-prioritise. It is a vital role within an organisation, helping the effectiveness of all communication channels.

This qualification is very focussed on communication versus some of our other postgraduate qualifications that look at communications in a broader context.
You do not need previous qualifications in communication management to study a Master of Management.

Now available to complete in a shorter time (one year)

There is an option in this specialisation to complete your study in just one calendar year. This is available if you study the Master of Management at the Manawatū campus and complete your final course over Summer School. 

Internationally recognised

Massey’s Master of Management is an internationally recognised qualification. You will learn from our business experts - Massey University is the largest and one of the most highly respected management schools in New Zealand.

Massey graduates in finance and banking have gone on to high-level positions around the world, managing multi-million dollar portfolios. Your study with the Master of Management will see you develop the skills to understand and be able to apply research philosophy in the area of banking and finance. It will give you a more in-depth knowledge of this area, that you will be able to immediately apply in the workplace.

Learn from leading business experts

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools and is AACSB accredited.

Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 150 universities in the world and its business and management studies in the top 200 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are also ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide for business administration and finance programmes by the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Rigorous study

The Master of Management is a rigorous programme, where students are expected to achieve at a high level. This is reflected in the quality of our graduates, and contributes to the reputation of the qualification. If you wish to progress to a PhD upon completion, you should enrol in a Master of Business.

Why postgraduate study?

You will take the next step of management study from your undergraduate qualification. Massey’s Master of Management will give you an international perspective on management, building on your communication skills to learn how to work with management at a senior level.

Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of the Master of Management replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study.

Not just more of the same

Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise.

A good fit if you:

  • Already have an undergraduate degree (business or other major), and would like to study banking and finance in more depth
  • Would like to learn the skills that will help progress your career into management or a higher level of management from your current role
  • Are interested in a professional practice qualification that is primarily a taught programme


Earn more

A Ministry of Education report found that:

  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after leaving study, most young domestic graduates will be earning above the national median earnings
  • Young masters graduates earn 86 per cent more than the national median
  • Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives

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