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Entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of Business Studies (MBS) will have met the University admission requirements as specified; and have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, with a minimum B- grade average in the highest level courses.

Students must gain admission as being eligible to proceed into this programme.

To support your application, you will need to provide the following document/s:

  • Verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

All candidates commencing study towards the MBS or after 1 January 2014 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

Candidates who commenced study towards the MBS prior to 01 January 2014 and who have not yet completed under earlier regulations may be required to transfer to the current regulations as earlier transition regulations have now expired.

In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

Planning your programme

To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the 'Regulations' button. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

Alternatively you can see the individual subject schedule of courses by clicking on the specialisation link below.

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.

Master of Business Studies structure

Candidates for the MBS shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising:

  1. Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;
  2. completion of a subject

The duration for the 180-credit programme is eighteen months (1.5 years) full-time study or up to a maximum of five years part-time study.

The course of study for a candidate who has been awarded a BBS(Honours) in the same subject, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits comprising:

  1. Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;
  2. completion of a subject.

The duration for the 120 credit programme is one year full-time study or up to a maximum of 4 years part-time study.

MBS regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates.

Specialisations

Candidates for the Degree of Master of Business Studies may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in a subject including:

  1. a Thesis or Research Report of at least 60 credits;
  2. any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Degree.

Subjects available in the MBS are: Accountancy, Banking, Communication, Economics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing.

Student Progression

For progression from Part One to Part Two, candidates must have achieved a minimum B- grade average over 60 credits of the Part One courses, including the compulsory courses.

In cases of sufficient merit, the MBS may be awarded with Distinction or Merit. Please note that different time limits to the maximums listed above are required in order to be eligible for an award.

Completion Requirements

The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

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How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

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