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Develop leading edge business skills
Develop leading edge business skills through a unique qualification closely connected to practice.
The Master of Business Administration (Business Sustainability) specialisation is about building businesses that last and organisations that are resilient in the face of a fast changing world.
Whether motivated by changing customer demands, stakeholder pressure, environmental concern, regulation or profit, organisations are dedicating significant resources towards creating sustainable enterprises.
This MBA specialisation enables you to build management competence and governance structures that facilitate the identification and implementation of innovative practices, products and services that are sustainable and resilient.
This programme will expose you to businesses and experts within New Zealand and overseas who have had successes and overcome challenges in building sustainable enterprises. Both the strategic and operational aspects of developing and leveraging innovative sustainable products and services while mitigating risk are addressed in this specialisation.
Our MBA online option is New Zealand's only MBA designed in partnership with the award-winning Wiley Education Services.
You'll get access to world-class online technology 24/7 and engaging learning methods. This includes online classes and team-meetings, along with forums and group-work. This allows you to network with and learn directly from your peers and faculty.
Find out more on the Master of Business Administration page.
If you have 7+ years full-time work experience (with three of those in management) you may be interested in our Executive MBA programme.
No matter which industry you are in, the Massey Master of Business Administration can help you progress into leadership and management roles faster. As an adept, globally competent graduate you can join local as well as international firms, non-profit organisations, government entities and more.
The MBA is specifically designed for emerging managers and leaders. With its strongly applied focus, the programme brings practice into your learning and learning into your practice. It will give you the edge when applying for management and leadership positions.
New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.
Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.
As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
This programme is a selected entry programme. This means there are a number of extra requirements you must meet.
To enter the Master of Business Administration you will:
There are three intakes.
Applications for the first intake close on 13 February 2021 for domestic students and on 25 January 2021 for international students.
Applications for the second intake close on 19 June 2021 for domestic students and on 31 May 2021 for international students.
Applications for the third intake close on 16 October 2021 for domestic students and on 27 September for international students.
To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
You need to supply with your application the following documentation:
You will be required to attend a selection interview (if you successfully make it through to the interview stage of selection you will be contacted directly with information about their individual interview details).
The work experience requirement ensures that you are able to contribute significantly to group discussions and debates from a position of experience and knowledge. Consequently, if you do not have such experience you are unlikely to be considered for entry.
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
From the Schedule to the Degree including:
Subject courses and Project
Elective courses and Project
A specialisation (subject) is optional and requires 60 credits. Includes an Action Learning Project (30 credits) in the subject.
There are regulations around completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two.
Attend contact courses, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.
See ‘Courses for this programme’ below for schedules of courses.
If you study full-time, you’ll take 180 credits over a period of 12 months or 90 credits per semester.
This is a parts-based qualification. For progression to Part Two you must have achieved a B- grade average across the courses completed in Part One.
To complete the Business Sustainability specialisation you must pass 60 credits in Business Sustainability which includes two courses (15 credits each) plus the Action Learning Project (30 credits).
There are time limits to complete postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.
Where your qualification is completed within the stated time limit and to a high standard, you may be able to graduate with a class of Honours, or Distinction or Merit.
Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.
There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.
If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.
You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.
The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.
Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.
The domestic tuition fee for the Master of Business Administration for 2020 is $3470 per 15-credit course, approximately $43,000. Note that fees can increase each year.
The international tuition fee for 2020 is $NZ4040 per 15-credit course, approximately $NZ49,000.
Jason is a member of Massey University's Healthy Work Group and consults, lectures and researches within the fields of strategic management, strategic HRM, and knowledge management. He has extensive European, Asian, Middle Eastern and North American consulting experience in the fields of Governmental Organizational Development, Islamic Finance, Agri-business, Oil & Gas, Asset Management and Diversified Conglomerates. Jason has managed large consulting projects for a wide array of organisations including American Express Middle East, Bahrain Oil & Gas Authority, Limoneira, and the Government of Pakistan.Dr Jason Cordier
Lecturer in the School of Management
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
This international magazine for executives ranked Massey's MBA programmes in its top MBA programmes for 2020.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for business and management.
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.
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Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.
If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.
You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.
Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.
You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.
You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.
When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:
Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.
More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.
You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!
If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.
Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).
You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.
Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.
There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.
The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.
The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:
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Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.
For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.
In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.