Type of qualification
Level of study
Once you’ve graduated with a bachelor’s degree – or have equal experience – you can study at the postgraduate level. Doctoral qualifications require additional entry requirements.
Our courses follow the New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF) levels.
Time to complete
International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.
Study a Master of Management – MMgt
The Master of Management is a professional, relevant and contemporary qualification.
Management involves both being able to work independently and making management decisions. But, you also need to be able to work with and direct teams of people.
The Master of Management will help you develop the skills you need for effective management of people within your organisation and externally.
The unique core of courses have a focus on the key business skills of communication and understanding current issues in business. We also have a broad range of specialisations to suit your interest and you will upskill in the core fundamentals of whichever area you choose.
Now available to complete in one year
You can complete your Master of Management, with a specialisation in Agribusiness, Communication, Financial Economics, Human Resource Management, or Management, on the Manawatū campus in one calendar year. The programme commences in February and concludes with the Professional Practice course in Summer School. See the ‘Entry requirements’ accordion for more information.
Learn from leading business experts
You will learn from our business experts - Massey University has the largest and one of the most respected management schools in New Zealand.
The Master of Management is a rigorous programme, where you will be expected to achieve at a high level. The quality of our graduates reflects this, and contributes to the reputation of the qualification.
- The 2020 Student Experience Survey results for this programme found that 73% of students on this programme were satisfied with the teaching they have received, 80% believed that teaching staff seemed helpful and approachable, and 89% highlight that the programme has given them excellent “confidence to learn independently”.
- The 2020 Graduate Destination Survey results for this programme found that 84% of graduates are in employment and 36% have continued in further study. The most common job title for graduated students was “Banker”. Respondents indicated that 55% were earning above the New Zealand median national salary.
- Between 2018 and 2021 the average number of students enrolled in the programme was 537 (headcount) and across the whole programme 97% of courses were successfully completed during 2020.
- The QS World University Ranking by Subject ranks Massey in the top 251-300 universities worldwide in this subject area. Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 ranks Massey in the top 500 universities globally and 2nd in New Zealand in this subject area.
Interested in a PhD?
If you wish to progress to a PhD upon completion, Massey’s Master of Business Studies is a research-based degree that is a better pathway to a doctorate.
A MMgt is a good fit if you:
- have an undergraduate degree (not necessarily in business), and would like to study business areas in more depth
- would like to gain a qualification to help you make a career change or progress your career in management
- are interested in a professional degree that is primarily a taught programme but with a significant practice component.
Admission to Massey
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Master of Management you will:
- have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, having achieved a grade average of at least B- in the highest level courses, or
- have been awarded or qualified for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business with a B- grade average, or equivalent.
If you have a Postgraduate Diploma in Business as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification, in a single subject. Credit may be awarded in in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations. If you are granted credit, the degree will be awarded without a subject.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
English language requirements
To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.
Prior learning, credit and exemptions
For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:
- review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
- contact us through the ‘Get advice’ button on this page.
English language skills
If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
Maximum time limits for completion
There are maximum time limits to complete some undergraduate and all postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the qualification if you wish to continue your studies.
Time limits for Honours, Distinction and Merit
For postgraduate qualifications where they are 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.
Look for information on ‘Student Progression’ in the:
- Read the regulations for this qualification thoroughly
- Contact us through the ‘Get advice’ button on this page if you have any questions.
To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.
You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.
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 qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.
Please contact us through the Get advice button on this page if you have any questions.
Structure of the Master of Management
If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.
If you are admitted directly to Part Two of the Master of Management on the basis of credit for Part One, you will be awarded the qualification without a subject.
Courses and specialisations
- Each qualification has its own specific set of courses. Some universities call these papers. You enrol in courses after you get accepted into Massey.
- Course code
- Each course is numbered using 6 digits. The fourth number shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
- Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
- Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.
- Part One Schedule A core courses – 30 credits
- Part One Schedule B subject courses – 90 credits
- Part Two Schedule B professional practice – 60 credits
A specialisation (subject) is compulsory and requires 150 credits. This includes compulsory subject courses and a 60 credit professional practice course.
Advanced entry: Those who have already completed specified qualifications in advance of the minimum entry requirements and have been granted credit for it, may be able to complete this degree in 60 - 120 credits.
There are regulations around completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two.
Course planning key
- Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
- Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
- Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.
Schedule A: Core courses (Choose 30 credits from)
Course code: 115758 Interpersonal Communication at Work credits 15
An introduction to the theory and practice of interpersonal communication.View full course details
Course code: 115759 Current Issues in Business credits 15
Comprehensive examination of contemporary business issues providing a contextual platform for further study of business specialisations.View full course details
Course code: 295700 Examining Business Dilemmas credits 30
This course delivers a comprehensive examination of business dilemmas. It connects theory around globalisation, governance, strategy, and performance to practice, in order to conduct rigorous applied investigations and solve problems.View full course details
Schedule B: Subjects
Some qualifications let you choose what subject you'd like to specialise in. Your major or endorsement is what you will take the majority of your courses in.
Fees and scholarships
Fees, student loans and free fees scheme
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.
- Get an estimate of the tuition fees for your qualification
- View a list of non-tuition fees that may be payable
Already know which courses you're going to choose?
You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.
Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme
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 can find their National Student Number in the student portal.
Scholarship and award opportunitiesFind more scholarships and awards
This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.
Careers and job opportunities
The Master of Management can facilitate your progress into a management role. Or, it can help you progress to a higher level of management.
Sought-after by employers
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.
A 2017 Ministry of Education publication, The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:
- young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
- earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
- five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.
Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives.
Accreditations and rankings
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
QS Ranking - Business and Management
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 300 universities for business and management.
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration and Finance
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities globally for business administration and finance by ShanghaiRanking.