We'll connect you with investors, mentors and partners through our world-class networks, experience and knowledge at Massey.
From funding applications to talking with investors such as venture capital firms, a Massey qualification gets you proposal-ready.
Massey's Business School is ranked in the top 5% of business colleges worldwide by AACSB International.
What's your plan — your own start-up, being a big business innovator, or Aotearoa's next venture capital firm? Massey has you covered.
Benefit from our world-class networks, experience and knowledge. Connect with investors, mentors and partners. Compete for funding. Collaborate with the brightest minds on leading-edge business ideas. Or on business solutions to some of the world's biggest social and environmental problems.
Business internships through Massey
Entrepreneurship and innovation is a good fit if you:
- enjoy business studies
- want to change business for the better
- like to think analytically and creatively.
Courses in entrepreneurship and innovation may cover:
- business strategy
- funding options and pitching for investment
- Māori and indigenous entrepreneurship
- product research and development
- testing business ideas
- value proposition design, which explores how to create products or services customers want to buy.
How to study entrepreneurship and innovation
Discover what we offer if you’re interested in entrepreneurship and innovation – whether you’re coming to university for the first time, changing direction or returning to advance your study or career.
Bachelor of Agribusiness – BAgribusiness
At Massey, many of our agribusiness students have jobs before they even graduate. Join to gain the skills and sound business knowledge to help progress the future of New Zealand’s primary production sector.
Bachelor of Business – BBus
When you study the Bachelor of Business you will gain research and practice-informed business knowledge. You will develop the leadership, communication, teamwork, and creative skills that employers are looking for.
International Business – Bachelor of Business
Gain the knowledge and skills, critical to business success in times of global challenges.
Diploma in Business Studies – DipBusStuds
Join a flexible qualification that suits you and gain introductory business knowledge with Massey's Diploma in Business Studies.
Graduate Diploma in Business Studies – GradDipBusStuds
Do you want to change the direction of your career? The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies enables you to study another subject without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
Relevant undergraduate subjects to major or specialise in
When you apply to study at Massey, for some undergraduate qualifications you can choose what subject you’d like to specialise in. You can usually change your mind after you get to university, depending on the courses you enrol in.
Executive Master of Business Administration – EMBA
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a 240-credit, world-class, career development qualification that prepares you to take on top-level roles in business, government, and non-profit organisations in New Zealand and globally.
Master of Business Studies – MBS
Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will take your career to the next level.
Communication – Master of Business Studies
Massey’s Master of Business Studies (Communication) will give you the business and communication skills to take your career to the next level.
Agribusiness – Master of Management
Join the growing agribusiness sector and develop sought-after skills in both agriculture and management. From leading business experts you will learn transferable communication and investigative skills.
International Business – Master of Management
Move your career in a new direction with Massey’s Master of Management (International Business). Develop your skills and knowledge related to international business.
Postgraduate Certificate in Business – PGCertBus
Whether you’re interested in a specific professional development course, or entry to further study, the Postgraduate Certificate in Business offers the flexibility to study in the areas you choose.
Postgraduate Diploma in Business – PGDipBus
Gain practical business skills that employers are searching for with Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business. You’ll be able to design this qualification to suit your interests and your lifestyle.
PhD and other doctoral degrees
Doctor of Philosophy – PhD
A prestigious research qualification that demonstrates your ability to carry out independent and original research in your chosen field.
What our students say
“I completed the first half of my degree from Saudi Arabia. I’d been told that Massey has the best distance learning programmes.”
“The broad range of skills we learned during the programme – particularly accounting and start-up know-how, gave me the confidence to turn a hobby into a money-making enterprise.”
“Everything you learn can be applied which really starts to build your confidence. The future is exciting!”
ecentre: Develop your entrepreneurial mindset
Got a business idea? ecentre helps students and staff gain hands-on experience and knowledge to build a sustainable enterprise.
Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators, supported by people who understand your goals.
Location: All campuses and available to distance students
Jobs in entrepreneurship and innovation
Entrepreneurship and innovation careers range from technology and business, agriculture to the environment. About 85% of Massey’s Bachelor of Business graduates are employed in the business area of their choice within six months of graduation.
Our work placements and internships mean many students have jobs before they even graduate. Or the confidence to tread their own path and start up on their own.
Entrepreneur and innovation careers include:
- agricultural or horticultural consultants
- CEOs or managing directors
- management consultants
- property developers
- sales and marketing managers
- start-up owner-operators.
Annual salary ranges for jobs
- Agricultural or horticultural consultant – $50,000 to $150,000
- CEO or managing director - $180,000 to $1,000,000
- Management consultant – $50,000 to $250,000
- Sales and marketing manager – $85,000 to $300,000
Salary ranges disclaimer
Indicative pay rates are:
- in New Zealand dollars
- based on careers.govt.nz data.
Which entrepreneurship and innovation qualification?
Examples of where qualifications may take you.
|Job||Examples of what you could study|
|Agricultural or horticultural consultant||Bachelor of Agribusiness|
|CEO or managing director in a large business||
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Master of Management (International Business)
Bachelor of Business (Management)
Master of Business Studies
|Sales or marketing manager||Master of Business Studies (Marketing)|
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.
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Massey's MBA programmes (MBA and EMBA) are accredited by the Association of MBAs
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