Super-charge your career
Add to your existing expertise with one of Massey's business management courses, designed for those who want to study and work.
Learn from business leaders and specialist researchers as part of your study at Massey. Grow with on-trend knowledge and skills.
Massey's Business School is ranked in the top 5% of business colleges worldwide by AACSB International.
Leading and managing people and organisations draws on many skills – communication, decision-making, critical thinking and more. Stretch and grow at Massey.
Learn from word-class lecturers with business experience, and researchers with specialisations such as business performance and corporate social responsibility. Discover new theories and trends. Master in-demand skills with practical assignments. Gain industry experience and networks with internship options. Graduate work-ready, with skills employers need.
Business internships through Massey
Management and leadership is a good fit if you:
- enjoy subjects like business studies or psychology
- want to bring out the best in people, teams, and organisations
- like setting and working towards goals, and thinking critically.
Management and leadership courses may cover:
- business strategy
- culture within organisations
- digital marketing
- governance, which includes policies and processes to keep things running smoothly
- leading people and managing performance
- organisational design
- technology and data in business.
Business management courses
Study management at Massey to super-charge your career. Many of our postgraduate qualifications are designed for people already in work – especially those who want to study while working. A great example is our Exec MBA (EMBA), designed for people with at least three years' management experience.
Want stretch in your area of expertise? Pick a master's degree or diploma to suit, with specialisations such as agribusiness, international business, sports management, or sustainability.
We also offer shorter courses for professional development, including:
- manager acceleration programme for businesses keen to upskill teams of new managers
- executive education tailored to suit your needs – contact us to explore options.
How to study management and leadership
Discover what we offer if you’re interested in management and leadership – 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.
Bachelor of Sport Management – BSptMgt
Turn your passion for sport into something more. Gain the business, communication, and management skills that you will need to join the exciting world of sport management.
International Business – Bachelor of Business
Gain the knowledge and skills, critical to business success in times of global challenges.
Management – Bachelor of Business
Become a manager or entrepreneur that empowers others and makes a real difference to the future.
Organisational Technology Management – Bachelor of Business
The Bachelor of Business (Organisational Technology Management) will give you an in-depth understanding of the impact of technology, data, and the skills needed to manage these to help businesses succeed.
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.
Graduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management – GradDipL&SCM
Gain in-depth knowledge to advance your career in logistics and supply chain management.
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 Agribusiness – MAgribus
Gain skills and knowledge sought by employers in New Zealand and internationally. Help address global challenges in the rapidly evolving feed, food, and fibre industries.
Master of Analytics – MAnalyt
A unique qualification focusing on how to transform data into intelligence that drives innovation and new discoveries across organisations, while empowering businesses with a competitive advantage and better decision-making.
Master of Business Administration – MBA
Develop important business skills through a qualification that is closely connected to business practice.
Massey’s MBA offers unique features that help speed you along on your career path in New Zealand or
Master of Business Studies – MBS
Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will take your career to the next level.
Management – Master of Business Studies
Gain in-depth specialist business and management skills that will take your career to the next level.
Master of Health Service Management – MHSM
Through Massey’s internationally recognised, Master of Health Service Management qualification you’ll gain the expertise to advance your career.
Master of Management – MMgt
The Master of Management is a professional qualification, designed to increase your business knowledge and develop the skills you need for effective management of people within your organisation and externally.
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.
Management – Master of Management
Massey’s 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.
Sustainability – Master of Management
Gain the skills to be an effective manager within a sustainable-focused industry, or bring an increasingly important perspective to any business.
Master of Quality Systems – MQS
Join Massey’s Master of Quality Systems, the only graduate-level qualification in quality management in Australasia.
Master of Supply Chain Management – MSCM
With Massey’s Master of Supply Chain Management you will gain a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts and the skills to solve complex problems.
Master of Sustainable Development Goals – MSDG
Massey’s Master of Sustainable Development Goals will give you an advanced grounding in the theory, practice, and application of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Business and Sustainability – Master of Sustainable Development Goals
This qualification will give you an advanced grounding in the theory, practice, and application of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to business and sustainability.
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.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management – PGDipHSM
This qualification is for those already working in the health or disability sector, who wish to advance their knowledge and skills for positions in health service management.
Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management – PGDipSCM
Learn how to manage supply chain relationships and optimise global logistics with Massey’s Diploma in Supply Chain Management. These skills are crucial to business success.
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.
Relevant research areas at Massey
Discover research expertise, projects and initiatives relating to management and leadership at Massey.
What our students say
“For anybody wanting to engage mentally and physically into a sporting lifestyle, then I would strongly recommend studying sport management at Massey. Through this course, I have gained strong connections throughout the sporting world and successfully worked alongside industry professionals.”
“The digital marketing course provides relevant and up-to-date knowledge of the digital world and creates real-world learning opportunities through practical assignments.”
“Massey was the first university to provide the mix of science and business I was looking for in one degree. This mix suited me and was one of the main reasons I decided to join Massey.”
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 management and leadership
A career in management and leadership involves growing your organisation, putting new ideas in place, and developing skills – yours, staff, and other leaders.
It's a career that spans businesses large and small, government agencies, and organisations such as charities and NGOs. Some of our graduates go into research. Others start their own business.
Management and leadership careers include:
- CEOs or managing directors
- directors, managers or team leaders who specialise in areas such as finance, HR, marketing or sales
- management consultants
- start-up owner/operators
- technology roles such as information systems specialists or IT project managers.
Annual salary ranges for jobs
- CEO or managing director – $180,000 to $1,000,000
- Finance manager – $70,000 to $250,000
- 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 management and leadership qualification?
Examples of where our qualifications may take you.
|Jobs||Examples of what you could study|
|CEO or other executive role||EMBA|
|Director or manager||EMBA or MBA|
|Finance manager||Master of Finance|
|IT project manager or information systems specialist||Bachelor of Business (Organisational Technology Management)|
Bachelor of Business (Management)
EMBA or Master of Business Studies
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
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.
Institute of Management New Zealand (IMNZ)
Massey Business School and IMNZ have a collaborative partnership to offer development pathways that transform talented people into valuable managers, visionary leaders and global executives.
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