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Study management and leadership , Ākona te mahi whakahaere, kaihautūtanga

Study management and leadership at Massey with industry experts. We'll give you the skills and knowledge you need to empower others and help business and organisations succeed.

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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.

Industry experts

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.

Short courses and professional development

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.

Undergraduate study

An undergraduate qualification is generally the first thing you’ll study at university.

Bachelor's degrees

Degrees are the standard qualifications you do at university – the most common is called a bachelor’s. Degrees give you enough time to explore your interests, and also focus on specific subjects.

Graduate diplomas

Graduate diplomas can help you advance to postgraduate study or research in a subject you haven’t majored in for your undergraduate study.

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.

Postgraduate study

Once you’ve graduated with a bachelor’s degree – or have equivalent experience – you’ll be ready to take on postgraduate study.

Master's degrees

A master's degree normally builds on a main subject of study from your undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate certificates

Postgraduate certificates give you an introduction to postgraduate-level study. They’re shorter than postgraduate degrees. If you’re successful, you may be able to use the credits towards a postgraduate diploma

Postgraduate diplomas

Postgraduate diplomas are postgraduate-level qualifications that are longer than a postgraduate certificate. If you’re successful, you might be able to use the credits towards the longer master’s degree.

PhD and other doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees, including PhDs, are the highest degrees we award. They’re very demanding and their entry criteria reflect this.

Relevant research areas at Massey

Discover research expertise, projects and initiatives relating to management and leadership at Massey.

Management and leadership research

What our students say

“The digital marketing course provides relevant and up-to-date knowledge of the digital world and creates real-world learning opportunities through practical assignments.”
An Nguyen

Master of Management (Marketing)

“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.”
Kate Longman

Bachelor of AgriCommerce

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Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators, supported by people who understand your goals.

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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

Salary ranges disclaimer

Indicative pay rates are:

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Examples of where our qualifications may take you.

Table showing jobs and what you could study to enter them.
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)
Management consultant 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.

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Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Massey's MBA programmes (MBA and EMBA) are accredited by the Association of MBAs

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ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration

Massey University is ranked #2 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.

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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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