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.
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.
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.
PhD and other doctoral degrees
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.”
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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
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 Executive MBA qualification is accredited by the Association of MBAs.
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.
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.
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply accreditation
Massey's Master of Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
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