Massey University Mba

Massey University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is unique in New Zealand – the only MBA with specialisations and that is available to study as a full-time or online option.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

The Massey University Master of Business Administration (MBA) gives you the unique ability to choose when and where you study.

One-year full-time or distance options

We offer options to gain a MBA by studying full-time for a year, or studying completely by distance (online study) over a longer period. This means this degree can be completed by those working in regional New Zealand or living outside of New Zealand.

Take the next step of your career, sooner

The shorter time of the degree means that you will be able to go back to your career more quickly. This means you won’t be overlooked when there are opportunities to grow and you’ll move faster into a corporate career.

Specialisations that give you a point of difference

Another unique aspect to Massey University’s MBA is the ability to specialise. Depending on whether you choose to study online or on-campus, you may be able to choose between Business Sustainability, Digital Transformation or International Marketing specialisations. These focus on topics relevant to today’s business challenges. You will not only gain critical knowledge but it will give your qualification a clear differentiation from non-specialised MBAs.

We recommend that you choose a specialisation after you have started your study, to enable you to experience the different subjects and which interests you most.

You may also complete the qualification without a specialisation should you choose. 

Take less time off work

If you choose to study the MBA full-time, you will be able to complete the qualification in one year. This means you have a chance to get a major upgrade to your career with minimal absence from work.

Full support for your study

This programme is an intense interaction MBA with scheduled sessions, mentors and full-support. Regardless of whether you are studying on-campus or online, learning is active, not passive.

The online option gives you the flexibility to manage your workload (one course at a time), and you’ll have access to scheduled interaction sessions, connecting you with MBA staff and lecturers – and your classmates.

We’re experts in distance learning with decades of experience and specialist academic support services to help you succeed.

A uniquely flexible programme

An option for our online students is to choose some modules on-campus in Auckland. This is unique to the Massey MBA programme.

Learn key skills and apply to the real world

The Massey MBA focuses on giving you the skills to lead with integrity. You will develop your strategic thinking skills, problem analysis and solving, technology and cultural competencies.

Your learning will draw from the most recent research, but also from business practitioners who will be presenting, mentoring and creating real-world assignments. The full-time MBA offers a work experience opportunity in a New Zealand firm, or an overseas firm with a New Zealand presence.

Gain from our experience

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools and is AACSB accredited. We have the longest-running MBA programme in New Zealand.

Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 300 by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings. We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business administration, communication and finance programmes by ShanghaiRanking

You will learn from well-respected academics and business experts, gaining an international perspective.

Level up your study

Note that this MBA programme is at quite a different level to undergraduate study. Whichever MBA delivery you choose (online or full-time) it will involve full-immersion study and group learning both within the university and in the workplace.

Our suite of MBA programmes

Massey offers three different study options for those who wish to study towards an MBA.

Executive MBA

For students with significant work and management experience (7+ years full-time, with three of those in management). It is for those currently working full-time and involves regular weekend sessions. Teaching is face-to-face, located in Auckland. Suitable for domestic students.


For students with 3+ years full-time work experience.

  • Full-time: One year of face-to-face sessions which take place on a Tuesday-Thursday in Auckland. Suitable for international and domestic students.
  • Online: A fully-online programme, which involves intense small-group and one-on-one interaction with tutors, mentors and students. Suitable for international and domestic students.

Leading the way in New Zealand online

You’ll be exposed to leading-edge business thinking through NZ’s only MBA designed in partnership with the award-winning Wiley Education Services, delivering world-class online technology and learning methods.

The online programme has been designed to include compelling practice-based content, and to encourage peer engagement, and will enable you to attain a world-class MBA education – with flexibility. 

Broadcast-quality video and other media-enriched material will provide meaningful, thought-provoking insights and ‘tales from the front’ from businesses across New Zealand. Real-time elements such as online classes and team-meetings, along with forums and group-work, create a strong sense of community, camaraderie and cohort; to increase engagement, and allow students to network with and learn directly from their peers and faculty. Mobile-enabled technology enables students to learn any time, anywhere and on any device.

Career counselling, online learning support and resources providing tips, tools, and techniques for managing time, work-life balance, study, research and technology, means our students will be primed for successful learning as they return to study.

Contact us

Academic advising is primarily about establishing a good fit between you as an individual and a particular programme of study. We would like to help you make the right decisions. There are people who can give you the academic advice you need to meet your personal study goals.

Massey University Contact Centre

Our Contact Centre will provide information about Massey University programmes and courses and can direct you to additional help. You can contact one of our friendly staff by email, fax, phone, live chat, using an online form or visit one of our campuses.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Telephone: 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739) 
Telephone (from outside NZ): +64 6 350 5701 
Facsimile: +64 6 350 5618 
Text: 5222

Online form: Information request form 
Internet chat: 
Email: [email protected]

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Academic Advice

Contact an adviser from our Student Advice and Information Unit to get all the information you need on your study and any programmes and courses you are interested in. This includes advice on progress to completion, graduation, credit for previous study, changing programmes, progression between qualifications, as well as advice on planning and sequencing your course choices.

For academic advice please use the contact details above and the Massey University Contact Centre will arrange for an adviser to assist you further.